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January 11, 2005 8:59 AM   Subscribe

New Yorkers: We have been asked out for beers. I know we all hate drinking, but maybe we can come together to greet a foreigner and suffer for his sake. Plus, if we plan ahead, perhaps even the perennially missing can make it.
posted by dame to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:59 AM (95 comments total)

The Hudson is pretty nice.
posted by orange clock at 9:10 AM on January 11, 2005


Um, I hate hate hate the Hudson.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:15 AM on January 11, 2005


The Magician, doggone it. It's like a much roomier Tile Bar with an even better jukebox.
posted by jonmc at 9:26 AM on January 11, 2005


Yeah baby.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:36 AM on January 11, 2005


Thanks for that link, Jon. I had no idea that WXOU (my favorite neighborhood joint) had cousins.

Um, if n00bs are welcome, I'll happily show up for beers.
posted by enrevanche at 9:36 AM on January 11, 2005


something like zum schneider or spuyten duyvil...?

you'll have to force the beer down my throat, of course.
posted by dorian at 9:39 AM on January 11, 2005


Do n00bs get to learn the secret handshake at their first meetup? I'll come but only if their is no goat ritual. I'm still a bit sore from New Year's.
posted by mds35 at 9:43 AM on January 11, 2005


zum schneider makes some badass brats & kraut, but it's still a strange feeling eating upscale on Avenue C.

everanche, I work on Hudson Street. WXOU is my after work joint. You've probably seen me in there, most likely on the floor.
posted by jonmc at 9:45 AM on January 11, 2005


Noobs are totally welcome! you may or may not get to learn the secret rituals, but you'll certainly be part of them. ; >

i'm in.
posted by amberglow at 9:47 AM on January 11, 2005


dude if you tell them any of the secret rituals you are so out of the gang!!

also, just the thought of this makes me want to wander over to cafe helmer tonight. mmmmm.

also, are there any graveyards in manhattan? just askin' is all.
posted by dorian at 9:53 AM on January 11, 2005


I'll come but only if their is no goat ritual.

But the goat ritual is how we punish people for screwing up homophones. Now what will we do?
posted by dame at 9:54 AM on January 11, 2005


how languagehat taught that goat 11 languages, I will never know.
posted by dorian at 9:57 AM on January 11, 2005


I'm out of this round as far as fighting over venue. I'll be there, wherever there is.

Also, noobs are not only invited, but required. Fresh meat is required for the pride to stay strong, or something.

It will be a genuine pleasure to drama-queen around with some of the 18k+ posse.
posted by chicobangs at 9:59 AM on January 11, 2005


Um, I hate hate hate the Hudson.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:15 AM PST on January 11


If the Hudson is too nice for you, dba is pretty casual.
posted by orange clock at 9:59 AM on January 11, 2005


we had some proofing probs at dba last time, but i love that they have the outside for smoking. What day of the week are we doing this?
posted by amberglow at 10:01 AM on January 11, 2005


proofing problems? What happened?

I can mention that any work night is going to be problematic for me, what with living in New Jersey and all, but y'all sure are fun to hang out with.
posted by Karmakaze at 10:21 AM on January 11, 2005


Are we looking at Saturday, the 12th of February? That would be great, as have some bulk valentines I'd like to fob off on some unsuspecting rubes People I Genuinely Care About.

And we've been to dba a few times. It's great, but the door goons have been selectively picky.

My concern is space. We've been to some right unhospitable holes in the wall the last couple of times. Aside from that, I'm game.
posted by chicobangs at 10:23 AM on January 11, 2005


I'm in as well, and totally agnostic in regards to venues...
posted by lilboo at 10:28 AM on January 11, 2005


yay boo, I heard you moved which prolly splains why I never randomly run into you in the path station ever'day anymore.
posted by dorian at 10:30 AM on January 11, 2005


My concern is space.

Then it's gotta be the Magician, man. Triple the size of the East Village tile bar, but with the same atmosphere, prices & jukebox.
posted by jonmc at 10:34 AM on January 11, 2005


I'd love a smoking section too, but the tile bar is also one of my all time faves and I didn't know they had a roomy cousin. I'll go anywhere though.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:37 AM on January 11, 2005


I think it will have to be the Magician. Though I got a new ID, so I will no longer be subject to evil proofing goons who don't understand, "I lost it, I am waiting for an appointment to get a new one."

