Chicago Metafilter Meetup? May 24, 2007 11:12 AM   Subscribe

I'll be in Chicago at the end of July (27-29) for the BlogHer conferences. Anyone interested in trying to arrange a meetup there? I'll be in the Navy Pier area. Suggestions for possible meetup locations near there?
posted by misha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:12 AM (12 comments total)

all the BlogHers hang out at the navy pier.
posted by quonsar at 12:49 PM on May 24, 2007

Not Monk's!
posted by Miko at 1:30 PM on May 24, 2007

Plenty of beer gardens to hang out in on Navy Pier that time of year.

Alas, I'll be out of town. Which is just as well, because I am paralyzed with fear at the thought of meeting mefites in person (and their persons meeting me).

Is it only me?
posted by iguanapolitico at 2:06 PM on May 24, 2007

Fear isn't quite the word, but no.
posted by Dave Faris at 2:36 PM on May 24, 2007

You shouldn't be afraid of meet-ups. Your first meet-up is like your first day in prison. You have to kick somebody's ass right off the bat or no one will respect you. After that just keep your head down and try not to drop the soap.
posted by ND¢ at 2:37 PM on May 24, 2007

*shivs ND¢ in the restaurant entranceway*

Now this is a meetup!
posted by quin at 3:12 PM on May 24, 2007

How about Rock Bottom Brewery? Plenty of different brews to keep the snobby brewery MeFites occupied, and a great rooftop deck if the weather's nice. It's just a few blocks straight west of Navy Pier. I know it's a chain...maybe that's a turn-off.
posted by MeetMegan at 3:59 PM on May 24, 2007

(and they're definitley open those days)
posted by MeetMegan at 4:00 PM on May 24, 2007

Define "nice weather." If it's over 80 degrees, my vote is for air conditioning.
posted by who squared at 6:57 PM on May 24, 2007

Unfortunately, I'll be in Key West for a wedding. (I was hoping to go to BlogHer, too, but alas...)
posted by me3dia at 10:23 PM on May 24, 2007

ND¢ -- that's kind of what I was afraid of. That would involve, like, confrontation. I'm much better at leaving the passive/aggressive notes. ;)

Now that I've admitted my fear I might actually attend this meetup, if I weren't going to be at ragbrai. Maybe we could have a Mefi ragbrai meetup....
posted by iguanapolitico at 10:27 AM on May 25, 2007

I'll be around, lemme know and I'll show.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 2:02 PM on May 26, 2007

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