Boston meetup this Saturday night January 17, 2007 9:37 AM   Subscribe

Reminder and possible change of venue for Boston meetup this Saturday night.
posted by mds35 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:37 AM (29 comments total)

We'll meet at 7 PM, but where? It looks like we need a new plan, as the Milky Way will be crowded with salsa dancers. Doyle's is a possible venue, but may be too crowded and noisy for a meetup. We should stick to JP, Cambrige or Brookline, or downtown, I think, but I'm open to suggestions. I have not explored this town much yet and don't know the bars so well. Any of you more established Beantowners know a good place? Must have beer and be fairly close to public transportation.
posted by mds35 at 9:40 AM on January 17, 2007

If you guys wanna drive out to Worcester, we can get silly at my house, you can crash in several guest rooms, and I'll provide the midnite buffet.
Or I can just meet you in Boston somewhere.
I just need some entertainment. See, I've got this cranky 16-week old...
posted by Dizzy at 9:52 AM on January 17, 2007

I'm a fan of the People's Republik in Cambridge (Red Line, natch, to Central Square) though I'm not sure what the crowd factor would be like.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 10:18 AM on January 17, 2007

also, stop saying "Beantown," we hate that.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 10:30 AM on January 17, 2007

also, stop saying "Beantown," we hate that.

and I've never even heard someone say "beantowners." cripes.
posted by rxrfrx at 11:09 AM on January 17, 2007

posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:59 AM on January 17, 2007


I miss you Bostonianicans, but I've got a much-anticipated party in Nashua to go to that evening. Shucks.
posted by Plutor at 12:09 PM on January 17, 2007

Oh, sure...I hired the babysitter for LAST weekend.

It figures.
posted by briank at 12:14 PM on January 17, 2007

Avoiding a crowd on a Saturday night might prove difficult.
I suggest at least looking for a place that doesn't have live music; that will keep the volume down.

(Won't be making it; have other plans)
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 2:02 PM on January 17, 2007

I like the idea of meeting at People's Republik. I have never been there before but the reviews I'm reading on-line are encouraging:

It's one of those dark, dingy bars with bartenders that look like they want to laugh at your beer order.

Don't go here if you are a poser. Only real intellectual types and artists nees apply.

Last time I was in this bar a man in the corner took off his leg and started playing it like an instrument.

A similar bar to the KGB bar in New York. (one of my old faves)

Stopped in for a drink and didn't regret it.
posted by mds35 at 2:41 PM on January 17, 2007

Also, sorry about the Beantowner quip.
posted by mds35 at 2:42 PM on January 17, 2007

Are we married to this weekend? Because I will be out of town. Also, NEXT weekend, wimpdork will be on THIS coast, and we all know how hot she is.
posted by Eideteker at 6:35 PM on January 17, 2007

As a beer-less option, Sunday the 21st is the monthly free day (12-5) at the MIT Museum, if folks would be around then and interested in that.

As a super-beer option, has anyone been to and developed an opinion on the Publick House in Brookline?
posted by nonane at 7:44 PM on January 17, 2007

I like both options presented, The People's Republik and The Publick House. Usually I'd go for the one with more superfluous k's, but it seems they're equal on that front.
posted by Kattullus at 9:08 PM on January 17, 2007

Publick House is good. They have a large selection of fine Belgian beer as well as some fine English, German and American choices. If you like beer you could hardly go wrong by choosing it. And their food isn't too shabby either.

Also, it's conveniently right off the C-branch of the Green Line.
posted by MasonDixon at 9:36 PM on January 17, 2007

Alternate meetup in the works here. Not to undercut this one, because hey, if you can make both, do so!
posted by Eideteker at 9:56 PM on January 17, 2007

Another suggestion - because I'm hella lazy and it's across the street from my office - is that the new Institute of Contemporary Art recently opened and is quite pretty. They have a cafe; also, the Seaport Bar & Grill is nearby for beer and generally-unshitty appetizers.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 8:08 AM on January 18, 2007

"Generally-unshitty" appetizers?
I'm bringin' the wife!
posted by Dizzy at 8:22 AM on January 18, 2007

I have to be diplomatic, as I am a neighbor.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 8:30 AM on January 18, 2007

Okay, listen up. We got less than 48 hours to figger this out, so I'm gonna take charge. Let's meet at the People's Republic in Cambridge. The bar is located at 876 Massachusetts Ave, between Harvard Square and Central Square. We'll meet at 7 PM Staurday night and hang until the buzz wears off. I'll bring my trusty camera.

So who's in?
posted by mds35 at 7:16 PM on January 18, 2007

Like Flynn.

See you there!
posted by Kattullus at 7:51 PM on January 18, 2007

I won't be there, but I'll be sending my emissary. And by "emissary," I mean, husband.

(And by "husband," I mean, Kattullus and not my secret husband, Johnny Depp.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:19 PM on January 18, 2007

Cool. There will be at least two of us there then. I will wear a Santa hat so people can spot me.

This will be my first meetup. I hope some veterans will come to show me the secret handshake. I hope it does not involve fish or trousers.
posted by mds35 at 6:29 AM on January 19, 2007

It's pretty likely that Robocop and I will make it.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 6:53 AM on January 20, 2007

posted by mds35 at 6:56 AM on January 20, 2007

I regret that I won't make it after all-- my baby boy is pre-teething, which means he's cranky, I haven't slept in 36 hours, and I'm covered in drool.
I hope to pop some Lithium and hit the rack by six.
Next time!
posted by Dizzy at 7:57 AM on January 20, 2007

sorry, i'm out as well.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 11:18 AM on January 20, 2007

Saucy Intruder---
If you think for one minute that yer getting any of my Lithium you are sadly mistaken.
posted by Dizzy at 1:10 PM on January 20, 2007

Aww, the draw of the nerd nite was too strong. Would consider a meetup next weekend, though...
posted by enfa at 8:49 PM on January 20, 2007

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