Let's hear it for New York July 16, 2010 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Hey New Yorkers, oinopaponton moved to our hood! Let's show her how the New York nerds throw the best meetups. How's Saturday, July 24th?

Manhattan gurus, do you know of any West Village bars that will not be packed, sweaty and deafening on a Saturday night? Or any bars off the 1 or A where people can adequately convene and hear each other talk?

I might suggest ReBar myself, since it's just one stop into Brooklyn on the A and proved to be a great meetup locale in December, but it might be a bit of a hike.
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:31 AM (59 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

YAY! YAY!

ReBar is the best.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:39 AM on July 16, 2010


Definitely can't make that day. Any other is fine.

Not that I'm suggesting you retool your plans to suit my concert-going schedule. I'm just saying since you asked.
posted by Eideteker at 10:43 AM on July 16, 2010


Brooklyn's not too far! And I can also do that Friday, if that would work better for people.
posted by oinopaponton at 10:43 AM on July 16, 2010


Smashing! The 24th would be delightful for me, wherever people want to go.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:58 AM on July 16, 2010


Is there a Jonathon Coulton show involved?
posted by smackfu at 10:59 AM on July 16, 2010


ReBar was good times. I'd be down for that.

Welcome to New York, oinopaponton.
posted by defenestration at 10:59 AM on July 16, 2010


Can't. :( My brother-in-law is visiting with his family from out of the country that weekend. I can't ditch 'em.

Welcome to NY oinoponton!!!
posted by zarq at 11:01 AM on July 16, 2010


errrrrrr...... oinopaponton
posted by zarq at 11:02 AM on July 16, 2010


Saturday the 24th is good for me! And yes, the Rebar night was quite pleasant.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:04 AM on July 16, 2010


If its in Brooklyn, I am more likely to make it!
posted by rosswald at 11:07 AM on July 16, 2010


I'm stocking up on B vitamins and aspirin already
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 11:21 AM on July 16, 2010


Is this the same ReBar whose web page says they will close at 6PM on July 24th for a wedding?
posted by Obscure Reference at 11:26 AM on July 16, 2010


NOOOOOOOOOO

I don't know what web page you're looking at but


NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

:'(
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 11:28 AM on July 16, 2010


Oh for fuck's sake. Welp, there goes my bar recommendation. Thanks for catching that, Obscure Reference.
posted by zoomorphic at 11:39 AM on July 16, 2010


We could always just crash the wedding.
posted by davidjmcgee at 12:02 PM on July 16, 2010


Been there, done that. Actually, it was just a wedding reception, and we managed to integrate pretty seamlessly with the party. By the end of the night, most of the MeFites were drinking champagne and eating dessert with everyone else.
posted by zoomorphic at 12:08 PM on July 16, 2010


How about The Greenwich Treehouse? 46 Greenwich Avenue between Charles St. and 7th Ave. A two minute walk from the 1-2-3 at 14th Street. Never too loud, never too packed, none too pricey.

I mean, not that I hang out there a lot. Or anything.
posted by davidjmcgee at 12:43 PM on July 16, 2010


Just show up in a bridal gown and nobody will knew the difference...
posted by Karmakaze at 1:40 PM on July 16, 2010


The groom?
posted by Splunge at 3:38 AM on July 17, 2010




Poo - I've already booked a campsite on Governor's Island that night. (Loooooooooong story.)

I leave you all to entertain yourself with thoughts of me sitting in a leaky tent and swatting mosquitoes while you all sit in comfy chairs with malt Scotch. (You lucky stiffs.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:18 PM on July 17, 2010


Let's move it to the Saturday of the 31st. Everyone I know from MeFi is tellng me that the 24th is a lot more work, and ReBar should be open on the 31st. win win!
posted by zoomorphic at 5:42 PM on July 17, 2010


Also i_cola obviously hasn't been to a meetup where "someone" pukes in my sink after drinking whiskey from ramekins in my kitchen
posted by zoomorphic at 5:48 PM on July 17, 2010




I think the 31st works for me, but I'll have to skip out on the early side (by 10 or 11).
posted by oinopaponton at 2:20 PM on July 18, 2010


the 31st is great for me and I will be there.

our last meetup at ReBar was awesome pants, so I'm totally down for that. if you love me, you too will be there.
posted by shmegegge at 10:38 AM on July 19, 2010


The 31st is so much better for me, thanks for bending to my whims.
posted by Eideteker at 12:18 PM on July 19, 2010


oh shit are you in town again?! fuck yeah! now everybody has to come, because eideteker is fucking awesome.
posted by shmegegge at 12:54 PM on July 19, 2010


I will attend this meetup. Seriously serious about this.

