"Another" Chicago Meetup? April 9, 2008 8:25 AM   Subscribe

"Another" Chicago meetup: Since only two of our members actually managed to meet up last time at Quenchers, shall we try again?

Dates discussed for this secondary meetup were April 18th-19th. I am fine with either. Weekends don't work for some, so if there is enough of a hue and cry for a weeknight meetup, we can consider that, too. As for Venue, I've never actually been to the Billy Goat tavern, and since so many Chicago MeFites seem to love that place we could go there. Good food/drinks? Otherwise, it seems like a good policy to pick a place based on its proximity to those who have signed on for the meetup.

So, feel free to suggest other dates and places or to throw your vote in with the above suggestions.
posted by adamdschneider to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:25 AM (13 comments total)

I have no free weekends until--oh it seems like December, but I definitely have no free weekends before June. So, I'm in if it's a weeknight and not out in those Here There Be Dragon regions west of Damen and north of Irving Park. (What, the city goes south of Congress? Who knew?) I hope that Hydroponic remembers that it's his turn to bring door prizes.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:42 AM on April 9, 2008

Weekends are a no-go for me, too. I can do Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. I generally prefer Thursdays.

Let be be clear, though: I'm not going at all if there's a chance Mrs. Pants will be there.
posted by eamondaly at 11:20 AM on April 9, 2008

I'd be my turn only if I'd gone to Quenchers, right? It's my girlfriend's birthday the weekend of the 19th, so sadly I won't be there, with prizes or no prizes.

I'd forgotten I had a karaoke party last Friday, so sorry I didn't make it. The host pulled off a surprising karaoke Rickroll, so be assured I had MetaFilter in my thoughts that evening.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:42 AM on April 9, 2008

Thursdays are out for me. That Friday works well, the Wed. before works somewhat well.
posted by eriko at 12:18 PM on April 9, 2008

Weekends (not this one, but usually) are ok but negate the benefit of the Billy Goat - which is that I work in the office building above the Goat so it's super easy for me to head down there after work. I assume others work downtown which is why that location is good for weekdays.

I do prefer weekdays + Billy Goat, but that's just me. Weekends + anything in Andersonville/Edgewater/etc are also approved because I'm selfish and that would be close to me. (Moody's once the weather finally gets nice and we can sit outside, anyone?)
posted by misskaz at 1:42 PM on April 9, 2008

I'm very flexible this month and would welcome a meetup.
posted by veggieboy at 2:19 PM on April 9, 2008

I'm pretty flexible, but I work about as far outside of downtown as it is possible to do and still technically be in the city.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:51 PM on April 9, 2008

If it's downtown, weekends are better for me. During the week, I can make Mondays and Wednesdays if it's on the north side.
posted by ignignokt at 10:11 PM on April 9, 2008

If I can ever get on a plane back to Chicago (fucking American), I'm pretty flexible anytime after the 16th-ish.
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:23 AM on April 10, 2008

Metroid Baby: They've just posted a delay program for ORD -- the AA cancels will help some, but they're running 62 arrivals an hour, that's a very tight program.
posted by eriko at 10:23 AM on April 10, 2008

Good to know, eriko, thanks! At this point I've finally got a seat on a flight that's on schedule, but I won't be surprised in the least if I lose my luggage or if there's snakes or something.
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:15 PM on April 10, 2008

I'd love to see y'all sometime, but my schedule is ridiculously busy as well. I'd also second Moody's--decent sangria, cheap mai tais, nice outdoor seating.

This assumes that it will ever stop raining and being cold and awful, of course. Hey, at least it didn't snow today!
posted by Squid Voltaire at 4:23 PM on April 10, 2008

Just a prod -- we've fallen far off the front page, are we still trying, or should be boot to May?
posted by eriko at 10:34 AM on April 12, 2008

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