Austin Meet-up at flying saucer? September 6, 2009 8:01 PM   Subscribe

Austin Meet-up at flying saucer?

Anyone want to do a meet-up sometime at the flying saucer? Late saturday or sunday is best for me as I still have my apprenticeship on saturdays.
posted by djduckie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:01 PM (51 comments total)

This Flying Saucer?
posted by Daddy-O at 8:09 PM on September 6, 2009


Yes, can only assume that flying saucer. This sounds fun.
posted by Pants! at 8:29 PM on September 6, 2009


yes, that flying saucer. sorry.
posted by djduckie at 8:50 PM on September 6, 2009


Sounds good to me. Plus we've got money from the 10 year party that needs to be spent. Somebody light up the batmonkey signal!
posted by katemonster at 8:54 PM on September 6, 2009


I don't get out much so I've never heard of the Flying Saucer (among hundreds of other places. Nice menu, the Sheboygan Side-by-Side looks great. A Sunday afternoon would work great for me.
posted by Daddy-O at 9:35 PM on September 6, 2009


I would like to join in.
posted by woodway at 7:59 AM on September 7, 2009


I'm game. I was actually thinking of starting a meetup thread sometime but hadn't gotten around to it yet. When are we going to do this, next weekend?
posted by malthas at 8:12 AM on September 7, 2009


I will try to haul my butt out after missing the 10th meetup. *hangs head in shame*
posted by immlass at 8:46 AM on September 7, 2009


Hey, there's a couple of bocce courts at the Triangle. Does anyone have a bocce set? I go to there for the Wednesday farmers' market from time to time and recall that there's a bocce set available somewhere in the Triangle.

I don't want to talk shit, but apparently I'm a Hot Bocce Player (I've been honing my skillz at the Shuck Shack). I'm probably going to be getting a full ride scholarship on bocce for next semester, so if anyone wants to show up and get their ass kicked by a (soon to be) pro, feel free. Better bring your A-game.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:36 AM on September 7, 2009


I'd be interested. I've only been on trivia nights but it fills up fast. 10pm on a Tuesday can mean standing room only. Parking usually isn't a problem though, with the garage at the triangle.

Sunday is TX pint night, $2.75 and Saturdays will likely be full of UT sports fans.
posted by fontophilic at 11:03 AM on September 7, 2009


yeah i had never been, but wanted to check it out and wanted to have another meet-up, figured i would mix the two.

Does anyone know if we can call ahead?
posted by djduckie at 11:56 AM on September 7, 2009


Can we do something not-so-late on Sunday for those who have somewhere to be early Monday? I'm thinking 6:00pm or earlier for a start time.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:18 PM on September 7, 2009


djduckie: Does anyone know if we can call ahead?

I'm pretty sure it would be no problem to call, but in my experience it's not all that hard to find a table for a group of 5-10 people unless there's something in particular going on (trivia, UT game, etc).

I go to the Saucer more frequently than I'd like to, since a number of my friends are in the drinking club thing that they have (drink 200 beers, get a plate on the wall with your name on it and a "free" party for you and your friends -- free in quotes because you're spending well over a thousand dollars on beer over the course of the 200). I generally think that the staff and a sizeable portion of the clientele are kind of jerkish and that the atmosphere is sort of corporate-douchey. And the guy that runs the trivia is a fucking moron. And the beer list is too long and way too heavy on European imports rather than craft-brewed American beers.

Overall, though, I guess it's okay. Kind of pricey. Mostly, I just get annoyed when my friends say "Drinks at the Flying Saucer!" because it means that I have to drive all the way up there while they just have to walk or bus for a couple minutes.

It's probably a really good place for a meetup, though, since they have a fair amount of space and generally seem pretty crowd friendly. I'm still game, just letting you know my impressions of the place.
posted by malthas at 12:34 PM on September 7, 2009


As a corporate douche, I am incredibly offended.

Weekends are going to by tricksy now that football season is upon us. Would there be any interest in a weekday meetup? I don't have strong feelings about it.
posted by popechunk at 3:21 PM on September 7, 2009


I have no problems with The Flying Saucer, but I'd like to point out that nobody can remotely classify Dog and Duck as corporate-douchey. Just sayin'. I think a few meetups have been done here, so if the venue is played out by now, it ain't no thang. Disclaimer: I'm currently studying at the bar here now. Well, taking a break from studying just to check this thread, then it's back to the books.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 3:22 PM on September 7, 2009


I'm down for any of the above!
posted by fnord at 4:08 PM on September 7, 2009


I'm pretty sure you get the bocce balls from Flipnotics, but I could be wrong. I'll go anywhere (but probably complain about it).
posted by mattbucher at 7:59 PM on September 7, 2009


Well i just saw that flying saucer had a huge beer menu and i was kind of interested in seeing if they did beer flights so i could try a bunch of different types of beer, that an i wanted to meet some new people. I'm no bocce champ but i do enjoy play it. All that said i am totally okay with a venue change if the place i picked totally sucks.
posted by djduckie at 8:20 PM on September 7, 2009


Nah, it doesn't totally suck -- if you haven't been there, it's worth checking out. They do have a huge beer menu and they have flights, as I recall, though I've never gotten one. I'm a fan of the Dog and Duck, but maybe for next time.
posted by malthas at 9:25 PM on September 7, 2009


I vote for the Flying Saucer on Sunday 9-20-09 at 1PM. What say you?
posted by Daddy-O at 2:10 AM on September 8, 2009


9/20 @1pm doesn't make me want to slit my wrists or anything.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 5:28 AM on September 8, 2009


This is about 2 minutes from my house, so if I don't show up, it's just because I'm having a particularly misanthropic day. Sunday afternoon works perfectly, time-wise.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:31 AM on September 8, 2009


Perhaps posting in this thread will help me remember to go to this meetup.
posted by 23skidoo at 9:17 AM on September 8, 2009


Would MeFi newbies be welcome? If so, count me in!
posted by MuChao at 11:13 AM on September 8, 2009


Would MeFi newbies be welcome? If so, count me in!

