New to Ottawa: board games
posted November 10, 2015 10:13 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun November 22 at 5:00 PM, Monopolatte
640 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6C6, Canada (Map & Directions)
I recently moved to your beautiful city and I don't really know anyone. Would anyone like to hang out with me this month?
I haven't explored the city much so I'm not sure what venue or activity to suggest. Boardgames? Food? I'm open to lots of things. If it involves food, some place vegan-friendly would be nice.
posted by mayurasana to Meetup (17 comments total)

Some options below. The last meetup was at The Loft and I liked it :)

The Loft - board games, food, drinks
The Blurry Pixel - video games, food, drinks
House of Targ - pinball/arcade, food, drinks, loud
Monopolatte - board games, food, coffee
The Manx - quiet pub, delicious food, great drinks
posted by RGD at 9:02 AM on November 11, 2015

The Loft has a good game selection, is very central, and is pretty decent for vegetarians but unfortunately has fewer vegan options. Monopolatte has at least one specifically vegan dish available, but is a little further out from the core. The Manx has a nice atmosphere but fewer vegetarian possibilities and zero or so vegan dishes on the menu. I do not know the other venues personally.

For what it's worth, I will be in Ottawa myself in about a week and a half, so the 22nd/23rd/24th are all good for me.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:48 PM on November 11, 2015

I still live across the river, and I would be interested.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 6:03 PM on November 11, 2015

These are great suggestions, thanks! The Loft and Monopolatte are equally appealing (and it looks like they each have one vegan option, along with drinks.) Does anyone have a preference? I can easily reach either location.

ricochet biscuit, the 22nd works for me (I definitely can't make it on the 23/24th). Does this work for others? Afternoon? Evening?
posted by mayurasana at 6:48 PM on November 11, 2015

I'm new-ish to the area and I'll be out of town for the next 2 weeks, but I'd be SO down to do any kind of boardgame/food/caffeine related activities if there is a recurrence!
posted by Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer at 1:39 PM on November 12, 2015

I can't do that weekend but am also up for a recurrence.
posted by sebastienbailard at 8:25 PM on November 12, 2015

Huh, I'll be in Ottawa from the 22-28 and could potentially make this. Targ is a great place for this kind of thing, and among loft vs monopolatte I'd personally prefer centretown over byward market.
posted by advil at 11:43 AM on November 13, 2015

Ok, then let's go to Monopolatte! I'll update the details.
posted by mayurasana at 8:46 PM on November 13, 2015

I'm down for future gaming and non-gaming meetups.
posted by mayurasana at 8:58 PM on November 13, 2015

2:00 is mighty early for me (specifically, I suspect at 2:00 PM I will be sitting in the departure lounge of an airport 500 km away). I imagined something in the evening.

I can check the the thread when I arrive in Ottawa, but I am unlikely to be there before 5:00 or so.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:25 AM on November 14, 2015

Later is fine. I've updated the time to 5:00 pm.
posted by mayurasana at 12:28 PM on November 14, 2015

posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:01 PM on November 14, 2015

Cool! I have a meeting in the area but I don't know how late it will go. Hopefully I can make it, the last meetup I made it to was great fun!
posted by deadtrouble at 7:44 PM on November 14, 2015

At a conference today! Have "maybe"d myself. In case I dont see you, hope everyone has a great time!
posted by betafilter at 11:44 AM on November 22, 2015

I'll have a sign that reads "Mefi". See you all soon! Hope to see you, too, betafilter!
posted by mayurasana at 1:45 PM on November 22, 2015

On my way.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:08 PM on November 22, 2015

Great to meet all of you tonight! Much fun was had, and I would say you were all dressed well.
posted by mayurasana at 7:56 PM on November 22, 2015 [2 favorites]

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