DC = Beer December 12, 2007 3:00 PM   Subscribe

So...DC/Baltimore area Meetup? Maybe the 27th or 28th of December?

Is anyone interested in getting together for a few drinks during the mid-holiday lull? Or should we wait until after the New Year?
posted by youcancallmeal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:00 PM (77 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yes, I'm up for it.

Also, since this is a DC area thread, I'm going to plug my dj gig this weekend: This friday, if anyone in the DC area wants to see Crystal Method for free, send me a mefi mail and I'll put you on the guest list.
posted by empath at 3:27 PM on December 12, 2007


I'm probably up for it. Weeknights are tough for me, but Friday the 28th might work. I may be a later-comer if the meetup starts early in the evening. On Saturdays I have no problem.
posted by mullacc at 4:20 PM on December 12, 2007


I can't do Saturday because my boyfriend comes back from Oregon that day and we're heading back to NYC shortly thereafter. Say....Friday at 8?
posted by youcancallmeal at 4:47 PM on December 12, 2007


Hey, y'all, if you'll wait until like Sunday night and it's in Baltimore I could be there!
posted by mygothlaundry at 5:05 PM on December 12, 2007


I could go to something at some point and it would be great if it was in BMD so that mygothlaundry could be there.
posted by OmieWise at 6:09 PM on December 12, 2007


Out of town that week. :(
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:44 PM on December 12, 2007


seconding the bmore location. I might actually be able to make that one. and either sat or sun would be cool for me.
posted by ShawnString at 6:44 PM on December 12, 2007


I'll probably out of town but could probably make any Friday or Saturday after the new year.
posted by Airhen at 6:52 PM on December 12, 2007


Alas. If it's during the weekend, I will most likely have to miss it. You kids have fun.
posted by youcancallmeal at 6:54 PM on December 12, 2007


I'm up for a DC meet.
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:52 PM on December 12, 2007


I'd prefer DC because I'm lazy, but I could make it to Baltimore.
posted by exogenous at 8:55 PM on December 12, 2007


Did the recent baltimore meet up go well?
posted by shoepal at 9:27 PM on December 12, 2007


I might actually be able to make one due to my finishing school.
posted by sperose at 10:51 PM on December 12, 2007


I might actually be able to make one due to my finishing school.

Yeah, I hear that Miss Havisham's School for Fine Young Women is pretty forgiving when it comes to field trips. *drumroll*

My wife and I will be in the area, but I suspect our evenings are pretty much spoken for at this point.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:46 AM on December 13, 2007


I'll be in town, though I'd prefer a DC venue, especially if it's during the week.

Also, the MrsMoonPie and I will be having our annual New Years Day brunch on, well, New Years Day, 1pm and following, about a mile east of the Capitol. Anyone who's interested, shoot me an email. I trust that youcancallmeal can vouch for the wonderfulness of the food and company.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:58 AM on December 13, 2007


Well, I'm up for drinks the evening of Sunday the 30th somewhere in Baltimore. Anyone wanna meetup?
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:44 AM on December 13, 2007


Baltimore, please.

The 28th or 29th would work best for me. I've no idea where's good, though.

if anyone in the DC area wants to see Crystal Method for free, send me a mefi mail and I'll put you on the guest list.


Is that the same Crystal Method as the Bones theme song? If so: wow.
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:40 AM on December 13, 2007


We need a decider.

If we follow the NYC-meetup rule, youcancallmeal should pick a date/place that works for her. And if people still want to meet up in Baltimore on the 30th, then maybe that can be planned as a second meetup?
posted by mullacc at 10:19 AM on December 13, 2007


I think youcancallmeal should so that. It would be too bad to have a meetup to which the suggester could not come.
posted by OmieWise at 10:31 AM on December 13, 2007


Okay, so how about Friday the 28th of December at 8:00pm at....at... oh, hell why not Piratz Tavern in honor of our own Faint of Butt. Unless someone has another idea that won't be packed at 8pm on a Friday....'cause I got nothing.
posted by youcancallmeal at 11:24 AM on December 13, 2007


Piratz 'tis, matey! Uhmm. Yep. Should be able to make it.
posted by grateful at 6:45 AM on December 14, 2007


I swear I will actually go to this one.
posted by empath at 8:55 AM on December 14, 2007


Actually, fuck, I get off at 8 that friday :(
posted by empath at 8:56 AM on December 14, 2007


Come late! We never start on time anyway. :)
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:23 AM on December 14, 2007


Is there a way to get to Silver Springs from downtown Baltimore without a car? I'm in town for a conference and I'm not sure if I'm going to rent/have access to one.

