Possible Central Jersey Meetup?
posted January 25, 2017 7:03 AM   RSS

I'm pretty introverted and strangers make me nervous, so I always think about going to meet ups and then back out. Mostly because on top of all that, it seems I have to travel into New York which can get expensive and traveling there by myself freaks me out. So maybe if I changed one of the two issues I'd have better luck is what I'm thinking. Meet up with less scary travel.
Anyone interested in a Central Jersey meet up? I was thinking maybe somewhere in Red Bank so it's also on the train line. There's several places to eat there that are decent. A Friday night or a weekend? I can't do week days because I have a kid.

What do you think?
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit to Proposed (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm TOTALLY in. Friday and weekends are good.
posted by sockermom at 12:20 AM on January 26, 2017

We had talked before about doing an Indian food meetup in Edison rather than Jersey City, though that's still northish.

Red Bank has a lot of good restaurants and walking around. Early February is rough for me, but my weekends even out after that.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:33 AM on January 26, 2017

I could maybe do a weekend in February (though I'm probably going to be away over the weekend of the 18th).
posted by oh yeah! at 7:09 AM on January 26, 2017

Friday night the 10th or Saturday night the 11th are doable for me. The weekends before and after I have my son, and the last weekend I'll be helping a friend move by driving from Jersey to Texas.

Maybe March then? March 10th and 11th I'm good. Anyone else?
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 7:46 AM on January 26, 2017

There's the Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar which is pricy, dressy. JBJ's Soul Kitchen supports a good cause and good atmosphere. Dublin House Pub & Restaurant is middle price on food but expensive on drinks. Walt Street Pub not expensive, across from the train station, and a very tshirt and jeans kinda palce.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 7:52 AM on January 26, 2017

It sounds like March 10 or 11 might be good for people? The more casual places you named all sound great to me.
posted by sockermom at 3:29 AM on January 29, 2017

I'd like to join in!
posted by rachaelfaith at 1:04 PM on February 1, 2017

Also, just for ya-yas ... as of March 1st the roller skating rink in South Amboy is re-opened. Maybe not this meet up, but it would be an interesting outing - Metafilter on Wheels!
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 11:23 AM on February 3, 2017

Okay, if we all think Friday night, March 10th at the Dublin House? Then I'll move this from proposed to happening.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 11:24 AM on February 3, 2017

Weeknights are a no-go for me, I'm too far north of Red Bank to make the drive there feasible after a full day's work.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:17 PM on February 3, 2017

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