posted January 30, 2013 6:46 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu March 21 at 7:00 PM, Manuel's Tavern
602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA (Map & Directions)
Every time there's a meetup in Atlanta, my schedule conflicts and I miss 'em. I would very much like to meet you local MeFites. Would anyone be interested in a Thursday or Saturday evening meetup in the nearish future?
I'm thinking March at the earliest. As for venue, I live north of the city in Sandy Springs but prefer somewhere closer in town, and since Manuels seemed to have good success in the past... Any takers?
posted by neewom to Meetup (41 comments total)

I'd be interested. Thursday would likely be easier for me than Saturday, but I'll try to make whichever. I'm not available the third weekend in March, but everything else is currently open.
posted by needlegrrl at 3:04 AM on January 31, 2013

It depends for us, because we have a lot of show-stuff going on. I'll keep my eye on this thread though, and if we can come, great! I just don't want people to plan around us because our lives are totally crazy.
posted by Medieval Maven at 5:16 AM on January 31, 2013

I'm in and can probably make whenever.

I frequently go to another meetup on Thursday nights at Manuels. If it happens to be the same night, I guess that's twice as much drinking.
posted by hydropsyche at 6:19 AM on January 31, 2013

Manuel's is close to me and I should be able to make a meetup. Slight preference for Thursday evenings that are not the 28th.
posted by pointystick at 7:20 AM on January 31, 2013

Thursday nights are out for me, but Saturday is fine.

If it's in March, I'd be wary of doing anything around St. Patrick's day, just because there will probably be a ton of other people out and about over that weekend. The last two meetups I've been to were fun, but the places we were at got so loud that it was hard to converse, and I'd figure anything around St. Paddy's day would be even worse in terms of having an actual conversation with someone at a bar. If I'm driving all the way into town for a meetup, I'd like to be able to actually meet people and talk, not just sip my drink and nod along to whatever it is I think that they're saying. But maybe that's just me..
posted by ralan at 7:29 AM on January 31, 2013

Thursdays or Saturdays both work for me, in general. Probably not the last week of March, but other than that, I think I could make it.

Manuel's sounds good.
posted by duien at 8:12 AM on January 31, 2013

pourtant and I would be more than happy to meet up with fellow MeFites to discuss all things ATL and how much we hate the new titles.
posted by softlord at 1:52 PM on January 31, 2013

Thursdays are no good for me either. Saturdays are a distinct possibility.
posted by dephlogisticated at 4:02 PM on January 31, 2013

posted by andoatnp at 12:57 PM on February 1, 2013

I can't do Thursdays at all.... Have rehearsal's for the new Women's project of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus (if any local mefites are me. they are still looking for's an AMAZING group of vocalists) But I'd be open to a Sat. And anything in Midtown works for me....
posted by pearlybob at 2:09 PM on February 1, 2013

Hmm. Maybe two meetups, one on a Saturday in mid-April? I need to get out more often anyway.

How does the 21st of March at Manuel's sound? It's a thursday, not the 28th, not St. Patty's, and gives enough time to figure out scheduling.

ralan, you're not kidding. I work at a bar. Never again will I go to a bar on St. Patty's or New Year's if I'm not actually working them.

hydropsyche, are you perhaps involved in the massive Pathfinder group? A friend has been trying to get me to join that for yonks.
posted by neewom at 4:10 PM on February 2, 2013

Just a heads up from your friendly Manuel's person, if there are more than say 6-10 people coming, be sure to give us a ring so we can make sure to set aside a table.
posted by stormygrey at 12:42 AM on February 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

I am hyper-amenable to Manuel's since I live right by it. But yes, this would be fun!
posted by threeants at 9:08 AM on February 3, 2013

I'm up for a meet up.

Thursday is Trivia Night, but I like the Vintage Pizza in Chamblee, for a meet up, but I'm not picky.