And Chico, I want a big valentine with chocolate teddy bears in cheap lingerie.
posted by dame at 10:50 AM on January 11, 2005


Yeah D, Hoboken was starting to hurt my brain. I'm in Jersey City now, and my mental health has improved - 9 out of 10 times I can usually get a parking space on the same block that I live on - it's miraculous!
posted by lilboo at 10:50 AM on January 11, 2005


Ah, what the hell. Just tell me where and when.
posted by adampsyche at 10:50 AM on January 11, 2005


hmm. i missed the last one. i have to go now.

plus, i owe jonmc, lilboo and amberglow a drink that may or may not be beer related.
posted by Stynxno at 11:09 AM on January 11, 2005


Nothin' but the cheapest teddy bears in lingerie for you, dame.

Do I owe anyone a drink? And if not, why not?
posted by chicobangs at 11:13 AM on January 11, 2005


After the last meetup, I shouldn't owe anybody drinks, I do however, owe Amberglow at least one pack of smokes....

parliments, right? I'll buy two just in case...
posted by lilboo at 11:17 AM on January 11, 2005


I'd like a cheap teddy bear in chocolate lingerie, chico. cos I'm sick like dat.
posted by jonmc at 11:17 AM on January 11, 2005


They have smoking sections in NY bars? I thought it had been banninated completely.
posted by squealy at 11:47 AM on January 11, 2005


Sorry, dude, don't mean to be sexist, but one ursine skank per customer, and ladies go first! Owwww!

Don't want thse bad boys stretched out before everyone gets their fun.

Smoking is still kosher on outdoor patios and some special-case places. Magician isn't one of those, but how bad could the weather in NY in February possibly be, really?
posted by chicobangs at 11:51 AM on January 11, 2005


Yay! Ursine skank for me! (Okay, I just blew my exclamation point allotment for the month.)

Also, I emailed johnny7 to alert him. Perhaps he'll appear after that pesky time difference.
posted by dame at 12:02 PM on January 11, 2005


hmm. i missed the last one. i have to go now. [...]

posted by Stynxno at 11:09 AM PST on January 11


Seconded. Both for Stynxno and myself :D

Don't really care where, but the Magician sounds like a winner. I am in the same camp (NJ) as adampsyche, lilboo and Karmakaze when it comes to preferring non-weeknights.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 12:03 PM on January 11, 2005


I'll try to make it out this time, too. What time are you all thinking?
posted by mdn at 12:12 PM on January 11, 2005


Smoking is still kosher on outdoor patios and some special-case places

funnily enough, amberglow was in Milan the very night that smoking became illegal in bars/restaurants, American-style
posted by matteo at 12:12 PM on January 11, 2005


18k+ n00b here, I'm not a drinker but I make up for it with my witty banter. No goats though. Will they accept a passport as ID @ the Magician?
posted by exlotuseater at 12:21 PM on January 11, 2005


yup...it was like being home, but much much more fabulous. I'm glad it only hit on my last night there--what's Europe coming to?

If you guys ply me with drinks, i'll tell you all about matteo. (i spent too much in italy too) ; >
posted by amberglow at 12:22 PM on January 11, 2005


they will, exlotus.
posted by amberglow at 12:22 PM on January 11, 2005


I'll try to appear for the Magician, but I may have to pull a hat trick...
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:28 PM on January 11, 2005


Oh my god.

Are we actually approaching a consensus here?

