It's just like a meet-up except better because it's not in Berkeley. March 10, 2008 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Got to be! Got to be! Got to be another Washington, DC meet-up! Hey Hey!

I am finally back in Washington! Meaning: time for a meet-up! Maybe late March? Nothing in Arlington, this is the real DC, though I'll throw for Rhode Island Avenue Mexican Food if people don't mind carpooling (I'll get a zipcar and Peruvian chicken.)
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:29 AM (110 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'd love to attend another meetup. I'm most likely to attend something that's in DC and takes place on a Friday or weekend evening. But I think these things work out the best when the OP names a time and place...
posted by mullacc at 7:50 AM on March 10, 2008


I can has metro neerbuy?
posted by cowbellemoo at 8:23 AM on March 10, 2008


This was a kind offer.
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:18 AM on March 10, 2008


I vote for Peedro's idea in the last DC meetup thread (I can seriously be on time this time. Seriously. I don't suck when I stick to the red line.)
posted by sperose at 9:42 AM on March 10, 2008


If you guys don't go to the Hall of Mammals, then you're not doing the best thing in DC.
posted by 1 at 10:09 AM on March 10, 2008


I always thought the saying went "If you guys aren't doing danostuporstar, then you're not doing the best thing in DC". But, yeah, I guess the Smithsonian is nice too.
posted by danOstuporStar at 10:21 AM on March 10, 2008


I also vote that we contact Peedro and see if he'll go for it.
posted by parmanparman at 11:24 AM on March 10, 2008


hell if its on a weekend and on Smithsonian, I might go, make a day out for the kids and meet some of the nice people here.
posted by ShawnString at 11:31 AM on March 10, 2008


Ooh, I hope I can actually go to this one... somehow I'm always out of town.
posted by somanyamys at 11:33 AM on March 10, 2008


peeedro's idea sounds good to me too.
posted by mullacc at 11:33 AM on March 10, 2008


I'm in NYC quite a few weekends and usually have a crazy school schedule during the week, but if I'm around I'll definitely try to make it.
posted by youcancallmeal at 12:07 PM on March 10, 2008


(This is to say that if you do it at the end of March or beginning of April with the exception of the 4th, I can make a Thursday night thing. Come on, Thursday is practically weekend!)
posted by youcancallmeal at 12:09 PM on March 10, 2008


(Come on, people March 28th needs some meetup action!)

(I'll stop now. I'm just sad that I've been missing these lately. :) )
posted by youcancallmeal at 12:11 PM on March 10, 2008


I'd be interested in a meetup. I've got a lot of commitments around now, so I'm going to reserve my RSVP until there is a firm place and time.
posted by OmieWise at 12:12 PM on March 10, 2008


I'm down for peeedro's idea (and hoping I can guess which bar it is before he tells us...)
posted by Navelgazer at 12:27 PM on March 10, 2008


I'm interested, pending a date/time. it'll be my first meetup evar! PLease to do a Fridays?
posted by indiebass at 1:40 PM on March 10, 2008


I'm usually down for a meetup. peeeeeeeeedro's bar has my vote, though I have been wanting to try that Rhode Island Avenue Mexican food place.

I don't have much desire to have a meetup at the Hall of Mammals, on a weekend, during spring break, during the cherry blossom season. Might be a bit crowded, not particularly conducive to a meetup, and, well, I have seen it already. Besides, 1 suggested it, and he's an asshole.

I generally am available only every other weekend. March 14, 15, 28, and 29 work for me.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:17 PM on March 10, 2008


I find myself wondering if Peeeedro's bar happens to be in Cleveland Park just steps from my apartment.

In which case there is a good chance I can make it. :)

And hey if there is a separate room I could bring Rock Band which I still think would be a kick to play with a bunch of MeFites at once. Good ice breaker.

