Pittsburgh meet and imbibe
posted January 11, 2017 7:12 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat January 28 at 8:00 PM, J. Gough's in Greenfield
4213 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Pittsburghers, I miss you guys! I know a place where we can meet and beanplate together where the music is not too loud and the free street parking is plentiful, J. Gough's in Greenfield. Would anyone want to get together on the 28th?
posted by Alison to Meetup (33 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Alas, I cannot this weekend, and the following weekend I (and at least one other yinzer MeFite) will be in DC protesting. But I hope you guys have a great time. If by any chance we can push until the weekend of the 28th or do this again in February, I'd be in.
posted by Stacey at 2:53 AM on January 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

This weekend is out, but I can do the weekend of the 21st or later.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 4:03 AM on January 12, 2017

Appealing. My wife and I could probably do this weekend. The DC protests nix next weekend for us. We'd be open to another weekend if that works out better.
posted by jon1270 at 4:28 AM on January 12, 2017

We're a maybe depending on time for Saturday, but are pretty open later in January/early in February. We miss you guys too!
posted by librarianamy at 4:52 AM on January 12, 2017

This Friday is out for me, but depending on the time on Saturday, I could probably make it out for a bit! I'm with the others in that I'm a little more free at month's end if we wanted to aim instead for the 27th or 28th?
posted by helloimjennsco at 5:36 AM on January 12, 2017

This weekend is out (no childcare). Next weekend is out (smashing the patriarchy).

However, in theory I totally want to meet the locals!
posted by soren_lorensen at 8:13 AM on January 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

Yeah, interested! Not this weekend, though.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:55 AM on January 12, 2017

Right. Smashing the patriarchy rules out next week.

What times work on Saturday? I was thinking 8pm. I'm also fine with later this month.

I think the next thing will be more child friendly. Maybe a trip to the zoo or natural history museum?
posted by Alison at 9:56 AM on January 12, 2017

Normally I am all about evening no-children things, it's just that this Saturday my husband already has plans to hang out with his bestie, so I gotta stay home with the slumbering child. Usually I am more than happy to leave that to him and burn rubber outta there to experience the wide world of adults doing adult things.
posted by soren_lorensen at 4:22 PM on January 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

We could be available this Saturday or either Friday or Saturday next week. Or the week after that.
posted by octothorpe at 6:38 PM on January 12, 2017

Oh neat! I am unusually free this month so looking forward to whenever!
posted by amicamentis at 12:19 PM on January 13, 2017

I live a block from there! I'd be happy to meet some metafiltroids. Any of the suggested days are good.
posted by xris at 7:21 PM on January 13, 2017

Okay, looking ahead to the 27th and 28th. Any preferences for the 27th or 28th?
posted by Alison at 9:35 AM on January 14, 2017

Well, just missed the edit window. That should be "Any preferences for Friday or Saturday?"
posted by Alison at 9:41 AM on January 14, 2017

Prefer Saturday, the 28th.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 7:17 AM on January 15, 2017

Yes, we'd prefer Saturday as well.
posted by librarianamy at 4:40 AM on January 16, 2017

Saturday is good for me.
posted by amicamentis at 7:25 AM on January 16, 2017

The 28th seems to be free for us.
posted by octothorpe at 4:47 PM on January 16, 2017

This I can do :)
posted by soren_lorensen at 7:01 AM on January 17, 2017

Yup, so far the 28th is wide open for me. I may have a +1, I'll have to check with my partner but I suspect he would like to tag along and meet some folks.
posted by Stacey at 8:15 AM on January 17, 2017

i just realised this says "Gough's" and not "Hough's". ... at least they're not far apart.

i am uncertain whether i'll be able to swing by, but i'll at least be in the neighborhood---a friend's got a soup-swap party that evening literally a half-mile away...
posted by FlyingMonkey at 2:43 PM on January 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I just realized that too. Gough's seems to be in the old Coop site across the street from the Greenfield Giant Eagle.

Looking at StreetView for Murray Ave there, I'm reminded that next month will be 28 years since I first visited Pittsburgh to find a place to live here and we were given a tour of the city by a friend who lived on Windsor Street behind that Giant Eagle. We ended up renting a house on the corner of Graphic and Flemington with an amazing view of the Mon and Downtown from the front porch for the amazing sum of $500/month. The amazing thing to me is that Greenfield doesn't really look all that different after three decades.
posted by octothorpe at 8:53 PM on January 25, 2017 [2 favorites]

I just wanted to thank you guys for pointing out the difference. It's all fun & games until the mister and I are hanging out in Hough's, anxiously refreshing this feed wondering where everyone is...
posted by librarianamy at 5:53 AM on January 26, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm fully expecting Gough's to be bizarro-world Hough's.
posted by soren_lorensen at 7:35 AM on January 26, 2017 [3 favorites]

I believe that J. Gough's is supposed to be a take on an favorite Pittsburgh insult.
posted by Alison at 8:49 AM on January 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I called and made a reservation for 8pm. See yinz there! Fun Fact: J. Gough's is a whiskey bar, but they also make a nice Moscow Mule.
posted by Alison at 9:27 AM on January 28, 2017

We're sadly not going to make it. Minor family emergency that we have to deal with. Raise a glass for us!
posted by librarianamy at 1:43 PM on January 28, 2017

I'm here. In back. Purple sweater. Oatmeal scarf.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 4:56 PM on January 28, 2017

On my way, from literally the farthest you can get from Greenfield and still be in the east end lol
posted by soren_lorensen at 5:14 PM on January 28, 2017

We had a great time. Unfortunately we got home and found our dogs had gotten in to a bottle of OTC painkillers. Now we will be spending out evening at the emergency vet.

But it was great to meet you all!
posted by muddgirl at 8:20 PM on January 28, 2017

Oh no! I hope your dogs are okay and you got some sleep.
posted by Alison at 5:12 AM on January 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Oh dear! muddgirl I hope your dogs are OK!

At the risk of being that person, the charge from the Tavern hit my account today and it was $5.00 more than I had anticipated. I'm hoping it was just an oversight, but check your reciepts!
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 2:37 PM on January 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

Pupdate: the doggos are doing well, they come home from the hospital tonight.
posted by muddgirl at 2:56 PM on January 31, 2017 [4 favorites]

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