Austin Meetup! October 18, 2007 5:58 AM   Subscribe

Hey, Austin, I wasn't kidding. I'll be in town for the weekend, we should do a thing. Say, Saturday night?
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:58 AM (18 comments total)

MeTr seems to recommend The Ginger Man, which is convenient for me via public transportation. But I don't really know the area at all, so I'm open for suggestions.
posted by Plutor at 6:10 AM on October 18, 2007


I'm in. The Gingerman is fine with me (and it'll be good if you're looking for a bit of the Downtown Austin Experience), or we could try the Dog & Duck if anyone objects to the Gingerman.

http://www.dogandduckpub.com/ has been categorized as Alcohol. It has been blocked per your organization's Internet Usage Policy.

Okay, so I can't look at their website right now, but I bet it has information!
posted by bluishorange at 8:59 AM on October 18, 2007


Gingerman, dog and duck, Fados, are pub like bars downtown.

Most everyone moves about a lot when they come out in Austin. There are basically three areas downtown to go bar hopping:

1) Six street - college crowd 21-25
2) Warehouse district - 25 & up
3) West six - slightly younger than warehouse district

all are within walking distance of each other

These have been some popular destinations lately:

Qua - warehouse district, opened a couple of weeks ago.
you should heck this out just to see the shark-tank dance floor. Lots of money went into this bar.

Belmont - (warehouse) large indoor/outdoor bar

J Blacks - (West 6th)
Union park - (west 6th) late night 25-35 crowd ends up here

Cedar street - older crowd, but usually has a very popular 80s cover band on Saturday nights.

Lucky Lounge - picks up late night.
posted by jeblis at 12:03 PM on October 18, 2007


Like what time? I'm lazy and my licensce has been suspended.
posted by 23skidoo at 12:06 PM on October 18, 2007


I dunno. 8 or 9 or so?
posted by bluishorange at 3:50 PM on October 18, 2007


Yeah, 8 or 9 sounds good to me. Do we have a decision on a place? It's probably been 15 years since I've been to Austin, so I have no idea what any of these places are like.
posted by Plutor at 4:36 PM on October 18, 2007


I'll be there during the day, but I'm still checking to see if I'll be able to stay overnight. The idea of driving back to Houston after drinks does not appeal.
posted by Mamapotomus at 5:42 PM on October 18, 2007


Right. I'm a weekday resident. Next time, though.
posted by Pants! at 6:49 PM on October 18, 2007


How about we meet at 8:30 at the Gingerman? If we decide we'd rather watch people dance on top of sharks or what-have-you, we can always go somewhere else.
posted by bluishorange at 6:57 PM on October 18, 2007


Okay, can anyone familiar with the area point me towards a hotel near the Gingerman?
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:20 PM on October 18, 2007


Nevermind, found one. Yay!
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:57 PM on October 18, 2007


I've never been to a meetup before. Do we all just walk around yelling "Metafilter? Metafilter?" until we find each other?
posted by bluishorange at 8:05 PM on October 18, 2007


Or casually saunter up to people with a mushroom and ask them to identify it?
posted by Mamapotomus at 7:43 AM on October 19, 2007


The few meetups I've been to, it's been very obvious who the MeFites are. Considering the Sox eked out a win last night, in the unlikely case that there's a television in The Ginger Man showing game 6, I and a non-MeFite co-worker may be in front of it, watching.
posted by Plutor at 12:05 PM on October 19, 2007


Crap, I just remembered my friend's concert is on Saturday night. Oh well.
posted by 23skidoo at 5:06 PM on October 19, 2007


Okay then- 8:30, look for the obvious MeFite watching the game?
posted by Mamapotomus at 6:14 PM on October 19, 2007


Sounds good. I'll very likely be wearing a black shirt and jeans, but no guarantee. Also, If you're going to the Maker Faire, I'll be at a table at one end of the Maker Store with naught but a laptop and an iPhone.
posted by Plutor at 7:32 PM on October 19, 2007


I had fun, you guys. Here's our tiny set of photos.
posted by bluishorange at 2:28 PM on October 21, 2007


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