MAN BITES DOG.
posted by chicobangs at 12:35 PM on January 11, 2005


*shocked reeling*

Not all of Italy right?? Just Milan right??
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:39 PM on January 11, 2005


i'll tell you all about matteo.

and matteo, whatever amber told you about me, don't believe a word of it.
posted by jonmc at 12:43 PM on January 11, 2005


I wanna come, someone please just remind me.
posted by riffola at 12:53 PM on January 11, 2005


Not all of Italy right?? Just Milan right??
Nah--tre journi a Venezia, quattro a Firenze, e due a Milano

jon, he believed every word, and then he cried. ; >
posted by amberglow at 12:56 PM on January 11, 2005


riffola, it's a month away. The over-under on reminder threads is about six.
posted by chicobangs at 1:24 PM on January 11, 2005


Do I get to attend? I mean, it was my AskMe, after all...
posted by jpburns at 1:49 PM on January 11, 2005


nope, jp, sorry. ; P
posted by amberglow at 1:52 PM on January 11, 2005


Sorry jp, full up. Thanks for calling it, though.
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:58 PM on January 11, 2005


i'll tell you all about matteo

just don't tell them about the thing we did with the stuffed penguin. please.
posted by matteo at 2:04 PM on January 11, 2005


My apologies for the unintentional snubbing Mr. Burns. Please come.
posted by dame at 2:18 PM on January 11, 2005


(weeps silently)

Mumbles... "That's the last time I treat total cyber-strangers as pals..."
posted by jpburns at 2:19 PM on January 11, 2005


ursine skank

You rang?
posted by ursus_comiter at 2:19 PM on January 11, 2005


You comin'?
posted by chicobangs at 2:27 PM on January 11, 2005


Mebbe.
posted by ursus_comiter at 2:31 PM on January 11, 2005


I am touched thank you. Depends on the night and the place. Loud, beery-places are a turn-off. Talk curvy woman, a turn-on.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:58 PM on January 11, 2005


I won't tell about the stuffed penguin if i can tell them about your torrid public sex thing with Platinette on Corso Como. ; >
posted by amberglow at 5:10 PM on January 11, 2005


go ahead amberglow. just don't mention Remo the Mega Anal Plug, and I won't tell anybody that you confessed that ParisParamus is your closeted fuck-buddy
posted by matteo at 5:20 PM on January 11, 2005


waitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwait.

You know REMO!?!?!!???!?!



Wow. Small world.
posted by chicobangs at 5:22 PM on January 11, 2005


I won't mention Remo the Mega Anal Plug (especially since i only saw the part that stuck out), and Paris and I decided to make our relationship public at the next meetup, so there! ; >

But can i mention how you dress up as la Befana and break into nursing homes to hand out viagra and have your way with the old men?
posted by amberglow at 5:50 PM on January 11, 2005


I ran into liam at the bar tonight. He seemed interested in coming.
posted by jonmc at 6:13 PM on January 11, 2005


I plan on being there, quite possibly with my special lady friend.
posted by Vidiot at 6:58 PM on January 11, 2005


But the goat ritual is how we punish people for screwing up homophones.

Aww shit. And I went to Columbia and everthang. Now I go an' mess up me a spell. Does the DayQuil stain on my keyboard help to explain my spelling?
posted by mds35 at 7:06 PM on January 11, 2005


Nobody misses a thing around here.
Did we decide on a day/night ?
posted by johnny7 at 7:36 PM on January 11, 2005


oh hey guys i will join your internet party
posted by naxosaxur at 7:41 PM on January 11, 2005


Yes, 12 Feb at the Magician. Time will likely be between 6 and 8--it usually is.

Mumbles... "That's the last time I treat total cyber-strangers as pals..."

But, but I spent lots of time making advice for you in the thread. That has to count for something.
posted by dame at 7:44 PM on January 11, 2005


...and OMG chicobangs i'm totally appropriating your valentines card idea, and bringing doily glitter candy hearts for all the str8 ballers <3
posted by naxosaxur at 7:48 PM on January 11, 2005


We start now discussing for a meeting in midFebruary? what's up? by then, even I will not be a n00b!
I want to join you but... can you consider next time meeting somewhere closer uptown? and west? pretty please?
posted by carmina at 8:00 PM on January 11, 2005


I'll be there if riffy comes.
posted by we heard you the first time, Seth at 8:05 PM on January 11, 2005


can you consider next time meeting somewhere closer uptown? and west? pretty please?

No. Only bad people live there.
posted by dame at 8:21 PM on January 11, 2005


carmina, we might tend toward lower Manhattan, but we've met up all over town, and that trend should continue.


And naxy sweetheart, I gots one for you if'n you gots one for me...

