Let us rock the 310 February 28, 2010 6:50 PM   Subscribe

Hey Los Angeles West Siders, it's been a while, how about we have a few drinks?

I know I haven't called, but things have been busy, maybe we should get together sometime and grab a drink or two?

We've done meetups on the eastside before, and last I recall we had some discussion about possible venues, maybe even turtle racing, but things may not have become concrete.

I propose something this upcoming weekend (March 5th or 6th) and in a location with beer, seating, and food. I say this entirely selfishly and because I know I will be traveling on and off for the rest of March.

Maybe something at the Library Alehouse?
posted by mrzarquon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:50 PM (34 comments total)

Man, I am *so in* if it's at the Alehouse, which is conveniently between my office and my house on the bus line.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 10:14 PM on February 28, 2010

How about 213s? :)
posted by DudeAsInCool at 10:32 PM on February 28, 2010

Can't do Sunday; could do Saturday. Keep meaning to have a lunchy meetup at Mayura, a great indian spot at Motor and Venice.
posted by klangklangston at 12:17 AM on March 1, 2010

westside represent
posted by Justinian at 1:52 AM on March 1, 2010

Oh sweet cheebus this sounds good. Needs me some social-eye-zation. I can do Saturday or Sunday. Oh and I suppose I could grace the westside with my presence.
posted by carsonb at 3:27 AM on March 1, 2010

Saturday works better for me; the Alehouse looks pretty great!

Would any other eastsiders like to carpool? Maybe we can hire a charter bus...
posted by estherbester at 8:41 AM on March 1, 2010

Well, if folks are interested, I could call about getting some tables at the Alehouse, I think if there is a solid 8 of us going to show, it would justify a heads up for them.

If we agree on saturday, I am willing also to just get there around 4pm and setup camp.

Eastsiders willing to brave it, the 33/333[pdf] stops about 3 blocks away.
posted by mrzarquon at 2:15 PM on March 1, 2010

Saturday at 4 should work for me.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 6:08 PM on March 1, 2010

So Saturday it is? Sounds fun- pencil Bookhouse and I in.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 7:57 PM on March 1, 2010

Consider me there, and glad we're doing it on Saturday. I don't even want to think about what traffic will be like on Sunday (then again, this is my first year in LA... maybe it's not a horrible clusterfuck.)
posted by joechip at 8:07 PM on March 1, 2010

I'm in. Although the Alehouse might be a bit small for the swelling throngs I know will be there. Saturday is a good day.
posted by zinc saucier at 8:21 PM on March 1, 2010

Allo allo. Did you know the Chinatown Best Western has bettas in the rooms? It DOES!

I will come to your beer meeting if I am not too shredded. I'm kind of a commuting viking.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:18 AM on March 2, 2010

> I will come to your beer meeting if I am not too shredded. I'm kind of a commuting viking.

I'll drive.
posted by contraption at 2:54 AM on March 2, 2010

Here, lemme sidebar that for ya...

Saturday March 6, 4pm
Library Alehouse
2911 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:11 AM on March 2, 2010

Just called the alehouse and left a vm about grabbing space on the patio on saturday afternoon. It may rain this weekend, but they have outdoor heaters and it is covered (and that may mean we will have the patio to ourselves)
posted by mrzarquon at 4:51 PM on March 2, 2010

Traffic will be a ghost of a breeze on Sunday, except for one little mile-long stretch in Hollywood. Everyone else sits at home (or at their friend's home) the whole time and watches the show.
posted by carsonb at 5:47 PM on March 4, 2010

So I never heard back from the Alehouse about holding a space, so I am just going to setup camp at 4pm and look as fearsome as possible. It is supposed to rain tomorrow so if folks have some jackets, we may be able to get plenty of space on their covered patio (with heaters).
posted by mrzarquon at 6:09 PM on March 5, 2010

LA west siders--I don't think klangklangston was automatically in the mix for this meetup, but I can guarantee he WON'T be there. He fell off his bike last night and broke his hip. Not just a little. He's in UCLA Med Center getting going into surgery 7 am PST.

I'm his pops back in Michigan & got a call about 3 AM PST with this news.

If nothing else, hoist an ale in his honor. If you want any details you can MeMail me and I'll respond.
posted by beelzbubba at 8:42 AM on March 6, 2010

Just talked to klang's s.o.; after his hip surgery, he gets to go another round with elbow surgery b/c apparently breaking his hip was just not enough. Email is a great way to stay in touch with him--or Amy at least--for now.
posted by beelzbubba at 9:32 AM on March 6, 2010

That's a hell of a fall. Best wishes to klang!
posted by ardgedee at 1:01 PM on March 6, 2010

Poor klang! I wish I had a dad that could update my invisible Internet friends for me, though!

So, I guess we'll bring him a stack of Barely Legals, hmm?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:04 PM on March 6, 2010

Holy shit, poor klang! I wish him a speedy recovery.
posted by rtha at 1:47 PM on March 6, 2010

Fuck, that's awful.
posted by Bookhouse at 2:44 PM on March 6, 2010


1) Poor Klang!

2) Something just came up as I was preparing to prepare to leave and I have to deal with it. Frak.
posted by Justinian at 2:57 PM on March 6, 2010

holy shit, poor klang!

I am about to head over in 15 minutes or so. Ill be the guy in a classic metafilter shirt who needs to shave.

Google map link for anyone who needs it.
posted by mrzarquon at 3:23 PM on March 6, 2010

Damn. Give my best to klang as well.
posted by languagehat at 3:30 PM on March 6, 2010

Hi yall im klangs real life gf. Ill share your good wishes when he is out of surgery. Memail me if you have other thoughts to convey as he might not be online for a while.
posted by holyrood at 3:44 PM on March 6, 2010

So they won't seat us at the patio until the entire party shows up, and the bar space is already crowded (hey thanks for not returning my calls alehouse jerks)

I'm the only one here and I'm going to suggest we move to a more meetup friendly location.
posted by mrzarquon at 4:02 PM on March 6, 2010

We're leaving now from West Hollywood. We'll check in if the location needs to be moved, but I've got no suggestions for a place to go.
posted by Bookhouse at 4:07 PM on March 6, 2010

I'm going to say we go to ricks which is two doors down and with the green awning, they have tables in the back and are more relaxed.
posted by mrzarquon at 4:13 PM on March 6, 2010

Klang said you could move the party up to the UCLA Ronny Reagan Medical Center if you want, but it could have been the morphine drip & Dilaudid talking. He's got a titanium screw in his hip now and by Monday he'll have a matching set in his elbow.
posted by beelzbubba at 5:19 PM on March 6, 2010

Lo, the 310 has been rocked. And we got a new MeFite out of it, too. It was great to see everyone, really a bummer to hear that klang's laid up, and I even got to hear a disturbing story about butter and cheap microwave ovens from mrzarquon.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 10:04 PM on March 6, 2010

Cajun Deviled Eggs!!! An Egg Yolk Cajun!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:34 AM on March 7, 2010

Feel better, klang!
posted by brujita at 11:15 PM on March 8, 2010

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