PS- The sidebar says Washington, DC.
posted by anotherpanacea at 10:37 AM on December 14, 2007


If you can leave early enough to catch a commuter train, catch the MARC train to Union Station and then metro to Silver Spring (or some combo like that).
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 11:01 AM on December 14, 2007


If anyone wants to actually have a meetup in the District, I'll go... and take pretty pictures. I don't usually go to Maryland unless I'm being paid.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 12:12 PM on December 14, 2007


Huh? I'm as big a Washington snob as anyone, but Silver Spring is a $2.20 fare and 14 minutes from Union Station.
posted by exogenous at 12:36 PM on December 14, 2007


WAAHHHH THIS MEETUP IS NOT IN DC!!@!

Anyway. Piratz is .61 miles from the District line. Super-close to the Red line, as well as the 70, F, J, Q, S, Y and Z buses. We'll have the next DC Meetup on H street NE for those of you that won't^H^H^H^H can't make the trip.

So yeah, count me in, +1. Anyone that wants to slide over to Quarry House after, say the word. Beer + Tater Tots = happy ghm.
posted by god hates math at 1:14 PM on December 14, 2007


I'm totes in. First meetup ever.
posted by sperose at 1:48 PM on December 14, 2007


OMG, Silver Spring is DC. It's about two blocks from a metro. I picked it because 1) PIRATES 2) it's easy parking for those of us who are driving from Baltimore and 3) it's super metro-accessible. GoodLORD, people.
posted by youcancallmeal at 1:50 PM on December 14, 2007


Still, as a native Washingtonian, it offends to pretend that Maryland is 'DC'.

Silver Spring is a a streetcar suburb, but still a friggin' suburb.
posted by blasdelf at 2:06 PM on December 14, 2007


It's been requested that I update the sidebar meetup listing. Everybody take a few deep breaths and let me know if all is right in the world now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:22 PM on December 14, 2007


You the man, cortex. Come to DC^H^H Silver Spring and we'll buy you some drinks.
posted by exogenous at 2:30 PM on December 14, 2007


Sure thing. I'll entertain you with the story about the time I called Mountain View "San Jose" around a bunch of Mountianvedlians.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:40 PM on December 14, 2007


I'm a tentative maybe. I hear they have gangs up there. Scary, suburban gangs.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:49 PM on December 14, 2007


I live in Bethesda. Am I doing it wrong?

Anyway, I will try my damnedest to be there. See y'all then.
posted by mullacc at 3:07 PM on December 14, 2007


I work in the office building right behind the tavern. :D

I've done some aerial reconnaissance.
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:08 AM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is there a way to get to Silver Springs from downtown Baltimore without a car? I'm in town for a conference and I'm not sure if I'm going to rent/have access to one.

You can take the MARC train down to Union Station and then the Red Line on the Metro to Silver Spring. Last train departs Union Station at 7:30pm, though, and no Sat. service so I don't know how you'd get back.
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:17 AM on December 15, 2007


Depending where in Baltimore one is going, I can potentially offer a return ride.
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:21 AM on December 15, 2007


I think I'll probably come. (I grew up in DC, and sure, I disparaged people in college who claimed they were from DC but were really from Fairfax, or Gaithersburg, but sheesh, I think we're grown up enough to have a DC meetup in Silver Spring. I mean, you did go to Tastee, didn't you?)
posted by OmieWise at 9:18 AM on December 20, 2007


I will have car, and will be driving back to Baltimore as well.
posted by anotherpanacea at 9:25 AM on December 20, 2007


But that assumes that you want to drive with person who can't use indefinite articles.
posted by anotherpanacea at 9:30 AM on December 20, 2007


Hurm. Damn. Missed the one at Dremo's, so maybe. I have a feeling this one is not close, but my comprehension of local geography sucks (ex-Clevelander), so who can say. Possible.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:55 PM on December 22, 2007


damn. out of town.
posted by shoepal at 2:41 PM on December 24, 2007


OK, I'll commit--the MrsMoonPie and I will be there.

Yarr.
posted by MrMoonPie at 4:53 PM on December 27, 2007


I might come or I might just sleep off my jetlag...
posted by whoaali at 5:39 PM on December 27, 2007


I'm looking forward to it.
posted by OmieWise at 6:06 AM on December 28, 2007


i might be a little late, but i'll be there.
posted by youcancallmeal at 10:52 AM on December 28, 2007


So uh, how do we find each other? Does someone have a sign?
posted by sperose at 1:25 PM on December 28, 2007


this is me. alternately, mr. moon pie is pretty easy to spot.

goddamn, i love flickr.
posted by youcancallmeal at 1:29 PM on December 28, 2007


Hah! I'll have metagrams.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:36 PM on December 28, 2007


crap. this sucks...i'm not sure if i'm going to be able to make it. i've been feeling crappy all day and it's getting worse. i'll try to make it out, but the outlook is not good. :(
posted by youcancallmeal at 3:10 PM on December 28, 2007


I'm getting out the door momentarily. Chinese food and a nap called my name. Be there in about 1.5, if Metro isn't taking FOREVER.
posted by sperose at 4:00 PM on December 28, 2007


The one weekend I'm out of town...

