cortexfilter September 6, 2009 9:10 AM   Subscribe

Cortex & brother, Baltimore, Sept 19?

So, as has been pointed out, there is a gap in the sidebar. Unfortunately I may or may not be on a plane elsewhere that day, but I figured I might as well make the post so that hopefully something can happen. (I will attend if I'm not on a plane.)

Some previous places that I think meetups have happened: brewer's art, club charles, windup space, dizzy issie's. A few other possibilities that come to mind: rocket to venus, friends (in fells point), one world cafe, ...?
posted by advil to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:10 AM (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm interested. I'm not 100% certain I'll be in town that day, but it's pretty likely. One more alternative: Dougherty's. Same general locational advantages as Brewer's, cheaper (and good) food, possibly a better initial staging ground since it has a more open layout and smaller crowds. But I do love showing off Brewer's to visitors, so I could get behind that, too.
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:20 AM on September 6, 2009

I'm for Dougherty's as well. It's huge and centrally located. Also, very cheap.
posted by josher71 at 11:31 AM on September 6, 2009

I WILL be in town that day, by the way.
posted by josher71 at 11:33 AM on September 6, 2009

I'm a maybe. Rugby match earlier in the day, not sure whether I'll be recovered enough to make it out (although this may be my only chance to murder cortex and steal his magical amulet).

Thirding Dougherty's. Brewer's is great, but also loud and crowded. And Dougherty's usually has $8 pitchers.
posted by electroboy at 11:41 AM on September 6, 2009


electroboy, you can always show up unrecovered. Sure, low HP and all that, but it'll give you a +2 to Will checks on attempts to pickpocket the amulet.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:54 AM on September 6, 2009

His HP are low but his dexterity is high...
posted by josher71 at 11:56 AM on September 6, 2009

I wish I could make it. I can't make the NYC meetups because I'm in Baltimore and I can't make the Baltimore meetup because I'm in NYC. Oh well...
posted by ob at 7:17 PM on September 6, 2009

September 19? That's Talk Like a Pirate Day. Since I couldn't drum up any interest on the 10th anniversary, may I once again propose Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring?
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:52 AM on September 7, 2009

My only objection to Silver Spring is that I don't have a car.
posted by josher71 at 6:50 AM on September 7, 2009

Alternative suggestion: Since cortex is scheduled for DC on the 20th, maybe that would be a good day for Piratz Tavern? That way the meet-up won't collide with the TLAPD crowd (unless cortex would dig that sort of thing). All I know is that I need to be at the Tavern on the 19th, and I don't want to miss the meet-up when cortex is in town.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:06 AM on September 7, 2009

Well, there is a (pretty fun looking) meetup happening in dc on the 20th. I guess the problem you keep running into is that silver spring is a good hour away for many of us even if we do have a car, whereas mt vernon is about 5 minutes.

Seems like (modulo this issue) there is consensus around Dougherty's, which sounds good to me.
posted by advil at 9:57 AM on September 7, 2009

My objection to Silver Spring is that it's not Baltimore.
posted by electroboy at 8:22 AM on September 8, 2009

Yeah, logistically Silver Spring doesn't work for me, either. Dougherty's does.
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:24 AM on September 8, 2009

I added this to the sidebar even though there isn't a finalized time, because it was so far off the main page. I won't be on a plane, so I'll definitely be there.

Time? 7? 8?
posted by advil at 7:50 PM on September 9, 2009

Either works for me, with a slight preference for 7.
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:15 PM on September 9, 2009

I'll vote for the Poncabird Pub. Best bar food in B'more, and right across Ponca Street from Night Shift.
posted by Fferret at 10:17 AM on September 10, 2009

Count me in. It'll be a weekend of meetups!
posted by youcancallmeal at 4:43 AM on September 11, 2009

Seven works for me. I'll be a bit late because I'll be selling programs at Camden Yards, but I'll be there.
posted by josher71 at 2:04 PM on September 12, 2009

I hate driving in Baltimore City. Navigating to Dougherty's looks nightmarish, but the Poncabird Pub looks much more findable, so my vote is for the latter.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:14 PM on September 15, 2009

Dougherty's is actually really easy to get to. Take 395 into the city, get on MLK, at the Howard Street diversion, bear to your right and it's right across from the Rite Aid.

I seriously doubt you'll be able to get cortex to Night Shift, so there's really no point in going to Poncabird Pub.
posted by electroboy at 6:02 PM on September 15, 2009

Still not sure whether I can make it, so I realize my vote doesn't count for much, but the Poncabird Pub looks to be in one of the many gaps in Baltimore's public transit system, and therefore definitely won't work for me.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:19 PM on September 15, 2009

I'd vote for Dougherty's too over Poncabird.
posted by advil at 5:17 PM on September 16, 2009

So, I'm going to tentatively declare the final location to be Dougherty's at 7.
posted by advil at 7:08 AM on September 18, 2009

So it is!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:33 PM on September 18, 2009

I imagine cortex will be recognizable, so maybe we can all glom onto him, but I look like this today and have printed out a metafilter logo to put somewhere. Also, I will be coughing a lot.
posted by advil at 10:49 AM on September 19, 2009

Yeah, I'll be doing my coughing at home tonight. You all have a great time!
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:58 AM on September 19, 2009

Alas, I'm exhausted today. Not going to make it out. I'll see ya in DC tomorrow, Cortex!
posted by youcancallmeal at 6:12 PM on September 19, 2009

We missed you guys and it was an awesome time. Hope Cortex posts pictures soon.
posted by josher71 at 7:04 PM on September 19, 2009

Pix are up!
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:45 PM on September 19, 2009

Fun evening, great to meet you all!
posted by advil at 10:58 AM on September 20, 2009

It was a good evening. Let's do it again soon.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:24 PM on September 20, 2009

Good times. Sorry I had to duck out early, but I was exhausted. Pleasure meeting all of you.
posted by electroboy at 8:42 AM on September 21, 2009

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