Bay Area Meetup?
posted July 1, 2013 4:44 PM   RSS

The comments on this link were all "go to a MeFi Meetup" and so I was all "let's have a MeFi Meetup." I've never been to one, but I am a moderately recent transplant and would love to meet you wonderful folks. So... drinking? Games? Both together? Something else entirely?
posted by c'mon sea legs to Proposed (42 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

We were just talking about the fact that we need to have more meetups around here, so yes, definitely! Mission Bar is one of the standbys in the City, although that's probably complicated at the moment by the transitpocalypse.
posted by asterix at 5:33 PM on July 1, 2013


PBZM and I would be interested, depending on time & location and the above-mentioned transitpocalypse. (Dear People Who Usually Ride BART: Welcome to the bus! We do things a little differently here.)
posted by Lexica at 5:53 PM on July 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Maybe somewhere that there's pinball????
posted by aubilenon at 6:24 PM on July 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Did someone say pinball?
posted by zsazsa at 6:31 PM on July 1, 2013


How was the Playland-not-at-the-Beach meetup for pinball? I could totally be down for some pinball.

Possibly best after BART is running again. Also down for a meetup on this side of the Bay.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:57 PM on July 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm in Palo Alto, so if it's within a not-unreasonable commute by public transit, I'll be there.
posted by Nomyte at 7:50 PM on July 1, 2013


Someone mentioned a thing called Donut Farm a few weeks ago. That seems field trip–worthy, no? Even if it is in (hiss) Oakland. (Kidding.)
posted by purpleclover at 9:04 PM on July 1, 2013


Donut Farm

Do they have a petting zoo?
posted by aubilenon at 9:09 PM on July 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


If it's close to the new Mikkeller bar, you won't be able to keep me away. Probably because I'll just be there already. Unless it's when I'm on vacation.
posted by overleaf at 12:05 AM on July 2, 2013


It has indeed been too long since we meeted up 'round these parts! Agreed that waiting till transitpocalypse ends is probably best.
posted by mostlymartha at 1:30 AM on July 2, 2013


I too am interested! Commenting to keep an eye on this.
posted by chatongriffes at 6:55 AM on July 2, 2013


I would be up for this! I'm also a recent transplant to SF.
posted by so much modern time at 8:12 AM on July 2, 2013


Also fairly recent (OK, one year. It's a big city! Oh shush.) transplant. Also down for meet-ups at the donut petting zoo.
posted by slater at 8:53 AM on July 2, 2013


I'm down for this. Looks like the transitpocalypse may last a long time - they're not even bargaining at this point!

How many folks might be interested in trying for a meetup without Bart? Are there places that are central enough that people could get there on Muni? (Frjtz, I'm looking at you...)
posted by jasper411 at 9:00 AM on July 2, 2013


We could do simultaneous meetups on either side of the Bay, with skype.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:09 AM on July 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


BART? Pfft, I'm from the North Bay, where rail transit is the stuff of rumor and fantasy. But I would totally drive down for a meetup.
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:36 AM on July 2, 2013


I'd definitely like to come to another meet-up before I leave the Bay Area in September, so let's do it.

c'mon sea legs, is your username an Immaculate Machine reference? If so, we will be fast friends. (If not, we may still be, but it's less certain.)
posted by eugenen at 10:22 AM on July 2, 2013


AC Transit won't be going out on strike, so the trans-bay busses are available…
posted by Lexica at 10:48 AM on July 2, 2013


Peoples Donut Farm on San Pablo in Oakland. It's a short drive from Playland-not-at-the-beach in El Cerrito should anyone want to hit both. For even more pinball there's the super extensive Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda.
posted by zippy at 11:20 AM on July 2, 2013


Count me in! Work is rather slow this week and I am booored out of my mind.
posted by asra at 11:28 AM on July 2, 2013


Speaking of drinking, games, both and something else entirely, the new Exploratorium is open and does After Dark first Thursdays of the month.

In lieu of BART, how do people feel about Zeitgeist for a SF-side meetup?
posted by fragmede at 12:00 PM on July 2, 2013


I prefer the ExplOratorium over Zeigeist. Partially because I've been meaning to see their new digs, and partially because it's closer to my house.

