Metafilter 15th Anniversay Meetup: Minneapolis / Marvel Bar
posted June 30, 2014 9:10 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon July 21 at 6:00 PM, Marvel Bar
50 2nd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's celebrate MeFi's 15th anniversary by drinking things at Marvel Bar!
We broke off from the St. Paul meetup thread here.

Several MeFites expressed interest in meeting at Marvel Bar, which happens to be my favorite watering hole. Marvel is a little basement speakeasy in the North Loop, with new and classic cocktails (which are strong as hell and delicious). They also have beer, wine and non-alcoholic libations.

There's limited seating, so for a big group, it's best to go on a weeknight or early on weekends (think 5 or 6pm). I'm open to either idea. While we can't reserve, my pals work there and I can let them know what date we pick to give them fair warning.

The St. Paul meetup is on July 19th.

Some possible dates for this meetup:

Thu, July 17
Fri, July 18 (meetup would have to start before 7pm for prime seating)
Mon, July 21
Thu, July 24
Fri, July 25 (meetup would have to start before 7pm for prime seating)

Any of those dates work for me. Marvel has a limited snack menu (Cheetos, olives, GORP, pickled eggs), but after a drink or two, who needs to eat when you can eat your feelings?
posted by Zosia Blue to Meetup (25 comments total)

RIGHT ON. I vote for one of the Thursdays, or the Monday.
posted by COBRA! at 9:26 AM on June 30, 2014

My personal vote is also a Thursday or Monday, right after work (think 5:30 or 6).
posted by Zosia Blue at 9:38 AM on June 30, 2014

The Monday would work better for me than the Thursdays.
posted by dinty_moore at 9:42 AM on June 30, 2014

Any of those dates should be fine for me.
posted by sparklemotion at 2:04 PM on July 1, 2014

How about Mon, July 21 then? I'm going to tentatively schedule it for then. Summer Marvel Mondays are pretty slow, so we could say 6pm. I'll get there around opening (5), so people can trickle in as needed.

If you haven't been before, it can be tricky to find.

You can park in the lot that's at the dead end of 2nd Ave S. Once you're in the lot, walk towards the building. You'll see a brick wall, then some cement stairs. Go down those stairs. Go through the silver metal door, into the hallway, then into the purple door.

If you get turned around at all, you can check in with the folks at Bachelor Farmer (the restaurant upstairs, which is properly labeled) or Askov Finalyson (the clothing store upstairs, same owners). I'll also MefiMail my number when we get closer to the date. Woohoo!

posted by Zosia Blue at 5:38 PM on July 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

God, I love summer with its weekday cocktail outings. I'm a maybe but a probably yes.
posted by padraigin at 8:36 PM on July 11, 2014

This is coming up on Monday, and I'm excited. If you can (and it doesn't put terrible pressure on you, as it would me if someone asked me to do this), will you let me know your firm either-way RSVP by Sunday? It's a small place, so if everyone who said maybe and yes are coming, I want to give them a proper heads up. I gave them already a soft number of 10-12, but it's cool if it's above or below that.

Looking super forward to this.
posted by Zosia Blue at 2:11 PM on July 17, 2014

In for sure, and I should be there pretty close to 6. Right-O.
posted by COBRA! at 2:33 PM on July 20, 2014

This is today! I'll be there. I'll post where I'm sitting when I get there (place is small and will likely have very few people, so won't be hard to find me).
posted by Zosia Blue at 11:36 AM on July 21, 2014

Reaaaallly looking forward to meeting you Minneapolis people!
posted by honey-barbara at 12:29 PM on July 21, 2014

I'm not going to make it after all. Please drink a fancy drink for me though!
posted by antonymous at 2:54 PM on July 21, 2014

sorry, bad day for me too, but I heartily encourage people other than myself to set up more of these in the future
posted by Think_Long at 3:07 PM on July 21, 2014

I'm a blonde lady wearing a blue and white dress. I'm at the bar now, but will snag the middle couches before 6 hit.
posted by Zosia Blue at 3:08 PM on July 21, 2014

Dammit, Think_Long, I was going to try to talk you into an alliance for the MeFi Diplomacy game.

Leaving for the bar soon...
posted by COBRA! at 3:21 PM on July 21, 2014


just kidding. we remain enemies (?) for now . . .
posted by Think_Long at 3:28 PM on July 21, 2014

Think! We'll have to do another one, just for you.
posted by Zosia Blue at 3:29 PM on July 21, 2014

Might be a little late. Grabbing something quick to eat beforehand.
posted by dinty_moore at 3:34 PM on July 21, 2014

Totally blanked on this... hope you all had/are having fun!
posted by sparklemotion at 7:23 PM on July 21, 2014

It was a ton of fun seeing everyone!
posted by dinty_moore at 8:07 PM on July 21, 2014

So lovely! We had a great time. Definitely will have to plan another soon. Someone left their sunglasses -
not sure who, but I have them. Next time!
posted by Zosia Blue at 8:47 PM on July 21, 2014

Sunglasses are mine , zb.
posted by gregglind at 4:53 AM on July 22, 2014

Thought I had a picture of the Topless Hillary Clinton fresco on my phone, but it turns out I don't. I'll post one on Thursday, when I'm back at the office.
posted by COBRA! at 9:40 AM on July 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I prefer to keep my topless pics on my work computer too.
posted by Think_Long at 2:32 PM on July 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Topless Hillary Clinton fresco, although I was misremembering who was nursing from what.
posted by COBRA! at 7:05 AM on July 25, 2014

Oh, and: Catherine the Great's ass cannon.
posted by COBRA! at 12:32 PM on July 25, 2014

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