posted December 13, 2013 8:37 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue December 31 at 7:30 PM, Brooklyn Tap House. Followed by steam whistles at Pratt.
590 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
A spin off from the other New Years meetup thread. Things that are known: wanting to go to the steam whistles at Pratt; wanting to eat, drink, and be merry beforehand. Things that are unknown: Where and when to eat, drink, and be merry.
Taking suggestions! I'm thinking, ideally, it would be closish to Pratt in the Fort Greene / Clinton Hill area. I haven't had much time to research, but wanted to hurry up and throw this out there. I will look into stuff later, but in the meantime if someone already has good suggestions, then save me the work!

Pratt is here.

Time ideas? I'm thinking 7 or 8. Agree or disagree?
posted by wintrymix to Meetup (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I feel like I am domineering all IRL threads these days, so I'll just note that when I went to hear/see the whistles last year, I showed up around 11:15 and it worked out (time to wander around the grounds, not so much time you freeze to death). So I think 7:30 if we want to eat first, 8:30 if we just wanna get drinks is probably good for start times.

Since food/drink is basically all my hobbies, I can suggest places to go, but I will wait and see if anyone else has ideas first (see first clause of first sentence).

Thanks, wintrymix, for organizing!
posted by mlle valentine at 8:22 AM on December 14, 2013

I have no idea how it would be on NYE but I rather liked Maggie Brown which is a quarter mile away.

They have a nice patio so there'd be some good space. Oh, wait, NYE might be cold, huh.
posted by mountmccabe at 9:35 AM on December 14, 2013

This sounds awesome, I'd love to meet you guys.
posted by Blasdelb at 5:31 AM on December 17, 2013

I also stumbled across The Brooklyn Tap House, which I've never been to, but it's big, serves food, seems like it might be more casual, and does not appear to be cash only (which Maggie Brown is, in case that matters to anyone). Also, if you like beer, it seems pretty amazing.

I haven't been to either place. If anyone has strong opinions on this matter, let your voice be heard!
posted by wintrymix at 11:34 AM on December 17, 2013

I would like to go, but I whine & whinge when I am cold. My first meetup probably shouldn't subject everyone to this, so I am a maybe. I am down for food and drinks before, too.
posted by kellyblah at 7:33 PM on December 17, 2013

I hear that. I am dreading the cold part. But at least the first part should be warm enough. Don't tell anyone, but if it's miserably cold I might run away.
posted by wintrymix at 10:58 AM on December 18, 2013

I won't run away from the cold but as wintrymix can attest, I am a whiner and a whinger so you will fit right in if you come to the bar beforehand!
posted by mlle valentine at 11:09 AM on December 18, 2013

Do we have any location/time confirmed?
posted by Rory Marinich at 7:50 AM on December 19, 2013

I'll take that as an endorsement.
posted by wintrymix at 2:10 PM on December 19, 2013

Going to try to make the Tap House, I'll have my husband, and a friend in tow. How do I know when I encounter the right table full of People From the Internet?
posted by kellyblah at 3:33 PM on December 28, 2013

Nthing....I haven't been to a meetup in a while and have met some of the maybes,but none of the confirmed.
posted by brujita at 7:40 AM on December 29, 2013

Is there anyone coming to this meet-up who can also go to this one?
posted by Blasdelb at 5:31 PM on December 29, 2013

Oh my god YES! Thanks for the heads-up, blasdelb.
posted by Rory Marinich at 6:34 PM on December 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Kellyblah, you'll just know. The Mefites table always seems to be having the more interesting, thoughtful conversation.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:38 AM on December 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I can wear my MeFi shirt so you can know us, kellyblah!
posted by mlle valentine at 6:03 AM on December 30, 2013

And this here thread will be updated by someone with our whereabouts in the bar and identifying markings.
posted by wintrymix at 8:45 AM on December 30, 2013

Excellent. We'll get there between 8.30 & 9pm. I'll try to dress warm.
posted by kellyblah at 4:46 PM on December 30, 2013

Gothamist story on the event at Pratt.

I am not sure what I am doing tonight but I am wishing the gloves I ordered were here already!
posted by mountmccabe at 9:12 AM on December 31, 2013

Just put some socks, a.k.a. mittens, on your hands.
posted by wintrymix at 2:21 PM on December 31, 2013

We are heading out presently, and expect to be there between 8 and 8:30.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 3:49 PM on December 31, 2013

We are here! Ye shall know us by our Metafilter T-shirts.
posted by mlle valentine at 5:06 PM on December 31, 2013

We're about 60-90m away, I'm in black, with purple .
posted by kellyblah at 5:17 PM on December 31, 2013

Google's telling me I'm about an hour away. See y'all soon...ish.
posted by Eideteker at 5:29 PM on December 31, 2013

We have found food and tables and better music at the Brooklyn Public House on De Kalb. Yay!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:01 PM on December 31, 2013

ok, we're about to head to the steam whistles. Hope we find you guys again.
posted by kellyblah at 8:11 PM on December 31, 2013

We are heading over.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:39 PM on December 31, 2013

Sorry to miss you guys.

Verizon was supposed to show up at 8 am yesterday and never did. I spent most of the night before straightening up and wound up falling asleep at 5pm.
posted by brujita at 8:18 AM on January 1, 2014

It was awesome! Sorry to have missed kellyblah on campus. It was cold, and as soon as I left the sheltered confines of the crowd I realized that it was BRRRR. So we hightailed it for the G. Thanks for organizing, wintrymix! I loved whistling in the new year with you all!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 9:39 AM on January 1, 2014

It got more crowded than I thought. We were by the big whistles, near the guy with the triangle. And now I have all this leftover champagne-like stuff (it wasn't that good, you guys didn't miss much).
posted by kellyblah at 12:54 PM on January 1, 2014

We may have witnessed the final year! Thanks to mlle valentine for suggesting and to all you fine folks who made it out. I hope you find a good use for the leftovers, kellyblah.
posted by wintrymix at 6:36 PM on January 2, 2014

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