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posted August 7, 2014 9:35 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri September 19 at 6:00 PM, Shorty's
2222 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
Seattle MeFites: Let's hang out at Shorty's to play pinball, eat hot dogs veggie dogs, and drink delicious adult beverages on Friday, September 19!
Shorty's is on 2nd Ave between Blanchard and Bell in (surprise!) Belltown, right next door to the Croc. There is a $10 minimum on credit card tabs. It can get crazy on Friday nights so I'm pegging the start time at 6 PM.

Backup locations in case Shorty's gets too crowded: Lava Lounge (dive) or Rob Roy (fancy), both of which are conveniently located on the same dang block.

I was going to list out the bus lines that stop nearby for convenience's sake but there's like a zillion of them, so here's a link to the King County Metro Trip Planner instead.

Come one, come all!
posted by divined by radio to Meetup (19 comments total)

Ooh, Bamboo Garden.... yum.
posted by litlnemo at 1:06 AM on August 8, 2014

If you like shorty's, you would probably love add-a-ball in fremont and the one-two punch combo of speckled&drake and john johns arcade side by side on the very edge of capitol hill(olive and melrose)

But seriously, add-a-ball is amazing in every way. The drinks are cheap and tasty, they have tons of good arcade machines(two player tetris! bust a move! that one really silly 90s nascar game where your car breaks to pieces!), and jenga/boardgames/etc and a just generally awesome vibe.

My partner and i love shorty's though, so i'd likely be down to go there unless it rams into my schedule in some tiresome way. Especially since i haven't been there in a while.

Also, as per your list of veg/vegan places, have you tried in the bowl? It's not only tasty, but an easy way to resurface the inside of your mouth with what is probably, if ordered as such, the spiciest food in seattle. I used to live right behind the place and eat there all the time. Their pineapple fried rice, extra hot, left an entire packed apartment of full of people rolling on the floor and begging satan for mercy. Also anything veggie from ballet, but that's mostly because ballet is is tier 1 hole in the wall food. And kedai makan, where tacos gringos used to be, if you can catch them when they're open with their weird ass "when we feel like it" schedule. Their menu is also completely random, but worth it.(one block down from in the bowl on olive way just past denny, right next to montana, which is also a great bar).

I'm gonna stop before i write a phone book.
posted by emptythought at 3:05 AM on August 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'm in town 16/17/18 so count me in if the meetup falls on one of those days.
posted by Miss Matheson at 1:22 AM on August 11, 2014

emptythought, I have not been to In the Bowl and now I am so psyched to try it. Thank you for all the recommendations.

So this trip is coming up so soon! Does Friday or Saturday work better for a plurality of y'all? Bestie has other plans on those nights, so I'd prefer to meet up then, but if neither of those days are good then maybe we can shoot for Thursday or Sunday instead.

Duly proposed: Friday 9/19, 6 or 7PM at Shorty's on 2nd and Bell, right next door to the Croc?

Bathtub Gin is right there, too, so I might swing by for a fancy speakeasy cocktail before heading across the street for dive bar pinball, hot dogs, and boozy smoothies. Pregame?
posted by divined by radio at 4:01 PM on September 2, 2014

Just checking in to ask: is this still a thing that is happening?
posted by Errant at 10:32 AM on September 18, 2014

For sure! I'll be at Shorty's around 6 PM tomorrow.
posted by divined by radio at 1:45 PM on September 18, 2014

I'm aiming to get there 6-6:30, depending on work.

Not sure how crowded it'll be, but if you see someone in a red hoodie getting lost looking for the group - that's probably me. ;)
posted by revertTS at 8:55 AM on September 19, 2014

I'll be there for the early part -- 6-7:30 -- my lower half is a swath of bright pink today.
posted by batter_my_heart at 11:47 AM on September 19, 2014

It's a beautiful day, so if there's a table outside, I'll probably try to snag it. I have short hair and glasses and a grey and blue plaid shirt and am liable to start intermittently greeting strangers by saying, "Hello! Are you from the internet?"

See you soon.
posted by divined by radio at 4:20 PM on September 19, 2014

Running late, eta 15!
posted by batter_my_heart at 6:02 PM on September 19, 2014

Running a touch late... traffic on southbound 99 is intense.
posted by divined by radio at 6:03 PM on September 19, 2014

@bar, red polo
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:11 PM on September 19, 2014

You still here? Two of us found each other but we can't find you!
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 6:47 PM on September 19, 2014

Ok, we've gone ahead and grabbed a table in the corner of the back room.
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 6:48 PM on September 19, 2014

They were at the table by the change machine
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:59 PM on September 19, 2014

Well, "they" should come back here then.
posted by Errant at 7:04 PM on September 19, 2014

I am inbound. Eta like 20 mins
posted by hellojed at 7:12 PM on September 19, 2014

So wonderful to meet you all. Thanks for coming out!
posted by divined by radio at 11:05 PM on September 19, 2014

By mutual decision, revertTS, who is a fantastic individual who should come out more, escaped my clutches, thus once again rendering me the victor of an obviously meaningless, illusory, and kind of sad title: I win again.

Yeah, that was one sentence, and it's grammatical, sho fuhck offf.
posted by Errant at 1:23 AM on September 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

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