I want to be a part of it
posted March 26, 2013 7:57 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu May 9 at 8:00 PM, Blue and Gold
79 East 7th Street, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Hey, NYC. Mr. Mustachio and I will be there from May 6th - May 12th and I would very much like to meet you, because you are some of my favorites and are clearly awesome. We're totally on vacation, so the time is flexible, and the place, to a certain extent, though we will be transit dependent. Also, we are very good at getting lost, so we might need help finding you. a big meetup would be fun, but if anyone wants to take us on a field trip or two, that would be fun, too.
posted by louche mustachio to Meetup (62 comments total)

Yes! I will not be at 100% that weekend due to reasons, but I will be 100% excited to meet you two!

Are you going to be up for something on the 6th? I think that's a Wednesday, when we traditionally gather in Brooklyn. We can do the 7th too if you'll be tired from the trip.

Where are you staying? What do you like to do/see?
posted by the young rope-rider at 6:25 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I haven't heard back from my host yet, but probably in Hell's Kitchen or thereabouts, pretty close to transit. We're getting in pretty early; our flight arrives at 10:34 AM, so we should have our shit together by evening. Mostly.

Let's see - last time I was in NYC, I hit a few museums (I get in free to a lot of them, which helped because the Met is so absolutely immense) Central Park and the Film Archives, hung out and drank shitty beer with some friends in Williamsburg, ate lots of great food and some not-so-great food, and drank my way around the East Village, which was super fun and a TERRIBLE IDEA. I kicked around and talked to all kinds people, had a great time wherever I went.


So I personally am up for adventures. Possibly shenanigans.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:52 AM on March 27, 2013


HECK YES I WOULD LIKE TO MEET YOU
posted by Greg Nog at 9:22 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


SCOTCH
posted by louche mustachio at 10:26 AM on March 27, 2013


I LIKE IT
posted by louche mustachio at 10:26 AM on March 27, 2013


In depending on date/time/etc. (Damn you corporate job! Damn youuuu!)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:37 AM on March 28, 2013


We're still very early in the planning stage, so hopefully we can come up with something doable for you.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:44 AM on March 28, 2013


I have a thing the night of the 6th, but I think my week is pretty free otherwise. Maybe the evening of Thursday the 9th or Friday the 10th? Weekend night means people might could stay up later, while weekday means less-busy if we want to go to a potentially-popular bar or something.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:05 AM on March 28, 2013


I enjoy both adventures AND shenanigans.
posted by unannihilated at 9:33 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Field trip! Field trip!

And shenanigans.
posted by Hactar at 3:14 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Let's shift the Brooklyn weekly meetup to Thursday and then maybe something on the weekend in Manhattan!
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:13 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


PERFECT!

That sounds like a good deal, and will give the people who can't make a weekday meetup a chance to bask in my glory /hamburger.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:50 PM on March 28, 2013


Also, we have had a slight change of plan because airbnb stuff - we will be staying in Brooklyn until the 10th. Not that it makes a huge difference, just throwing that out there.

Any venue suggestions?





Not Guy's American Kitchen And Bar. I like fried chunks as much as the next guy, but my religion forbids me from partaking of the sauce of the donkey.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:52 PM on March 28, 2013


Plus I have already puked behind a dumpster at one meetup and I don't think I need to do that again.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:53 PM on March 28, 2013


How about Pocha 32 for Korean BBQ & watermelon soju in Manhattan one night, and then one of the usual Brooklyn bar meetups spots another night?
posted by oh yeah! at 11:42 AM on March 29, 2013


If we're planning on a non-busy weeknight, I would suggest Blue and Gold. The upsides are that it's cheap (especially for good scotch) and in Manhattan. The downsides are that it's a little bit small (so we'd want to avoid prime hours on a weekend), the bartenders may insult us, and that it's kinda dirty. (which is actually not much of a downside to me, as I'm into filth)
posted by Greg Nog at 12:20 PM on March 29, 2013


Maybe Blue and Gold on Tuesday? Wednesday?
posted by Greg Nog at 12:21 PM on March 29, 2013


Regardless of what we decide on for the official meetup, I would like to check out Blue and Gold on a weeknight.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:20 PM on March 29, 2013


Let's do the weekly meetup there and then, then. We have had them in Manhattan in dingy bars before for less.
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:42 AM on March 30, 2013


Cool! Now to figure out the day that works best. And I still like the idea of a weekend meet up for those who can't do the weekday thing.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:09 PM on March 30, 2013


If you're only in Brooklyn until Friday 5/10, where will you be on the weekend? I thought the change of plans meant you were heading home earlier.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:11 AM on March 31, 2013


Nah, I'll just be in Manhattan.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:42 AM on April 1, 2013


I thought Thursday sounded excellent plus a weekend meetup as well!
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:23 PM on April 1, 2013


OK. Does Thursday work for all y'all? Or most y'all?
posted by louche mustachio at 10:46 PM on April 1, 2013


Thursday should work for me!
posted by Greg Nog at 8:37 AM on April 2, 2013


Sweet! If nobody has any objections we can declare this to be a Happening Thing.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:33 PM on April 2, 2013


OK, I have finally made it a real meetup, although I am not sure what time y'all do this (8:00 PM is the default.) I still want to do the weekend thing too, but might have to make a separate event thingy.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:23 AM on April 6, 2013


This is too close to where I live to successfully avoid.
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:56 AM on April 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


PARTEY TIEMS
posted by elizardbits at 8:06 PM on April 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am visiting NYC, but I leave that evening! Drat. Any interest in a meetup for a visiting San Franciscan mefite the previous weekend? I'm there May 3-9.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:44 PM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes!

