Meetup: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass February 28, 2010 8:32 PM   Subscribe

No sleep meetups til Brooklyn.

My favorite DUMBO bar got replaced by a douchey-sounding Soho branch with an unpronounceable name, but ReBar is still around and large enough to hold a respectable crowd. They have a good beer and wine list, plus vegetarian- and omnivore-friendly foodstuff. Happy hour is 4-7pm on weekdays. What say you to next Friday, March 7? We can shoot for another weekend, but I wanna see your lovely drunk faces sooner rather than later.

I'm also open to other bars and other neighborhoods, of course, but I've learned the hard way that it's easiest to throw down a specific time and place and then let you hoi polloi register your availability.
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:32 PM (140 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

...Brooklyn!
posted by unknowncommand at 8:35 PM on February 28, 2010


If you wouldn't mind postponing a bit, I'll be visiting NYC for the first time on the weekend of the 12th. I'd love to meet the local mefites!
posted by Iridic at 9:46 PM on February 28, 2010


We can do so many meetups you would be shocked just call another one at that time OK and we will do it. and I promise I wil be there or be SQUARE.

look also, we were at the small table today and we thought hey were is zoomorphic?? and optimus chyme? then we said "lets meetup in brooklyn this is a better idea than a meetup in manhattan because zoomorphic and oc will be there"

but actually it was a great meetup so...

summary: this is a good plan

I like it

thanks for posting

HUGS
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:02 PM on February 28, 2010


I put them there because everyone needs them

THANKS NY FRIENDS! I LOVE you
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:02 PM on February 28, 2010


I could maybe come, but I have to warn you, sometimes when I drink beer, I get drunk.
posted by planet at 11:32 PM on February 28, 2010


I say: awesome.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:09 AM on March 1, 2010


Wow, the menu at that place looks incredible. Seared foie gras “biscuits and gravy”? Yes please!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:23 AM on March 1, 2010


It's a good bar; you should all go. I will obviously be there. Sorry I missed dim sum yesterday.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:34 AM on March 1, 2010


Am I crazy or is next Friday March 5th?

Also, yes, sounds great, and the 12th sounds great too, and we should do both.
posted by Salamandrous at 7:01 AM on March 1, 2010


Rock and roll!

...although I don't see how the bar's capability to hold a respectable crowd is applicable.

Hiyooo.
posted by griphus at 7:23 AM on March 1, 2010


MetaTalk comment #746776, take two: Hiyooo.
posted by griphus at 7:26 AM on March 1, 2010


Oh, wait, yeah, Friday is March 5. And I'm already committed to something that day. Can I beg for Thursday March 4? Or actually March 7, which is a Sunday?
posted by ocherdraco at 8:25 AM on March 1, 2010


Am I crazy or is next Friday March 5th?


.... dammit. Yes. Calendar fail. Saturday then? I might not be able to come Friday now. But just because I shot the gun doesn't mean... you can't all... get hit... with a bullet? What? Just because I called the meetup doesn't mean I have to be there.

Brooklyn meetups seem to be far more informal and last-minute than the NYC ones. I would call them every weekend if I remembered. Anyhoo, I feel like Iridic and I are English Major bros, so I'll schedule another meetup for next weekend in his honor.

TPS, the seafood crepe is also amazing! And the whiskey selection is pleasantly extensive.
posted by zoomorphic at 9:11 AM on March 1, 2010


Aw man, I'm visiting BK from March 23-26. I guess I would have had hard time explaining to my travel companion why I'm going to meet a bunch of people I don't know but who all are friends with some guy named Matt Haughey anyway...
posted by emilyd22222 at 9:38 AM on March 1, 2010


I'm cool with Saturday night, but unless Grrth Wddthson (11th level true-neutral Dwarven bard) figures out how to roll his own dice, my Sunday is booked.
posted by griphus at 9:46 AM on March 1, 2010


wait, this is all confusticated, now. what's up when and who's going?
posted by shmegegge at 9:57 AM on March 1, 2010


I'm going curling(?!) Sunday, but would probably be down for Fri or Sat.
posted by grobstein at 10:19 AM on March 1, 2010


I'm going curling(?!) Sunday...