Oh, well. Hope it's a good time so that they'll be another one soon.
posted by Kadin2048 at 4:43 PM on December 28, 2007


I'm sorry that I couldn't make it.

For a future meet-up (for what it's worth), I work at an Irish-themed watering hole in NW DC on Connecticut Ave, one bock from a Red Line station. I can arrange to reserve space and possibly food and drink specials. MeFiMail me for details next time a DC meetup is in the works.
posted by peeedro at 7:48 PM on December 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


It seems I was too late and missed everyone. (If I wasn't, and was just a spaz and didn't notice Mefites, I was the chick who came in at around 945, looking like something the cat dragged in wearing a blue coat and dark jeans. With blue shoes.)
posted by sperose at 8:13 PM on December 28, 2007


Sorry I was so anti-social last night - I had two friends in from out of town, and after we spent half the night at Quarry House, they decided that they had to see the Piratz Tavern, but weren't quite up for the full Mefite experience. PLEASE DON'T HATE ME!@
posted by god hates math at 7:58 AM on December 29, 2007


We started filtering out after 11, so you probably just missed us entirely :)
posted by blasdelf at 10:01 AM on December 29, 2007


It was nice meeting everyone. I look forward to the next one.

sperose: I don't know how we missed you...we were the large group near the front. We didn't have a sign posted up or anything, but we had a few of these lying around the table. Oh well, next time.
posted by mullacc at 10:24 AM on December 29, 2007


Photos are up!

I loved hearing about Disneyworld. Too cute. I'm looking forward to the next meetup already (please no spicy food!).
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:56 PM on December 29, 2007


Woohoo, I got a shoutout! I regret not making this one - hopefully next time.
posted by exogenous at 6:53 AM on December 30, 2007


I was a bad cure-all and went to a philosophy party instead. Never fear DC mefites: this summer it's gonna be Kool-Aid pickles and piratical picnics fo' sho'.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:49 AM on December 30, 2007


Gahhhhhhh, I FAIL. Next time, dammit! (Really!)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:29 PM on December 30, 2007


Oh fucksticks, now I know what group y'all were. I thought that might've been you guys, but I was too chickenshit to say something.

Next time, for realz.
posted by sperose at 9:42 PM on December 30, 2007


Much fun, all. Thanks for the photos, cowbellemoo.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:32 AM on December 31, 2007


GODS DAMMIT! If you're going to have a meetup at Piratz Tavern, will someone please notify me? I completely missed this whole thread, and didn't find out about it until Dallas (the bartender) told me last night.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:56 AM on January 1, 2008


Well, like, there was a link in the sidebar for like 3 weeks.

I couldn't make it cause I got out of work late.
posted by empath at 10:24 PM on January 1, 2008


I know it's my fault. I just completely overlooked the sidebar. Ah, well. We'll do it again soon, right?
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:15 AM on January 2, 2008


FOB, I figured you knew, for some reason. I'm sorry I didn't think to tell you. We did miss you, if that's any consolation, and Jenesta, too.
posted by OmieWise at 5:37 AM on January 2, 2008


We'll do it again soon, right?

/me hopes
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:49 AM on January 2, 2008


I missed you too, anus.
posted by OmieWise at 6:09 AM on January 3, 2008


We'll do it again soon, right?

We must! We've been promised cake.
posted by grateful at 1:41 PM on January 3, 2008


dammit, I just popped on to check to see if there was a meetup coming soon.

Now I discover I missed not only a meet up, but Crystal Method as well!

Fucksticks.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 7:38 AM on January 4, 2008


We must! We've been promised cake.

THE CAKE IS A LIE

Anyway, I'm excited to see that I got a shoutout which included both a martini AND ceiling cat! Cheers!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:02 AM on January 7, 2008


omigosh! ceiling cat is watching your recognizance!
posted by cowbellemoo at 6:43 AM on January 7, 2008


We must! We've been promised cake.

Now look here, son. I said maybe.

Maybe I will bake you a monstrous ten-layer cake stuffed with home-made fudges.

That is, if I can forgive y'all for planning the Piratz while I was out of the country. ;p
posted by zennie at 10:26 AM on January 7, 2008


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