Yet Another Chicago MeFi Meetup Option (& HostingCon) July 17, 2007 7:59 AM   Subscribe

Okay - it looks like there's mixed reception for the 27th in Chicago and I won't be there anyway. Are there any MeFites going to HostingCon that would like to connect there - or alternatively anyone down for grabbing a beer on Sunday July 22? Flexible to locations that are public transit friendly. Northside or Downtownish preferred.
posted by FlamingBore to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:59 AM (29 comments total)

I do not know what HostingCon is, but I'm in for meeting up on the 22nd.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 9:16 AM on July 17, 2007

Sigh ... I'm out of town on the 22nd as well. :(
posted by iguanapolitico at 10:43 AM on July 17, 2007

22nd is a no-go for me as well. I will be out of town!
posted by sparkletone at 11:18 AM on July 17, 2007

22nd works for me. 27th doesn't.
posted by rbs at 11:27 AM on July 17, 2007

22nd works for me.
posted by MeetMegan at 12:49 PM on July 17, 2007

Oh man, I've been looking out for a Chicago meeting, haven't been to one yet. I'll be out of town though, guess I'll catch you next time around.
posted by Sreiny at 1:27 PM on July 17, 2007

I wrote this Askme a few weeks ago and I've been meaning to ask about a meetup ever since. Your initiative works just as well for me, though! I'm in the Loop and have a terrifically bad sense of direction. Do with that what you will. I'm willing to walk or CTA to come, though, if anyone has any fabulous ideas.
posted by theantikitty at 1:30 PM on July 17, 2007

posted by rbs at 2:39 PM on July 17, 2007

I'm out of town the 22nd, but in town the 27th. Andersonville is not convenient for out of towners staying in the Loop!

We had some talk at metachat of meeting at Mother Hubbards 730ish this Thursday, the 19th) but I don't know if that's still one
posted by crush-onastick at 2:42 PM on July 17, 2007

Good god. RBS sure loves Andersonville but it's not always convenient for the rest of us!

crush-onastick, can you post back here if the Mother Hubbard's meetup is still on? Thanks.
posted by MeetMegan at 3:27 PM on July 17, 2007

Who wouldn't love the best neighborhood in Chicago?
posted by rbs at 4:11 PM on July 17, 2007

27th--Rock Bottom Brewery (see lower thread).
22nd is just for, you know, elitist Andersonville people.

(Just kidding)
posted by misha at 4:50 PM on July 17, 2007

Cool - sounds like there's enough folks to warrant this. I'm cool with Andersonville, but it sounds like it might not be optimal for others. I'm not too familiar with the bars downtown - anyone?
posted by FlamingBore at 6:42 PM on July 17, 2007


folks visiting could go see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind before (or after?). it's not so long a trip via cta especially if you have hilarious yet moving experimental theater to look forward to.

what's hopleaf like on a sunday?

i've been thinking Piece in wicker park would be fun to have a meetup at as well.
posted by pokermonk at 6:56 PM on July 17, 2007

(also, if anyone wants to say hi, i'll be at the big free decemberists show @ millenium tomorrow probably towards the front of the lawn with the filthiest white sox cap you've ever seen)
posted by pokermonk at 7:11 PM on July 17, 2007

22nd should work for me. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 8:12 PM on July 17, 2007

Ohhh, I like the notion of Piece.
posted by FlamingBore at 9:07 PM on July 17, 2007

I sorta half-live in Andersonville (moving completely back to the 'burbs after August), so that is cool for me.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 8:20 AM on July 18, 2007

I have no clue where Andersonville is! If I can get there from the Loop without transferring a bunch of times on the CTA (I really hate transferring. Especially bus transfers) then that's cool. I can definitely get to Wicker Park easily on the CTA.
posted by theantikitty at 10:17 AM on July 18, 2007

Hopleaf's not terrible on a Sunday. Also, there's always Simons. Too much light is just around the corner, for people who didn't pick that up from pokermonk's post. To get to A'ville, you can take the red line and walk half a mile or just take the 22 (Clark).
posted by rbs at 6:31 PM on July 18, 2007

Incidentally, the Neo Futuristsdirections are the best directions for getting up there.

Not that I'm trying to hard sell Andersonville (I'm up for anywhere, really), but that there's cheap, good theater right there means you could make a day of it if you really wanted to come.
posted by pokermonk at 7:03 PM on July 18, 2007

I don't want to be bratty but I probably won't go if it's in Andersonville. I have a busy weekend set up and it'd be one thing to be able to go out downtown (a few minutes away from my place) but to go 40+ minutes away (by p-trans) isn't going to work for me. I'm not sure how the out-of-towners will feel about going far either...but I don't know who's coming in from out-of-town.

If we're thinking about the downtown area, may I suggest O'Leary's Public House at Wells and Illinois. We can sit outside if the weather's nice, or stake out the seating area across from the bar. It is open on Sunday (a problem we encountered with the last meetup planned at Monk's on a weekend...).

Alternatively, Fado has much better seating and a lot more distractions should we need them. That's at Clark and Grand. They probably have a better beer selection, too, but I don't think their food is as good as O'Leary's.

Clearly I am an Irish pub snob. And a whiny brat.
posted by MeetMegan at 8:16 PM on July 18, 2007

MeetMegan: We are going forward with the Metachat meet at Mother Hubbard's (5 W Hubbard) tonight at 730ish.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:48 AM on July 19, 2007

crush-onastick: Excellent. I will try my best to be there. Thanks!
posted by MeetMegan at 8:37 AM on July 19, 2007

I really like the idea of downtown.

I've never been to either O'Leary's or Fado, but if I had to pick one of them I'd say Fado.

Shall we call it?
posted by FlamingBore at 9:21 AM on July 19, 2007

Shit, secret metachat meetup tonight? Man, I'm gonna be stuck at home trying to come up with a song about a goddamn snake. Is there even gonna be a meetup on the 22nd now?
posted by buriednexttoyou at 3:36 PM on July 19, 2007

Dude. I hope there's still a meetup! Is there any reason why we can't have an ultra cool meetup sidebar so I don't have to page back to check the status?
posted by theantikitty at 9:44 PM on July 19, 2007

Anyone still out there?

Uptown Poetry Slam 21st Anniversary is Sunday too, so that might be fun to meet up at (and shave off a little cta time, although bad for driving). Bonus points for mefites who perform!

Otherwise, we should lock down on Fado or Piece or Hopleaf.

But it's gotta be someone more decisive than me to do that.
posted by pokermonk at 4:27 PM on July 20, 2007

Hmmm... no location, no sidebar... I'm making other plans. Sorry, guys, I'll try the 27th.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 6:22 AM on July 21, 2007

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