East Bay Funtime!
posted January 2, 2011 11:18 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun January 16 at 4:00 PM, Luka's
2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Hello, East Bay. Come meetup in Oakland on Sunday, January 16. I might be moving to your fair town and I will be there to check it out. Give me your Oakland sales pitch! Have discussions of real estate minutiae! Tell me about the unmentioned seekrits!
So I am visiting the Bay Area as part of my "should I move there" tour. With Afroblanco, I will be putting together a Mission meetup, but I am very interested in Oakland, too.

Oneirodynia has helpfully pointed me towards some spots and it seems like Luka's would be a good call—food, open in the afternoon, near BART. I was thinking something like 3 or 4 would be good.

What say you East Bay?
posted by dame to Meetup (38 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Yes please! I live in the East Bay and this would be great. I've never been to a MeFi meetup!
posted by wuwei at 1:59 PM on January 2, 2011

I went ahead and confirmed, in the hopes more folks would see this. Otherwise it may just be me, my friends & wuwei. (Don't let us down, East Bay!)
posted by dame at 4:36 PM on January 2, 2011

Maybe? I'm in a wedding in Oakland the day before, and hoping to leave on a month-long road trip within a day or two after.
posted by mollymayhem at 8:53 PM on January 2, 2011

I've heard myths that there have been such things as "East Bay meetups" in the past but have never witnessed one myself. I'm in.
posted by madcaptenor at 5:04 AM on January 3, 2011

I'm planning to be there if I'm not swamped with homework- pretty sure I can come by for at least one Lindemanns Framboise (the problem is usually that I don't want to do anything afterward that has to do with school). Looking forward to it!
posted by oneirodynia at 8:15 AM on January 3, 2011

I'll throw down a slightly better than non-committal 60/40 likely to attend.
posted by MillMan at 10:57 AM on January 3, 2011

Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey and I hope to attend, but we won't know if his work schedule allows until the 11th (ah, the joys of irregular schedules).
posted by Lexica at 12:46 PM on January 3, 2011

I'm slightly non-committal (47.65/52.35)

Odds are that I'll be busy writing a talk I'm giving the following day, but if I finish then...
posted by special-k at 6:03 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

I don't live far away, count me in.
posted by yeloson at 7:21 PM on January 3, 2011

I don't live in the East Bay, but I'd like to show up to this anyway. I'll throw a likelihood of about 50/50 at it, just 'cause I'm lazy.
posted by Pecinpah at 9:56 AM on January 4, 2011

I think I'm more like 70/40
posted by aubilenon at 3:27 PM on January 4, 2011

I'll go 63/37.
posted by ambient2 at 10:34 PM on January 4, 2011

Two days before my birthday--yay!
posted by emhutchinson at 8:03 PM on January 5, 2011

I'm in, but I'll be either fashionably late or just plain late depending on work.
posted by clorox at 4:11 AM on January 8, 2011

I happened to walk by Luka's today.

People might want to know that between 2:30 and 5:30 they don't serve the full menu; they serve what a sign on the door described as a "limited bar menu". I don't think this is a problem, but it's probably worth knowing.
posted by madcaptenor at 6:09 PM on January 9, 2011

i love lukas! awesome burgers. i'm a super tentative because i have plans in the afternoon just not sure when they start
posted by raw sugar at 11:54 PM on January 9, 2011

Upgraded to 99.99%, leaving wiggle room for acts of god.
posted by MillMan at 12:46 PM on January 10, 2011

Less than a week! I'm starting to get even more excited!
posted by dame at 8:18 PM on January 10, 2011

PBZM and I can make it. Yay.
posted by Lexica at 3:14 PM on January 11, 2011

Been wanting to meet some of you East Bay folk, gonna try and make this one!
posted by danny the boy at 2:59 PM on January 12, 2011

Knock me down to 60%. Friends from out of town coming in that day. Gar.
posted by yeloson at 4:17 PM on January 14, 2011

Bump me up to 100% because I am now in Oakland and have decided to stick around here rather here rather than head home.

If any folks want to start hanging out earlier, memail me.
posted by special-k at 12:12 PM on January 15, 2011

god damn I am stupid. Wrong day. Good thing I got tired of waiting and went home.
posted by special-k at 3:12 PM on January 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

I think I'll probably be able to make it, if I stop by after I visit the estuary (homework). Tomorrow's a holiday, so I can procrastinate a little!
posted by oneirodynia at 12:13 PM on January 16, 2011

Hey guys, I'm going to swoop in at the last minute and say that I'm coming too!

I've never been to a mefi meetup before, but I have been wanting to for a while, and this one happened to line up with my schedule. See you there!
posted by cognitio at 2:15 PM on January 16, 2011

So I'm here early. I have no sign or any idea what you folks look like. I'm the brown girl in a coral sweater. As of now I'm at the bar.
posted by dame at 3:22 PM on January 16, 2011

Well, shit. I was all set to come (I only live a few blocks away) but now I'm hacking up one or more lungs. I'm not going to run the risk of passing anything nasty on to you wonderful peoples. Have fun!
posted by brundlefly at 3:52 PM on January 16, 2011

Doublewhiskeycokenoice and I are in transit. Slow slow bart transit.
posted by politikitty at 4:07 PM on January 16, 2011

I'm there, with madcaptenor, gem, & dame. We've annexed the table just inside the room to the left of the front door.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:07 PM on January 16, 2011

Be there in about half an hour...
posted by danny the boy at 4:17 PM on January 16, 2011

It was fun meeting everyone!
posted by wuwei at 8:48 PM on January 16, 2011

Thanks everyone for coming! It was super fun!
posted by dame at 11:15 AM on January 17, 2011

I've posted photos with names, & added everyone as a contact. Let me know if I got any names wrong!
posted by Pronoiac at 3:15 PM on January 17, 2011

I was reluctant to come but glad I did. Very fun to meet all of you in the real (?) world.
And thank you, ambient2, for walking me to my truck in the dark. Chivalry thy name is MetaFilter.
posted by emhutchinson at 6:29 PM on January 17, 2011

Sad I missed out- between friends from afar and general exhaustion, just couldn't swing it. Definitely will try to make the next one!
posted by yeloson at 11:33 PM on January 17, 2011

Late post, but thanks for the good times, everyone. It was great meeting everyone, and I think this is a great case for more frequent east bay meetups!
posted by cognitio at 10:58 AM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yes, there should be more East Bay meetups. (The next one should be in Berkeley. Not that I'm biased.)
posted by madcaptenor at 4:11 PM on January 19, 2011

The server who brought me my fries @ the meetup just moved into my building a couple of days ago. "I remembered you," she said when I ran into her and her roomie schlepping their stuff in the front door "Because we don't get many people named Pirate coming in".

Absolutely up for more East Bay up-meetitude. Hardly got to converse with the far end of the table.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 1:32 AM on January 23, 2011

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