The Office Wrap Party: Backyard Ale House

My report of The Backyard Ale House, May 3 and 4, 2013.

For the full listing of The Office Wrap Party content, go here.

I’m not sure how the Backyard Ale House became The Office Wrap Party official unofficial hangout spot. I think it probably has to do with Brian Baumgartner, who has been to Scranton multiple times and always tends bar when he’s there.

On Friday night, after the VIP event, Brian Baumgartner, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Andy Buckley, and Greg Daniels were all there. A few of them even tended bar, culminating in Brian getting on a bullhorn to announce he was buying shots for the house!

An even bigger group showed up on Saturday night, including John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, and Steve Carell.

And again, many of them tended bar and took pictures with fans. John and Jenna posed together for photos, and at one point, John grabbed Jenna, hugged her, and then dipped her, to the delight of fans!

They closed the place down Saturday night, and I think they hung out there until… 5am?

Thanks to the Backyard Ale House for hosting The Office crew and fans, it was a blast!

I didn’t take many photos, but here are a few, plus a short video, starting on the next page.


  1. Aw this bums me out! We were in the bar on Saturday night when they first got there & right at the bar, but it got so packed so fast, we left thinking maybe we could catch them out somewhere else, but didn’t :( Stupid, stupid me!

  2. The picture John tweeted of him and Jenna was ADORABLE!

    Tanster, big “thank you’s” for all of this!

  3. Man I wish my husband and I could have powered through and made it to this. I kind of peaked after I saw Rainn Wilson at the Radisson. We decided to go back to our hotel and pack since we had to leave at 7 am to catch our flight in Philly. We basically just passed out from all the excitement of the day.

  4. I was one lucky girl on Saturday! Although it was swamped when the first crew came at 11 (Rainn, Steve, John, Jenna & Ellie), we hung out and I was at the bar when John, Jenna, Brian & Steve came just before 2!! AMAZING night! They were fantastic, so fun!

  5. I was there! It was swamped, but well worth it. Didn’t get many pictures, only one of Rainn tending bar. What an amazing day AND night! So glad I made the trip from Rhode Island!

  6. Man, I would KILL to see a picture of John hugging and dipping Jenna! Like, literally, I would murder for that. Anyone got the goods?

    P.S. Thanks for compiling all this, Tanster!!! Looks like it was an awesome weekend

  7. @diahern, I agree, that picture of John and Jenna behind the bar was the highlight of my weekend! I died though when I read about him dipping her here! And someone else mentioned that he gave her his jacket at the ball park because she was cold. Aw! They’re so adorable in real life as well, they’re such sweet friends.

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