Wait what time is it?
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 9:28 AM on July 20, 2010


I mean, the meetup, not what time is it now, because I own at least 19 clocks.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 9:29 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


by my watch, it's 1:12pm.
posted by shmegegge at 10:18 AM on July 20, 2010


Okay, I will be at the meetup at 7:23pm, I guess.


shmegegge your watch is wrong. also when I see you next I am going to fight you.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 11:16 AM on July 20, 2010


Let's say 7pm-ish at ReBar on July 31st. I know that a few MeFi retirees are also coming.
posted by zoomorphic at 2:58 PM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yay! I always look forward to the meetups you plan.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 3:43 PM on July 20, 2010


Terrific! Last time I was at reBar for a meetup I accidentally undertipped the bartender for my food order. Probably won't see the same bartender this time, but, I will come and overtip someone for the sake of my karma.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:15 PM on July 20, 2010


Sounds good! Thanks for taking charge of the planning, zoomorphic.
posted by oinopaponton at 6:41 PM on July 20, 2010


I will be there! I don't count as a retiree yet, do I?
posted by hermitosis at 7:38 PM on July 20, 2010


I'd like to be there. We'll see... =)
posted by infinityjinx at 8:50 PM on July 20, 2010


Maybe.
posted by The Straightener at 9:11 AM on July 21, 2010


I just got 3 pounds of Maui Onion & Garlic Macadamia nuts in the mail. Life is good.
posted by jonmc at 4:44 PM on July 21, 2010


I will be there.
posted by edbles at 7:43 AM on July 23, 2010


I have a barbecue to attend that afternoon, so my presence may depend on how drunk/tired I am by eveningtime. But it's certainly a possibility.

zoomorphic, you want to firm this up and post it in IRL?
posted by Greg Nog at 8:59 AM on July 23, 2010


I don't know how! I also don't really understand the point of IRL vs. Metatalk, but fine, I'll head over there now and gather my bearings.

Also Greg you pretty much have to come.
posted by zoomorphic at 11:46 AM on July 23, 2010


Well that wasn't so hard.
posted by zoomorphic at 11:52 AM on July 23, 2010


I also don't really understand the point of IRL vs. Metatalk

(1) People can add their own usernames to who is/might be/isn't attending (including their guests, so you can get a better head count).

(2) The interface gives clearer, better-organized info about dates, locations, etc. than the MeTa meetup sidebar.

(3) There's a map.
posted by Jaltcoh at 2:30 PM on July 23, 2010


You forgot

(4) Excuse to use fancy internet abbreviations.
posted by edbles at 8:13 AM on July 26, 2010


I will come!
posted by jerkfaceirl at 1:03 PM on July 26, 2010


Oh yeah. That might be the most important one of all.
posted by Jaltcoh at 1:05 PM on July 26, 2010


Hey, I move to NYC this weekend too! I will try to fit in my first mefi meetup as well, cause I wanna meet you all the hell up!
posted by Juicy Avenger at 10:17 AM on July 27, 2010


I will try and make it, but my folks are in town, so its iffy.
posted by rosswald at 11:16 AM on July 27, 2010


I'm going to be there.
posted by fuq at 8:50 AM on July 29, 2010


I'm not. Maybe next time.
posted by Jaltcoh at 9:06 AM on July 29, 2010


Dig it. I'm in. Awesome opportunity to celebrate the bar exam shifting incredibly this week from a thing in the future to a thing most decidedly in the past.
posted by thejoshu at 10:22 AM on July 29, 2010


Hey! I'm new, can I come too!?
posted by khaaaaa at 9:05 PM on July 29, 2010


Yes! Please come! It will be awesome to see you!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 9:40 PM on July 29, 2010


Hey, should the people who are coming visit the thread over here and RSVP?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:03 AM on July 30, 2010


I posted this on IRL and figured I put it here as well. According to their event calendar they are closed all day today for a wedding. Has anyone checked on this? Their Open Table status is "Restaurant is currently unavailable."

I called but there is a recorded message and no answer at the bar itself. Of course it's 7:44AM so that doesn't mean anything. Maybe call in the afternoon?
posted by Splunge at 4:45 AM on July 31, 2010


Superfine seems to be the substitute! It's right across the street.

From the IRL thread
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:21 AM on July 31, 2010


This is the secret place to discuss the other thread...
posted by fuq at 3:05 PM on July 31, 2010


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