Cleveland/NEO meetup, maybe
posted January 5, 2015 2:01 PM   RSS

I'm not new to Cleveland, but I'd like to meet some NEO mefites. It looks like there was a meetup almost 2 years ago, can we do it again? Anyone interested? What to do and where to do it currently are up in the air. I live in the city but love an opportunity to go new places, too!
posted by anthropophagous to Proposed (20 comments total)

I'm game.
posted by at 5:14 PM on January 5, 2015

I'd be up for a meetup. Given the weather this time of year I'd think a more casual dinner/drinks thing, where people can arrive & leave as needed, rather than something with a tight schedule.
posted by soundguy99 at 6:07 AM on January 6, 2015

Yes! Absolutely in. I've been a total loser about making GTGs happen with local Mefites and would love to successfully meet you in person.

The last meetup was a disaster, I believe, where everyone except for 1 person had some last minute reason (sick kid, in my case) that we couldn't come. I don't remember who it was but he wound up hanging at the Prosperity Social Club by himself, alone. Which is a pretty great place to wind up hanging out but honestly I still feel bad about it years later. Sorry, local Mefite!

My suggestion is W. 25th St. area, since it's near highways and won't *totally* exclude people from the far east or west sides.

I may bring my husband.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 6:38 AM on January 6, 2015

Nah, we actually made a meetup happen @ Prosperity; me, mcmile, stuart_s, Tehund, & fizzix, and it was fun. I think the kicker of sorts was vkxmai was the one who brought up the idea in the first place, but couldn't make it to the meetup that actually happened.

At any rate, someplace on W.25th sounds fine to me.
posted by soundguy99 at 7:11 AM on January 6, 2015

I would love to come up from Akron, but don't know if I'd actually be able to make it with kids and work and all. I'm in as a rather unlikely Maybe.
posted by slogger at 7:39 AM on January 6, 2015

Cool thing to see on a Tuesday morning in January! I just moved here in July--previously a resident of Chicago. I am entirely into meeting some Mefites, as I don't really know anyone here outside of my girlfriend's family.

Third-ing W. 25th, is Nano Brew a good hangout spot? I enjoyed the hour I spent previously at Market Garden Brewery--not too loud. Haven't been to too many other potential-recommends since I've got a 4-month-old at home.
posted by swoopstake at 7:45 AM on January 6, 2015

Cool! W 25th would be really convenient for me. Nano Brew is probably one of my favorite places on w 25th, and now that they took over Black Pig's old space its a lot bigger, too.
posted by anthropophagous at 8:39 AM on January 6, 2015

Let's do Nano Brew! My suggestion is either weeknight or weekend day, if we have more than four people.

Very excited to meet all you nerds in person!
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 9:51 AM on January 6, 2015

I could try to come for a bit if it starts early ... I work downtown but live on the East Side. I can make a weeknight at around 5 maybe ... but can't stay long as I have a small kid waiting at home. I'll just wait and see what you all decide and then try to stop in for a drink.
posted by Kangaroo at 10:13 AM on January 6, 2015

chesty_a_arthur, that local mefi was me! ;)
Nano Brew sounds great to me and most evenings are possible for me if there's a couple weeks notice.
Looking forward to another meetup!
posted by fizzix at 10:53 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm a career lurker on mefi, but would love to come out. W. 25th is fine for me.
posted by pinespree at 11:35 AM on January 6, 2015

Check it, I made a Doodle poll for some weeknights over the next few weeks. I'll tally the results Friday night and we'll see what works (if necessary there will be a runoff!)
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 6:53 AM on January 7, 2015

OK, cage match time. Anyone have a preference between:
  • Wed Jan 21
  • Mon Jan 26
At Nano Brew?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 2:30 PM on January 9, 2015

I don't have a preference between the 21st and the 26th .

Nanobrew has expanded their menu and there are a couple things I'd be interested in trying. I'd also be interested in trying out a new spot. For example, Hofbrauhaus or A Bar + Kitchen. I think both of these alternates satisfy our selection criteria: they're centrally located and they're casual places where we can come and go as we please. A Bar isn't open yet, but I heard they should be opening this coming week which would be in time for either of the dates that we're considering.
posted by stuart_s at 10:28 PM on January 9, 2015

No particular preference for me.
posted by soundguy99 at 8:23 AM on January 10, 2015

I have no preference between the two dates, either
posted by anthropophagous at 8:51 AM on January 12, 2015

no preference between the 2 dates, nano brew is fine.
posted by fizzix at 7:28 PM on January 12, 2015

Let's do the 21st at Nano Brew, because arbitrary decision.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 4:25 AM on January 13, 2015

(Can't post new event on phone...maybe one of you can get to it first?)
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 4:27 AM on January 13, 2015

For anyone who's missed it, chesty_a_arthur got an actual meetup post up:

Flee to the Cleve.
posted by soundguy99 at 6:16 PM on January 13, 2015 [1 favorite]

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