Pfft. Yeah. Sure. If you're looking for an excuse, I'd suggest you try a few notches of realism above "dinosaur safari."
posted by griphus at 10:48 AM on March 1, 2010


If we're still debating the date, can I put in a request for the FOLLOWING weekend (the weekend of the 12th)? I was kind of out of it at dim sum as it was (thank you, those of you who put up with me), and this week looks like it would be even worse. And I doubt that ReBar, regardless how awesome they are, would let me show up wearing my flannel jammies and go to sleep under one of the tables.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:44 AM on March 1, 2010


I'm game...and I have decided that Optimus and Damn that Television are in fact the same person, and I'm not gonna believe otherwise till I see you both in the same room. So if you don't both show up, I will be forced to draw certain conclusions.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 12:04 PM on March 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


No no, not the weekend of the 12th! I'll be at SXSW, the first vacation I've had in years. And EmpressCallipygos, I'd like to see you again!

But I can do this Friday or Saturday. (And I want to hear about this post-meetup curling. Sounds like my post-meetup rodeo from last time.)

(Otherwise, I'll see you guys next time!)
posted by functionequalsform at 1:01 PM on March 1, 2010


If the meetup ends up being on Saturday, is anyone going to be at the Armory Show beforehand?
posted by griphus at 1:07 PM on March 1, 2010


My Friday is officially free, y'all. Is the 5th okay with most of you? I have an "aye" from much of the MeFi Brat Pack AKA shmegegge, Dormant Gorilla, OC, griphus, Salamandrous, TPS and kathrineg internet fraud already. And let's go with ReBar since no one has any objections.

EC, we're also holding a meetup for the 12th if Iridic gets back to me regarding details.
posted by zoomorphic at 1:23 PM on March 1, 2010


My March 5th is getting awfully busy, but I reckon I might be able to make it post-9p.
posted by fuq at 1:31 PM on March 1, 2010


Alrighty then. I've got a birthday party early in the evening, then will head on down.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:35 PM on March 1, 2010


I'll be in the brat pack as long as I don't have to be demi moore. Can I be james spader? I'm kind of creeped out by myself already, so this will work well.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 2:00 PM on March 1, 2010


What's the start time for this Friday the 5th shindig?
posted by Greg Nog at 2:05 PM on March 1, 2010


tentative yes for friday. i don't say "aye" because I'm not a larper, nerds.
posted by shmegegge at 2:09 PM on March 1, 2010


This "tentative" crap is unacceptable.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 2:11 PM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


aye.
posted by shmegegge at 2:25 PM on March 1, 2010


Sigh.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 2:27 PM on March 1, 2010


I'll be there at 6ish to take advantage of happy hour. I'll get OC to come straight from work if I can.
posted by zoomorphic at 2:45 PM on March 1, 2010


You can't be James Spader unless I can send you shriveled up worms in the mail.



And then you have to spank me.

posted by zoomorphic at 2:47 PM on March 1, 2010


....okay!
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 3:00 PM on March 1, 2010


Wait.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 3:00 PM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I ended up having to bow out of dim sum eating due to date change=schedule conflict, so I'll try to make this one for atonement.
posted by kkokkodalk at 3:12 PM on March 1, 2010


Me too.
posted by hermitosis at 3:41 PM on March 1, 2010


Yeah I'll be there. And maybe this time we can get Damn That Television to coagahahaha yeah right
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:41 PM on March 1, 2010


My theory is that Damn That Television is an AI.
posted by fuq at 5:55 PM on March 1, 2010


I KNEW IT.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 6:04 PM on March 1, 2010


in!
posted by defenestration at 6:05 PM on March 1, 2010


What day again? Also probably yes
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 7:00 PM on March 1, 2010


Friday the 5th!
posted by zoomorphic at 8:18 PM on March 1, 2010


...Friday!
posted by unknowncommand at 9:20 PM on March 1, 2010


Wow, that's this Friday?
posted by unknowncommand at 9:20 PM on March 1, 2010


Chances that I will be there +! or maybe +2
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:16 PM on March 1, 2010


Meetup is on Friday the 5th, and I'll be there at 6pm. First stop in DUMBO on the F (York St) and A/c (High St) trains, at ReBar on 147 Front St. There's a cafe downstairs and a bar upstairs. I... do not know how to sidebar things.
posted by zoomorphic at 7:10 AM on March 2, 2010


I sidebarred the meetup.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:35 AM on March 2, 2010


