Chicago May MeetUp April 27, 2009 11:05 AM   Subscribe

It's nearly time for the May Chicago MeFi meetup!

Unless there is a great gnashing of teeth, the meetup will be May 6th (that's a Wednesday) at the Billy Goat.

Click here for a map.

Be there, or miss my marvelous calves.
posted by wfrgms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:05 AM (39 comments total)

I'll be there!
posted by crush-onastick at 12:35 PM on April 27, 2009


Woot! Me, too.
posted by eamondaly at 1:27 PM on April 27, 2009


Huzzah. So, some of the other enclaves apparently play board games and stuff at their meetups. Is there interest from the rest of the Chibal for that?
posted by adamdschneider at 2:09 PM on April 27, 2009


So, are you going to cook and eat those calves or just gawk at them?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:13 PM on April 27, 2009


some of the other enclaves apparently play board games and stuff at their meetups. Is there interest from the rest of the Chibal for that?

There is enough space in the VIP room for a pretty good cockfighting ring.
posted by wfrgms at 5:10 PM on April 27, 2009


wfrgms will only marry whiffers. It's because he's whiffergamous.
posted by Afroblanco at 6:52 PM on April 27, 2009


I'll be in town for the Leonard Cohen concert. I'm a native Chicagoan but I've never been to the Billy Goat. Maybe this is my chance!
posted by Locative at 12:39 AM on April 28, 2009


Wait -- what time? 6 PM?
posted by Locative at 12:42 AM on April 28, 2009


I'll be there around 6:30. These things can end anywhere between 9PM and midnight, usually.
posted by adamdschneider at 5:47 AM on April 28, 2009


I am often there by 6:00pm, when I am there. I hope to be down for the count next week.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:34 AM on April 28, 2009


Yeah, I'll shoot for 6pm, but probably won't be there until 7pm or so...
posted by wfrgms at 9:39 AM on April 28, 2009


Hmmmm... I happen to be in town next week....
posted by grateful at 11:17 AM on April 28, 2009


There is enough space in the VIP room for a pretty good cockfighting ring.

First beards, then calves, now this. I think I'll sit this one out, thanks.

Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to the end of the semester when my hours go back to 9 to 5. See you in June.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:06 PM on April 28, 2009


Hmmmm... I happen to be in town next week....

w00t
posted by adamdschneider at 1:08 PM on April 28, 2009


Count me in as well. Consider your hooks sunk into me after such a great first time last month.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:41 PM on April 28, 2009


I'll be there, I can do 6 pm or so.
posted by rabbitsnake at 4:47 PM on April 28, 2009


Oh, right, and I get in a little closer to 7:00, but it sounds like things should be in fullish swing by then. Plus, I know what half of you look like now, so I won't be reduced to drinking darks by myself while the party's on the other side of the room.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:45 AM on April 29, 2009


Hey guys, I'm considering requesting a Chicago meetup, some time in the future, be at the Reagle Beagle. I want to try it out. Has anyone been there that can tell me about it? I've been to the website.
posted by IndigoRain at 12:37 AM on May 1, 2009


Never been, but I've wanted to go, so I would definitely be in unless it's around Memorial Day, when I will be out of town for a few days.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:28 AM on May 1, 2009


We who are not of the ChicagoCabal are never adverse to supplemental meet-ups. In fact, some of us were just bemoaning the lack of drinking partners for this evening.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:38 AM on May 1, 2009


I've been to the Beagle a bunch of times. It's not bad - good girly fruity drinks if you're into that sort of thing. It's got a lot of the qualities that make the Goat a good hangout - not too crowded, not too loud, good place for chatting with friends. Usually pretty easy to snag a corner with a bunch of couches and comfy chairs. Decent food, good burgers. The 70's/80's theme is a little played out, but not too annoying.
posted by misskaz at 12:40 PM on May 2, 2009


O hai.

I didn't think I was going to be able to make it. And have been busy enough that silence seemed an adequate way of expressing my non-attendance.

But!

Plans for tomorrow night has changed! So I'll be there! Probably about 7 or so as usual.
posted by sparkletone at 11:24 PM on May 5, 2009


I am definitely coming tonight ca. 6:15/6:30. I will bring a lurker friend. Is there a particular place I should look? I have never been to the Billy Goat so I don't even know what to expect. If you see a blonde and a brunette looking around in confusion, that will be us.
posted by Locative at 6:26 AM on May 6, 2009


It'll have to be a game-time decision for me. But to answer your question Locative, we usually grab some tables to the left of the grill as you come down the stairs. Not the bar side, the other side. This will be clear to you once you get there.
posted by misskaz at 7:32 AM on May 6, 2009


I'll be late as usual. Locative, I think a bunch of us have pictures in our profiles, and there are plenty of photos from past meetups to orient you.
posted by eamondaly at 9:14 AM on May 6, 2009


I know it's the height of tackiness to post a meetup thread, then bail, but I'm kind of against the wall finishing up some school work - so I'm probably not going to make it tonight.

Sounds like a good group will be there though.
posted by wfrgms at 1:18 PM on May 6, 2009


Dick move!
posted by eamondaly at 3:16 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's possible I'll show up, but it doesn't look too good right now, sadly.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:17 PM on May 6, 2009


Well, maybe just for one beer...
posted by adamdschneider at 3:18 PM on May 6, 2009


Bleurg, it looks like I'm getting stuck at work.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:38 PM on May 6, 2009


Work is for suckers!

I'll be there in about 2 minutes.
posted by misskaz at 3:56 PM on May 6, 2009


Sorry, I got caught in the rain storm of the century without an umbrella and am soaking wet on the train. Next time, I promise.
posted by rabbitsnake at 4:21 PM on May 6, 2009


Firsties on getting home. Awesome to meet those of you I hadn't, great to see those of you I had. (I realize that's basically exactly what I said when I left, but, you know, still haven't gone to sleep yet.)

Until the next time, or the lock-in.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:40 PM on May 6, 2009


It was an early night for everyone, but I had a good time. Shame on all y'all who did not show up. SHAME!
posted by crush-onastick at 5:56 AM on May 7, 2009


:(
posted by adamdschneider at 7:05 AM on May 7, 2009


Thanks, Chicago crew. I hope I can make another meetup next time I'm in the city. Maybe I'll get my shot at meeting wfrgms yet.
posted by Locative at 8:03 AM on May 7, 2009


Oh, Chicago: I love you.
posted by eamondaly at 8:55 AM on May 7, 2009


By the way, I registered Chicago in MeFanniversary Madness. RSVP, suckers!
posted by eamondaly at 9:11 AM on May 7, 2009


I missed you too, Locative. ;-)

So the night didn't degrade into pounding Long Island Ice Teas and setting dumpster fires behind the Trump Tower? Ah well, there is always next month.
posted by wfrgms at 9:42 AM on May 7, 2009


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