Two Mefites for the Price of One
posted June 17, 2012 7:56 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu July 26 at 6:30 PM, Cambridge Brewing Company
1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
valkyryn and I are coming to Boston July 26-27. Let's meet up!
Update: We've decided on the Cambridge Brewing Company at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 26th. I'm looking forward to meeting everybody! Unfortunately, valkyryn can't make it, as he's getting into town on Friday morning and leaving early Friday afternoon.

Original description, for posterity: I'm getting into town at 1:30pm on the 26th. valkyryn's arrival is still TBD; it may be a bit late on the 26th. We're speaking at the NOLHGA Annual Legal Seminar on the 27th from 11-noon, and then I'm leaving later that afternoon. So, dinner and drinks on the 26th? Lunch on the 27th? Both? We'll be in the Back Bay area, but we're not too familiar with the city, so please feel free to suggest a venue!
posted by jedicus to Meetup (32 comments total)

I would be interested in an evening thing, but I will have to be tentative for now since we're closing on our condo on the 28th and I have no idea what I need to get done before then.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:13 AM on June 18, 2012

I'm up for it! I think Metroid Baby would be as well. I have not spent a lot of time in Back Bay, so unfortunately, I can't be very helpful with a venue suggestion (even less than usual).
posted by ignignokt at 5:25 AM on June 18, 2012

A Back Bay location isn't a necessity, but some place easily accessible from that area would be good, since we don't know our way around.
posted by jedicus at 6:30 AM on June 18, 2012

And evening thing on the 26th might be easier for more folks to get to, but we'll see! If folks are looking for non-fancy, the Bukowski's in Back Bay is near the Hynes, cheap, and has more beers than most. It's not huge, though, so it may depend on the size of the mefite crowd.
posted by ldthomps at 6:35 AM on June 18, 2012

I've never been to the Back Bay Bukowski's, but I can vouch for the Inman location having a good beer selection and atmosphere.

I'd be in for dinner, I think.
posted by maryr at 7:04 AM on June 18, 2012

I can't guarantee the date, but I'm interested. If I can make it I'd be glad to meet you at your hotel as I live very near the Back Bay. And 20 minutes by subway will put you almost anywhere in most of Boston. Are you interested in any particular type of food or drink?
posted by benito.strauss at 9:22 AM on June 18, 2012

Definitely interested in dinner and drinks and more than willing to cross the river for it. Sounds like fun.
posted by Kosh at 9:38 AM on June 18, 2012

If I can make it I'd be glad to meet you at your hotel as I live very near the Back Bay.

A local guide would be greatly appreciated, if you can make it. We'll be at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Are you interested in any particular type of food or drink?

I like local places and local brews, especially cider, but I'm not picky.
posted by jedicus at 11:34 AM on June 18, 2012

The Cambridge Brewing Company is usually our go-to watering hole, and it's not a difficult trip from your hotel. I'm sure there's something closer to Copley but I'm having a bit of a brain fart right now and nothing is coming to mind.
posted by backseatpilot at 1:16 PM on June 18, 2012

Sorry folks, but looks like I arrive in Boston after midnight on Friday and then fly out around 3:00 that afternoon, for a whopping total of fifteen hours in Beantown. Of which I'll probably spend half asleep.


Maybe next time...
posted by valkyryn at 1:19 PM on June 18, 2012

Both the Cambridge Brewing Company and Bukowski's look good to me.
posted by jedicus at 1:47 PM on June 18, 2012

valkyryn, that sounds like hell. Sorry you can't stay longer.

jedicus, both CBC and Bukowski's have some ciders.(I've been wanting to try this.) If you're not pressed for time I'd suggest the CBC, as it's a very chill place, and the walk over the Charles into Cambridge (1-2 miles) gives a great view of the city. And you can always take the subway back if you get tired/drunk.

Bukowski's is less than 1/2 a mile from you hotel — valkyryn, you could even dash over for a glass in your 15 hours!
posted by benito.strauss at 2:37 PM on June 18, 2012

I should have plenty of time on Thursday. That part of the seminar ends at 5pm.

Are there any objections to dinner and drinks at the Cambridge Brewing Company on Thursday, July 26th? How does 6:30pm sound? That should give me plenty of time to find my way over there but not be too late a start for people who are working the next day.
posted by jedicus at 3:28 PM on June 18, 2012

No objections here; that time and date works better for me than Friday.
posted by not_on_display at 11:44 PM on June 18, 2012

Oh, JULY. Not next week. Yeah, I can make that.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:28 AM on June 19, 2012

I am planning a day trip to Boston some time that week, and Thursday is as good a day as any, depending on weather (I am going to be in Maine, but there's a bus). I am not into beer, but am often willing to try cider.
posted by jeather at 7:48 AM on June 19, 2012

Hmmm. I might actually be able to make this. CBC works for me.
posted by bondcliff at 8:07 AM on June 19, 2012

I can make this, and I imagine so can Horace Rumpole. Either day works for me. CBC sounds great.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 12:25 PM on June 19, 2012

Alright, I've confirmed the event. I'll see you all in a few weeks!
posted by jedicus at 12:55 PM on June 19, 2012

Just realized I have a conflict on the 26th, doh.
posted by maryr at 7:26 AM on July 17, 2012

Wait, no, no I don't, that concert was tonight. I had to sell my tickets for a loss as I was totally unprepared to go. Dammit.

But, yay meetup?
posted by maryr at 9:38 PM on July 17, 2012

Cripes, sorry, turns out I have a work obligation that evening. Curse you employment!
posted by backseatpilot at 1:58 PM on July 18, 2012

I'm happy planning to come a MeFi meetup for the second time in six years. I remember somewhat what HR looks like; any other identifiers?
posted by Mapes at 8:07 PM on July 25, 2012

Not feeling well the past couple days, hopefully I'll see some of y'all on Saturday.
posted by maryr at 10:46 AM on July 26, 2012

Mapes: "I remember somewhat what HR looks like; any other identifiers?"

See my profile pic for an approximation. (Described by my girlfriend as, "Personals Ad Snapshot for a Lonely Canadian Prisoner.") I'll be there on the earlier side.
posted by not_on_display at 10:57 AM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]

Mapes, for a slightly better image, here we are from Monday's trivia meetup, on the left side, from to back is not_on_display, Horace Rumpole, and then me.

Horace and I are getting the bus, so we should arrive around 6:35ish.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 1:43 PM on July 26, 2012

Hey so CBC is packed and we can't get a table. We are heading around the corner to the Friendly Toast, cause they can seat us now. So that's where we are.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 3:53 PM on July 26, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out. I had a great time. Special thanks to benito.strauss for giving me a guided tour to and from the meetup!
posted by jedicus at 6:45 PM on July 26, 2012

It was fun! And informative. I'm going to save up a few dollar bills to someday burn them, now that I know I can do it as long as there's no fraud intent.
posted by ignignokt at 7:04 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]

Had a really good time, although my stomach is recriminating me for the amount of food I ate.

And tell metroidbaby that apparently you can't add inactive members as contacts. Come back to us, come back to us, you can just spend a few minutes a day on the site, come back, come ... back ....
posted by benito.strauss at 7:18 PM on July 26, 2012

Yay! That was fun!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:29 PM on July 26, 2012

Whee! I have returned from my hiatus to tell you all what a good time I had!
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:09 AM on July 27, 2012 [4 favorites]

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