What 1,000 attendees at Product Hunt’s happy hour show about tech culture and the company’s future (Carmel DeAmicis/Gigaom)

Product Hunt’s happy hour starts in 20 minutes, and the line stretches far down the street. As I stroll through Geary, blocks from the bar, I’m convinced the crowds must be gathering for a Diplo concert or something. There’s no way this many people showed up for drinks with the young, Andreessen-Horowitz backed tech company. But I am wrong. The public Facebook event invite reached 312,000 news feeds, 16,000 people viewed the event page and 3,700 RSVPed. The bar only fits 1,200 people. Half an hour before the start time, hundreds of people have showed up early to Product Hunt’s fifth official Happy Hour, trying to make sure they get in. The line outside Product Hunt’s happy hour, 20 minutes before the event begins, wraps around the corner and down the street For the unfamiliar,  Product Hunt is a Reddit-like app for early tech product adopters. The community upvotes and downvotes cutting-edge new products, which range from GIF keyboards to musical pants  to the new version of Foursquare , and the founders surface frequently to answer questions. Product Hunt  raised $6.1 million from Andreessen Horowitz in September, and with fewer than twenty employees it’s still pretty small by tech standards. That hasn’t stopped it from exploding in popularity. It’s the place where Yo and Ship Your Enemies Glitter were discovered, and it’s regularly surfed by early-stage investors and journalists looking for the next buzzy companies. The overrun happy hour Thursday further solidified the company’s status as hot new tech community. But it also raised the question: Have we reached peak Product Hunt? The people in line may be there to bask in Product Hunt’s limelight, but they’re not too pleased about the wait

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What 1,000 attendees at Product Hunt’s happy hour show about tech culture and the company’s future (Carmel DeAmicis/Gigaom)

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