The alien has landed-- in Phoenix!
posted August 31, 2013 10:28 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 14 at 5:30 PM, The Lost Leaf
914 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ, USA (Map & Directions)
Howza 'bout a Phoenix-area meetup?
I've just moved to Phoenix from a small town in the South that contained no Mefites whatsoever. This seems like a cause for celebration. Also I don't know anyone and would love to meet some locals.

Proposed location: The Lost Leaf on 5th St, to facilitate delicious beer intake and proximity to public transport
Proposed date/time: 5:30p.m. or thereabouts

Looking forward to seeing some Real Live Fellow Mefites(tm)!
posted by WidgetAlley to Meetup (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

My hometown! I will have just arrived for a 5 day trip. Sure, I'll go; it should be fun.
posted by khedron at 3:36 AM on September 1, 2013

I'll be there! I had to miss our last meetup, but this one should work out perfectly.
posted by Superplin at 5:27 AM on September 1, 2013

Sounds good, count me in.
posted by diocletian at 1:02 PM on September 1, 2013

Yay! It has come to my attention via Yelp, however, that the Angel's Trumpet is really, really loud (I thought it was just like that because I was there with a wedding party, but apparently it's all the time.) That's too bad, because the beer is great, but I'd like to be able to talk to y'all. Any alternatives?
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:06 PM on September 2, 2013

Yeah, it's definitely loud. Hmm, depending on the vibe people want, we could go to Lost Leaf (great beer selection, super casual, no food), Hanny's (yummy cocktails and food, kinda hip), Rum Bar (also great cocktails, amazing food, little on the pricy side), Carly's (little bit of everything)...

Just a few ideas. I'm open.
posted by Superplin at 5:25 AM on September 3, 2013

I'll throw out Crescent Ballroom as a suggestion.
posted by diocletian at 10:22 AM on September 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Love Crescent Ballroom! My only worry is that it will be even more crowded and noisy than AT on a weekend.
posted by Superplin at 12:04 PM on September 3, 2013

Wife (lizjohn) and I will try to make it there from Tucson if we're able.
posted by The Potate at 5:20 PM on September 3, 2013

Just moved to Phoenix not too long ago myself. I'll be there, although I have no suggestions for a less noisy venue :)
posted by tanuki.gao at 12:02 AM on September 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

I often visit Phoenix as my SO lives there. I'll be around in October so I'd be happy to join if you do one next month!
posted by nat at 1:58 PM on September 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yay! Is a 21+ venue a problem for anyone? If not, I propose the Lost Leaf @5:30 p.m. Looks like it's walking distance of the lightrail, has a huge beer selection, and it'll be close to a food venue if we decide to migrate during dinner hour.
posted by WidgetAlley at 12:26 PM on September 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

I have a very vague and distant memory of 21, so it works for me. ;)

Another plus: that early, Lost Leaf should be pretty quiet. Once the bands arrive, conversation is basically dead. By then we'll probably have wandered off in search of some food.
posted by Superplin at 6:16 AM on September 9, 2013

Sounds good to me.
posted by diocletian at 11:31 AM on September 9, 2013

I'm adding this to my calendar now!
posted by khedron at 2:59 AM on September 10, 2013

Hooray! I will be the generic-looking brunette in the Metafilter t-shirt so we can all find each other.
posted by WidgetAlley at 5:39 PM on September 10, 2013

Really looking forward to meeting you all today! I'll be the one in the green dress.
posted by Superplin at 2:55 PM on September 14, 2013

Hey absent phx mefites! Get here, we've ordered a plate of beans.
posted by diocletian at 6:01 PM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

Attention internet: I am now qualified to appear in paid infomercials saying that Mefites are exactly as funny, gracious and intelligent in person as you'd expect. Thanks to everyone for coming out, I had a blast! Let's do it again soon.
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:35 PM on September 14, 2013 [3 favorites]

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