Thought donuts and pinball sounds pretty good too.
posted by aubilenon at 1:41 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I haven't seen the local MeFites I know in a while, and I'm always looking to meet more!
posted by radioamy at 2:25 PM on July 2, 2013


I am theoretically interested and might even show this time.
posted by kenko at 7:07 PM on July 2, 2013


If anyone wants to do a pinball meetup, The Pacific Pinball Museum is the ONLY place that makes sense.

(Or in SF there's always this map to help you out.)
posted by aspo at 7:44 PM on July 2, 2013


I'm in SF and would be 100% down for either Zeitgeist (so close to my house! I can provide games) or the Exploratorium for After Dark.
posted by c'mon sea legs at 7:45 PM on July 2, 2013


Zeitgeist sounds awesome, I haven't been there in ages. It used to get so crowded weekend nights that it was hard to chat. What evening would work best for Zeitgeist?
posted by jasper411 at 8:08 PM on July 2, 2013


A post-transitpocalyptic meetup sounds good. I like the Exploratorium idea - haven't seen their new digs yet, and what better way than in the company of MeFites?
posted by Quietgal at 8:12 PM on July 2, 2013


Also a maybe here. Actually I'll probably go since I am rolling back down to San Jose at the end of the month.
posted by MillMan at 8:27 PM on July 2, 2013


I have a yet-unused Exploratorium membership. So yes here.
posted by purpleclover at 9:35 PM on July 2, 2013


I'm in the East Bay (south Berkeley) without a car, so the BART strike is kinda eating my lunch.

However, if I can make it to a meetup I can totally bring Cards Against Humanity, which is an awesome ice breaker as long as you don't mind being associated with verbal/printed filthiness.

Also I can probably get a ride with sufficient notice (or maybe the transit issues will let up). And various proposed meetup spots sound great to me, including the Exploratorium, etc. Also I am food- and drink-agnostic with the exception of things that creep me out (short list) and things I'm allergic to. So please no scallop and strawberry ceviches topped with ground peanuts and walnuts.
posted by kalessin at 2:23 PM on July 3, 2013


I am in the East Bay, have always wanted to go to Zeitgeist, ever been to Mikkeller, haven't been to the Exploratorium since I was a kid, have a car and am happy to give a ride to anyone who needs it so we can cruise in the carpool lane, strike traffic notwithstanding.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 6:08 PM on July 4, 2013


So now that the transitpocalypse is at least temporarily averted, maybe we can figure out an actual plan? I vote pinball.
posted by asterix at 12:21 PM on July 5, 2013


asterix: BART isn't very good at Alameda anyway. Or do you mean Playland-not-at-the-beach?
posted by aubilenon at 12:51 PM on July 5, 2013


I don't have a particular preference. As far as Alameda goes, I have a car and am happy to provide shuttle service to/from BART.
posted by asterix at 1:53 PM on July 5, 2013


Playland After Dark is happening Tuesday the 9th from 6 to 10 pm. 18 and over, $10 admission (regular weekend admission is $15).
posted by expialidocious at 5:17 PM on July 5, 2013


Also, beer and fries are available at Elevation 66 brewpub, which is a mile south of Playland on San Pablo. I've never been, but the beer list looks interesting.
posted by expialidocious at 5:26 PM on July 5, 2013


I'm interested! Fridays and Saturdays are best for me.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:49 PM on July 6, 2013


I can vouch for Elevation 66. The beer is good and the food is fantastic upscale gastropub fare.
posted by benzenedream at 10:35 PM on July 7, 2013


I've also been to Elevation 66 and concur with benzenedream. It serves good stuff!
posted by kalessin at 7:38 AM on July 8, 2013


I'm visiting SF from July 21st for three weeks and I'd definitely be up for something. I might actually try and organise another meetup if I miss this one...
posted by Erberus at 12:42 PM on July 9, 2013


No movement here? Just saw it and I'm always up for a meetdown. Down for a meetup. Wait...
posted by spitefulcrow at 10:08 AM on July 25, 2013



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