Philly meetup! March 20, 2005 8:56 PM   Subscribe

I'm curious - having had such a good time at a DC meetup; I was wondering if there was interest in a Philadelphia Meetup?
posted by filmgeek to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:56 PM (42 comments total)

I am very interested. Please hold one and post pics! ;)
posted by scarabic at 8:58 PM on March 20, 2005


West si-eeede!

Now all you Philly foo's have to come out and represent, yo.

Note: The last time I did this impression in front of people, I pulled a William Hung. It was that awful.
posted by DaShiv at 9:09 PM on March 20, 2005


If there's one, I might even be convinced to drive out from Baltimore for it. Any MeFites have some floor space for a meetup junkie?
posted by amandaudoff at 11:50 PM on March 20, 2005


Yes, interest in a Philly meetup.
posted by fixedgear at 3:09 AM on March 21, 2005


Only if it's held somewhere in Center City.
posted by item at 5:11 AM on March 21, 2005


Center City would be great!
posted by mothershock at 6:23 AM on March 21, 2005


Interested.
posted by soyjoy at 7:12 AM on March 21, 2005


Yo!
posted by 31d1 at 7:49 AM on March 21, 2005


i would definitely be interested in a philly meetup. [especially if it weren't on a tuesday or thursday night, since i have class those nights]
posted by zorrine at 10:17 AM on March 21, 2005


So I guess that filmgeek didn't leave us too early.
posted by NortonDC at 10:53 AM on March 21, 2005


Works for me. Now for when and where...

Hows about April Fool's?
posted by Mercaptan at 11:08 AM on March 21, 2005


If you do it on a weekend, i'll come down : >
posted by amberglow at 11:49 AM on March 21, 2005


Yeah, I'm interested.
posted by tozturk at 11:58 AM on March 21, 2005


amberglow, I’m down too...but do you think we could get a carpool going from NJ/NYC? Any brave/generous soul willing to drive a few fools to Philly from either NYC or NJ?
posted by naxosaxur at 12:26 PM on March 21, 2005


I'm interested.
Those of you in NYC could take the train. It's not too expensive, though I guess it would be better if you could pool resources.
If someone really has trouble getting in from so. Jersey, I'd be happy to go grab them.... I like driving :)
posted by frufry at 12:42 PM on March 21, 2005


You know what we should do--go down early to Atlantic City for the afternoon, then on to Philly.
posted by amberglow at 1:20 PM on March 21, 2005


(or do you philly folks not want us cramping your style?)
posted by amberglow at 5:52 PM on March 21, 2005


we don't have any style, as a new yorker you should know that.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:07 AM on March 22, 2005


: >
posted by amberglow at 5:12 AM on March 22, 2005


Nonsense. Our style is cheesesteaks and puffed-out machismo.

I have a few suggestions for meetup places, even though there's a 50% chance I won't be able to make it on any given night.

I nominate downstairs at Vesuvio. It's very Philly, they've got good drinks + both meat and vegan dishes, and it's close to my home.
posted by item at 5:18 AM on March 22, 2005


Vesuvio, psh. Parking isn't fantastic around there.
posted by tozturk at 10:26 AM on March 22, 2005


No, it sucks. But it's close to my house.
posted by item at 10:49 AM on March 22, 2005


Where would you suggest?
posted by item at 10:52 AM on March 22, 2005


my knowledge of city bars is not what it should be, but...
Ten Stone (which I think is at around 20th and South) is pretty decent, and relatively chill.
I guess it depends on how many people there are?
I've also heard good things about Royal Tavern (10th and Passyunk), but I've never been there myself.
posted by frufry at 11:05 AM on March 22, 2005


I like the Royal, but if parking's going to be an issue at Vesuvio it'll be an issue there, too - the bars are about 3 blocks from each other. The Royal also doesn't really have tables that seat more than 4, if memory serves.
posted by item at 11:22 AM on March 22, 2005


Bob and Barbara's?
posted by 31d1 at 7:02 PM on March 22, 2005


Ten Stone sounds good.

But when? How about the 9th of April? Any takers?
posted by Mercaptan at 1:11 PM on March 23, 2005


Uhg. The 9th of April is basically the only day I can't do. :(
posted by frufry at 2:39 PM on March 23, 2005


Ten Stone (21st and South) hosts Drinking Liberally every Tuesday from 6-9. Just FYI, cause I'm too introverted to actually show up.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 3:26 PM on March 23, 2005


An ideal day to me would be a Sunday afternoon or wednesday night - avoiding the fri/sat crowd.

Then we get to where....

I'm thinking Standard Tap - it's in Northern liberties (easier parking than smack downtown, but yet, accessible). They have food and good beer.

Now for the lurkers here; I'm going to say, I'm an absolute cynic about these things, and yet, the DC one I went to was one of the better times with total strangers I've ever had.
posted by filmgeek at 7:02 PM on March 23, 2005


I like the Standard Tap, so I suppose I'm seconding the meetup being there on a Sunday afternoon.
posted by item at 6:21 AM on March 24, 2005


I can deal with Standard Tap.

But if it ends up that we do a happy hour on a weekday you should know that Drinkers on 2nd and market has 3 dollar pitchers.
posted by 31d1 at 7:14 AM on March 24, 2005


I like the "not Saturday night" concept - Sunday afternoon is fine with me, as is Standard Tap. Not this Sunday, of course. Anyone up for the 10th?
posted by soyjoy at 9:39 AM on March 24, 2005


10th works for me. How about early evening/late afternoon, like at around 5 pm? Standard Tap open up at 4 pm.
posted by Mercaptan at 10:10 AM on March 24, 2005


I'm cool with the above.
posted by item at 11:57 AM on March 24, 2005


Ok, so:

Sunday April 10th. Standard Tap 5pm

The time makes is good if any Mefites want to come down from NY, DC, Harrisburg or Atlantic City.


Standard Tap
North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Google Maps

Last thing...someone want to act as the organizer?
Filmgeek is bad at that sort of stuff
posted by filmgeek at 2:08 PM on March 24, 2005


I suppose someone should post this to the front page...
posted by item at 10:34 AM on March 25, 2005


...or maybe not.
posted by item at 6:13 AM on March 29, 2005


heh. yeah, I was wondering what was going on here.

what did you mean post to the front page?
posted by frufry at 10:57 AM on March 29, 2005


The front page of Metatalk. Someone should make an announcement about the time and date. It's not a double to do so, I think, once something like this has been confirmed.

However, it'd appear interest has ceded. Has it?
posted by item at 1:58 PM on March 29, 2005


i've had limited internet access, and i was kind of waiting for a date to be set so i could say for sure yes or no, but i'm definitely down for april 10th @ 5pm. hopefully i won't be the only one to show up?
posted by zorrine at 8:33 AM on March 30, 2005


Nope. totally on.

Shit, I'm going to have to be the contact person. will post in a moment.
posted by filmgeek at 2:50 PM on March 30, 2005


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