San Francisco meetup - Latin American Club - 20 Jan
posted January 8, 2011 3:46 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu January 20 at 7:00 PM, Latin American Club
3286 22nd St, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
San Franciscans, Ms Jest and myself will be visiting your city and would love to meet up for drinks etc. Per suggestions downthread, let's say the Latin American Club at 7pm.
posted by Infinite Jest to Meetup (54 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Do you have any preferences on, say, the volume at the bar? I kinda liked the Rosamunde in the Mission, but it was too loud for some.

Also, I heartily approve of your name.
posted by Pronoiac at 2:05 PM on January 9, 2011

Haven't been to an IRL but would love to. Let me know time/place.
posted by sfkiddo at 8:18 PM on January 9, 2011

20th would work better for me. Pi bar was fun. Also, I still like Frjtz.
posted by jasper411 at 7:34 AM on January 10, 2011

I'm in if it's sometime on the 19th or 20th. Infinite Jest, any preferences for the type of place you like (dive/pub/etc) or preferred neighborhood?

never been to a IRL meet-up...sweet!
posted by smirkette at 8:22 AM on January 10, 2011

Frjtz! Frjtz!
posted by special-k at 11:43 AM on January 10, 2011

I should be able to make it to this one!

Being less of a beer drinker, I vote for somewhere with a full liquor licence.
posted by aubilenon at 11:44 AM on January 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

I am probably down.

Mmmm... Frjtz.

The one in the Mission or the one in Hayes Valley?
posted by eugenen at 12:14 PM on January 10, 2011

I'm in. I keep failing to go to meetups, but I'm serious this time dammit!
posted by grapesaresour at 12:49 PM on January 10, 2011

Sounds like the 20th is good for a few people then. I would prefer somewhere where we're able to have a conversation (my hearing isn't too good) and ideally seats, but I guess that might be difficult on Friday night. We're staying reasonably central so the Mission might be a good idea, but I'm sure we can travel.

We're late 30s so a mixed/older crowd night be better, but no big deal. Intrigued by the concept of a dive, but not totally sure what you mean, smirkette :-)
posted by Infinite Jest at 2:25 PM on January 10, 2011

Wait, the 20th is a Thursday this month. Seats shouldn't be terrible to find. (Not that I'll be likely able to make it, but just in case...)
posted by small_ruminant at 3:55 PM on January 10, 2011

Oh yes, it is. Strike my comments about Friday please
posted by Infinite Jest at 7:20 PM on January 10, 2011

I was about to post a meetup at the same time, so, um, count me in! I would also vote Mission because that is where I wanted mine to me.
posted by dame at 12:10 PM on January 12, 2011

I have a feeling I'm going to be shot for this, but frjtz sounds good. (By the time I moved here the "no! not frjtz!" contingent was already firmly established, so I haven't been.)
posted by madcaptenor at 9:17 PM on January 12, 2011

I have walked past frjtz on Hayes and it smelled delicious. (For some reason I've never noticed delicious smells coming from the one in the Mission, and I've never been to either.)
posted by needs more cowbell at 11:09 PM on January 12, 2011

Seconding someplace with real liquor for the non-beer drinkers.
posted by benzenedream at 12:53 AM on January 13, 2011

Based on the requests for serious liquor maybe we should pick a bar with lots of seats and burrito access?
posted by grapesaresour at 12:18 PM on January 13, 2011

Blackbird looks great ... how busy do you think it will be on a Thursday? Alternatives could be the Make-Out Room or Playa Azul.
posted by benzenedream at 6:37 PM on January 13, 2011

Blackbird will be crazy busy on a Thursday. I might be in, not sure yet.
posted by judith at 10:04 PM on January 13, 2011

So is someone actually going to pick a place and time?
posted by madcaptenor at 11:53 AM on January 14, 2011

I'd be hugely grateful if someone local could just shout out a name...otherwise I'll pick something from suggestions in a day or two. I like grapesaresour's criteria...
posted by Infinite Jest at 3:54 PM on January 14, 2011

Blackbird is great, but every time I've been it's been loud and crowded.

There was a bar + burrito meetup in the past at Mission Bar, which apparently went well (I wasn't there, I was just looking for ideas. Oh actually I think there's been 2 there). It is very well situated burrito-wise.
The Make-Out Room would be good although there is "VERSION EXCURSION! FREE!" at 9 and I have no idea if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
I am also a personal fan of the Latin American Club, and it's usually been pretty chill. However I haven't been there in a while so grain of salt.
posted by grapesaresour at 5:37 PM on January 14, 2011

It seems that VERSION EXCURSION! is a band, so I suspect it would be a bad thing from the "able to hear people talk" perspective.

I'm not coming up with any place that serves non-beer alcohol and is also relatively quiet, unless we can be outside.
posted by needs more cowbell at 5:49 PM on January 14, 2011

2nded: Latin American Club would fulfill most criteria of liquor, beer, and burritos nearby. The Argus might be a bit quieter and also has decent Mexican food. Playa Azul is a Mexican seafood place with a good tequila selection and lots of seats. Downsides are that it's a bit south of the 24th BART and is prone to mariachi invasions.

I think we'll be taking our chances with loud and crowded anywhere on a Thursday.
posted by benzenedream at 7:07 PM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

I meet with a group every 2 months on Thursday night at the Latin American club and we've rarely had a problem with it being crowded.