(And if not, I still am meaning to post that suggestion as another Meetup possibility)
posted by tittergrrl at 2:42 PM on March 10, 2008


oh MrMoonPie...damn I didnt even think about the timing. Its like a perfect storm of crowds
posted by ShawnString at 4:23 PM on March 10, 2008


tittergrrl, my best guess is that peedro's bar is probably Nanny O'Briens, but I could be wrong.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:28 PM on March 10, 2008


I was thinking the same, yeah.
posted by tittergrrl at 4:59 PM on March 10, 2008


So...is anyone opposed to Thursday March 28th?
posted by youcancallmeal at 5:27 PM on March 10, 2008


Crapdamnit. I just realized the 28th is Friday. Is Thursday bad for everyone else?
posted by youcancallmeal at 5:28 PM on March 10, 2008


Nanny O'Briens? Shit, you hooligans coming to my bar??? Oh, It is so On.

unless of course the Bar-In-Question is not Nanny O'Briens, in which case It may, or may not, be On.
posted by garfy3 at 6:24 PM on March 10, 2008


I could do the 28th, but my only conflict is the rest of that weekend. can we please keep it away from 3/29-31?
posted by Navelgazer at 6:41 PM on March 10, 2008


I am going to the Rock and Roll Hotel on Mar 18th to see Tilly and the Wall (which will be the greatest show ever)-- it's $10 for the show, but the upstairs bar is free and has a jukebox and pool.

I'm up for anything, though.
posted by empath at 7:48 PM on March 10, 2008


You're fucking with me! Tilly and the Wall is in D.C next week?

empath, I will see you there some hell or high water.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:54 PM on March 10, 2008


Man, I hate to suggest another date but...Friday, April 4th or Saturday, April 5th anyone? I generally can't do weeknights, is the thing.

We need to execute the "NYC meetup thread rule" and force parmanparman to pick a date/place so that all who can attend may rally around it and shame those who cannot.
posted by mullacc at 8:25 PM on March 10, 2008


Okay, I can do Friday the 28th. (I'll just meet my boyfriend at Union Station instead of the train station in Baltimore.)

Is that cool with folks?
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:32 PM on March 10, 2008


Tilly and the Wall
Just as a warning -- Saw them at a small show in a previous tour, and tragically they were terrible live, when they should be like the best live act ever. Could've been coincidentally their one bad night, I don't know. But lower your expectations now, and maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:36 PM on March 10, 2008


I'd love to go to a DC meetup, and will be in town on Friday the 28th, so that has my vote.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 10:48 PM on March 10, 2008


I'll be around on the 28th.
posted by footnote at 5:27 AM on March 11, 2008


Huh. I thought peedro was talking about the 4Ps...
posted by grateful at 5:30 AM on March 11, 2008


Friday the 28th works for me.
posted by mullacc at 6:20 AM on March 11, 2008


I was guessing 4Ps too, grateful.

3/28 works for me (my last weekend as a twenty-something), but I'll do my best to be at whatever place and time is decided.
posted by somanyamys at 7:27 AM on March 11, 2008


I have a habit of claiming I can making these and then having conflicts come up at the last minute, but I'm planning to be there.
posted by gsteff at 7:35 AM on March 11, 2008


has anyone heard from Peedro?
posted by parmanparman at 7:42 AM on March 11, 2008


Hopefully Peeedro's bar isn't Nanny's. I'm not overly fond of that place since the change in ownership.
posted by frecklefaerie at 8:08 AM on March 11, 2008


OK, I am going to call Nanny O'Brien's and see if they have a MeFite on staff. I don't think Peedro's been on for a while.
posted by parmanparman at 11:28 AM on March 11, 2008


I had memail from peedro that said which place it was ... but I've disabled that sock puppetaccount, so I can't check it. Nanny O'Brien's sounds right ... I know it wasn't the 4P's.
posted by danOstuporStar at 11:42 AM on March 11, 2008


(For any DC/Cleveland Park newcomers, 4P's = 4 Green Fields = 4 Fields nowadays. Just FYI.)
posted by inigo2 at 11:48 AM on March 11, 2008


April won't work for onlyconnect and me. Anything in later March has potential.
posted by NortonDC at 12:38 PM on March 11, 2008


But, you know, carry on without us if you must needs meet in March.
posted by onlyconnect at 4:21 PM on March 11, 2008


3/28 is doable for me. If it does turn out to be Nanny's, that'll be interesting (a friend of mine from middle school and I used to go down there and fiddle wayyy back when).
posted by sperose at 8:23 AM on March 12, 2008


Is someone going to confirm a date/place to we can sidebar it?
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:04 AM on March 12, 2008


Has anyone contacted peeedro? I just now sent him MeMail.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:09 AM on March 12, 2008


3/28 seems pretty popular.

I memailed peedro yesterday, but no response. We could just plan on doing his bar whether or not he can save us some space. (There must be a way to check my other account's memail to confirm the place.)
posted by danOstuporStar at 10:36 AM on March 12, 2008


Is the bar worth going to if he doesn't work there? There are so many good bars in DC, pity to waste a night at a crappy one.
posted by youcancallmeal at 1:27 PM on March 12, 2008


There are so many good bars in DC, pity to waste a night at a crappy one.