I am out of town 'til the 6th, but could do the 7th or 8th for either a different meetup, or if we moved the Blue and Gold meetup a day or two earlier.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:58 PM on April 23, 2013


I am down for any and all meetups.

PARTEY TIEMS

heavens to mergatroyd
posted by louche mustachio at 2:34 AM on April 24, 2013


I will bring extra pens so we can draw butts.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:39 AM on April 24, 2013


My milkshake draws all the butts to the yard that I can handle, and then some. No need for pens.
posted by Eideteker at 8:54 AM on April 24, 2013


Well I guess we will need straws, then.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:16 AM on April 24, 2013


i can handle more butts than you can possibly imagine.
posted by louche mustachio at 10:49 AM on April 24, 2013


I WILL BE IN NYC TO-MORROW

so excited


Today I packed, which involved yelling the eff-word for an hour straight. New York, I think I am ready.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:20 PM on May 5, 2013


OH HAY GUISE we are in Brooklyn right now! On Bedford, near all sorts of kinds of bars and restaurants and stuff.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:33 AM on May 7, 2013


If anyone wants to hang out before the Official Meetup, the email in my profile is the most efficient contact.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:35 AM on May 7, 2013


I met The Whelk! He looked like James McNeil Whistler. Lovely chap.


I will see the rest of you tonight.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:35 AM on May 9, 2013


Even if I only end up making a brief appearance I will do this.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:41 AM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


What time are we officially starting 8pm? or earlier?
posted by larthegreat at 10:24 AM on May 9, 2013


I plan to be there earlier than 8 - official or not my work ends at 6pm so the bar is as good a place to kill time pre-meetup as anywhere.
posted by oh yeah! at 11:48 AM on May 9, 2013


I'll be at an event until 9 but would like to make the meet up if possible. Could someone kindly post a group status if it looks like folks might be calling it quits for the evening or something? Thanks!
posted by kkokkodalk at 2:24 PM on May 9, 2013


I will be there.
posted by Rory Marinich at 2:32 PM on May 9, 2013


I'll probably go home and change out of work clothes first, so I will be there and I will be ever so pretty
posted by Greg Nog at 2:45 PM on May 9, 2013


I may have to sit this one out but know I and my vast network of spies and informants are with yall in spirit
posted by The Whelk at 2:48 PM on May 9, 2013


I will also be early, since I can't actually stay very long past 8.
posted by Ragged Richard at 3:08 PM on May 9, 2013


We're scraping oursleves off and heading over in a little but.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:34 PM on May 9, 2013


I think I'm here first - louche, I am the redhead eating an ice cream sundae by the pool table
posted by oh yeah! at 4:05 PM on May 9, 2013


Hey oh yeah!, my memory is failing me. Is Blue and Gold cash-only?
posted by lalex at 4:26 PM on May 9, 2013


Yep, cash only, I think there's a price-gouging ATM nearby
posted by oh yeah! at 4:37 PM on May 9, 2013


Thanks!
posted by lalex at 4:40 PM on May 9, 2013


Damn, I'm missing a soaker. Get hammered you bozos! Careful getting home!
posted by vrakatar at 5:56 PM on May 9, 2013


oh! everyone here is lovely!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:30 PM on May 9, 2013


My lawyer might stop by to represent me.
posted by vrakatar at 8:15 PM on May 9, 2013


It was great to see all your lovely faces despite the creepy pool table guy getting all up in everyone's personal space/lap! Louche mustachio, I hope you have a great rest of your trip.
posted by ausdemfenster at 8:36 PM on May 9, 2013


OMG the creepy pool table guy!
posted by lalex at 9:28 PM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


You were all so wonderful! Special thanks to Greg for figuring out how late the PATH ran for me.
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:50 PM on May 9, 2013


I AM DRONK YOU GUISE



Very super good fun tiems!
posted by louche mustachio at 3:40 AM on May 10, 2013


I laughed way too hard when pool tablr guy called Greg "Highlander."




Prolly too hard, but the bar for humor in well underground at this point.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:42 AM on May 10, 2013


All the pool table guys were sketchy in their own ways, it was like the Bionic Six of sketchy pool table guys
posted by Greg Nog at 8:31 AM on May 10, 2013



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