Meetup in Los Angeles
posted August 31, 2012 2:57 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun September 16 at 7:00 PM, The Roost
3100 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm back in LA (specifically, North Hollywood) after two and a half years on the East Coast. I'd love to meet all you LA MeFites!
Is there any place where you guys usually go? I'd prefer the Studio City/Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena area since there's where I usually am, but I'm open to suggestions as long as it's not too out of the way. My schedule is pretty open at the moment, so I'm open to suggestions for dates too.

Thanks everyone!

EDIT: It is done! The date and time is the Roost, 7 PM on September 16th.
posted by suburbanbeatnik to Meetup (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The trend has been for meetups at the Farmer's Market at Fairfax and 3rd, mid-city. I'd love an eastside/foothills meetup.
posted by ApathyGirl at 4:55 PM on August 31, 2012

Has anyone been to the Congregation Ale House?
I haven't been yet-- but I am curious.
The Pasadena location is 300 s raymond in Pasadena.
posted by calgirl at 10:59 PM on August 31, 2012

You up for driving into the city? The valley can be a hard sell.
posted by klangklangston at 12:20 AM on September 1, 2012

Congregation would be a good option. As a bonus, it's right off a Gold Line stop (Del Mar).
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:30 AM on September 1, 2012

I'm down with the Valley, the city is a hard sell.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:58 AM on September 1, 2012

The Congregation in Pasadena would make for a decent spot. It can get a bit crowded on weekend evenings, but even then a table for ten or so generally opens up fairly quickly. The beer is fantastic, the food is passable, and the music volume is compatible with conversation.

Maybe *this time* I'll actually be in the city when an LA meetup happens. Would be the first time since moving here. My vote's for anything within biking distance of a metro stop; but, I'm willing venture into carland if required.
posted by eotvos at 1:56 AM on September 1, 2012

There's always The Roost, dive bar par excellence (NOTE: cash only) and the site of at least two or three meetups, and is easy enough to get to from the Valley while still being spitting distance from Los Feliz to satisfy the non-Valley types.

Otherwise, Pasadena is fine for me on the weekends (and Farmers Market is perfect for me during the week). Snowflake detail: we're out of town till the 13th, so if you wanna meet before then, pay no attention to me.
posted by scody at 2:03 AM on September 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

I can do valley after 7 most nights, as I work there.
posted by fake at 9:54 AM on September 1, 2012

I'm throwing in a second request for The Roost, let's aim for after 7PM?
posted by banannafish at 10:44 AM on September 1, 2012

We could also do the Rockwell (1714 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027).
posted by Hello Darling at 8:28 PM on September 1, 2012

Rockwell is okay but 1739 just across the street is better IMHO and has a back room for gatherings of ten or more folks.

Any of the other places are cool too.
posted by infinitewindow at 10:06 PM on September 1, 2012

I'm down for whatevs but The Roost and Congregation appeal to me the most at least at this particular moment in time...
posted by speicus at 10:43 PM on September 1, 2012

I like the idea of The Roost or The Congregation! Especially if the Roost let me bring take out from India Sweets and Spices.

I've never been, but I'm also curious about Neat in Glendale. No idea if it's a suitable bar for meetups.

Golden Road works well for big groups.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:50 PM on September 1, 2012

I now vote for The Roost --sounds perfect for my first meetup as
I've never been there...
Are we ready to start throwing out days/times etc?
posted by calgirl at 11:05 PM on September 1, 2012

Okay, cool! So there's three specific votes for the Roost. How many votes for the Congregation?
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 2:30 AM on September 2, 2012

My preference would be for Congregation, (food, beer selection, location) but the Roost just dandy too.
posted by ApathyGirl at 3:26 PM on September 2, 2012

As long as a place has parking, I'm down for just about anything. If we can schedule it on a Sunday or a Monday though (or a Saturday evening), that's best for me. I come from way our of town.
posted by Deoridhe at 7:17 PM on September 2, 2012

All right. How IS parking at the Roost? I know that for the Congregation in Pasadena, there are a few parking garages nearby that give you the first hour and a half free, then charge after that (but it's not unreasonable).
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 8:34 PM on September 2, 2012

Congregation has a decent sized lot, and there's meters on surrounding streets (Sun - Thurs. 11am to 8pm; Fri. - Sat. 11am to Midnight), there are structures with 90 minutes free and varied rates thereafter in Old Town.

The Roost has meters on Los Feliz and surrounding streets, (2 hr, 8a-8p, Sundays free).

I'd prefer Sundays also.
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:30 PM on September 2, 2012

I'd show up for Congregation Ale House.
posted by kbuxton at 2:40 PM on September 5, 2012

All right. It seem that the Roost is actually slightly edging out the Congregation-- so it's the Roost! Also, the preference seems to be for Sundays, so the 16th sounds reasonable. The Roost, at 7, on the 16th? What do you guys think?

I think we should also meet at the Congregation later in the month too, for the more Pasadena-centric MeFites.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 10:33 PM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

make it so.
posted by carsonb at 9:39 AM on September 9, 2012

I have made it so! After this meet-up, I'll post about the proposed Congregation meet-up and we can sort out the details then.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 3:11 PM on September 9, 2012

Aw, I'm out of town this weekend. If you do end up organizing the next one at the Congregation I'd be up for that.
posted by speicus at 5:35 PM on September 10, 2012

Foiled again!
Family party about 40 miles away!

I look forward to the Congregation at a future time...
Until then...have fun!
posted by calgirl at 10:41 PM on September 11, 2012

Looking forward to dropping by. I haven't been to a mefi meetup in years!
posted by sp160n at 11:09 PM on September 13, 2012

The best meetups are the ones you can stumble back home from. See everyone there.
posted by hwyengr at 10:44 PM on September 14, 2012

i can haz a space kitty to bring along with me to the meetup
i think we're getting snacks from indian sweets and spices beforehand
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 4:27 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ok, I'm coming now! I might be a bit late, but I'll be there. I'll be the one in the pink top and the gray skirt.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 6:40 PM on September 16, 2012

And a good time was had by all me.
Thanks, suburbanbeatnik!
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:54 PM on September 16, 2012

Thanks for coming, guys! I do think it turned out pretty well-- we had a great turnout.

Next month: Pasadena!
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 11:04 PM on September 16, 2012

I was just checking meetups in LA, and come to find out that you guys just had one YESTERDAY.

Pasadena next month sounds good to me. Count me in.
posted by Jurbano at 7:37 PM on September 17, 2012

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