Manuals is a bit of a schlep for me, being in the north part of town, but I'm game.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:32 PM on February 5, 2013

Shall we call this one for 3/21 at Manuel's? Let's try another area of town/day next time, to mix it up!
posted by runningwithscissors at 6:42 PM on February 5, 2013

Yeah we said that last time too! (Sorry I'm the lone Manuel's hater in the city, I think!)
posted by masquesoporfavor at 4:53 PM on February 6, 2013

All right, calling it 3/21 at Manuels? Now, what time do we generally want to be there? Somewhat later in the evening would be better for me ... maybe once traffic starts to be only sort of slow instead of stopped?

And yes, I'm also game for a later, non-Manuel's anywhere else in the metro area. April, maybe?
posted by neewom at 5:27 PM on February 6, 2013

How's 7 p.m. or so?
posted by runningwithscissors at 4:39 AM on February 7, 2013

I can do 7pm or close to it, and would be up for an April meetup in a different location as well.
posted by needlegrrl at 2:18 PM on February 7, 2013

7's good, then. I personally might be a few minutes late depending on how traffic goes.

stormygrey, I'll give a heads-up when we have a better idea of numbers.

posted by neewom at 4:30 PM on February 7, 2013

Woo! I'm in!
posted by polywomp at 5:43 PM on March 5, 2013

Germane news.

Sorry to hear that Manuel's is feeling the pressure. On the plus side, it looks like we'll get to enjoy our meet-up in a smoke-free room. And great news that the tavern plans to re-extend health benefits to its employees! I'll gladly raise a cup / an extra buck to that.
posted by threeants at 12:10 AM on March 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

Is this still happening at Manuels tomorrow at 7?
posted by softlord at 12:21 PM on March 20, 2013

I hope so, as I declined an INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT INVITATION to lazily drink and shoot the shit with a friend.
posted by threeants at 7:45 PM on March 20, 2013

Also I am moving soon and need to have a final Manny's, yet nobody I know in real life will schlep out here from accursed Midtown.
posted by threeants at 7:47 PM on March 20, 2013

I either have crazy allergies or a cold, so I won't make it after all - maybe if something happens in April?
posted by needlegrrl at 10:36 AM on March 21, 2013

Yeah, absent an update from the convoking party, I think I'm gonna have to go with alternate plans. Womp womp / maybe April!
posted by threeants at 2:23 PM on March 21, 2013

I'm planning to be there, assuming it still happens.
posted by duien at 2:28 PM on March 21, 2013

me and pourtant as well
posted by softlord at 2:31 PM on March 21, 2013

(Sorry, I don't know why I bailed so readily! Didn't mean to sound snarky. Was just feeling a bit unsure since we haven't heard from neewomp since early Feb.)
posted by threeants at 2:36 PM on March 21, 2013

Ok, I'll be able to come by for about half an hour at 7. Rad. Sorry to dither and sit all over the dang thread. Low sleep.
posted by threeants at 2:39 PM on March 21, 2013

I will be there!
posted by runningwithscissors at 2:52 PM on March 21, 2013

Is there a MeFi hand signal or something so we'll know who everyone is? (this being our first meetup and us being relatively new in town, i guess the blank stares at the door might be a clue)
posted by softlord at 2:54 PM on March 21, 2013

Look for the group of people who look like they don't know one another! I'll be wearing green pants and a striped shirt and trying to drink the day away.

(But generally whoever arrives first updates the thread.)
posted by runningwithscissors at 2:59 PM on March 21, 2013

Gak, I sort of promised someone I'd do something and now they're making good on it...was looking forward to seeing/meeting y'all, maybe next time-- have fun! :)
posted by threeants at 3:16 PM on March 21, 2013

well this is us (kate and points for guessing which is which). Will try to get there soon (need to finish an errand or two first)
posted by softlord at 3:42 PM on March 21, 2013

Duien and I are here, in the room with the projector. Walk in the front door and go to the right.
posted by runningwithscissors at 4:14 PM on March 21, 2013

We're in the corner farthest from the door, kind of under the bicycle.
posted by duien at 4:19 PM on March 21, 2013

We are on our way...hope you guys are still there!
posted by pourtant at 4:45 PM on March 21, 2013

See y'all soon
posted by softlord at 4:46 PM on March 21, 2013

We're still here!
posted by runningwithscissors at 4:48 PM on March 21, 2013

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