Aberdeen 8
posted February 2, 2014 6:34 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue February 11 at 8:00 PM, In the past, Brewdog, Six Degrees North
Littlejohn Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK (Map & Directions)
Aberdeen 8
This happened, this was dead good.
posted by runincircles to Meetup (25 comments total)

I'd definitely be up for that! Just moved to Aberdeen and would love to meet anyone who's around.
posted by venividivici at 10:19 AM on February 2, 2014

Hey, I'm down for that. I'm only 40 miles down the road. Working on the 7th until 5, but the 8th and 9th are my weekend off (I work one out of two), so I could definitely make it up, as long as the meetup allows me to get the train/bus back home before they stop running for the night. How does Saturday sound for both of you?
posted by Len at 10:31 AM on February 3, 2014

Plus, first meetup in Aberdeen! We should totally do it for that alone ...
posted by Len at 10:33 AM on February 3, 2014

Saturday's fine for me. Let's do this!
posted by venividivici at 1:59 AM on February 4, 2014

Oh ace. Saturday then? I got a load of good tips from my other post about Aberdeen just now, maybe one of the brew pubs in the centre? Or whatever you lot on the ground know?
posted by runincircles at 5:53 AM on February 4, 2014

runincircles: Or whatever you lot on the ground know?

I would have suggested Cafe Drummond on Belmont Street, which is a great independent bar/music venue (I saw Mogwai there, back in the 1990s) but given that the last time I had an actual night out in Aberdeen was about 1999, I'll go with one of Joeruckus's recommendations from his epic comment in the linked AskMeFi thread. I've been in the Brewdog pub in Glasgow, and it had a great atmosphere and good beer; Six Degrees North looks good too, and it's just round the corner from Brewdog. The Grill I've never been in either, but also looks good. I'd say it was pretty much up to you. Basically what I'm saying is that as long as it serves beer and we're not going to get knifed for looking funny, I'm not fussed (my standards are not very high, but would exclude all those weird sketchy bars in the narrow backstreets between the harbour and Union Street, because I've been in some of them and they're truly terrifying).
posted by Len at 10:55 AM on February 4, 2014

Right how about Six Degrees North then, for starters? Does 7-ish suit you two?
posted by runincircles at 1:14 AM on February 5, 2014

Yes, that sounds great. See you both around 7?
posted by venividivici at 12:47 AM on February 6, 2014

Perfect. I'll probably get the train up a bit earlier for a wander.
posted by Len at 5:10 AM on February 6, 2014

Just a thought – I'm probably gonna have to bail around 9, because otherwise, after the train back to Montrose, it's a very expensive taxi (rather than a cheap bus) back home so if either/both of you are free earlier we could do summat before hitting Six Degrees North? runincircles, I know you said you were pretty much occupied until at least 5 (and I presume you want to get back to where you're staying before meeting up); how about you, venividivici? Of course, if you're both busy, don't worry – it just seems like it would be a shame if we only got to meet up for a very brief drink.
posted by Len at 10:46 AM on February 6, 2014

Hmm. I'll be finding out tommorrow exactly when I have to be at the college till on the Saturday, will let you know asap.
posted by runincircles at 11:02 AM on February 6, 2014

Cool, thanks. (When I said "perfect" above, that was before I'd checked bus times.)

I miss Glasgow MeFi meetups where getting home was a matter of flagging a taxi on the street, or leaving the meetup and walking the 250 yards home :(
posted by Len at 11:32 AM on February 6, 2014

Len, I'm free after about 4:30 so we could meet any time after that. Should we plan on 5-ish and then runin can catch up?
posted by venividivici at 4:01 AM on February 7, 2014

yeah it turns out I really can't be anywhere reliably before 7 unfortunately, will have to catch up with yous...
posted by runincircles at 12:37 PM on February 7, 2014

venividivici: Should we plan on 5-ish

That sounds great, yeah. My train's getting in about 4:30, so I could head up towards the eastern end of Union Street a bit after that, so meeting about 5-ish sounds like a good plan. D'you want to just meet in Six Degrees North, or do you fancy somewhere else, and then we can head there for 7?
posted by Len at 12:56 PM on February 7, 2014

Len, how about if we go to Brewdog at 5? We can start there and then go to Six Degrees for 7 (it's about a two-minute walk). Runin, we'll meet you there, OK?
posted by venividivici at 1:58 AM on February 8, 2014

That sounds great to me. I'll send you both my mobile number by MeFi mail just in case you need to get a hold of me.
posted by Len at 3:49 AM on February 8, 2014

Nice one.
posted by runincircles at 9:21 AM on February 8, 2014

We're there now...
posted by Len at 11:05 AM on February 8, 2014

We've got a table by the bar, and I'm wearing a purple jumper ...
posted by Len at 11:12 AM on February 8, 2014

This was ace. Lovely to meet you both, thanks for coming out at such short notice. Let's do it again!
posted by runincircles at 3:42 PM on February 9, 2014

Yes, let's do it again! It was great fun.
posted by venividivici at 7:48 AM on February 10, 2014

Yes, lovely to meet you two. For interested parties, there's a meetup pic here. L-R: me, runincircles, venividivici, enjoying some fearsomely strong cloudy beer that thankfully came in small glasses ...
posted by Len at 1:41 PM on February 10, 2014

nice pic! erk!

am bringing my own pint glass with me next time, sod that!
posted by runincircles at 3:59 AM on February 14, 2014

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