Smoke in the big smoke!
posted November 5, 2013 1:35 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu November 14 at 8:00 PM, The Metropolitan Hotel
263 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (Map & Directions)
I'm coming to Melbourne! And will be in town for approximately 1 night, 14th November. Wondering if anyone would be interested in meeting up for after work drinks and or dinner. Would be nice to see some of you lovely folks.
posted by smoke to Meetup (39 comments total)

Sounds good! What do people like to eat?
posted by at 1:51 AM on November 6, 2013

I should be available that day. Do you know what neighbourhood you'll be in?
posted by mosessis at 1:55 AM on November 6, 2013

I'll be in the CBD, so anywhere that-a-way is fine with me. Also, I eat and drink literally anything!
posted by smoke at 1:58 AM on November 6, 2013

posted by Trivia Newton John at 3:13 AM on November 6, 2013

AAAAAAHHHH the mavericks calendar is all weird!!!

Yeah, I reckon I'd be up for it.
posted by pompomtom at 3:37 AM on November 6, 2013

(to be fair, that's my cooking night, so I might just be along to avoid working....
posted by pompomtom at 3:44 AM on November 6, 2013

Damn, I thought Mebbe was the name of some new trendy restaurant!
posted by smoke at 12:41 PM on November 6, 2013

I think we have a quorom, I'm gonna confirm it, and then we can settle on a venue. It's been many a moon since I've been down to Melbourne, and longer since I resided there, so I'm not really up to date on goo dplaces for a drink/eat in the city.
posted by smoke at 12:43 PM on November 6, 2013

Argh, I'm working. Will see if I can juggle my way out if it.
posted by goshling at 2:30 PM on November 6, 2013

reckon I'm in.

it's too long since we've melbourne meetupped. sweet!
posted by russm at 2:40 PM on November 6, 2013

Sorry smoke! It isn't showmanship, I just have a very capricious schedule at the moment. I hope to be there.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 2:54 PM on November 6, 2013

Does anyone have any ideas for places to eat or drink?

I don't know how you guys would feel, or if the venues are total dives, but it's been a long time since I've had a trivia night, and there's a couple of places in the city that are doing em:

1. The Metropolitan on William St from 6.30

2. The Duke of Kent from 6.30

3. The Nixon Hotel in Docklands from 6.30

The Fringe and Turf Bar also mention it, but I couldn't find anything on their websites.

What do you guys think? I'm not married to trivia, but it could be fun?
posted by smoke at 3:09 PM on November 6, 2013

I like trivia.

I don't know any of those venues, but my first inclination would be to avoid Docklands. Happy to try the Metropolitan or the Duke of Kent though.
posted by russm at 4:28 PM on November 6, 2013

That is definitely my inclination too. I had a look; The Metropolitan has decent, varied menu.
posted by smoke at 4:47 PM on November 6, 2013

Have been to the Duke of Kent for lunch, it's not bad but, you know, pubby. Have never done a trivia night, I would be a decent team player apart from the sports questions, at which I would be no help.

Which, translated, means I'd go for the Metropolitan over the Duke of Kent, and I think I can come on Thursday. Have just found out my cat has cancer though so will have to see how she's doing. If she continues as she is today, I'll come. Which doesn't sound very enthusiastic, in reality I'm actually quite keen on the whole Mefi meetup thing, it's just, you know. Stupid cancer.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:04 AM on November 7, 2013

The Metropolitan it is! As the week progresses I may book a table, as who knows if it's gonna be popular or not. I actually think this will be the highlight of my Melbourne time this go round.

Athanassiel, my condolences on your cat.
posted by smoke at 1:17 AM on November 7, 2013

A trivia night as well? Maaaan, what a way to make a poor country boy jealous. I will check and recheck my schedule, but I don't think the missus will be letting me get away with it. Maybe, just maybe, I can come up with a cunning plan.
posted by wilful at 4:09 AM on November 7, 2013

wilful - "Hey honey, I noticed we're out of toilet paper. I'll just run in to Warragul to grab some. See you in 6-ish hours."
posted by russm at 4:35 AM on November 7, 2013 [2 favorites]

"Look at that interesting thing up there!" *scarpers*
posted by pompomtom at 1:09 PM on November 7, 2013

Definitely book a table.
posted by goshling at 7:03 PM on November 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

I would love to come along, though 'tis a school night. Put me down as a maybe?
posted by Coaticass at 9:38 PM on November 10, 2013

Eight at the Metro suits me really well as I have to take my leetle running beginners out for a jog that afternoon. Look forward to meeting you all. :)

p.s. Athanassiel, I am also sending positive thoughts your cat's way.
posted by at 4:49 AM on November 11, 2013

Okey dokey, I have booked a table under the name "Patrick" (coincidentally, my name) from 6pm (also, coincidentally, the time I will be there from).

Trivia starts at 6.30, RussM and Goshling are disturbingly familiar with my face. I have brown hair, white skin, I'll let you know what colour the carnation in my buttonhole is come Thursday. I'm really looking forward to this!
posted by smoke at 3:42 PM on November 11, 2013

Cool, was about to post and ask if anyone would be there earlier than 8. Kitty seems to be doing pretty well still, thank you for all the thoughts! So 90% chance I will be there for some after work, not sure how long I'll stay but will definitely get to meet some of you. Should be fun!
posted by Athanassiel at 5:20 PM on November 11, 2013

Terrific, I'm so glad you are able to come.
posted by smoke at 5:36 PM on November 11, 2013

See everyone tomorrow; I'll be wearing a red and yellow chequered shirt.
posted by smoke at 2:48 AM on November 13, 2013

Have fun everyone

posted by wilful at 8:11 PM on November 13, 2013

I'm going to sit here and pine with wilful, I can't make it either

posted by Trivia Newton John at 8:23 PM on November 13, 2013

I'll be there shortly. Shaved head and bright red tshirt, if anyone is wondering.
posted by russm at 10:39 PM on November 13, 2013

Excellent, I'm leaving work soon so should be there a bit after 6. I'm in green and black today. And female, in case any blokes wearing green and black show up masquerading as someone they've never heard of.
posted by Athanassiel at 10:49 PM on November 13, 2013

I'm here. Wearing the same dark suit as two thirds of the people here.
posted by pompomtom at 10:58 PM on November 13, 2013

I'm at the back at the raised table
posted by smoke at 11:01 PM on November 13, 2013

I'm sitting in an enormous taxi going extraordinarily slowly on Citylink listening to vapid fuckwits on commercial FM radio.
See if we arrive before I stab myself to death with my iPhone!!
posted by goshling at 11:01 PM on November 13, 2013

Ground floor
posted by smoke at 11:01 PM on November 13, 2013

Exciting it's like a race!
posted by smoke at 11:02 PM on November 13, 2013

Pompomtom you are very camouflaged.
posted by smoke at 11:05 PM on November 13, 2013

According to TomTom the taxi is traveling 10km/ph. In an 80 zone on Citylink. Which I'm paying for.
It's not a race. It's a fucking disgrace.

Now we're going 0 km/ph.
posted by goshling at 11:13 PM on November 13, 2013

and, got stiffed at the trivia because we were *too* specific in our answers. balls.
posted by russm at 1:51 AM on November 14, 2013


Seriously, though it was so nice to see you all. Thanks for coming out.
posted by smoke at 3:51 AM on November 14, 2013 [4 favorites]

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