Gathering in Venice CA March 29, 2010 7:48 PM   Subscribe

I'll be in Venice, CA, from April 25 - May 9. Without a car. Since I never managed to make it to any Toronto gatherings, perhaps I could interest my American cousins in assembling for gimlets and other cocktails.

Since I dunno jack about the area (or anything, really), it'll be up to y'all to make suggestions. I think I'm gonna be someplace between Marina Del Rey and the Penmar Golf Course if that helps narrow things down. I'm a helluva walker, too.
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 PM (15 comments total)

Venice... my favorite place... if you don't get anyone to bite on a meetup, just go down to the beach, get a table, order a beer, and watch people.... It doesn't get any better for people watching than Venice...
posted by HuronBob at 8:06 PM on March 29, 2010

I work in Venice and live in Santa Monica. I'm game. (Where did you end up finding a place to stay, anyhow?)
posted by mykescipark at 10:18 PM on March 29, 2010

Where in Venice? I should be up and around by then.
posted by klangklangston at 11:45 PM on March 29, 2010

I'll be staying in a bed and breakfast just northeast of the Venice Community Centre near Lincoln Blvd. I found it with this site.

klang, I was sorry to hear about your accident and am glad you're healing up. Sounded brutal.
posted by dobbs at 5:09 AM on March 30, 2010

I live right around the corner from Venice, so if you guys can choose a suitable time and location, I'll do my best to make it.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 8:31 AM on March 30, 2010

I live in Santa Monica and will attempt to pay enough attention to make it out to any possible meetup around Venice!
posted by flaterik at 2:29 PM on March 30, 2010

I just like meetups, basically. Keep me poosted.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:23 PM on March 30, 2010

I might be able to make one. Be warned: last time we tried to go to the Library Alehouse and were told that we had to have our entire party assembled before we would be seated, which rather defeats the purpose of a meetup. As much as I endorse the Alehouse as a great bar, it's not meetup-friendly.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 3:35 PM on March 30, 2010

I just moved to Long Beach, and would love to make a little trip north for a meetup. Even though I'm more of a lurker than a contributor.
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 9:35 PM on March 30, 2010

Yeah, echoing FoLA, let's stay the fuck away from Main St. Err, not that I have any decent suggestions in its place. Always down for the Daily Pint though!
posted by carsonb at 1:03 PM on March 31, 2010

Assuming I'm in town, I should be able to make this. Especially if it's on a weeknight. Always down for the DP!
posted by dhammond at 9:45 PM on March 31, 2010

This place is might be too small but they have a real good beer wine selection.

North up Lincoln Blvd a ways is this place. Maybe some of the other, more worldly Mefites could tell us if they have a real authentic English Pub Salsa Night.

On the corner of Rose and Main is The Firehouse.

Either one of these venues would be ideal to see the emergence of MechaKlang or Klangbot.
posted by zinc saucier at 11:02 PM on April 1, 2010

> Always down for the DP!

whaa?!--- OHHHHhh.

posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:10 AM on April 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Hell yes to daily pint.
posted by flaterik at 10:47 PM on April 7, 2010

If the consensus is The Daily Pint, I will offer to chauffeur Mr. Dobbs to the scheduled debauch so long as it is on a Friday or Saturday evening. And if he isn't too embarrassed to be seen in the cheapest car Honda saw fit to make in 1998.
posted by zinc saucier at 10:48 PM on April 8, 2010

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