[Squeak squeak!]
posted by chicobangs at 8:25 PM on January 11, 2005


I will go over; I will go up: but with MeTa as my witness I shall never do both.
posted by dame at 8:40 PM on January 11, 2005


we had some proofing probs at dba last time

This is a young crowd I take it?
posted by mlis at 8:52 PM on January 11, 2005


I have no idea how this works. Should we like flash mob Central Park at exactly 4:04 pm on a Saturday?
posted by Eideteker at 9:16 PM on January 11, 2005


Wow, so much notice. I was planning on trekking up that way soon...I could probably make an interesting timing coincidence happen.
posted by amandaudoff at 9:27 PM on January 11, 2005


This is a young crowd I take it?
Nah. It was an overexuberant doorguy's fault. I'd say mostly 25-40--with me being the 40 : <
posted by amberglow at 6:33 AM on January 12, 2005


amberglow, I am older than you. Ha! I may be a 5$ noob but I'm the oldest!

Wait. Why am I happy about this?
posted by idest at 7:21 AM on January 12, 2005


Note: There are a few other 40+'s in the NY chapter, and though propriety forbids me to ask anyone, I'm sure we've seen a couple of fiftysomethings come out as well.

And that's not even counting GodotParamus.
posted by chicobangs at 8:28 AM on January 12, 2005


that's true...i'm not alone in my advanced decrepitude--prune juice, geritol, and depends for everyone! ; >
posted by amberglow at 8:48 AM on January 12, 2005


Oh, you wish, don't you?

You'll pry my Centrum Zinc from my trembling hands.
posted by Vidiot at 8:51 AM on January 12, 2005


Ok, you can't have a ride on my Jazzy then! : P
posted by amberglow at 8:58 AM on January 12, 2005


I'll probably be putting in an appearance, I'm about due. Last time I showed up, I found a new employee- who knows what surprises await this time?
posted by mkultra at 11:23 AM on January 12, 2005


amber, vidiot, pipe down, Matlock's on.
posted by jonmc at 11:37 AM on January 12, 2005


I will put in an appearance, representing the Metafilter Young Babes Association.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:16 PM on January 12, 2005 [1 favorite]


hawt.
posted by Stynxno at 5:32 AM on January 13, 2005


I'll try to be there.
posted by safetyfork at 10:43 AM on January 13, 2005


I'll be there, and I think I may owe some people drinks...
posted by turaho at 11:22 AM on January 13, 2005


Metafilter Young Babes Association.
waitwaitwaitwaitwait. When did this come about? I knew of no such thing!
posted by exlotuseater at 12:06 PM on January 13, 2005


Pretty sure I can make it, although I need to consult with the better half.
posted by Remy at 1:19 PM on January 13, 2005


maybe that's babes as in babes-in-arms, i.e. mefi-littleones ... ? of course, there are other schools of thought.

I owe ever'one drinks.
posted by dorian at 4:27 PM on January 13, 2005


We'll hold you to that, dorian...
posted by Vidiot at 5:02 PM on January 13, 2005


got no issues with that, my friend.

although if 700 noobs show up, they may have to fight me for the privilege.
posted by dorian at 6:05 PM on January 13, 2005


If everyone on this thread who says they are going actually shows up, there will be a vortex in the space-time continuum.

Also, those of you who think you might owe me a drink, do.
posted by bingo at 6:41 PM on January 13, 2005


If there's any more room, I'll try to make it to this one too.
posted by sueinnyc at 2:19 AM on January 17, 2005


I am afraid of all of you, but I like beer. Please try not to scare me off before I finish one.
posted by ikkyu2 at 12:33 PM on January 21, 2005


So...it's been a while since this thread began. Are we still on for Saturday at the Magician starting around 6PM?
posted by mds35 at 8:20 AM on February 7, 2005


as always, I forget when the hell new year's is -- looks like I will be in boston this weekend to celebrate that. but it sounds like it will certainly be made up for in quantity.

so: no whisky, no graveyards. feel free to honor me in absentia though.

*cries*

(also, now I really owe everyone drinks. good thing it sounds like we are having weekly meetups for the next two months.)
posted by dorian at 2:44 PM on February 9, 2005


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