Tampa Meetup! October 10, 2008 4:52 PM   Subscribe

How about a Tampa meetup next weekend? DaShiv will be in town, and he'd love to meet the natives.

The possible dates are the 17th, 18th, and 19th. I'm not too familiar with the Tampa bar scene, so suggestions are welcomed. The previous meetup took place at the New World Brewery in Ybor City, and that worked out very well.
posted by epimorph to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:52 PM (20 comments total)

You lucky bastards.
posted by spec80 at 6:22 PM on October 10, 2008

We indeed had a lovely time at the New World Brewery, though it might not be as quiet over a weekend in October as it was the day after Christmas.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:18 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

though it might not be as quiet over a weekend in October as it was the day after Christmas.

Esp if the Rays are still playing.

Just kidding! Nobody in Tampa cares about the Rays!
posted by inigo2 at 9:06 PM on October 10, 2008

Seriously, DaShiv is coming?! That's awesome! I might even be able to come. Have to check my calendar, and the kids' calendar, and the spouse's calendar...*sigh*
posted by misha at 10:49 AM on October 11, 2008

Damn! I'll still be out of the country. I would have loved to come buy epimorph and DaShiv a drink in Tampa. Have fun, kids!
posted by mosessis at 2:44 PM on October 11, 2008

I'm up for it, and it would be my first MeFi Meetup.

As far as bars are concerned, there are quite a few in Ybor that would work well - can I get an idea of what's a good ambiance for the MeFi Meetup?

Also, not to throw down or anything, but if able to go, I'll be bringing my cameras as well :P
posted by tomierna at 8:37 PM on October 11, 2008

Thanks, mosessis! It's too bad you won't be around. Have fun, wherever you are!

Tomierna, welcome to MeFi meetup land! Ideally we'd want a bar that's not too loud or crowded, so as to allow for conversation, and has tables of a decent size, so that everyone could fit. A good drink selection and some personality are always pluses. If there's any food to be had at the bar, or nearby, that's even better.

Misha and tomierna, do you have any preferences about which day to do this on?

Hi, TPS!
posted by epimorph at 9:48 PM on October 11, 2008

We indeed had a lovely time at the New World Brewery

We sure did. I'd love to hang out again and any of those days will work out for me.

Thanks epimorph for hitting me up.
posted by chime at 6:05 AM on October 12, 2008

18th or 19th look better for me.

I'm pinging my buddy who helps manage The Castle to see what other places he would recommend for such an outing. I'll report back with his response asap.
posted by tomierna at 6:51 AM on October 12, 2008

My friend got back and said that he likes Tampa Brewing Company for casual events like this, but I'm up for anything.
posted by tomierna at 7:52 AM on October 12, 2008

I'm definitely up for this. My preference is Saturday night, but hey - it's DaShiv!
If you're looking for a groovy funky place in downtown St Pete, I recommend my home away from home, The Globe Coffee Lounge.

posted by willmize at 3:35 PM on October 12, 2008

Saturday night would be my preference, too!
posted by misha at 6:23 PM on October 12, 2008

I'm out of town until the 21st, unfortunately.
posted by mikewas at 8:54 PM on October 12, 2008

Alright, let's meet on Saturday, the 18th, at the Tampa Brewing Company, starting around 8 pm. (Thanks for the recommendation, tomierna! I checked it out earlier tonight, and I think it'll be perfect.) I'll try to get a table in the back, by the pool table.

Willmize, that place in St. Pete looks really neat, but I'm guessing that more people would be willing to go to Ybor...
posted by epimorph at 10:19 PM on October 12, 2008

Hot damn! Thanks for getting the word out epimorph. Can't wait.
posted by taumeson at 7:40 AM on October 14, 2008

I'm sadly in Northern Indiana at school right now, so i'll be missing this one.
Maybe the next, but for that, we need to make these more frequent occurences.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 12:53 PM on October 15, 2008

I can make it tonight (Sat night - Oct 18th 8pm @ TBC) if people are still up for it. Who's all going?
posted by chime at 11:13 AM on October 18, 2008

Can't make it, but I'll be there in spirit. Have fun, everybody!
posted by misha at 12:51 PM on October 18, 2008

I'm assuming this is still a go, despite the possibility of rain and 100% chance of baseball.
posted by willmize at 3:19 PM on October 18, 2008

Had a great time! Good to finally put faces to some names.

I've uploaded my pictures to my Gallery site. Got about half of them on Flickr before my free account decided I'd uploaded too much.
posted by tomierna at 5:58 PM on October 19, 2008

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