We usually get there around 6:30 or 7:00 and just take over the back and the stage and it works out pretty well.
posted by dolface at 2:58 PM on January 15, 2011

Thanks for suggestions, let's say the Latin American Club :)
posted by Infinite Jest at 1:23 PM on January 16, 2011

Will come if I can get my shit together enough that I don't have to prepare my Friday classes on Thursday night.
posted by madcaptenor at 3:31 PM on January 18, 2011

If I get there early, I'll be grabbing food around the corner at El Majahual.
posted by benzenedream at 12:56 AM on January 19, 2011

Awesome. I will be there!
posted by smirkette at 11:06 AM on January 19, 2011

I would love to make it! Whether or not I CAN may depend a little bit on this trip to the doctor I'm taking tomorrow to figure out whether or not this rib is cracked, if I'll be on painkillers and not very good company, etc.

If I'm unable to tell you guys there in person, order the margaritas. They basically take a pint glass, fill it with ice, pour over that to ~1cm from the top with booze, and squeeze some fresh limes over it. Mmmmmm. (Even if they weren't relatively cheap (considering what they're made of), it wouldn't take you many anyway)
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 5:57 PM on January 19, 2011

Am sad that I can't make it (will be in class)! Also am seconding cobra_high_tigers' advice; additionally, do note that the drinks are strong. Two and you will be feeling no pain.

Have fun!
posted by hapax_legomenon at 10:13 PM on January 19, 2011

Does the Latin American Club serve food, or should I plan to arrive earlier and find a burrito or something?
posted by madcaptenor at 3:47 PM on January 20, 2011

Have fun, y'all! I will be picking gingerbeer up from the airport, so we're missing this one.
posted by rtha at 3:50 PM on January 20, 2011

It does not serve food. CancĂșn is just down Mission between 18th and 19th, and Farolito is just up Mission between 23rd and 24th.

Good luck with the rib, cobra_high_tigers!
posted by grapesaresour at 4:40 PM on January 20, 2011

Think I am going to make it. Won't be there until 730 or 8 though.
posted by MillMan at 5:21 PM on January 20, 2011

I'm looking forward to a bottomless glass of warm tequila with a human hair in it.
posted by benzenedream at 5:27 PM on January 20, 2011

I'll be in Farolito from 6 or so beforehand. Wearing blue shirt, thin white stripes. Shaven hair, glasses. Have Metafilter sign.

Sorry to miss you and gingerbeer, rtha.
posted by Infinite Jest at 5:34 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Us too, Infinite Jest - was looking forward to seeing you again. But I know the other SF mefites will take good care of you - if all goes as it should, you should still have at least one shoe and your shirt by the time the night is over!
posted by rtha at 6:39 PM on January 20, 2011

I'll be there in...51 minutes, because I am too stubborn to take MUNI, to ride a bike in the city, or to give up my parking spot, which leaves walking.
posted by needs more cowbell at 6:44 PM on January 20, 2011

needs more cowbell: I'd mock your stubbornness, but I walked an hour or so from my place to the last East Bay meetup.
posted by madcaptenor at 6:48 PM on January 20, 2011

I've taken over the table on the stage, as I seem to be the first one here.
posted by loriginedumonde at 7:06 PM on January 20, 2011

Ergh. I was going to head over, but I have a house guest arriving any minute now. I'll see if he wants to meet internet people, when he finally shows up
posted by aubilenon at 8:08 PM on January 20, 2011

*taunts aubilenon, whilst drinking an improbably strong margarita*
posted by Pronoiac at 8:23 PM on January 20, 2011

Grr. He fell asleep on the way over and now will be arriving "any minute now".
posted by aubilenon at 10:23 PM on January 20, 2011

I *just* discovered this. Rats! Hi from far away everyone, including at least one person I know.
posted by crysflame at 10:27 PM on January 20, 2011

Am now very pleasantly drunk and waiting for Bart. This was a most agreeable way to spend a Thursday evening.
posted by madcaptenor at 11:05 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thank you all for a most excellent evening and for making us welcome in your city. Heading to airport soon, will write more from home.
posted by Infinite Jest at 8:31 AM on January 21, 2011

Peeps present: me, loriginedumonde, grapesaresour, an Infinite Jest +1, Infinite Jest, stop sign, MillMan, someone whose name escapes me, Ms Jest, benzenedream, ambient2, dame & madcaptenor. Also, late arrival Afroblanco.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:56 PM on January 23, 2011 [2 favorites]

Pronoiac: I think the person whose name escaped you is needs more cowbell.
posted by madcaptenor at 7:46 AM on January 24, 2011

Not being inside Pronoiac's head, I can't know for sure who he's thinking of, but I was, indeed, present. So madcaptenor is probably right. Nice meeting y'all!
posted by needs more cowbell at 1:02 PM on January 24, 2011

You were wearing a Juno shirt, right?

I love Christopher Walken so much!

I listed people going clockwise, & I should've started with the guest of honor.

posted by Pronoiac at 1:24 PM on January 24, 2011

Nice to see you all, even if I never made it over to the other side of the table. Thanks to loriginedumonde for getting us the best seats in the house.
posted by benzenedream at 3:59 PM on January 24, 2011

benzenedream: they were only the best seats in the house if you weren't trying to carry two beers at a time. I needed three hands to do that, and I can't spontaneously grow extra hands.
posted by madcaptenor at 5:05 PM on January 24, 2011

Well, you kept handing me beer until I thought they were good seats.
posted by benzenedream at 5:20 PM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yup, a Juno shirt.

Heheh, haven't thought about that Christopher Walken skit in a long time, even though it's the basis for my name.
posted by needs more cowbell at 9:00 PM on January 27, 2011

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