Chicken. Beer. Arcade. May 12, 2010 2:55 PM   Subscribe

Brooklyn Meetup # 8,000: Chicken. Beer. Arcade.

Ok! Not that we're hurting for NYC meetups or anything, but what do you guys say about meeting in Williamsburg for an evening at:

*Pies 'n' Thighs (FRY CHICKEN! Yes, they have veggie stuff. Don't look at me like that.)
*Barcade (Beer, beer, BEER, and ye olde arcade games.)

Pertaining to date and time, I'm easy. You kids can fight it out.

(Thanks for the reminder, defenestration!)
posted by functionequalsform to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 PM (121 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

yes please.

A saturday would be best for me. I'll let someone else call the specific date, and then I'll mark it on my calendar.
posted by defenestration at 3:16 PM on May 12, 2010


BTW, judging by your tweets, you sure go to Pies 'n' Thighs a lot! I've totally been sleeping on this place. I'm pretty psyched.
posted by defenestration at 3:17 PM on May 12, 2010


pre-meetup tomorrow? i'll be at barcade anyway for harpoon night ... their brewery events are usually pretty great.
posted by beukeboom at 3:25 PM on May 12, 2010


I want to come!

Just so you know, functionequalsform, if you don't at least propose a potential date/time, we're never going to agree on anything.
posted by hermitosis at 3:39 PM on May 12, 2010


Perhaps? If I've got no other plans, I'm down.
posted by defenestration at 3:40 PM on May 12, 2010


RE: pre-meetup.
posted by defenestration at 3:40 PM on May 12, 2010


The only time I've been to Pies 'n' Thighs was right after I had a Double Down; I was like, "Okay, that was mildly bad. Now I want a good chicken sandwich." and biked over there.

I'd be up for this meetup! Name a time and date!

And I may well go to Harpoon night tomorrow, too, but that depends on how late I'm at work.
posted by Greg Nog at 4:01 PM on May 12, 2010


hermitosis, yeah, I kind of did that on purpose, because any date I'd throw out there would be literally arbitrary. And if someone had a hard-line date, I wouldn't want them to be all sad face about it. :)

Tomorrow seems "maybe kinda sorta" with ya'll folk, but I'd be down if someone wants to say, "YES, TOMORROW, AT 7!"

But if you want a (refutable) date, I suggest Saturday, May 22nd. That's not this weekend, but next.

Thoughts?
posted by functionequalsform at 4:08 PM on May 12, 2010


K. May 22nd for the real meetup. Tomorrow night for beers. Done!
posted by defenestration at 4:10 PM on May 12, 2010


I second Saturday.
posted by edbles at 4:13 PM on May 12, 2010


The 22nd is best for me, since THIS Saturday will have to be devoted to showing my apartment to potential new roommates.

Oh, yeah, incidentally -- I need a new roommate. Available June 1st. Anyone know anyone?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:56 PM on May 12, 2010


works for me.
posted by shmegegge at 6:41 PM on May 12, 2010


Dammit, I'll be in Mexico.

Wait.
posted by zoomorphic at 6:50 PM on May 12, 2010


Can't make it tomorrow. Got a date 8) But the 22nd? I'm there!
posted by defenestration at 9:54 PM on May 12, 2010


B)? Whatever I'm drunk
posted by defenestration at 9:55 PM on May 12, 2010


The 22nd is my birthday and I already have plans which can't be changed.
posted by brujita at 10:19 PM on May 12, 2010


If you make it on the 29th, I will bake everyone champagne strawberry cupcakes. But I understand that the appeal of Pies N Thighs might be too overpowering to wait that long.
posted by zoomorphic at 4:45 AM on May 13, 2010


I'm down for the 29th too.

(But now I'm kind of pulling for the side with the cupcakes.)
posted by functionequalsform at 6:00 AM on May 13, 2010


Enjoy your date, Dave!
posted by ocherdraco at 8:37 AM on May 13, 2010


I rescind my previous seconding of the 22nd, because I had some dates confused and now 3rd? the 29th.
posted by edbles at 8:39 AM on May 13, 2010


What? Tonight? Ok, tonight it is!


...


Ok, well, the 22nt is quite good too.
posted by fuq at 8:40 AM on May 13, 2010


29th, and I'll throw in a free drink to the first person who says, "Oh hey, did you get a tan?"

Just once in my palefaced life I want someone to ask me this
posted by zoomorphic at 10:15 AM on May 13, 2010


Ok. Let's make it Saturday, the 29th, 2010 at 7. At Pies N Thighs. Final Answer.

