posted February 28, 2013 6:45 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun March 10 at 4:00 PM, Dive BAr
1703 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
If anyone's going to be in Austin for SXSW, it may be fun to take an afternoon break for a Metafilter brunch/drink/communion one day, to get things going. I'll be staying downtown, but anywhere close is probably ok!
posted by four panels to Meetup (32 comments total)

I'm interested and should be available up until Music starts, at which point my wristband and I will be either sleeping or in shows.
posted by immlass at 11:50 PM on February 28, 2013

I live here now so whatever we decide, I should be able to make it unless that's when I have to fly out for work. Definitely count me in.
posted by scalefree at 4:13 AM on March 1, 2013

I can attend anything before the 11th, which is when I flee town for the remainder. Not in much of a position to help organize this year, but would love to hang out.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:47 AM on March 1, 2013

I'm in. I strongly recommend a venue a little bit off the beaten path. While this will be inconvenient for out-of-town SXSW-goers, I think that having a reasonably quiet venue that can accommodate a large party (which we won't find near downtown) will make up for it.

A couple places come to mind:
- Flying Saucer. Beer bar. We had a meetup here once, and they had plenty of room for us. I checked their calendar and they have nothing SXSWish on it.
- Epoch Coffee. I don't think they ever have music there, and they've got plenty of room indoors and out. Open 24x7.

I'm sure there are other good candidates, those are just what I can think of off the top of my head.
posted by adamrice at 7:55 AM on March 1, 2013

I am in but likewise won't be much help organizing, as my parents are in town all next week. Just say when and where and I'll show!
posted by restless_nomad at 8:50 AM on March 1, 2013

We had a good meetup one year in the party room at Hoovers on Manor Rd., too, just throwing that out there.

I'm in, wherever it ends up being!
posted by fiercecupcake at 8:51 AM on March 1, 2013

All the mods were at Hoover's & I think the cost of the room was sponsored by Matt? I checked in with The Cabal a couple weeks ago & it looks like R_N is the only official representative representing this year.

Epoch is a decent suggestion, & that bar we took over last year worked out, too. What was the name of that place?
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:35 PM on March 1, 2013

The Dive Bar - it was perfectly nice, and walkable from the convention center. I don't remember whose friend it was that owned it and let us in early, though.
posted by restless_nomad at 12:38 PM on March 1, 2013

It was talked about in last-year's thread -- Matt Bucher, maybe? Whoever our generous benefactor was, I recall there were a last minute sick-out at the event.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:42 PM on March 1, 2013

I liked going to The Dive Bar - that was close, but not crowded.
posted by nightwood at 9:01 PM on March 1, 2013

Yeah, sorry I bailed last year. I was really sick. I could probably get us back in to the Dive bar, even at this late stage. I'll be out of town 15th-17th. Four Panels - what dates will you be in town?
posted by mattbucher at 9:09 AM on March 2, 2013

I live in Austin, I'll attend if at all possible.
posted by RustyBrooks at 1:46 PM on March 2, 2013

I'll be in town Friday afternoon - Tuesday afternoon. Last year was fun, I'd love a repeat!
posted by donnagirl at 4:35 PM on March 3, 2013

Dive Bar is a bit of a hike from downtown, but it seems to be the consensus.

Epoch is almost in another county, although it's definitely popular.

Tiniest Bar in Texas is really casual and has lots of uncrowded patio space. Personally, I think this is the best bet.

I'd maybe also put a vote in for Halcyon if it's not too much trouble being in the middle of things.

Otherwise Dive Bar seems reasonable.
posted by four panels at 11:53 PM on March 3, 2013

Halcyon might as well be at ground zero. Dive Bar at least has a chance of not being SXSW-overrun.
posted by fiercecupcake at 8:49 AM on March 4, 2013

Dive Bar was great. They were super friendly and I walked there from the Convention Center without a problem.
posted by donnagirl at 11:53 AM on March 4, 2013

Also if we're ready to look at dates, Fray Cafe is Sunday evening. I've met several MeFites at Fray, so maybe not overlap with that?
posted by donnagirl at 11:55 AM on March 4, 2013

I'll be packing for The Runaway Scrape on Sunday evening, though I'd be good for earlier that afternoon. I'm going to just hand tight & see what the rest of y'all come up with, since I'd rather my trip not interfere with an otherwise good time, so don't sweat it. I'm gonna go look at a comet! If it happens after the 11th, I'll catch y'all on the flipside, & I'll bring pictures of the American Outback & its nighttime sky.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:32 PM on March 4, 2013

It seems like Dive Bar it is.

Someone is unavailable after the 11th, and someone is going to be jacked into the Music week.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas March 8, 9, or 10.
posted by four panels at 7:33 PM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh hey I just saw this! Any of those dates would probably work for me, I should be around.
posted by hap_hazard at 8:44 PM on March 4, 2013

How about Sunday, March 10? Dive opens at 4? Maybe 6pm? Later?
posted by mattbucher at 7:13 AM on March 5, 2013

I vote Yea for 6 pm. I'll need to bail early-ish, but again, don't let me screw this up for everyone else if the majority of folks need to go later.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:32 AM on March 5, 2013

Early on Sunday is ok, I would leave at 7ish to go to Fray Cafe, though.
posted by donnagirl at 8:25 AM on March 5, 2013

Wandering back in to make a small pitch for not-Sunday-evening. Monday? Friday? I'd rather get to know you all for more than an hour or so if at all possible.
posted by donnagirl at 11:31 AM on March 6, 2013

I'm probably in too. Any time works for me; I'm a local. I prefer the weekend to avoid a commute after work though.
posted by liet at 8:14 PM on March 7, 2013

I am booked tomorrow but would be fine with Saturday night (or Sunday, although if I'm going to leave the house I'd like to hit Fray too.)
posted by restless_nomad at 8:20 PM on March 7, 2013

Would anyone else be down for meetup at Fray? Red Eyed Fly 7pm Sunday? Entertainment guaranteed.
posted by donnagirl at 1:47 PM on March 8, 2013

My favorite option is 4pm Sunday at the Dive Bar, then interested parties disperse to Fray.
posted by liet at 4:11 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

4pm Dive Bar

March 10, 2013

posted by four panels at 6:00 PM on March 9, 2013

Let's call it!
posted by restless_nomad at 6:01 PM on March 9, 2013

posted by donnagirl at 6:21 PM on March 9, 2013

We are here! Come in, turn right.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:11 PM on March 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

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