The end of an era: Gapers Block at the Bong
posted March 29, 2012 6:32 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri March 30 at 8:00 PM, Cafe Bong
5706 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Metafilter's own me3dia had already planned a Gapers Block shindig at the Bong for Friday night, but now it'll be tinged with sadness: Cafe Bong is officially closing in two weeks. Come on out and say goodbye with a shot and a song before a Chicago institution shuts its doors.
posted by eamondaly to Meetup (7 comments total)

I have a birthday party to attend, but will try to swing by late. I assume you'll be there late.
posted by misskaz at 6:54 AM on March 30, 2012

Damn - this news makes me sadder than I would expect.

Wish I'd seen this post before I went out last night and was out til dawn.

If you see me in two weeks (I started working from home every other Friday) remind me that "working from home" is not the same as "taking the day off."

Also that I am 37 fucking years old.

That said, I'm about to take a nap, so we might still try to stop by.

If I wake up before tomorrow.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:51 PM on March 30, 2012

Oh dear! This is awful... Where will we get our karaoke pr0n?

I do feel like going out tonight, so I'm a likely maybe at this point. I will consult with The Boyfriend and maybe we can take the magic Damen bus up there.
posted by youngergirl44 at 4:04 PM on March 30, 2012

This is a compelling prospect. I'm going to try to make it.
posted by evisceratordeath at 4:41 PM on March 30, 2012

By sheer coincidence, I was there last night! Wish I'd seen this IRL before. I was there with a friend who's visiting from out of town. We had no idea the place was closing.
posted by deathpanels at 8:10 AM on March 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Bummer! I was the loudmouth with the beard. We're going to have a couple more farewell nights over the next couple of weeks, so maybe we'll see you!
posted by eamondaly at 10:02 AM on March 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Two Chicago meetups! Great to see you!
posted by brujita at 10:59 AM on March 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

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