(Early dinner, I know. But that place gets batshit soon after, which will render getting a table for ten-sh nearly impossible.)

Want to partake in some pies and some thighs? I say first 10 people get the seats, because it's doubtful the tiny restaurant can accommodate much more than that at a single table. (Of course, overflow is welcome to sit at the table. right. next. to. us.)

Yay!

(zoomorphic, did you get a tan?)
posted by functionequalsform at 10:59 AM on May 13, 2010


I'll try my best. Again. Although if it's Barcade on a Saturday night, I hope everyone is very physically comfortable with one another.
posted by griphus at 11:13 AM on May 13, 2010


I sidebarred it! Though I echo griphus' observation that a couple people in Williamsburg have heard about this hip new Barcade place.

f=f, my drink-giveaway is time sensitive to when I arrive, like how you can't call shotgun until you can actually see the car.
posted by zoomorphic at 11:26 AM on May 13, 2010


I figure we'll be over there fairly early, considering dinner is at 7. I mean, Williamsburg is notorious for a lot of things, but not being early to anything– including bars.

But we can always move the shindig if it's too busy. :)
posted by functionequalsform at 11:42 AM on May 13, 2010


"...but not for being early to anything."

It's coffee time, yessiree.
posted by functionequalsform at 11:43 AM on May 13, 2010


Pies, thighs, beer, arcade games....errr...whatsit? Is this some magical dream??
posted by Skygazer at 12:26 PM on May 13, 2010


I'm officially in. And I'm calling a seat at the table for Pies 'n' Thighs.
posted by defenestration at 12:53 PM on May 13, 2010


I will do it and I will bring +1 or +2 or +3 depending on how it's working out with my faux-brother temporary roommate from back home
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 2:09 PM on May 13, 2010


Going to a concert that night (unless Stubhub comes through for me), but should be able to hit the bar afterwards.

(Last time I tried this, I hung out in the wrong Brooklyn bar for about 10 minutes trying to find the group.)
posted by smackfu at 2:30 PM on May 13, 2010


Why doesn't Firefox think "afterwards" is a word?
posted by smackfu at 2:31 PM on May 13, 2010


Yeah, I'm enthusiastic about this. I'm kinda angry at barcade, last time I was there, my group went out to smoke, and THEY CLEARED OUR HALF FULL BEERS! Grar! Don't do that this time Barcadetenders!
posted by fuq at 8:20 AM on May 14, 2010


I'm in!
posted by khedron at 12:42 PM on May 20, 2010


Oh, and are there any MeFi Lost fans who want to invite me to their finale viewing party?
posted by khedron at 12:18 PM on May 21, 2010


I haven't been to a meetup since 2004, but if you're considering my local (barcade), that's hard to ignore.

I haven't been to pies and thighs, but the current incarnation looks like a smallish restaurant, so consider a crawl from there to barcade after dinner (just a thought)

As for barcade, the crowded-ness seems to depend somewhat on the weather and somewhat on the vague hipster whim that I am not attuned to. I have been there on Saturdays when it's inexplicably packed, and equally inexplicably vacant.

Also here's an insiders tip if you haven't been to barcade before. Consider reading the menu on-line beforehand, and have a basic idea of what style of beer you like, it's possible they may not have anything you get regularly and that's a good thing. Or fling caution to the wind and choose at random. Hard to go wrong, really.
posted by milovoo at 1:17 PM on May 23, 2010


I may show up there, I'll be in NY for the weekend.
posted by qvantamon at 5:38 PM on May 23, 2010


I am changing my "yes" to a "maybe" because I am worn out. Although I love chicken and beer. Hmm.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 11:19 PM on May 23, 2010


For symmetry, I'm changing my "maybe" to a "yes", because I sold my concert tickets on Stubhub for 100% markup. Man, people in NYC have money.
posted by smackfu at 11:43 AM on May 24, 2010


Can we get a sorta re-cap on what's going on then? With all the Russian girls stuff, I'm totally confused as to what's going on.

So the meeting is this Friday at Pies and thighs and Beer and etc..? With a later trip to Barcade?
posted by Skygazer at 11:45 AM on May 24, 2010


Not Friday, as far as I know.
posted by smackfu at 12:31 PM on May 24, 2010




Saturday, the 29th, 2010 at 7. At Pies 'n' Thighs.

Then Barcade at about 9ish. MeMail me to get my number, which is handy for textin'.
posted by functionequalsform at 1:23 PM on May 24, 2010


Oh.

That's different.

