It isn't Brotherly Love until someone drunkenly yells at Frogger
posted February 11, 2013 12:17 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed February 20 at 7:00 PM, Barcade
1114 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Lazaruslong and SpiffyRob live in Philly now! Let's all drink to celebrate!
In the last few months Philly has seen the arrival of certified badass SpiffyRob and the stone cold fox Lazaruslong and it’s time for a proper welcome party!

When: Sometime during the evening between Monday February 18th and Friday February 22nd. My personal vote would be for that Monday or Tuesday. Confirmed for Wednesday, February 20th at 7pm unless there's an outcry to move this to Tuesday.

Where: A place with alcohol. I think Barcade is a good choice because it is easily accessible via public transit (Girard stop off the MFL and I think there are a few buses / trolleys nearby too), has a decent beer selection, and arcade games so we don’t have to awkwardly stare at each other for too long. There’s also plenty of space and it’s never crowded during the week. However, it is located in Fishtown/Northern Libs and that may be kind of a hike for people so I’m open to a venue that’s more centrally located. Confirmed for Barcade.

What say you, MeFites?
posted by Diskeater to Meetup (45 comments total)

I haven't seen you good folks in a bit, so I'd love to come out. Tuesdays are best for me, so I selfishly cast my vote in that direction!
posted by troublewithwolves at 7:21 PM on February 11, 2013

I'm also interested, but my vote is for Monday.
posted by ActionPopulated at 9:15 PM on February 11, 2013

That week is pretty open for me. I'd pick Tuesday if it were up to me, but my standing Monday/Wednesday night plans are very loose and skippable, and I'll come out whichever night we choose.
posted by jessypie at 4:24 AM on February 12, 2013

I am totally in favor of this plan! I would vote for not-Monday and something a little closer to Center City, but I realize that I live in a lame, far-off place. Even if I can't come, welcome again to Philly, SpiffyRob and Lazaruslong!
posted by jetlagaddict at 4:46 AM on February 12, 2013

I'm good with whatever, though definitely in the "prefer Tuesday" camp.
posted by DoubleLune at 6:44 AM on February 12, 2013

Monday is no good for me, but Tuesday or Wednesday would be nice.
posted by Katine at 12:22 PM on February 12, 2013

I'd love to go, but I can't make Tuesday or Thursday (classes).
posted by Merzbau at 4:31 PM on February 12, 2013

I'm good for basically any evening in that time frame, so yeah! Let's do it! Thanks for putting this up.

I'm at most a lukewarm fox though.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:07 PM on February 12, 2013

The overall consensus is not-Monday so how does Wednesday sound to everyone? That would be my personal vote.

I'm also going to choose Barcade as the official venue unless there's a sudden 11th hour opposition to it and if you oppose Barcade, you oppose four-player MeFite TMNT action.
posted by Diskeater at 8:34 PM on February 12, 2013

I failed my badass certification. :(

Barcade either Tuesday or Wednesday sounds groovy!
posted by SpiffyRob at 3:05 PM on February 13, 2013

What time are you thinking? I can't get there from work till 630ish, and have to work the next day, so i won't be out that late.
posted by TheAdamist at 3:20 PM on February 13, 2013

I'm confirming for 7pm on Wednesday,February 20th at Barcade. Super informal, show up early, late, whenever.
posted by Diskeater at 3:35 PM on February 13, 2013

I'll be late coming from rehearsal, but I'll do my best.
posted by picklesthezombie at 6:23 AM on February 14, 2013

Good lord they have my favorite seasonal beer on tap. I dare not speak its name lest it be gone by next week. I may need to go in the meantime to be sure I get a glass.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:23 AM on February 14, 2013

Spiffy - I believe they rotate their selection fairly often but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Drop me a line if you do wind up going whenever...I'm right around the corner and love any excuse for beers / games.
posted by Diskeater at 8:33 AM on February 14, 2013

Oh indeed.
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:48 AM on February 14, 2013

Hey anyone who wants to tell me how to get rid of my car, here's a place to do it!
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:13 AM on February 15, 2013

And with the overwhelming # of responses saying I should go through the effort of selling it... anyone want it? Or know someone who might?
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:06 PM on February 15, 2013

I will also consider interesting trades. Particularly where "interesting" is defined as "pinball machine."
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:08 PM on February 15, 2013

BTW, barcade has cisco brewing night this thursday, i may wind up going to that instead.
posted by TheAdamist at 8:28 AM on February 17, 2013

It looks like there's some chance Mrs.Spiffy will be joining me for this one!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:43 AM on February 19, 2013

But alas, favorite beer is now gone.
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:47 AM on February 19, 2013

Wish I could join you, as I've been interested in visiting Barcade. Have fun!
posted by MikeKn at 12:21 PM on February 19, 2013

Hooray! This is tonight! Hopefully Mrs. Spiffy can make it out.

