Don't worry, Austin, I'm not moving here
posted March 23, 2015 9:46 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue April 7 at 8:00 PM, Driskill Hotel Bar
604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
Bringing the family to Austin, TX for a week of spring break. I'll be in town from Monday, April 6, until Saturday, April 11. Looking for a nighttime meetup downtown somewhere within stumbling distance of the Driskill Hotel.
The best nights for me are Tuesday, April 7 and Friday, April 10, but I'm open to suggestions. When I lived here, I was partial to drinking at the Driskill, around fourth street, and bars around the Red River area. Let's meet up and I'll tell y'all some ghost stories!

SET! Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Driskill Hotel Bar starting at around 8pm.
posted by ColdChef to Meetup (42 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Oh hey, I will also be in town then (well, at the beginning of the week) and could make Tuesday night. I like the Driskill but haven't been there in years.
posted by asterix at 1:31 PM on March 23, 2015

I will be out of town on the 10th, but available the rest of the time.
posted by tofu_crouton at 3:59 PM on March 23, 2015

I have a gig Saturday the 11th at 8 pm but will make any other date you set absolutely 100 per-cent gar-un-teed.

Friday the 10th would be best.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:09 PM on March 23, 2015

We're seeing the Punch Brothers at ACL Live on the 9th (as should everyone). Other days are quite possible!
posted by Mad_Carew at 1:15 AM on March 24, 2015

I could make the 7th or 8th. The Hideout might be a good venue for a meetup.
posted by adamrice at 6:46 AM on March 24, 2015

This sounds awesome.
posted by fnord at 8:13 AM on March 24, 2015

I'm a probably, more likely if it's Tuesday. BD Riley's is a great Irish pub right by the Driskill -- and I know they'll hold us a table if I ask.
posted by katemonster at 11:28 AM on March 24, 2015

I was about to say "Punch Brothers meetup!" but that's my husband. I am interested in other days, though!
posted by immlass at 1:47 PM on March 24, 2015

Hi! I'm relatively new to town and I'd love to hang with some MeFi folks. Count me in.
posted by rabbitbookworm at 4:43 PM on March 24, 2015

Count me as a maybe. I am open to rallying at any location in Austin. Just gimme a days notice or two.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 7:37 PM on March 24, 2015

I saw a ghost at the Driskill.
posted by LaunchBox at 10:15 PM on March 24, 2015

My maybe will firm up one way or the other once a date gets set. Good times y'all
posted by The Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas at 6:40 AM on March 26, 2015

I'm also newish to town, and I might be free (I work into the evenings most days). What's easy tiger like on a tuesday night?

I'm also strangely hesitant because my last attempt to meet someone in town from the internet involved me saying hi to someone, followed by them saying hi and then walking away immediately to go talk to a group of her friends, but I don't think mefites would do that.
posted by lownote at 12:30 PM on March 27, 2015

Lownote, this would be a table of mefites there for the purpose of talking amongst ourselves, for sure. I almost walked right past my first meetup because of nerves, but it ended up being great. They've all been great.

Looking forward to finally meeting CC in person, after years of on-line friend program-related activities. Can we set a date on this thing so I can block out time on the calendar?
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:30 PM on March 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

I vote Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday!
posted by asterix at 5:46 PM on March 27, 2015

I'd be up for Tuesday.
posted by hap_hazard at 3:16 AM on March 28, 2015

DR: Yeah. I get all of that. It's just weird when your mostly irrational fears are actually validated. I'll come out if I'm not working.
posted by lownote at 6:59 AM on March 28, 2015

If it's okay, let's make it Tuesday evening at the Driskill Hotel Bar. That's where I had my first job when I moved to Austin nearly twenty years ago. I can tell y'all ghost stories.
posted by ColdChef at 11:00 AM on March 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


I need to start arranging meetups again now that I'm in better health.
posted by immlass at 12:54 PM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Coolness, I'll see y'all there!
posted by The Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas at 2:32 PM on March 29, 2015

I think I can make it!
posted by Mamapotomus at 6:18 PM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

That's across the street from my office. I _have_ to show up.
posted by fnord at 8:32 PM on March 30, 2015 [1 favorite]

Well, this pile of crazy will be there. As long as no one else hits Lazarus... he'll be up for the one hour run up the 35 corridor.

See you all soon.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 1:24 PM on April 4, 2015

Just found out that my first work softball game of the season is tomorrow. I might still be able to make it, but I'll have to be clever with my costume changes between events.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:07 AM on April 6, 2015

Dear god I hope I'm not working until 8:30 like I was half of last week. I will make a disruptive phone call if that's the case, though.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:09 PM on April 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Holy kismet! My family and I are going to be in Austin for literally one night, and I have been dying for a meetup but had to flake on a couple (here) because of baby. WE ARE SO THERE!
posted by polly_dactyl at 4:23 PM on April 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Heading down soon and wearing a purple shirt. See you there!
posted by ColdChef at 5:19 PM on April 7, 2015

I'm feeling crappy and don't want to risk spreading whatever I have. Someone live-tweet the meetup for me?
posted by donajo at 5:21 PM on April 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Omw wearing pink pants
posted by tofu_crouton at 5:40 PM on April 7, 2015

I'm right next to the bar.
posted by ColdChef at 5:52 PM on April 7, 2015

I feel really bad for backing out but I must have whatever donajo has. Next time (if you're local)!
posted by lownote at 5:54 PM on April 7, 2015

I'm here, in jeans and a blue and white checked shirt.
posted by asterix at 5:59 PM on April 7, 2015

Asterix, come to the bar and we're right there.
posted by ColdChef at 6:05 PM on April 7, 2015

I'm the nerd with the camera.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 6:17 PM on April 7, 2015

I'm coming! We're the hippies with two kids. Just staying for a quick drink and a hello!
posted by polly_dactyl at 6:28 PM on April 7, 2015

Wow, that was a lot of fun! We definitely need to do this more often. Thanks to those who came out! I had a great time.
posted by immlass at 9:18 PM on April 7, 2015 [4 favorites]

I need a new job. Was stuck at work until after 7. Bummed.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:16 AM on April 8, 2015

So glad we came, thanks to Cold Chef for organizing and wow did my stepdaughter love the Driskill! Our one night in Austin was very well spent. Love you guys!
posted by polly_dactyl at 4:27 AM on April 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oi. Pictures please. Kthxbye
posted by terrapin at 4:29 AM on April 8, 2015

Indeed! This was a great gathering, folks, and I had blast. Hopefully more meet ups are in our futures.

Sorry about the delay, but I plowed right into my pillow once I got home. I'll wrangle the bits from the camera and have them up today.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 8:58 AM on April 8, 2015

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnd... Done!

You are all so damned beautiful.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 3:27 PM on April 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

Now we need to schedule a follow up...
posted by tofu_crouton at 5:00 PM on April 8, 2015

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