Philly meetup July 6, 2010 11:24 AM   Subscribe

Philadelphia meetup in July?

We've been pretty good about having regular meetups lately--let's keep the streak going. I've been wanting to check out City Tap House in West Philly and just got a "tweet" that their local drafts are $2 off on Fridays this summer. If people are interested, how about July 16 or 30?
posted by lagreen to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:24 AM (32 comments total)

I'm down for either one, and I wouldn't mind checking out City Tap House. (It's well within the Penn Absorption Zone, for anyone concerned about heading into West Philly.)
posted by Tomorrowful at 11:37 AM on July 6, 2010


I'm probably in if it's on the 16th. It'd be my first meetup!
posted by christonabike at 11:58 AM on July 6, 2010


That is very near where I live. Chances are, I would attend.
posted by millipede at 12:13 PM on July 6, 2010


I like beer.
posted by desuetude at 12:29 PM on July 6, 2010


I'm down if it's wheelchair accessible. If it's not, no biggie.
posted by angrycat at 12:36 PM on July 6, 2010


It's accessible, angrycat. The door to the elevator is between a coffeeshop and a JimmyJohns, go down the hallway, take elevator up to second floor.
posted by desuetude at 1:52 PM on July 6, 2010


cool beans
posted by angrycat at 2:09 PM on July 6, 2010


I'll probably be in on either date...just moved back to Philly. Woo!
posted by nosila at 4:00 PM on July 6, 2010


I'm a tentative yes.

I hope it cools down.
posted by piratebowling at 4:57 PM on July 6, 2010


The food is good but overpriced. The draft list, however, is extensive and excellent.

two lights and I would be more likely to make it on the 16th.
posted by supercres at 5:00 PM on July 6, 2010


I definitely can't make the 16th and likely not the 30th, but I wanted to chime in and say hi so you don't think I don't love you anymore.
posted by 8dot3 at 5:19 PM on July 6, 2010


(It's well within the Penn Absorption Zone, for anyone concerned about heading into West Philly.)

And it's the middle of Summer so students are thin on the ground, for anyone concerned about heading into the Penn Absorption Zone.
posted by supercres at 5:23 PM on July 6, 2010


Yeah, man, West Philly is delightfully douchefree in the summer SO I WILL JOIN THIS METAFILTER MEET UP.
posted by The Straightener at 5:28 PM on July 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


desuetude: It's accessible, angrycat. The door to the elevator is between a coffeeshop and a JimmyJohns, go down the hallway, take elevator up to second floor

There're Jimmy Johns in Philly? That's pretty great, I had no idea they went that far east.

I have just got to move to PA...
posted by paisley henosis at 6:11 PM on July 6, 2010


Wait, a location easily agreed on, it's accessible, and only one person has scheduling problems? Impossible. Obviously this is a trap. We need to cancel immediately and re-establish the necessary levels of uncertainty and debate.
posted by Tomorrowful at 7:40 PM on July 6, 2010


I would love to attend another Philly meetup! The 16th works best for me as well. The 30th is right out.
posted by Diskeater at 7:44 PM on July 6, 2010


There're Jimmy Johns in Philly? That's pretty great, I had no idea they went that far east.

Eh, I know they're beloved, but given that we invented the hoagie here, I get my sammiches from mom & pop shops.

I definitely can't make the 16th and likely not the 30th, but I wanted to chime in and say hi so you don't think I don't love you anymore.

Much appreciated, slacker.
posted by desuetude at 9:08 PM on July 6, 2010


Let's call it for the 16th. Someone set a time and we'll move over to IRL.
posted by desuetude at 9:08 PM on July 6, 2010


Dang, was about to say I can't make it on the 16th. Another time, then!
posted by schroedinger at 10:50 PM on July 6, 2010


Aww, sorry schroedinger! Yes, please come to the next one. So that $2 off deal only lasts until 7pm. Want to make it for 6pm? Personally, I prefer a later time on a Friday, like 8pm, but if people are up for cheaper drinks, let's make it a happy hour... Any opinions?
posted by lagreen at 4:32 AM on July 7, 2010


8.
posted by The Straightener at 9:32 AM on July 7, 2010


I would very much like to get in a few cheap drafts, but I work just a few blocks away, so if we do make it 8 I might head over a bit earlier than that anyway. Anyone else is welcome to join.
posted by supercres at 3:33 PM on July 7, 2010


16th works well for me. I can be there as early at 6pm that day. Woo!
posted by two lights above the sea at 3:37 PM on July 7, 2010


I just realized that wasn't very clear. Phrasing, man!

How about this: I will be there at 6-6:30. Anyone who wants to join me for happy hour is more than welcome, even if we make the official start time 8 p.m.
posted by supercres at 4:54 PM on July 7, 2010


okay, I won't be there until 6:30 at the earliest, but oh yeah, start when we're ready to start.
posted by desuetude at 9:03 PM on July 7, 2010


Compromise and make it a 7pm start time? And mefites will be there at happy hour, so that option is available too. Ok, off I go to IRL.
posted by lagreen at 4:05 AM on July 8, 2010


Btw, is it wrong to say "University City?" Like, is it just "west Philly?" I do not claim to understand the politics/motivations involved in naming areas of the city. I mean, apparently I live in G-Ho, but I would never say that.
posted by lagreen at 4:35 AM on July 8, 2010


There is a vocal contingent in West Philly that flyered the neighborhood a while ago with the slogan "It's West Philly, 'University City' is a marketing strategy.'" I see where they're coming from in wanting to undermine the University's attempt to bolster its image among the parents of prospective undergrads by segregating itself from the surrounding neighborhoods which while less safe are also more racially diverse. But I also think there's no point in denying that there is a bubble around Penn and calling the area within that bubble Univeristy City makes sense to me. I don't feel very strongly about it one way or the other.
posted by The Straightener at 6:23 AM on July 8, 2010


I see why it would be a marketing strategy like The S. reports (when I worked at Penn I heard both equally, depending on the context - UPHS as a neighbor vs. where the ED shooting victims came from), but there are plenty of other parts of West Philly that have sub-names (Overbrook, Carroll Pk, etc).
posted by Pax at 9:04 AM on July 8, 2010


Since I wasn't eaten by tigers at my last (first) meet-up, I may make it out again for this one. I do like beer...
posted by troublewithwolves at 10:25 PM on July 8, 2010


Also, I just noticed the mention of FIRE PITS. Change my maybe to a HELL YES.
posted by troublewithwolves at 10:32 PM on July 8, 2010


The bitterness towards calling things University City seems to be most concentrated, say, between 46th and 50th; I don't think anyone really objects to calling 40th and Walnut University City.

That being said, most of the "vocal contingent" that flyered the neighborhood probably wouldn't be in the neighborhood if it weren't for Penn. I don't think too many of them are affiliated with Penn, but Penn has enough influence that the neighborhood is probably different than it would be otherwise.
posted by madcaptenor at 9:29 AM on July 12, 2010


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