Metafilter's 15th Anniversary Meetup in St. Paul
posted June 25, 2014 11:19 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 19 at 3:00 PM, Sweeney's Saloon
96 Dale Street North, Saint Paul, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
Now confirming: Saturday 7/19, 15:00 at Sweeney's. Another Minneapolis meetup is also in the works.
Original proposal:
Twin Citizens, I'm not sure if we do regular meetups anymore (seems like some were tried a few months back), but it would be fun to do something next month.

Friday the 18th? or Saturday the 19th?

Time? Location?

I'd like to go somewhere where I can get a craft beer and/or a crafted cocktail. Psycho Suzi's? Hammerheart Brewery? Marvel Bar? Sociable Cider Werks? Urban Growler?
posted by sparklemotion to Meetup (24 comments total)

Marvel Bar! I'm a regular there, and would absolutely love to meet some MeFites there. If we did a weekday, we could snag the middle couches and chairs. It's expensive, but one drink is strong enough to last you (unless you have a liver like me and need a few more).

I'm free the 17th (which would be a weekday) and 19th, for sure. Not the 18th, though.
posted by Zosia Blue at 12:34 PM on June 25, 2014

What about Sweeney's Saloon, which also has a patio? There is the Happy Gnome but it has no happy hour and the menu is limited, however, the beer selection is decent. If only the Surly Biergarten was open now!
posted by jadepearl at 5:58 PM on June 25, 2014 [2 favorites]

I think the last meetup I attended was almost exactly a year ago when Jessamyn was in town.

The 18th is better for me. I kind of . . . hate Psycho Suzi's.

I love Marvel bar, but wouldn't be a little small and dark for a nice summer evening?
posted by Think_Long at 4:49 AM on June 26, 2014

I wouldn't be able to get out to Hammerheart, but any of those other places sounds good.
posted by clavicle at 9:30 AM on June 26, 2014

Was thinking of proposing something here around the 4th of July weekend at an in town science-fiction convention as well (Convergence). Not sure how that would work out yet, since it depends on scheduling, and how many potential attendees are actually at con.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:14 AM on June 26, 2014

Psycho Suzi's kinda blows because of the crowd and the parking situation.

I vote for Sweeneys just because I can walk there.
posted by nathan_teske at 11:02 AM on June 26, 2014

I'm not a Convergence-goer myself, but I can assure you that a bunch of mefites are.
posted by clavicle at 11:14 AM on June 26, 2014 [1 favorite]

I should be free, I will bow to the hive mind's superior wisdom when it comes to booze. Name the place and I'll try to turn up.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:14 PM on June 26, 2014

I can make the 18th but not the 19th.
posted by nicepersonality at 5:10 AM on June 27, 2014

OMG, perfect. I am going to be visiting Minneapolis from Western Australia. I'd love to meet up with Mefites either of those dates.
posted by honey-barbara at 8:23 AM on June 27, 2014

I would attend! The 18th works great as well - whichever bar. I am a MPLS mefite via NYC.
posted by curtains at 11:02 AM on June 27, 2014

This might be turning into two different meet-ups - what do you think? Sweeney's isn't craft cocktails, but they do have a nice patio. We could do Sweeney's in St. Paul for one meet-up and maybe Marvel in Minneapolis for another meet-up. That way, we get some good summer patio in, then also some dark lush basement time in Minneapolis. It's the 15th anniversary - we might as well have several meet-ups!
posted by Zosia Blue at 1:59 PM on June 27, 2014

Thumbs up to the two meetups plan. I dig a patio, but have been really wanting to go to Marvel Bar thanks to that one AskMe the other week. :)
posted by clavicle at 2:14 PM on June 28, 2014

That was my AskMe! So I'm definitely biased. Sparklemotion - would you object to me starting another AskMe for Marvel Bar specifically? Then we could turn this into Sweeney's meetup (or wherever). Don't want to step on your toes with it - I get way too eager when liquor is involved.
posted by Zosia Blue at 11:47 AM on June 29, 2014

I'm cool with the two meetup plan (as long as they aren't on the same night), and also with anyone else who wants to (ZB included) starting up another event for Marvel Bar.

In the interest of me going back the bar prep that kept me away from this thread since I started it I'm going to draw a line in the sand for an afternoon deal at Sweeney's Saloon on Saturday, July 19. 3pm (happy hour!) because I am selfish and it works well with another appointment that I have in St. Paul that day.

Zosia Blue, go forth and make an MPLS thing!
posted by sparklemotion at 6:41 PM on June 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'd be there on Friday. I don't drink the cocktails or beer anymore, but I always like MeFi meetups and MeFi people. I can't make Saturday though.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 8:07 AM on June 30, 2014

Looking forward to this.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:11 AM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

This is a bummer, but I'm down with something nasty (virus-wise, not a euphemism). Hoping to be better for Monday's meet-up. Have fun, and thanks for organizing this.
posted by Zosia Blue at 9:06 AM on July 19, 2014

Get better soon, Zosia.

See the rest of you in a couple of hours. I'll try to be on the patio... Look for the lady with locs and a wordy/nerdy shirt.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:14 AM on July 19, 2014

Something came up at last minute, will meetup another time.
posted by ZeusHumms at 12:50 PM on July 19, 2014

Where is MeFi? I would be the hippy mama nursing the pint looking sad.
posted by jadepearl at 1:13 PM on July 19, 2014

Found you!
posted by sparklemotion at 1:24 PM on July 19, 2014

I messed up on timing here. 3:00pm!

Next time!
posted by gregglind at 1:49 PM on July 19, 2014

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