Oh, and I'm thinking I'll come after work, so I'll probably be there around 6 or 6:30.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:36 AM on March 2, 2010


Going to a concert that night but may head over if it gets out early enough.
posted by smackfu at 7:58 AM on March 2, 2010


In, after work. With hugs for all.
posted by functionequalsform at 8:09 AM on March 2, 2010


aye, me lads and ladies, there verily is a chance I shall repast upon yon ale with my fellows of the Cloak and Gemble, that ancient order which knoweth no lack of bravery, forsooth
posted by Greg Nog at 9:30 AM on March 2, 2010


Also, everyone's homework is to listen to the new Joanna Newsom album before Friday evening. And I don't mean "putting it on your iPod for the subway commute" listening; I mean "lying on the carpet with your cellphone off, obnoxiously gesturing to your headphones if your roommate walks in" listening.
posted by zoomorphic at 9:33 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


why do you want everyone to show up to the meetup angry?
posted by shmegegge at 10:02 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


My theory is that Damn That Television is an AI.

Interesting. Tell me more about that Damn That Television is an AI.
posted by Damn That Television at 10:21 AM on March 2, 2010 [6 favorites]


Dang it! I have to miss this one for my sister's birthday party. More brooklyn meetups soon! I miss y'all!
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:40 AM on March 2, 2010


Zoomorphic- I guess we should get this out of the way right now- I hate joanna newsom. No, that's not strong enough. I loathe her music. Her voice is like fingernails raking down my spine. Her voice hits me in the part of the brain that makes people recoil from spiders. It is the aural equivalent of watching someone vomit. I want to find her, and hit her.
There, I said it.

Also, I guess I've had it proven to my grudging satisfaction that DtT and OC are different people, or at least entities, but AI is still a possibility.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 12:02 PM on March 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


I may be able to make it. I'll be the one pretending to be vraktar.
posted by deliquescent at 3:17 PM on March 2, 2010


Oh shit! M-my first NYC meetup! WHAT TO WEAR.
posted by pts at 5:32 PM on March 2, 2010


Longtime lurker - can I show up or... awkward?
posted by vivzan at 8:13 PM on March 2, 2010


New people come to almost every meetup, vivzan. Welcome!
posted by ocherdraco at 9:08 PM on March 2, 2010


Hmm. It might be awkward for a little while, just because meeting new people is often awkward, but the people here are really friendly and accepting so you'll feel welcome and the awkwardness will subside.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 2:16 AM on March 3, 2010


Well, plans change, so I'll be ruining this party earlier, maybe like 6 or 6:30. It'll be nice to see everybody again.
posted by fuq at 6:06 AM on March 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh shit! M-my first NYC meetup! WHAT TO WEAR.

Pant leg radius cannot be larger than a Sacagawea dollar.
posted by griphus at 6:25 AM on March 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Definite Maybe.
posted by edbles at 8:31 AM on March 3, 2010


Wait. I am full of lie's roommate's birthday thinger.
posted by edbles at 8:38 AM on March 3, 2010


Hey, can someone else call a March 12th meetup thread? Iridic is coming to NYC and I can't post for another few days.
posted by zoomorphic at 11:43 AM on March 3, 2010


nevermind
posted by zoomorphic at 3:15 PM on March 3, 2010


Change of plan; my wife is going out with some coworkers that evening, leaving me on babby duty. Next time.
posted by deliquescent at 7:19 PM on March 3, 2010


I will be there at 7. Or will I ...?
posted by Damn That Television at 8:14 PM on March 3, 2010


OH GOD NO, it's possessed a human host! We're all doooomed.

Seriously, DtT, we will all be pleased if you turn out to actually exist.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 10:28 PM on March 3, 2010


I want to meet you all. I do. I really do. But that's ... tomorrow night! Would I? Could I? Go on and place your bets, ladies and gents. Will brina ever actually show at a meetup, and if so, when?

Maybe tomorrow!
posted by brina at 9:53 AM on March 4, 2010


Heh, I don't think anyone's keeping score, brina. We don't keep track of who shows up and who doesn't.



unless you're Damn that Television
posted by zoomorphic at 5:37 PM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I hope brina comes!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:09 PM on March 4, 2010


Will be there 9 or 9 thirty ish due to unavoidable awkward dinner commitment

if you're lucky I'll bring the awkwardness to you!