Agreed. Seems like opinion on Nanny's is mixed, but I haven't been, so I can't say either way (I don't make it up to Cleveland Park much anymore).
posted by somanyamys at 5:48 AM on March 13, 2008


FWIW, I'm probably going to go see the DC Rollergirls on the 22nd. Roller Derby at the DC Armory, o yeah.
posted by exogenous at 6:40 AM on March 13, 2008


Yeah, the 22nd is the Mountain Goats for me.
posted by grateful at 7:54 AM on March 13, 2008


peeedro's bar indeed is Nanny O'Briens.
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:01 AM on March 13, 2008


Nanny O'Briens works for me, but if it's not cool with everyone, can we still keep it in Cleveland Park?
posted by solipsophistocracy at 10:05 AM on March 13, 2008


Oh how I hate the faux-irish pubs. A MeFi Meetup will get me to one... reluctantly. Rock Band will get me to anywhere though! ^_^ I'm still not sure about the date/time yet. Will be checking back for infos. I believe the 28th will be totally fine.
posted by indiebass at 11:10 AM on March 13, 2008


Rockband would be awesome.
posted by empath at 11:26 AM on March 13, 2008


I should be able to make the 28th. I hope so.
posted by OmieWise at 1:10 PM on March 13, 2008


So is it Nanny O'Briens or is that still up for debate?

It works for me, but I'm just desperate for finality.
posted by mullacc at 1:27 PM on March 13, 2008


Grateful- I'll be at the Goats show as well!

If we don't do Nanny O'Briens....what was the place we went to before in Cleveland Park by the chinese place? That place was cool.
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:17 PM on March 13, 2008


You might mean Atomic Billiards, which I was gonna suggest too. Though it's kinda small, and is only one room. But they do have a multi-videogame arcade game, shuffleboard, and pool. I think they have board games too.

Of course, I think they are the ones who own Nanny's now, right? I forget.

And I'd lug Rock Band somewhere, I just need to know it can be set up. And that's the problem. :)
Also keeping it safe, 'natch.
posted by tittergrrl at 4:39 PM on March 13, 2008


holy crap, I'm actually in DC (Alexandria, actually) for a conference during that time . . . anyone mind if this floridian joins the party? Also, will I be able to get to where ever y'all pick via public transportation?
posted by dicaxpuella at 10:41 AM on March 14, 2008


It's easily accessible via Metro. The Cleveland Park stop on the Red Line will take you right there. You'd likely get on at the King Street station in Alexandria, take the Blue Line train to Metro Center and transfer to the Red Line, and from there to Cleveland Park. We can post an address for you so you know right where you're going, but the bar is within a block of the station.
posted by OmieWise at 10:57 AM on March 14, 2008


You can use wmata.com's trip planner to plan your trip (tell it where you are, where you're going, and when you want to go, and it'll tell you how to get there and when to get the train).
posted by inigo2 at 1:36 PM on March 14, 2008


I'm in?
posted by The White Hat at 5:45 PM on March 14, 2008


It's on my calendar, but what time will it be? I'll try to roll out of bed early enough to make it down on time, this time.
posted by sperose at 6:44 PM on March 14, 2008


There's metro all over the alexandria area, so it shouldn't be too hard to take public transportation.
posted by empath at 7:03 PM on March 14, 2008


The 28th at Nanny O'Brien's sounds good to me.

I'd like to just head there after work, instead of going home then going back out. I could be there by 6:30 or so. Most meetups I've been to have lasted several (many?) hours, so folks could trickle in and out at will, I suppose.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:08 PM on March 14, 2008


I'll probably show up around 8pm.
posted by mullacc at 8:59 PM on March 14, 2008


So it's been called? Nanny O'Briens on March 28th, 7:00ish+? parman?
posted by danOstuporStar at 5:07 AM on March 15, 2008


Perhaps I'll be able to actually go to a meet-up after having to turn down every one since my first in '01.
If someone can help me w/ info. Currently I'm a few miles from BWI. As I'm off work that day, I'd go early and hit the zoo or something.
Many years ago I made the trip often, but it's been a decade at least.
My question, if I park at the airport, would I not have to leave DC quite early to get back to my car? It appears I'd have to leave the bar by 8:30pm, which would sorta suck hog teats.
unless I'm bored outta my mind ;)
posted by dawson at 8:22 PM on March 15, 2008


Oops. 28th it is then. Sorry, I was dealing with some things this week. Didn't mean to abandon the thread. The 28th is going to be crowded, but I'm looking forward to it.
posted by parmanparman at 10:10 PM on March 15, 2008


*finally actually checks calendar*

d'oh! Looks like it'll be one less crowded on the 28th.

