Post ALA Meetup
posted April 17, 2015 10:34 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon June 29 at 6:00 PM, Virgil's Sea Room
3152 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
I will be in San Francisco for ALA, and a meetup would be grand. I will propose Monday night (29 June) at 6pm-ish. I will be near Levi's Plaza on the Embarcadero, so something near that would be best for me, but I am open to other options. Any thoughts?
posted by GenjiandProust to Meetup (37 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in, assuming I haven't collapsed from exhaustion from Pride weekend stuff (but I took the Monday off because I am smart like that, finally). I don't know anything about things near there to eat/drink, but someone will. I'll ping chatongriffes, because she works near there and will have ideas I bet. (Assuming the Supreme Court hands down its gay marriage decision that previous week, Pride weekend is likely to be even more crazy than usual whether the news is good or bad!)
posted by rtha at 8:13 AM on April 18, 2015

I'd be OK with moving it elsewhere, as long as I can figure out how to get there. I don't think I'd be too far from BART, so, except for getting a train on a Monday at 5, I could theoretically get anywhere near a BART station by 6....
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:02 PM on April 18, 2015

I work at Levi's Plaza! It's definitely doable to get to other Bart accessible places by 6. Looking forward to seeing all you lovely MeFites!
posted by chatongriffes at 8:36 AM on April 19, 2015

Anyone want to suggest a place? I've been to SF a lot, but I don't really have an idea of what will be open on a Monday evening and suitable for however many people as may show up. Something with beer and vegetarian options would be nice.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:03 PM on April 20, 2015

I would be delighted to join and rehash ALA/meet folks, if that's OK. I don't know that neighborhood, but I've always wanted to try Fog City Diner. Will ask my foodie friends what's good there.
posted by blnkfrnk at 8:07 PM on April 25, 2015

I'm in San Francisco from Tuesday 3 May till Friday 8 May if anyone wants to hang out.
posted by jeffburdges at 6:12 PM on April 29, 2015

I am going to be in SF from June 24th through at least July 6th and would absolutely love to meet up with as many of you as possible! One of the reasons for my trip is to accompany a friend having bottom surgery June 26th, and so I'm not sure about my availability for the days immediately around then, but other than that I should be able to make anything I can BART to. Depending on the night I'll be staying with my brother in Daly City or at the hospital in what I guess is the Castro.
posted by Corinth at 8:41 PM on April 29, 2015 [2 favorites]

Ok, I'm gonna go ahead an suggest places even though I don't usually do that, and I am lazy and like stuff in my neighborhood (Mission) and they're BART-accessible, so:

Frjtz (YES I WENT THERE) (for anyone not in on the joke, search meTa/IRL for "frjtz", but the short of it is we had a bunch of meetups in a row there and for a brief time it was declared anathema, but it is quite convenient and had beer by the pitcher and also affordable edibles.) It is near 16th st BART.

Rosamunde's - can be hella noisy, but also beer and edibles (including a vegan or vegetarian I forget which sausage), and right next to 24th st BART; earlier is usually less crowded.

Virgil's Sea Room - full bar, no food, but plenty of places nearby where you can get takeout to bring in. Owned by a friend of ours, excellent patio (with reservable tables) with heaters, excellent cocktails and beer, about a 7-minute walk from 24th st BART if you hit all the lights right.
posted by rtha at 9:25 PM on April 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Frjtz is delightful, so no wonder it's become The Place. If we're OK going to the Mission, might I also suggest Cha Cha Cha--- gets a little loud, but they have small plates and pitchers of great sangria, and they can take big groups. Bond Bar (used to be Esta Noche) is also nice-- not super loud, reasonable drinks, next door to pupusas.
posted by blnkfrnk at 7:11 PM on May 2, 2015

I would be OK going to the Mission; as I said, it looks like the BART is fairly close to where my last meeting is, so that should work fine for a 6pm start. Since I have no experience with any of these places, I will defer to the locals -- if we can settle on a place, I will change the details on the meet-up.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:11 AM on May 3, 2015

There is no way in hell I'm setting foot in Bond.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:11 AM on May 3, 2015 [3 favorites]

Then I vote Virgil's; we can reserve a table. For those who will want to pick up food on the way, there is Rosamunde's; right next to it is Taqueria San Jose (excellent carnitas!); across the street and down the block a bit is La Taqueria (winner of the 538 burrito bracket); and down closer to Virgil's is Taqueria Can-Cun and Baby Blues BBQ right across the street.
posted by rtha at 3:31 PM on May 4, 2015 [6 favorites]

OK, it's set. I will change the meetup details. Thanks, rtha!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:26 PM on May 7, 2015

Um, clarification? The text says June, which I think is right because that's when the ALA is, but the header/link says May?
posted by susiswimmer at 9:03 PM on May 7, 2015

Fixed, sorry!
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:54 AM on May 8, 2015

posted by susiswimmer at 5:36 AM on May 8, 2015

The table reservation at Virgil's is confirmed; it will be on the patio, and should have a sign that says "reserved for rtha" or something like that on it.
posted by rtha at 3:36 PM on June 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

rtha, you are the best!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:17 PM on June 22, 2015

Just remember to wear layers! There are heaters on the patio, but we don't call it Juneuary for nothing! (Or it could be 100 degrees, the way it when I came to San Francisco in June 2000 for a friend's commitment ceremony. Who knows?)
posted by rtha at 4:30 PM on June 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

see you crazy kids there
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:39 PM on June 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm here in Daly City! Woo!
posted by Corinth at 11:54 PM on June 24, 2015 [4 favorites]

hi yaymukund here. I'll definitely be there but if there's no space that's okay— I realize my +1 is pretty last minute.
posted by I made this account so Matt could have a $5 beer at 8:45 AM on June 28, 2015

Dooods! My flight was cancelled meaning my trip was cancelled meaning -- the universe wants me to go to the Meetup. Add me, please!
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 8:15 PM on June 28, 2015 [3 favorites]

The bar has a spacious patio (plus room inside) so even if we only have one table reserved we should be able to accommodate more.

I am also not expecting it to be too busy on a Monday night.
posted by mountmccabe at 8:32 AM on June 29, 2015

If Virgil's could handle the overflow crowd from El Rio's trans march afterparty on Friday night, it can definitely handle some mefites! Lots of room, and I'm also guessing it will be pretty quiet after this weekend of celebrating. Everyone come on down!
posted by rtha at 8:41 AM on June 29, 2015 [2 favorites]

Looking forward to seeing you all this evening.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:00 PM on June 29, 2015 [2 favorites]

We are waiting at rosamunde's for food. Will be there shortly.
posted by rtha at 5:59 PM on June 29, 2015

I'm running a bit late too— I'll be there in ~15m!
posted by I made this account so Matt could have a $5 beer at 6:01 PM on June 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

On the BART
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:03 PM on June 29, 2015

I am here, waiting for y'all.
posted by librarylis at 6:04 PM on June 29, 2015

ausdemfenster and I are walking over shortly!
posted by mountmccabe at 6:11 PM on June 29, 2015

At the first table out back.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:27 PM on June 29, 2015

On the 49 see u soon
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 6:31 PM on June 29, 2015

So much fun, everybody!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:58 PM on June 29, 2015 [3 favorites]

Aw man, bummed I missed this but glad you guys had fun!!
posted by en forme de poire at 10:00 PM on June 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

That was such a good time! Everybody was super rad!
posted by Corinth at 9:56 AM on June 30, 2015 [5 favorites]

I added our lovely group picture! You are all delights!
posted by chatongriffes at 2:18 PM on June 30, 2015 [5 favorites]

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