I'll probably show up slightly early to scope out the Galaga high schore.
posted by Diskeater at 10:41 AM on February 20, 2013

Awwww snap! I'm excited!

p.s. if anyone is driving there and passing through center city, let me know. If not, I'll figure out how to take the L or hail a cab or something.

Ahhhhhh barcade!!
posted by lazaruslong at 10:48 AM on February 20, 2013

It's really easy to get there via subway. Hop on any Eastbound MFL train to Girard. Barcade is a block or two from Girard station. You can also take the BSL to City Hall and transfer to the MFL for free.
posted by Diskeater at 10:54 AM on February 20, 2013

Not sure what about half the words you just typed are, but I have the Googles and the iPhone so I'm feeling confident. Thank you!
posted by lazaruslong at 10:55 AM on February 20, 2013

Heh! You're near 11th and Walnut, right? There's a Market Frankford Line stop at 11th and Market (as well as 13th and 15th st). Walk there and follow the signs for the Eastbound (towards Frankford Transportation Center) side of the track. Trains come frequently and the ride is less than 10 minutes. The Girard stop is right after Spring Garden.

That part of Fishtown has a ton of bars so you should have no problems getting a taxi if you want to go that route.
posted by Diskeater at 11:07 AM on February 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

I work in Rittenhouse and will be taking the train from Center City. I'm happy to meet up if you want a train buddy!
posted by jessypie at 11:11 AM on February 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm like 50/50 on driving or taking the El, so ... If I drive I can easily pick u up.
posted by DoubleLune at 11:54 AM on February 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

jessypie, that would be great! I need to learn the stuff with the things and the trains. Where / when should I meet you?

DoubleLune: thanks for the offer, but I'll go for the educative route this time around. See y'all soon!
posted by lazaruslong at 1:45 PM on February 20, 2013

I'm sending you a MeMail right now! See everyone in a couple hours!
posted by jessypie at 2:05 PM on February 20, 2013

Glad you're going with jessypie! I was just popping in to say I'm not driving -- I remembered it'll be rush hour. See you guys there!
posted by DoubleLune at 2:16 PM on February 20, 2013

I haven't met the philly mefi folks previously, is there a place we are meeting inside or another way to recognize the group?

Or should i ask slyly around for 'friends of jessamyn'?
posted by TheAdamist at 2:37 PM on February 20, 2013

I'll be wearing a Star Wars shirt so keep your eyes out for that. I also imagine we'll be at the bar for a bit which is right at the front.

I'll also MeMail you my number if you want to text me.
posted by Diskeater at 2:58 PM on February 20, 2013

I'll be wearing a scarf that's white with silver stripes, with reddish long hair. If that helps.
posted by DoubleLune at 3:00 PM on February 20, 2013

We are here and in the back!
posted by Diskeater at 3:58 PM on February 20, 2013

Love this IRL for the title, but tonight is for the GoT DVDs at home. Have fun, folks.
posted by supercres at 8:16 PM on February 20, 2013

Shoot, who yelled at frogger? Jessypie and I def did our share of yelling swearing at Tetris...
posted by DoubleLune at 8:20 PM on February 20, 2013

I yelled at:

NBA Jamz
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Smash TV
Most of You

So I think I failed the frogger requirement.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:28 PM on February 20, 2013

Seriously though, thanks to everyone that came out tonight. Special thanks to jessypie for being my train sherpa. I think I'm starting to understand those gosh darned contraptions. Also, my fellow Party Dudes that let me be the Raphael in our epic company.

We partied. We partied hard. We ate pizza, destroyed mouse robots, and had difficulty remembering which one was Bebop and which one was Rocksteady.

I salute you all. Lemme get the Epilogue photo up here.....
posted by lazaruslong at 8:40 PM on February 20, 2013

Lots of fun! Thanks to everyone for coming out. Can't wait for next time.
posted by Diskeater at 8:50 PM on February 20, 2013

This was great! We should definitely make Barcade nights a regular thing. Or go to other bars. I like bars.

TheAdamist is going back to Barcade tonight for Cisco Brewers night and I think I'm going to do the same, in case any of the rest of you find that your baggies of quarters are still weighing too heavily in your pockets.
posted by jessypie at 5:26 AM on February 21, 2013

Aw man I'm sorry I missed it! I got a monster migraine right after work and never recovered. The powerful force of frogger must have cursed me in order to avoid my wrath.

I'll see y'all on the 3rd though. Welcome SpiffyRob and LazarusLong!
posted by Katine at 8:22 AM on February 21, 2013

+1 to the idea of making a regular Philly bar night. It can't be called a "drinking problem" if we all do it together, right?

The missus and I might come out to Barcade tonight but I think we're leaning towards staying in. We'll see what happens. Regardless, I'll see everyone on the 3rd!
posted by Diskeater at 11:07 AM on February 21, 2013

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