Show Me Some Swiss Hospitality!
posted February 11, 2012 12:33 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed March 14 at 7:00 PM, Café Zähringer
Zähringerplatz 11, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Map & Directions)
I will be in Zurich and at loose ends on Wednesday, 14 March. If there are any Mefites in the area who would like to get together for a relatively quiet drink and/or meal at Café Zähringer, I would love to meet you!
Sadly, my German and French are pretty non-existent, if that has any bearing, but I willing to smile and nod as necessary.
posted by GenjiandProust to Meetup (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'd be interested in such a thing. I'm not the best at picking places in this town, but I can think of a few convenient spots (Restaurant Markthalle, El Lokal, maybe Cafe Zähringer...) depending on the number of people and interest in having food.
posted by Schismatic at 2:48 AM on February 12, 2012

El Lokal looks like a club, and I would rather have food and conversation, if that's possible (my German is atrocious, so maybe I am misinterpreting the page). Neither of the other places are all that far from where I am staying, so either would be good for me. Thanks!
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:19 AM on February 12, 2012

daisyk and I, as inhabitants of Zurich, are up for it. Seconding the Zahringer as a good place to go to.
posted by Zarkonnen at 2:12 AM on February 13, 2012

OK, it sounds like the Zahringer is the place, what time? Is 7pm too early?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:33 PM on February 13, 2012

7pm would be fine for me and Zarkonnen (just about perfect for me really).
posted by daisyk at 12:24 PM on February 14, 2012

That should work well for me, too. Closer to the date, we should probably make sure that Zahringer isn't planning on hosting an event that night. They seem to have irregular lectures and concerts and such, although the website doesn't have anything schedule for March as yet.
posted by Schismatic at 3:42 AM on February 15, 2012

Is someone in the city willing to take on the duty of double-checking the venue and making reservations if possible/necessary before the day?
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:33 AM on February 21, 2012

Zarkonnen or daisyk, do either of you speak German well and want to volunteer for that? I can follow their web site, but if it comes down to talking to people, I can't do much more than order beer.
posted by Schismatic at 1:13 PM on February 21, 2012

Yes, we can do that. Zarkonnen is a native speaker and I can just about scrape by :).
posted by daisyk at 11:19 AM on February 22, 2012

I don't know if they take reservations, but I will give it a shot. :)
posted by Zarkonnen at 11:47 AM on February 22, 2012

I'd like to show up to this if it's not too late to put my name in.

I've never done this before--how do I find mefites in a bar/restaurant?
posted by that girl at 3:24 AM on March 11, 2012

I will try to bring a sign of some sort, probably just a sheet of paper. If we manage to get reservations, that would help -- maybe under the name Metafilter?. Anyone have a Mefite t-shirt?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:59 PM on March 11, 2012

OK, we have a reservation for a table in the Zahringer at 7. (In the name of David Stark, which - big reveal - is my name.)
posted by Zarkonnen at 9:32 AM on March 13, 2012

Thanks Zarkonnen/David! As for finding people, I don't have a MeFi shirt, but the place isn't particularly large. Perhaps if whoever gets there first could put up a small paper sign, at least if there isn't already one for David Stark on the table? I imagine that the somewhat confused-looking wanderers-in will be pretty clear, though.

Looking forward to meeting you all!
posted by Schismatic at 10:05 AM on March 13, 2012

I made a sign. I will try not to be late.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:30 PM on March 13, 2012

Okay, I want to make sure for proper planning: Is this for dinner or just for drinks?

I can do either, but I'd need to eat dinner before if we're not doing it there.
posted by that girl at 4:18 AM on March 14, 2012

I was hoping to eat.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:58 AM on March 14, 2012

Okay! I will save my appetite for the meetup then!
posted by that girl at 5:01 AM on March 14, 2012

Thanks, everyone! It was a super-great time, although I still think the network video would have been improved if the icons were tiny kitten pictures.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:26 PM on March 14, 2012

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