NYC Meetup February 5, 2007 6:39 PM   Subscribe

NYCFilter: Do you have dinner plans in the city tomorrow night? Great, me too -- wanna have drinks together beforehand? Let's waste time together in that layover hour between your manhattan day job and the commute to the outer boroughs -- or whatever your situation is at precisely 5:30pm.

Would enjoy the company of any mefites in the area, especially if you're also occupying time before the next engagement. It would be like those happy hours in airports, that easiness between strangers when everyone's on their way to someplace else.

First-timers encouraged! I've learned so much here, but have yet to meet a single person from this community (that i've known about, obviously). I'll be at the Yuca Bar (EV) tomorrow night, 6-7:30. Drop by if you're in the hood! No social agenda, just a chance to say hello to some of you for the first time.
posted by milkdropcoronet to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:39 PM (23 comments total)

Actually, I'm open to any bar suggestions. Yuca is where my dinner plans are so it was my first thought.
posted by milkdropcoronet at 6:43 PM on February 5, 2007


Sorry, it's off from work and straight to band practice for me tomorrow. Enjoy.
posted by safetyfork at 7:34 PM on February 5, 2007


But it's cold. So very, very cold.
posted by bingo at 8:50 PM on February 5, 2007


Yea, trecking over to Avenue A after dark in this weather.... doesn't really sound like a whole lot of fun. Maybe somewhere a little closer to Union Square? There's always our old haunt, Revival.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:56 PM on February 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


I got a volunteer commitment that night.
posted by piratebowling at 9:01 PM on February 5, 2007


hmmmm....I'm a first timer, and jealous that everyone apparently used to meet at Revival.
posted by lalex at 10:08 PM on February 5, 2007


Avenue A isn't THAT bad, TPS--I go to the Pioneer Theater all the time.

I didn't like Double Down much when I checked it out on my own--too snotty. Mama's Bar at 3rd and B has much less attitude--and their own pizza vodka (just the herbs ;-) )!
posted by brujita at 10:24 PM on February 5, 2007


I've got skool. Again.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:22 AM on February 6, 2007


Someplace near Union Square = maybe. Ave A = decidedly not (it's like 2 degrees out!)
posted by dame at 6:22 AM on February 6, 2007


ok, ok, i've succumbed to the weather excuse as well (all it took was an icy blast from this morning's walk to the train!)

this invitation is officially tabled. let's try again in warmer times...
posted by milkdropcoronet at 6:59 AM on February 6, 2007


We will meet again in warmer times!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:15 AM on February 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Are you hitting on me?
posted by koeselitz at 7:59 AM on February 6, 2007


Weak. Its 18 degrees colder here in Chicago this week. Plan the next NYC meetup around a weekend please so I can finally show face.
posted by allkindsoftime at 8:49 AM on February 6, 2007


in when warmer also
posted by taliaferro at 9:07 AM on February 6, 2007


Dang, and I was all set to show up. Cold weather makes going to bars better, not worse. And the walk from the E. Village to 2 Ave (F/V) or Astor Place (6), or 1 Ave/14 St (L) ain't so bad. Yuca's about equidistant from them all, too. And there's a buncha other amenable joints nearby what have nice warm drinks and central heating.

Sure, it's fuckin' brick outside. Ya'd think youse'd never been cold before, though.
posted by breezeway at 9:19 AM on February 6, 2007


Yuca's about equidistant from them all, too.

Yeah. And that's far! If it were near just one, I'd go. But I live a block from the subway and work two short blocks from it and it was so cold this morning, my eyeballs nearly froze. So there.
posted by dame at 9:32 AM on February 6, 2007


Ya'd think youse'd never been cold before, though.

I have been. That's why I said helllllllllllllll no.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:41 AM on February 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


my eyeballs nearly froze.
Phhhht. Heated goggles are where it's at! Just you wait!

Ya'd think youse'd never been cold before, though.
I have been. That's why I said helllllllllllllll no.

You sound like my dad now. He lived in Minnesota for 40 years and lived in Atlanta the last 20. He's totally wussified now. When it hits 30, he totally freaks out.
posted by jmd82 at 10:24 AM on February 6, 2007


This morning, just before dawn, I went to my roof and sat on my knees wearing nothing but a loincloth, meditating. At random intervals, an acolyte splashed ice water against my back and beat me about the shoulders with a birch rod until blood rose from my welts and froze on my back. When I stood to walk downstairs and face the day, my knuckles felt a slight chill. It's only truly cold when my knuckles ache and my fingertips split away from the nails; that's when the flesh is ready to turn black and fall away. On those days I'll settle for an ice bath and a rousing spot of gunplay.

Really, though, don't you people like entering a bar from the cold? The flush on your pretty faces, your bright chapped lips, and the tears in your eyes, not to mention the rise of sweat across your noses, is positively post-coital.

I've said too much.
posted by breezeway at 11:07 AM on February 6, 2007


ya great southern pansies.
Walked a mile to work the .am in -14F

:P

seriously though, it's too cold
posted by edgeways at 11:27 AM on February 6, 2007


Ha ha, breezeway. Whatever. I should note I get up at 5.35. And then swim. And then, after that, I walked across town with wet hair. And that is true.
posted by dame at 11:36 AM on February 6, 2007


At random intervals, an acolyte splashed ice water against my back and beat me about the shoulders with a birch rod until blood rose from my welts and froze on my back.

You big fibber. I'm your only acolyte, and I've been home in my red PJ's all day.
posted by jonmc at 2:29 PM on February 6, 2007


The flush on your pretty faces, your bright chapped lips, and the tears in your eyes, not to mention the rise of sweat across your noses, is positively post-coital.

Yes, as long as you plan on spending the night at the bar, that's fine. Otherwise, you're setting yourself to go out again, when it's colder, and the wait for the train is longer, and you're tired. And probably drunk too.
posted by bingo at 10:11 PM on February 6, 2007


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