ThePinkSuperhero saves DC from boredom. April 6, 2009 11:27 AM   Subscribe

DC Meetup! ThePinkSuperhero is finally coming to visit the nation's capital and we are obliged to celebrate her arrival. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25th.

When: Saturday, April 25th, 7pm

Where: Thinking Nanny O'Brien's again, but I'm open for suggestions convenient to the Metro.

Why: You all love ThePinkSuperhero
posted by mullacc to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:27 AM (56 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'm there! If you are in town April 10, come to Domku for the DC meet-up.
posted by parmanparman at 12:30 PM on April 6, 2009


Nanny O'Brien's is great an all, but it should be noted that our host who did so much to make that meetup fabulous no longer works there.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:43 PM on April 6, 2009


Who's going to break the news to her that you can't go shopping at the National Mall?
posted by ColdChef at 12:49 PM on April 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Nanny O'Brien's is great an all, but it should be noted that our host who did so much to make that meetup fabulous no longer works there.

Yeah, I'm there no longer, but I still am pretty tight with most the staff. I'd be glad to get the back room reserved if desired.
posted by peeedro at 12:54 PM on April 6, 2009


Any other locale options?
posted by zennie at 1:01 PM on April 6, 2009


peeedro: That sounds good to me. Apologies for not coordinating with you before posting.

But, like I said, we're open to suggestions on location. This is not my area of expertise, so I just went with the location I remembered being easy. Metro-convenient is all I ask.
posted by mullacc at 1:11 PM on April 6, 2009


Apologies aren't needed. I browse metatalk and read my mefimail on a pretty sporadic basis, so it's dumb chance that I saw this post.

Nanny's does have the advantage of being a block from the Red Line and a mostly unused back room with a big table that can be reserved; but before developing a consensus I'd wait for other people, especially Potomac Avenue to weigh in. He seems to have his fingers closer to the pulse of the DC nightlife scene than most and will probably have some good suggestions, especially the Blue/Orange Line places that will appeal to the NoVa mefites.

Off the top of my head, if pool/shuffleboard sounds like fun I've worked with the managers (thus have an inside track to reserving a space and securing specials) of three places: Continental (Rosslyn, Orange/Blue Line), Atomic Billiards (Cleveland Park, Red Line), and Bedrock Billiards (Adams Morgan, not so Metro friendly unless you are friends with a bicycle, the bus, valet parking, or are comfortable with a 15 minute walk from the train).

That said, I won't be able to attend. Unfortunately, I take my turn pushing The Wheel of Pain on Saturdays. But I'd still be happy to do what I can with my connections in the bar scene hospitality industry to make a great meet-up.
posted by peeedro at 3:14 PM on April 6, 2009


Don't think I can help set up specials, but the upstairs at Stetsons (~16th and U) at 7 on a Saturday could be pretty good. Shouldn't be crowded at all, so I don't imagine it would be necessary to pay to officially rent it out (though, I guess you'd have to be careful nobody else did). They've got a pool table, foosball table, and darts up there, plus a bunch of board games that you can borrow.

Location-wise, it's about half a mile from Dupont metro (red line), and the U St metro (green and yellow lines). (Not close, but not SUPER far from the blue or orange lines -- a bit over a mile walk from Farragut West).
posted by inigo2 at 3:32 PM on April 6, 2009


You smell, ColdChef.

In other news, it looks like stynxno will be attending as well! Stay tuned.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:35 PM on April 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's true! I will be there as well.
posted by Stynxno at 3:58 PM on April 6, 2009


Who's going to break the news to her that you can't go shopping at the National Mall?

How could I have lived in that benighted town for four years and never heard that joke? Excellent.
posted by CunningLinguist at 4:28 PM on April 6, 2009


Nanny O'Brien's stills sounds like the best location to me. But we're in no rush, so let's see if Potomac Avenue comes along with a good idea.
posted by mullacc at 5:50 PM on April 6, 2009


I will hopefully be in my new place by then so I should be able to make it out of the house.
posted by sperose at 6:36 PM on April 6, 2009


Awesome! I got left with a distinctly positive impression of Nanny's the last time I attended a meetup there, but that's probably because Peedro snagged us free food, and we were waited on by a pirate.

Whereever we meet, I'm confident that ThePinkSuperHero's attendance will cause it to be covered by The New York Times again.
posted by gsteff at 6:53 PM on April 6, 2009


that nyt article is pretty amazing. They make it sound like 13,000 is a monumental number of posts, but its not really for a message boardy place like mefi. I have 50,000 on a vbulletin board I've been on for a few years.
posted by empath at 10:11 PM on April 6, 2009


I'll be there! Wherever it is.
posted by little e at 6:11 AM on April 7, 2009


Aw man, I'm gonna be in DC April 16-21. Missed both meetups by a hair.
posted by misskaz at 6:43 AM on April 7, 2009


I'm making my first visit to D.C. on May 1st. Yay Democracy!
posted by yeti at 6:48 AM on April 7, 2009


I'm making my first visit to D.C. on May 1st. Yay Democracy!

Only for visitors! grumble grumble no vote...
posted by inigo2 at 7:02 AM on April 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I can get us into the white house for dinner with Barry, stay tuned for more details.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:14 AM on April 7, 2009


Well that fell through but I do know of a good basement crustpunk show in Tacoma Park that day, so if you're looking for B.O....

Jokes. Anyway, I've never been to Nanny O'B's but it sounds fine to me...I know plenty of cool places but crowds of pretentious people probably aren't conducive to uncomplicated Meeting Up. Unless you guys want to come experience the best dive bar in the world, The Tune Inn, in which there is nothing to do but stare into the eyes of the animals and wonder how you got so lucky to be living in capital hill...
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:25 AM on April 7, 2009


I can get us into the white house for dinner with Barry, stay tuned for more details.