*grovels for a shoutout*
posted by danOstuporStar at 7:12 AM on March 17, 2008


dawson, I'm a bit confused by your question. How do you plan on getting from BWI to DC? MARC train?
posted by danOstuporStar at 7:18 AM on March 17, 2008


danO, yeah it seems like a combo of bus and MARC and maybe metro? As I indicated, I've done it before (parked near BWI and took rail into Union Station) but it's been at least ten years. I'm not asking someone to do my own research, just wondering if anyone already knew. Perhaps it was Amtrack I used, but it was more like a commuter train that went into the rail station at Union. And I don't recall having to leave before midnight. Hope I didn't make that even more confusing.
posted by dawson at 8:54 AM on March 17, 2008


Can you drive down to New Carrolton metro instead? It'll probably save some time both ways.
posted by danOstuporStar at 9:19 AM on March 17, 2008


yeah, I will look into that, thanks. the main difference is I'd be driving 70 miles rather than 6.
posted by dawson at 9:56 AM on March 17, 2008


what I meant was, I'm less than 3 miles from BWI, New Carrolton is close to 35, one way.
posted by dawson at 9:59 AM on March 17, 2008


MARC is by far the best way to get from BWI to DC. The bus/metro combo is the worst thing of one's life. BE WARNED the MARC doesn't run on weekends.
posted by 1 at 12:41 PM on March 17, 2008


BE WARNED the MARC doesn't run on weekends.
You can usually get an Amtrak train for not too much more money, though I'd make sure to check the schedule.
posted by inigo2 at 6:52 AM on March 18, 2008


Does the SLUT run on weekends?
But thanks for the info 1 and (inigo)2. Inigo, Amtrack does look like my best bet in this situation.
posted by dawson at 9:07 AM on March 18, 2008


So what is official here? We need an official "THIS IS THE PLACE. THIS IS THE TIME." thing. Or have I missed it?

Right now I have Nanny O'Brien's (wherever that is) on March 28th, aka: next Friday. yes?
posted by indiebass at 11:57 AM on March 18, 2008


So far, that's the plan, indiebass. At least, that's where I'm planning on being. Unless someone comes up with a better idea. At any rate, Nanny O'Brien's is in Cleveland Park, close to the Metro and across the street from the Uptown. I'll plan to be there around 6:30. Unless someone wants to be there earlier.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:27 PM on March 18, 2008


what's playing at the uptown on the 28th?
posted by empath at 10:59 PM on March 19, 2008


If that's the theatre that's in Cleveland Park, the movies that are playing as of today were so disappointing that I had to blot them out of my memory.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:06 PM on March 20, 2008


Right now the Uptown is playing 10,000 BC.

I dunno if it will still be playing there next friday.
posted by tittergrrl at 9:43 AM on March 21, 2008


Darn; I think I'm still going to be out of town on the 28th. Last one was a great time, hopefully it won't be too long until the next.
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:02 PM on March 23, 2008


I'm wavering,because of transport. this would be my only shot at DC, next one would be the South or another country.
so my question, could someone give me a ride back from the bar to my car at the train station at BWI? Of course I'd help with costs... EIP.
posted by dawson at 1:07 AM on March 24, 2008


Sorry I've missed out on this meet-up thread so far. Today I saw the mail from MrMoonPie, parmanparman, and danOstuporStar, thanks to them because I would have missed this entirely.

I do work at Nanny's and it would be great to host a meet-up there. It's on the East side of Connecticut, one bock south of the metro.

The front of the house is usually pretty empty at 6:30, so grabbing some tables shouldn't be too difficult. The only variable is the NCAA basketball tournament, I don't know much of a crowd to expect for the games.

If anyone has been to Nanny's, there is a big table in the darkened cave of a back room that I could reserve if desired.

I'll cajole our manager to see if I can get some food and drink specials, but I can't promise anything.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do.
posted by peeedro at 12:23 PM on March 27, 2008


Sweet!