There's TWO meet-ups going on. K, definitely down for some portion of the Saturday events.
posted by Skygazer at 1:42 PM on May 24, 2010


ooo. TPS and I will be there! (if there's still space for us)
posted by Stynxno at 4:06 PM on May 24, 2010


Yes, we want some pie and some thigh!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:15 PM on May 24, 2010


I am flying into JFK at 10pm that night! Is it ridiculously optimistic to think I might be able to catch the tail end of this meetup?
posted by speicus at 10:42 PM on May 24, 2010


I think so.
posted by brujita at 12:06 AM on May 25, 2010


:(
posted by speicus at 12:24 AM on May 25, 2010


Well, if anyone wants to get together for a bonus meetup on the 30th or 31st, I'm up for it. Just throwin it out there.
posted by speicus at 12:58 AM on May 25, 2010


Specius, if you can't make P&T, we should still be at Barcade by the time you get in.
posted by brujita at 9:36 AM on May 25, 2010


Yeah, worst case is that we move somewhere else.
posted by smackfu at 10:28 AM on May 25, 2010


Redd's is just around the corner, has a lovely outdoor patio, and a Skeeball machine! It doesn't have Barcade's beer selection, but it does have room to breathe, should it get crowded.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:07 PM on May 25, 2010


Always forget about Redd's, but definitely a nice alternative with more space and a nice long wooden bar.
posted by Skygazer at 12:14 PM on May 25, 2010


TPS has my digits, I'm sure we can all link up/figure it out should we choose to move it on out.

Whee!
posted by functionequalsform at 2:30 PM on May 25, 2010


Pretty excited about this.
posted by defenestration at 8:05 PM on May 25, 2010


OK. These are the friends who (I think) have officially called a seat at the PnT table:

Smackfu
TPS
Stynxno
f=f
defenestration
Greg Nog
brujita

That means there's four, count 'em FOUR, seats left. Claim yours today!
posted by functionequalsform at 9:00 AM on May 26, 2010


Oh oh me and the ghost of optimus chyme want in!
posted by zoomorphic at 11:13 AM on May 26, 2010


I haven't met most of you, so I feel a bit shy breaking bread, but I will be at barcade and partake in the drinking portion of the evening..
posted by Skygazer at 11:22 AM on May 26, 2010


What a lovely gang!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:26 PM on May 26, 2010


Goodness, only one seat left! Someone I know really wants to go but I can't remember who! Eek!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 12:29 PM on May 26, 2010


1. Smackfu!
2. TPS!
3. Stynxo!
4. f=f!
5. defenestration!
6. Greg Nog!
7. zoomorphic!
8. The Artist Formerly Known as Optimus Chyme!
9. ??
10. ??

TWO seats left!
posted by functionequalsform at 1:10 PM on May 26, 2010


#9's seat is brujita's, unless I'm missing where she said she wasn't coming.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:29 PM on May 26, 2010


I Memailed her. :)
posted by functionequalsform at 4:42 PM on May 26, 2010


Uh, is there a seat left for moi?
posted by khedron at 5:30 PM on May 26, 2010


Dammit, we had to reserve seats?

...I could just go to Barcade and that's it. That would work.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:49 PM on May 26, 2010


I was planning on coming to this - if I can't make it into the main group, I'll be optimistic and hope there's enough room/people for a spillover table (or come a little later so there's room once people start moving over to Barcade).
posted by oh yeah! at 9:45 PM on May 26, 2010


OK, I'm going to try my dernedest to make it to Barcade. But, since I will be coming directly from the airport, would someone be able to help with a place to crash and/or drop off my stuff at? Don't want to impose, but feel free to memail.

[insert insightful comment about ask/guess culture here]
posted by speicus at 2:42 AM on May 27, 2010


Usually I would, but there are about 18 people in my apartment right now! They might look very askance at your luggage.

So, I think maybe we should get another table at Pies and Thighs.

I think I want to come (well, some people in my household want to come at least) which would be 2 or 3 more people (maybe even 4 or 5), plus EC and Oh Yeah!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 7:13 AM on May 27, 2010


Do we even have a reservation? I thought we were just going to show up and see what happens?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:15 AM on May 27, 2010


Sure! By aaaallll means get more tables. I just want at least a basic headcount so that I can tell the girl how many. And so I don't end up saying, "I dunno... a bunch? Between five and ten?"

Brujita's in, so The Official Ten is complete.

1. Smackfu
2. TPS
3. Stynxo
4. f=f
5. defenestration
6. Greg Nog
7. zoomorphic
8. The Artist Formerly Known as Optimus Chyme
9. brujita
10. khedron
posted by functionequalsform at 8:06 AM on May 27, 2010


Thanks for organizing, f=f!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:08 AM on May 27, 2010


Just found out the office will be closing early for the holiday weekend! Yeehaw!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:18 AM on May 27, 2010


Okay I am a flip-flopper, but no one at all from me will be attending.

