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Meetup in Washington DC, during Medical Library Association (MLA) conference (May 22-26, 2010)?

MLA always involves lots of drinking and nerding out, medical librarian-style. Anyone interested in doubling the nerd and drinks quotients and having a MeFi meetup as well? I get into town late on the 21st, and any evening (except Sunday) works for me, as well as lunches during the conference.

If you know DC, I am staying just north of the Dupont Circle Metro stop but am unfamiliar with the area; suggestions of places to have a meetup or just eat/drink/hang out near there would be appreciated.
posted by holyrood to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:20 PM (14 comments total)

We've got you covered -- it's always exciting to have more people from Metafilter come to DC, so hopefully you can make it!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 1:12 PM on May 17, 2010

Mrs. Pterodactyl: I think that's a separate library association conference at the end of June.

I'm game for one at the end of May too though?
posted by ish__ at 1:38 PM on May 17, 2010

Oh, wow, shoot, yeah, that's a bit embarrassing. Well, we live here, so might be able to go to both depending on dates.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:30 PM on May 17, 2010

Yep, this is in fact for a non-ALA conference. I'll give it a day or two to see if there's anyone up for it. If not, there is apparently a liquor store just a block away from the hotel.
posted by holyrood at 4:45 PM on May 17, 2010

If something is scheduled we'd love to come but unfortunately our schedules are busy, so Bulgaroktonos and I could probably come Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and Copronymus could likely come if it's on Sunday but sorry if we can't make it -- either way, have a good time.

I know a place we've had meet-ups in that area before is the Brickskeller which was nice, in case you're looking for suggestions.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:07 PM on May 17, 2010

I'd be up for it if I'm in town; odds are roughly 50/50 right now. But it's been too long since I've been able to make it to a meetup.

There are a lot of places around Dupont ... in my mind the highlight of drinking in that neighborhood is the easy access to empanadas over at the place on Connecticut Ave.
posted by Kadin2048 at 6:25 PM on May 17, 2010

A Julia's Empanadas meetup would not be without precedent. But that's not a great place for lingering, so maybe we should start at a bar-type place? Or, dunno, it worked well enough last time. And they are, indeed, yummy.

I can't do Saturday, or Sunday early, but could do Sunday night, Monday, whatever.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:49 PM on May 17, 2010

I could come down Sunday night, but I'm busy the rest of the weekend and I've got night classes during the week.
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:35 PM on May 17, 2010

I promised Mr. Arkham an unscheduled weekend, but depending on time/place I might be able to make it. Maybe an after work/happy hour kind of thing?
posted by JoanArkham at 6:15 AM on May 18, 2010

I'd be down for either sunday (23) or tuesday (25).
posted by mercredi at 7:28 AM on May 18, 2010

I've never been to a meetup before, but I'd come any night other than Sunday or Monday, when I'll be out of town.
posted by decathecting at 9:01 AM on May 18, 2010

Just be careful if you attend a meetup with mrmoonpie; you might end up married.
posted by terrapin at 12:32 PM on May 18, 2010

That is so true.
posted by onlyconnect at 8:21 PM on May 18, 2010

Anybody up for Washington Psychotronic Film Society Tuesday night? It looks like a good 'un.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:45 PM on May 20, 2010

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