Philly Meetup December 29, 2005 6:32 PM   Subscribe

Philly meetup? I’m in South Jersey until about January 12th, and would love to meet up with some local (tri-state and beyond…) MeFites. Who’s game?
posted by amro to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:32 PM (20 comments total)

As long as it's not the 11th (sun night the 8th would be great...or even sat the 7th)...I'll show.
posted by filmgeek at 6:58 PM on December 29, 2005

Hell yeah. The 8th is great for me too - I'm busy the 7th (and possibly the 6th - my birthday is the 5th, so I might be doing family stuff then).
posted by kalimac at 7:43 PM on December 29, 2005

The 8th would work for me, although I couldn't get there until about 8 pm or so (I have dinner plans earlier that evening).

Please suggest locations, also. I'm not super familiar with the bars and restaurants in Philly anymore (if I ever was). The last one was at The Standard Tap I think - how was that?
posted by amro at 8:17 PM on December 29, 2005

(Happy early birthday, kalimac!)
posted by amro at 8:18 PM on December 29, 2005

Maybe possibly. The 8th would be good if I do decide to make the trek.
posted by youcancallmeal at 11:13 PM on December 29, 2005

i'll be there 6th - perhaps, perhaps.
posted by youarenothere at 7:28 AM on December 30, 2005

Standard tap was my idea. A bit off of a beaten track. A little hard to find. I'd have done it somewhere else.

Manayunk would have been better (it's all of two blocks from the expressway, easy enough to find...great selection of bars)

The Key is a place with alcohol + a semi secluded/quieter area to talk + drink.
posted by filmgeek at 4:23 PM on December 30, 2005

My vote would be for standard tap ... it's (marginally) easier for me to get to by Septic. In the alternative, Monk's is in Center City, the food is great, and the beer is world-class.
posted by LilBucner at 8:28 PM on December 30, 2005

Standard Tap sounds fine - I'm limited to public transit too, so Center City locations would be best.

Unfortunately I had my formative drinking years in Newark, DE, so I'm not sure what's good around here.
posted by kalimac at 7:25 AM on December 31, 2005

kalimac, me too - did you go to UD?

I agree about "the key" filmgeek. Monk's sounds good - am I understanding correctly that it's easier for everyone to get to Monk's via public transportation and car than Standard Tap?
posted by amro at 8:59 AM on December 31, 2005

Hmm, would parking be impossible near Monk's with something going on at The Kimmel Center that night?
posted by amro at 9:43 AM on December 31, 2005

amro - yeah! 2000-2004, anthro program :)

(And thanks for the early happy birthday up there!)

Another vote for Monk's here - unfortunately, parking's always a pain in Center City. There are a bunch of garages within a few blocks, I think, so you should be able to find something.
posted by kalimac at 10:20 AM on December 31, 2005

So,'s your idea...set a date and a time! We only have a week! Happy New year!
posted by filmgeek at 10:42 PM on January 1, 2006

Okay - Monk's, Sunday January 8th, 8 pm. How's that?
posted by amro at 8:21 AM on January 2, 2006

I'll repost to the front page in a few days.
posted by amro at 8:22 AM on January 2, 2006

I'm in, but I'm also underage for the tasty beverage department. Anyone know if kiddies like me are admitted?
posted by potch at 4:53 PM on January 2, 2006

By the way, I'm currently a UD'er. Go figure.
posted by potch at 4:56 PM on January 2, 2006

Ooh, potch, they may card you. You may want to give them a call and see. Or maybe LilBucner knows.
posted by amro at 7:44 PM on January 3, 2006

Potch, you should be fine. It's a restaurant more than a bar. A wildly popular restaurant known far and wide for their extensive collection of beers from far and wide, a restaurant that uses said beers in the food the way the most people think of using wine, but a restaurant nonetheless.
posted by desuetude at 1:49 PM on January 4, 2006

Potch ... on weekend nights they card at the maitre'd station just to get a table, but Sundays are more relaxed. They may card you to get a beer, or not, depending on the server. As desuetude said, it's more a restaurant than a bar.
posted by LilBucner at 9:28 PM on January 4, 2006

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