Whew. Sorry. I will not be able to run for political office any time soon with this hanging over my head.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 9:57 AM on May 27, 2010


Oops, I have to cancel. Wish I could make it but something came up.
posted by smackfu at 3:11 PM on May 27, 2010


What is the headcount now? I'm toying with just doing Barcade just to make it easier on all involved, actually.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:30 PM on May 28, 2010


You're in, Empress. :) Glad too see ya!
posted by functionequalsform at 5:47 PM on May 28, 2010


Oh I reckon I'll be at barcade unless something else comes up (unlikely) or barcade is simply too crowded for another human being to fit into the bar (highly likely). If I can't find anybody or if they won't let me in because my pants aren't tight enough I'll call someone.


But...

Someone has to play smashtv with me no matter what! Big money! Big prizes!
posted by fuq at 7:06 AM on May 29, 2010


I think I'm just going to the Barcade portion. What time would that be?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:47 AM on May 29, 2010


Pies n Thighs at 7.

Barcade at 9ish.

:)
posted by functionequalsform at 8:57 AM on May 29, 2010


Damn. I miss y'all.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:14 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


BOO WE DON'T MISS YOU, TRAITOR
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:21 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd like to make it to the Barcade portion of this meet up. I've never been to one before though, how am I going to recognize the group?
posted by johnnybeggs at 11:12 AM on May 29, 2010


Recognizing the large, discrete group that comprises MeFites usually isn't that hard, but yeah, it'll be super-packed at Barcade and we might blend in/be smushed into a hard-to-find corner. I will post our whereabouts from my phone when we arrive.
posted by zoomorphic at 12:03 PM on May 29, 2010


The map sites all say to take the L train from Union Square to the Bedford Ave Station to get to Pies 'n' Thighs - is that right, or are there any lines out of service I should be aware of?
posted by oh yeah! at 1:27 PM on May 29, 2010


I will sadly have to bow out. Unless someone has a well-written and -cited 10-page paper on commerce-as-metaphor in Merchant of Venice.

JUST KIDDING PROFESSOR LEYDON IT'LL BE IN YOUR MAILBOX POSTHASTE HEH HEH HEH
posted by griphus at 1:31 PM on May 29, 2010


If the L is out of service, you're kind of fucked, but it shouldn't be. mta.info for service changes
posted by dantekgeek at 1:32 PM on May 29, 2010


Recognizing the large, discrete group that comprises MeFites usually isn't that hard, but yeah, it'll be super-packed at Barcade and we might blend in/be smushed into a hard-to-find corner. I will post our whereabouts from my phone when we arrive.
posted by zoomorphic at 12:03 PM on May 29 [+] [!]


Uhhh I mean, I used to live near Barcade and, yeah, I'd have trouble finding my mom in there. I don't think I'll be able to check in here between the show I'm going to at Bruar Falls and this meet up, so I'm just going to... I donno... if you see a lost looking twenty-something longingly looking around at big groups of people... uh... just grab me please! I answer to my username.

Really looking forward to my first meet up!
posted by johnnybeggs at 1:37 PM on May 29, 2010


If the L is out of service, you're kind of fucked...

The G goes to Lorimer/Metropolitan, so you can still got to Barcade. Also: never, ever rely on mta.info for anything. Seriously. The F train was been running on a shuttle bus between Church and Jay for two weekends, mta.info had nothin. The N was running on the D between Stillwell and 36th st. mta.info had, you guessed it, nothin'. I can't even find a logic or reason for the stuff they do and don't publish. /rant, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale.
posted by griphus at 1:49 PM on May 29, 2010


JohhnyBegg: I'd like to make it to the Barcade portion of this meet up. I've never been to one before though, how am I going to recognize the group?

Fezzes.
posted by Skygazer at 1:50 PM on May 29, 2010


If Barcade is too crazy packed, we'll just relocate. Simple!
posted by defenestration at 2:01 PM on May 29, 2010


Our workout took way longer than expected annnnnd the G train is shuttling this weekend, so we might be running late. If anyone wants our 2 seats, say so now and we'll meet y'all at Barcade. Otherwise we can arrive fashionably late and freshly showered to PnT.
posted by zoomorphic at 2:48 PM on May 29, 2010


Also: never, ever rely on mta.info for anything.