The "big table in the darkened cave of a back room" sounds good to me. It'd probably be easier to find folks that way. There have been some recent missed connections at meetups.

As I've noted before, I'm 6'5" and pony-tailed, so I'm pretty easy to pick out in a crowd. I'll try to remember to bring some metagrams, too. If anyone wants my cell phone number, shoot me an email.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:45 PM on March 27, 2008


Due to some unexpected work emergencies, I ended up pulling an all nighter at the office after having a night of insomniatic glee the evening before, so I'm pretty much zonked. I'm gonna try to get out of the office this morning, go home and collapse so there is a chance I might be able to still make it tonight, however I might not! It's all gonna depend on how rested I get. Sorry!
posted by tittergrrl at 4:31 AM on March 28, 2008


I'll be there... probably a little after 7? I will, of course, be the dork in the Metafilter t-shirt because if there was ever a time to sport that bad boy, tonight's the night. Amirite? I may even have an out-of-town friend in tow.

Tonight

Nanny O'Brien's (Cleveland Park)

7pm (ish?)

any changes to this information? What say you?

(This will be my first ever meetup!)
posted by indiebass at 8:55 AM on March 28, 2008


I will be there, 6:30 or so.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:54 AM on March 28, 2008


I'm probably going to show up around that time. I can only stay until 730 or so.
posted by OmieWise at 12:31 PM on March 28, 2008


Oh, and I believe NortonDC will be there, as well. I've gotten contact info from peeeedro, so we should be able to find him.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:43 PM on March 28, 2008


Gah. I was so excited to go to my first meetup, and now it looks like I'm going to be stuck at work forEVAR. Crap. How late do people usually tend to stick around?
posted by somanyamys at 12:55 PM on March 28, 2008


I expect we'll be there until at least 10. If you like, you can call me before heading over.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:01 PM on March 28, 2008


I just got into town a few minutes ago. I'll be there around 7:00 with my girlfriend. A good friend of mine who just moved to DC might show up too.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 1:24 PM on March 28, 2008


I'll be there, but probably not until 7:30ish or so, depending on traffic. Yay!
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:10 PM on March 28, 2008


Eh, if I'm working so late that I can't get to Cleveland Park til 10, then I'll be too wiped out to frolic anyway. I'll be there if I can. Otherwise, I will silently curse you all while trapped at my desk, eating soup from a can and drinking orange soda.
posted by somanyamys at 2:36 PM on March 28, 2008


so who will be live blogging the event for those of us who can't make it?
posted by dawson at 2:58 PM on March 28, 2008


Thanks everyone for coming into Nanny's. Good to meet the many of you. I hope the a-holes with whom I work treated you right after I left.

For future meet-ups, I can help to arrange events at the other bars in the Bedrock family: Nanny's, Aroma, Atomic, Carpool, Continental, Rocket Bar, Mackey's, and Buffalo Billards. With just a little advanced warning and I can make a space for mefi people to enjoy.

Thanks again for choosing my little hole in the wall for a meet-up. I hope everyone had a good time.
posted by peeedro at 7:46 PM on March 28, 2008


Awesome! peeedro did a fantastic job of keeing us fed and drunk, and the a-holes with whom he works definitely treated us right after he left. Thanks to everyone who came out. Pictures will, I'm sure, follow.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:38 PM on March 28, 2008


Peedro indeed did a fantastic job. Finally, something for the show-offs in NYC to feel jealous about.
posted by gsteff at 9:01 PM on March 28, 2008


So did peeedro.
posted by gsteff at 9:07 PM on March 28, 2008


I wish I could have gone. I slept through it :(

Next time!
posted by tittergrrl at 11:07 AM on March 29, 2008


It was fun to see everyone. I'm glad you all came out!
posted by NortonDC at 11:39 AM on March 29, 2008


Goddamnit, one of these days I'll make it out to one of these.
posted by sperose at 2:40 PM on March 29, 2008


It was great, if brief. Thanks, peeedro.
posted by OmieWise at 3:03 PM on March 29, 2008


doh, i totally missed this one. when is the next one?
posted by waylaid at 9:14 PM on March 30, 2008


I wasn't able to make it, but thanks peedro!

Pictures?
posted by danOstuporStar at 10:21 AM on March 31, 2008


Many thanks to peeedro. Sorry I had to split so early, but it was really nice to meet ya'll.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:16 AM on April 2, 2008


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