You're talking about Barry Jones that lives in the white house at 14th and Harvard NW, right?
posted by Pollomacho at 7:29 AM on April 7, 2009


NoVa Mefite here, and I cast my vote for Nanny's. One of my favorite places in the district and haven't been there in forever. Tune Inn is cool, but only if we could commandeer, like, the whole sidewalk seating area. And Bedrock Billiards is fun for a trivia night, but can be just sort of dank and depressing otherwise.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:34 AM on April 7, 2009


Nanny O'Brien's it is. Saturday, April 25 at 7pm-ish.
posted by mullacc at 9:54 AM on April 7, 2009


I'll take care of getting the back table set aside.
posted by peeedro at 9:57 AM on April 7, 2009


Yay, I'm excited!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:29 AM on April 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hm, I'll see if I can make this.

Warning: I'm more of an asshole in person than on the internet.
posted by Loto at 9:19 PM on April 7, 2009


Oh sweet, the place is on the red line. I'll definitely be there.
posted by Loto at 9:22 PM on April 7, 2009


Thinking Nanny O'Brien's again

Just down the street is the pool hall (Atomic Billiards) where my wife and I met 7 years ago yesterday.
posted by terrapin at 5:26 AM on April 8, 2009


Nevermind, it was decided. I was going to suggest you use my lifetime membership at Atomic to get 20% off :)
posted by terrapin at 5:32 AM on April 8, 2009


Count me in.
posted by juliplease at 8:50 PM on April 13, 2009


I think that I'm ready to finally dip my toe in. I'm newish, be kind.
posted by kaybdc at 12:55 PM on April 15, 2009


Just discovered the post. I'll make the effort, but can make no guarantees, alas.

I will vouch for Peeedro being a rock star, however.
posted by indiebass at 1:54 PM on April 23, 2009


I'll take care of getting the back table set aside.

Uh, not to be dense, but is that like 'back room table' or just 'table at the back'?
posted by zennie at 4:35 PM on April 23, 2009


zennie: if I remember correctly, it was a little of both. There is a table past the bar that's somewhat separated from the main bar area, but it's not behind a door or anything.
posted by mullacc at 6:37 AM on April 24, 2009


OK. Thanks, mullacc!
posted by zennie at 6:47 AM on April 24, 2009


I'm no rock star, but I am sometimes in touch with my inner pirate.

The back table at Nanny's is locked in for the meet-up. Like what mullacc said, the table is past the main bar area, through a brief narrow hallway where the bathrooms are located. I've reserved the long table on the left (there are also two booths on the right that are first come first serve). There are also two dart boards in the back room, so if anyone has a set of darts, bring 'em.

Be careful, Nanny's poses a serious threat to your sobriety. Have fun, sorry I can't join you.
posted by peeedro at 2:42 PM on April 24, 2009


my homie from ny and i are going to be there. Shell probably be faking an irish accent.
posted by sperose at 7:10 PM on April 24, 2009


Shell probably be faking an irish accent.

Shell probably be very popular because that's SO FUNNY!
posted by peeedro at 8:08 PM on April 24, 2009


hopefully we'll get there around 7:30, just depends on how long dinner takes.
posted by Stynxno at 6:30 AM on April 25, 2009


i'm likely to be there covered in barbeque sauce.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:15 AM on April 25, 2009


Mr. Pterodactyl and I are hoping to come, so maybe we'll see you tonight!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:25 AM on April 25, 2009


I WILL BE THERE. Most of the time I don't care that I don't know many people here yet and I am totally cool hanging out alone, but MY GOD I AM IN THE MOOD TO TALK TO ACTUAL PEOPLE OTHER THAN MYSELF TODAY.
posted by little e at 1:15 PM on April 25, 2009


Alright, where are you guys? Clearly I should have been less punctual.
posted by little e at 4:18 PM on April 25, 2009


Everyone needs a hug.
posted by little e at 4:27 PM on April 25, 2009


we are currently stuck on a metro train. Red line is single tracking between fort totten and takoma, btw. Its going to be a while. Not sure if its going to work for us tonight. :(
posted by sperose at 4:33 PM on April 25, 2009


We'll be there soon. Dinner is running longer than expected.
posted by mullacc at 4:46 PM on April 25, 2009


That was fun. Pics.
posted by brownpau at 8:13 PM on April 25, 2009


Thanks for meeting up, gang! Good to meet the folks I hadn't met before. A lovely bunch.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:58 PM on April 25, 2009


Great meeting you all. For all the DC natives feel free to mefi mail for my number so I can get you truly drunk!
P
posted by Loto at 9:12 PM on April 25, 2009


I keep looking at the pictures, but I can't seem to find the shoutout I was promised.
posted by ColdChef at 10:04 PM on April 25, 2009


IT'S COMING, you mean thing.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:01 AM on April 26, 2009


Wish we could have made it out to this one, but the wee one (7 weeks old now) really felt we should stay home and admire a new poop color -- green!!! Sad to have missed this, but it looks like folks had fun!
posted by onlyconnect at 4:30 AM on April 27, 2009


Green poop!! I'm sad to have missed that.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:28 AM on April 27, 2009


Nice to meet everyone! After the meetup I crashed another mefite's birthday party. Someone has just shot your horse! and I kicked ass at beer pong.
posted by little e at 11:22 AM on April 27, 2009


If you wanted to see green poop, you should have drank the unfinished car bombs!

Also, beer pong? I am most jealous.
posted by Loto at 11:51 AM on April 27, 2009


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