San Francisco Meetup, Early November? October 12, 2006 8:46 PM   Subscribe

Any interest in a San Francisco meetup in early November? I'll be making my first ever foray out of Eastern Standard Time, in order to attend a training course held in San Francisco; I'd be up for something just about any evening from the 5th through the 10th.
posted by cyrusdogstar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:46 PM (18 comments total)

Sounds cool to me.
posted by brundlefly at 10:32 PM on October 12, 2006

How about Thursday the 9th at The Rite Spot?
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 10:53 PM on October 12, 2006

That might work; I should mention that I will likely not have a car, so the venue should be someplace convenient to public transit :)
posted by cyrusdogstar at 5:33 AM on October 13, 2006

Hmmm ... I'm trying to think of a place with food, full bar, and some atmosphere. Where will you be? The Rite Spot is 3-4 blocks from 16th & Mission Bart but not the most beautiful four blocks. I could drive you back.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 7:43 AM on October 13, 2006

I'm trying to think of a place with food, full bar, and some atmosphere.

but not crowded or expensive.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 7:44 AM on October 13, 2006

I'd be up for it.
posted by scrump at 7:53 AM on October 13, 2006

We're staying here, a hotel near the airport in San Bruno, since I'm in town for a training session which takes place at another nearby hotel (about a mile away, basically across the nearby Tanforan Shopping Center). I understand there's a BART station at the mall, which is how I intend to get into the rest of the city during our trip.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 8:38 AM on October 13, 2006

Just a note: The single largest complaint about any meet-up I've been to is noise level. Atmosphere is good, but so is being able to hear the other people at the table. I've never been to the Rite Spot, so it may be great, but just something to consider.

Also, I'd likely be interested, depending on work/school commitments that week.
posted by occhiblu at 12:55 PM on October 13, 2006

Definitely up for it; Rite Spot does look possibly loud (live music -- although apparently it doesn't start until 9) but I've never been there so am not voting against it at all.

We were recently debating the appropriateness of the Last Supper Club; they have long tables with benches, so good for groups. However, there's only room for about 10 at a table, and there have been complaints about people being split up at past get-togethers. Possibly it would also be a bit loud (from conversation), but less so on a Thursday night than at weekends.
posted by obliquicity at 10:25 AM on October 14, 2006

There's also the 21st Amendment. Beer & pizza/garlic fries. The upstairs is not too loud.

Last Supper Club is cool, though am I remembering that it might be a bit pricey? Great drinks.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 2:19 PM on October 14, 2006

Further -- Last Supper Club has a downstairs that is quiet -- but I don't know if it's open every night.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 2:21 PM on October 14, 2006

Beer & pizza/garlic fries.

You had me at hello.
posted by brundlefly at 4:52 PM on October 14, 2006

I go to 21st Amendment at least once a week, so I'd probably stop by if it ended up there. Noise is fine, but it's not that big. Thursday should be fine, though, as long as there's not a ball game. If there is game, you're screwed.

It should be said that Zeitgeist is the coolest bar in SF, but is in a constant state of over-crowded. Part of its charm. I'd love to see a meet-up there some time, but it takes a certain amount of commitment which will probably never occur.

Whatever you do, make sure to try and get DaShiv on board. It ain't a meetup without DaShiv.
posted by team lowkey at 1:02 AM on October 15, 2006

I agree with occhiblu, not being able to hear people put a damper on my last meetup experience. And I'm with anybody who said "let's do it near a BART".
posted by Dunwitty at 12:28 AM on October 16, 2006

Garlic fries, eh? Intriguing. So far, all of these sound good. I suppose we can post another thread closer to the actual date and hash out the details then, if no obvious concensus arises from this one (considering it's already 2 pages back in the archives...).

Thanks again for the interest :)
posted by cyrusdogstar at 12:20 PM on October 16, 2006

I emailed DaShiv using the address on his (her? can't remember) profile and invited him to this thread, but no answer yet. I'll post a new thread this week if that's okay with everyone.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 1:23 PM on October 16, 2006

There's no ball game as in baseball that Thursday, the Series is over the week before (go Tigers!). I just wanted to put my vote in for Toronado being the coolest bar in the city, if not one totally nonappropriate for a meetup.
posted by kcm at 6:44 PM on October 17, 2006

Oh, hell yeah! Toronado is the best place to get a beer, but not the best place to hang out. It's small and ugly and crowded, and has like fifty great beers on tap. Perfect for a few folks, terrible for a meetup. Zeitgeist is like Heavy Metal Parking Lot, while Toronado is like hanging out backstage with Judas Priest.
posted by team lowkey at 12:02 AM on October 18, 2006

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