You know what, never rely on the MTA for anything. I remember a great subway 'service change' poster where someone marked out the official WHY ("to improve service") with a more salient reason: "WHY: to make you cry."
posted by fuq at 3:18 PM on May 29, 2010


Hey-o, I'm at P-n-T super early. I'm reading a book and sitting out front. Look for the pink puff o' hair.

(Shall I get the table now?)
posted by khedron at 3:23 PM on May 29, 2010


oh my god we have to take two buses to get there someone better buy me a drink when we finally arrive
posted by zoomorphic at 3:25 PM on May 29, 2010


On the G shuttle now. Be there soon!
posted by defenestration at 3:38 PM on May 29, 2010


Stynxno is wearing his tl;dr Metafilter shirt. We're having a pre-meetup drink, so we'll come nice and toasty.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:38 PM on May 29, 2010


Here w/ F=F
posted by khedron at 3:40 PM on May 29, 2010


Someone better feel up someone's thigh, and steal their pie.

(and bring it to Barcade)
posted by Skygazer at 3:42 PM on May 29, 2010


About to hop on my bike; be there in a minute!
posted by Greg Nog at 3:46 PM on May 29, 2010


I'm going to go crash a rooftop show, then I'll see everyone at barcade unless y'all go somewhere else, and in that case get defenestration to call my phone number.
posted by fuq at 3:54 PM on May 29, 2010


We are here.
posted by functionequalsform at 4:12 PM on May 29, 2010


Uh oh. I'll be late to the bar. What's Love Got to Do With It is on and I can't leave until I see Tina kick Ike's ass in the back of the limo.
posted by HotPatatta at 4:20 PM on May 29, 2010


Ha!we are here too ? ?
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 4:33 PM on May 29, 2010


We're seated in the back - but the table is full. Whoever comes next is going to need to start the spillover table I think.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:39 PM on May 29, 2010


Heading to Barcade now - should be there by 9:15.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:48 PM on May 29, 2010


See you all in an hour or so.
posted by HotPatatta at 6:07 PM on May 29, 2010


We are at Barcade, have taken a table next to the Satan's Hollow game. Beeeeeeeeeer.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:40 PM on May 29, 2010


Lovely to see you all!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:30 PM on May 29, 2010


Darn. I found myself bored with nowhere to go earlier tonight and I totally forgot this was tonight.
posted by cmgonzalez at 8:42 PM on May 29, 2010


That was fun!

I have to admit Barcade is a bit loud and crowded side after 11:30,
but it was very nice to match screen names to real folks.

( I got much better at Moon Patrol and we got to see some hipster girl try to convince to doorman that since they allow dogs, they should allow shoulder perching parrots as well. Not sure how that one turned out.)
posted by milovoo at 9:14 PM on May 29, 2010


Finally made it to my hotel. Guess my thought about making it to this meetup was overly optimistic after all. Someday!
posted by speicus at 9:43 PM on May 29, 2010


BOO WE DON'T MISS YOU, TRAITOR

Oh, don't think of it that way.

Think of me as your SF outpost.

Same goes for all y'all.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:55 PM on May 29, 2010


holy crap a parrot was there
posted by Greg Nog at 10:33 PM on May 29, 2010


With dog paraphernalia all over the crate!
posted by brujita at 11:25 PM on May 29, 2010


Sorry to all if I seemed a little reserved and had to duck out early - for some reason the ciders were NOT sitting well with me last night.

(I KNEW I should have been suspicous about clear cider.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:47 AM on May 30, 2010


Wonderful to see everyone, as usual. Thanks to Greg Nog for generously shelling out cigarettes!

Also weird that our table got roped into parrot-sitting. I half-considered kidnapping the poor thing, because what owner uses a pet to Make An Entrance and then abandons it in a kennel with drunk strangers? Then I remembered that I fucking hate birds.
posted by zoomorphic at 12:37 PM on May 30, 2010


...what owner uses a pet to Make An Entrance and then abandons it in a kennel with drunk strangers?

ADHD + A brief skimming of The Game = MetaFilter Petsitting Services Ltd., Brooklyn Branch.
posted by griphus at 1:50 PM on May 30, 2010


bouncer id'd that parrot but no way she was 21 so it was probably a fake

WHERE DO YOU GET A FAKE PARROT ID

also, thanks to everyone who graciously poked my bruise.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:34 PM on May 30, 2010


It was good to meet everyone. See you hopefully at the next one.
posted by Skygazer at 5:48 PM on May 30, 2010


Yay, just got back from the beach!! Barely squeaked into work this morning.

But I had so much ridiculous fun with you guys! Can't wait til Cyclones.
posted by functionequalsform at 8:05 AM on June 1, 2010


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