:)
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:06 PM on March 4, 2010


brina, DTT, you should both come; I'm coming even though I generally stick to sitting at home and furminating the cats, we'll all sit there and stare at each other suspiciously, it'll be fuckin tight
posted by Greg Nog at 8:22 PM on March 4, 2010


Oh, I'll go, all right. Or shall I ...?
posted by Damn That Television at 8:31 PM on March 4, 2010


furminating the cats

Yeah definitely misread that as 'fumigating the cats'.
posted by griphus at 9:00 PM on March 4, 2010


Roommate's birthday thing is now later in the evening. I will be there.
posted by edbles at 8:05 AM on March 5, 2010


Never follow a MeFite to a second location.

Please don't migrate 'til later in the night, y'all. I'm gonna be late.
posted by defenestration at 9:15 AM on March 5, 2010


Never follow a MeFite to a second location.

Indeed...
posted by fuq at 9:19 AM on March 5, 2010


Please don't migrate 'til later in the night, y'all. I'm gonna be late.

We can just have our own party later. I doubt I'll get there before 11:30, which is.... pushing it.
posted by smackfu at 10:34 AM on March 5, 2010


I lied, apparently I am staying home and working on a deadline.

NEXT TIME.

:-/
posted by pts at 1:05 PM on March 5, 2010


I'll probably get there around 8 so no one has to see me in my suit and un-did hair.
posted by griphus at 1:39 PM on March 5, 2010


MEETUP TIME HURRAY HURRAY

I'll probably get there before 6, which is good, because I am huuuungry.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:59 PM on March 5, 2010


Oh I almost forgot this is the first friday of the month so I'll be later, looks like 9ish or later, so stay put you early-getters-there.
posted by fuq at 2:02 PM on March 5, 2010


Boo, I have to work late. Still getting there at 6 but now schlepping a small person.
posted by zoomorphic at 2:26 PM on March 5, 2010


I will do my best to be there by 7-7:30-ish.
posted by shmegegge at 2:27 PM on March 5, 2010


We are here! In the dining room!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:22 PM on March 5, 2010


Getting out of work now; should be there round about 7.
posted by Greg Nog at 3:24 PM on March 5, 2010


also leaving work now. should also be there around 7.
posted by shmegegge at 3:32 PM on March 5, 2010


I will be there after 7 OR WILL I AHAHA GREAT JOKE, LOVE IT
posted by Damn That Television at 3:35 PM on March 5, 2010


Just getting out of work now. Heading over with a friend that's a MeFi newbie. Should be fun!
posted by defenestration at 4:12 PM on March 5, 2010


Okay, household affairs taking longer than usual - be there closer to 9. (Updated the Wiki accordingly.)
posted by griphus at 4:17 PM on March 5, 2010


I'm a-comin'!
posted by HotPatatta at 4:20 PM on March 5, 2010


DTT WHERE YOU HAVE GOTTEN TO
posted by Greg Nog at 4:55 PM on March 5, 2010


>:)
posted by Damn That Television at 7:39 PM on March 5, 2010


That was fun! Thanks everybody. Seeing all your smiling faces was very nice. Not as nice as getting a free stuffed dog from the candy store, but almost.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:30 PM on March 5, 2010


would that I could spread the diamond of my soul across all humanity after an evening such as this;

good beer; better whisky; loving strength; good times.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:28 PM on March 5, 2010


yess
posted by grobstein at 10:24 PM on March 5, 2010


oh man, that's a lot of beer and goodwill, that was
posted by Greg Nog at 10:51 PM on March 5, 2010


Almost home. Great meetup. Awesome meeting new people and lovely seeing familiar faces.

I say we have monthly meetups—in perpetuity. I don't want to check if I spelled that correctly! You know what I mean.
posted by defenestration at 12:22 AM on March 6, 2010


If yuo can spell corectly you must have mssed the metup.
posted by fuq at 12:27 AM on March 6, 2010


drunken iphone emdashes
posted by defenestration at 12:35 AM on March 6, 2010


That was a blast.
posted by griphus at 12:43 AM on March 6, 2010


oh snap Damn That Television is a real person
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 3:10 AM on March 6, 2010


I doubt I'll get there before 11:30, which is.... pushing it.