I was a rank n00b a scant 5 years ago. Just dive in! The secret handshakes aren't really all that hard.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:56 AM on September 8, 2009


I think the sunshine of my wife and I are in. It's on the colander! Where are all the other Central Texans?
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:18 PM on September 8, 2009


djduckie sent me a personalized invite via Mefimail, but I don't think we'll be able to make it this time - a friend is debuting his new home brew on Saturday and I doubt I'll be awake Sunday morning.

That said, me and mudddude will be up in Austin on October 3rd for an ACL after-show. We are probably looking for somewhere to hang out pre-show and just plain -show, as we're not going to ACL.
posted by muddgirl at 2:11 PM on September 8, 2009


I'm down for Sunday, 9/20, at 1pm. Everyone who can come should!
posted by malthas at 3:12 PM on September 8, 2009


yeah that works for me.
posted by djduckie at 3:57 PM on September 8, 2009


If the Patriots are not on TV here in town, count me in.
posted by popechunk at 7:32 PM on September 8, 2009


works
posted by Pants! at 8:42 PM on September 8, 2009


http://www.patriots.com/schedule/

looks like the game starts at 12 on CBS.

Everyone else though, this is going to rule!
posted by djduckie at 8:44 PM on September 8, 2009


I put it on the sidebar. Yay! freshwater_pr0n? bluishorange? collocation?
posted by fiercecupcake at 11:47 AM on September 9, 2009


I propose the Draught House, if beer is of paramount concern.
posted by kaseijin at 3:26 PM on September 9, 2009


Oh wait, the 20th you say? Damn, count me out. I'll be wrasslin' kids in a big inflatable jumping thing that day. Next time.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 3:30 PM on September 9, 2009


looks like the game starts at 12 on CBS.

You can't tell what will be on in this market until a few days beforehand (I use this site).

If they're not on TV in Austin, I may ask that the Metatalk Players act out the game with me.
posted by popechunk at 4:16 PM on September 9, 2009


I propose the Draught House, if beer is of paramount concern.I

That place usually has a waiting list spilling out into the parking lot. I think somewhere that the volume is below 90 decibels and has space available would trump raw beer selection, since we'd ostensibly be getting together to talk. I'd say that was my main complaint about the last 2 places -- the piped-in music was loud enough to hinder my being able to hear very well, so somewhere quiet and with a reasonably good selection of food & beverages would be my preference.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:57 PM on September 9, 2009


Flying Saucer is usually quite empty and talk-able in the early afternoon on Sundays. And it's Texas pint day. Independence, (512), Real Ale, here I come.
posted by fiercecupcake at 11:45 AM on September 10, 2009


I'm in!
posted by collocation at 6:55 PM on September 10, 2009


I'll be there if I'm recovered by then, and maybe even if I'm not :)
posted by suncoursing at 11:10 AM on September 11, 2009


I'm in.
posted by adamrice at 6:13 PM on September 12, 2009


I'll see if I can drag my ass over. Odds are good since it's a short walk. How do we find each other? Should I make myself a "looking for mefites" name tag?
posted by marble at 12:39 AM on September 13, 2009


Look for the table of about 8:1 glasses to non glasses wearing faces. I realize this may be a contentious claim, but I have anecdotal evidence.

Also I've got those "Are you from the Internet?" signs from the 10th still kicking around somewhere, though no promises on being early...
posted by fontophilic at 12:34 PM on September 14, 2009


I probably won't turn up until after 2 pm, so apologies if I miss folks. I'd be interested in knowing about the possibility for ACL synchronicity, too.
posted by woodway at 12:24 PM on September 17, 2009


ACL synchronicity is possible. We may have some people from L.A. in town, right? Sorry we missed you!
posted by Pants! at 2:59 PM on September 20, 2009


Pictures!

So great to meet everyone today!
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:15 PM on September 20, 2009


Yeah! Cool to meet and remeet y'all!

And, hey, Popechunk, we acted out the Pats game and it was an incredibly moving experience for all involved. You shoulda seen it!
posted by dirtdirt at 6:29 PM on September 20, 2009


Sorry guys. I just got out of work :(
posted by fnord at 8:03 PM on September 20, 2009


we acted out the Pats game and it was an incredibly moving experience for all involved. You shoulda seen it!

Awww, I bet it was better than the real thing, too. I wish I could have come, but we had spring cleaning day (obsvd).
posted by popechunk at 5:06 AM on September 21, 2009


Had a good time, nice to see you all again.
posted by fontophilic at 7:23 AM on September 21, 2009


Dammit, I am going to make the next one of these.
posted by immlass at 7:51 AM on September 21, 2009


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