Ah hah, ah hahahahahahaha
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 3:15 AM on March 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


whoa now that's a hangover. lovely to see you all!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:41 AM on March 6, 2010


I apologize to all the people whom I forced to go to my home and then after an hour I fell asleep in my own bed. Worst host ever. But up until the moment I *crawled into my bed* I had a great time!
posted by zoomorphic at 6:55 AM on March 6, 2010


Oh wow. That was some serious fun.
posted by HotPatatta at 7:06 AM on March 6, 2010


Oh my god my head no more beer please I need an egg mcmuffin hope me metafilter
posted by functionequalsform at 8:27 AM on March 6, 2010


I made it! My husband almost had to carry me! I love him! And all you guys but not really as much but definitely a lot! HUGS
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:47 AM on March 6, 2010


jesus christ
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:00 AM on March 6, 2010


oh my fuck. ow.
posted by shmegegge at 10:00 AM on March 6, 2010


Yep. Ouch.
posted by griphus at 10:01 AM on March 6, 2010


.
posted by functionequalsform at 10:11 AM on March 6, 2010


Oh my god my head. We were drinking whiskey out of ramekins and measuring cups oh my head can someone bring me Tylenol now please
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 10:35 AM on March 6, 2010


why are you all typing so loudly?
posted by shmegegge at 10:57 AM on March 6, 2010


I call for a Saturday afternoon Meetup in a small dark room with the lights off and in silence.
posted by griphus at 11:15 AM on March 6, 2010


I just had a coke and it tasted like whiskey. My head feels like the inside of a pinball machine. I have a giant bruise on my knee that I don't know how I got it. I don't remember how I got home.

I would call this a successful evening.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 11:58 AM on March 6, 2010


Ugh.
posted by smackfu at 12:00 PM on March 6, 2010


TILT
posted by griphus at 12:01 PM on March 6, 2010


Sorry for the disaster we left on your kitchen table.
posted by smackfu at 1:34 PM on March 6, 2010


that was great, y'all.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:15 PM on March 6, 2010


SOUNDS LIKE I NEED TO SEE ONE OF THESE BROOKLYN MEETUPS
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 3:09 PM on March 6, 2010


not so loud. please. my head.
posted by shmegegge at 3:40 PM on March 6, 2010


After half a bagel, chicken pad Thai, and a three hour nap, I just started feeling human again.

Again, sorry for being wildly unprepared to have people over. My mother would die if she knew my friends were drinking shitty alcohol out of measuring cups, even if it was a gathering where someone threw up in my sink :)
posted by zoomorphic at 5:44 PM on March 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Shit, you guys played Sinkbarf without me?!
posted by Damn That Television at 5:45 PM on March 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


The best part of that was that after said person vomited into said sink, my response was to hand said person another measuring cup full of whiskey. Which he drank.

In all seriousness, I haven't gotten so hammered so fast in forever. My apologies to anyone to whom I was an obnoxious babbling moran.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 6:33 PM on March 6, 2010


Hmm, that might have had something to do with the neverending rounds of Jameson you kept buying. The waitress was all, "I love you, guys."
posted by zoomorphic at 6:58 PM on March 6, 2010


Ah, man, I haven't seen a good sink-hurl in years. I had a feeling I left too early.
posted by griphus at 7:03 PM on March 6, 2010


Oh, and regarding your babbling, DG - should I show up to the next meetup in t-shirt and jeans or lycra?
posted by griphus at 7:06 PM on March 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ly...cra? What was I SAYING?
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 7:22 PM on March 6, 2010


Nevermind I just don't want to know
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 7:23 PM on March 6, 2010


Oh god. Girl videogame characters, right? Seriously just ignore me.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 7:24 PM on March 6, 2010


OH YEAH. That conversation was great.
posted by zoomorphic at 6:08 AM on March 7, 2010


Let us never speak of whiskey again.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:52 AM on March 7, 2010


If I'm ever immortalized in a video game, I could only hope they'd put me in lycra.
posted by defenestration at 1:19 PM on March 7, 2010


Oh who just found twenty terrible blurry party pics on his phone
posted by Optimus Chyme at 2:17 PM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh who just found twenty terrible blurry party pics on his phone

A man with nothing to lose, it seems.
posted by griphus at 3:39 PM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


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