iamkimiam! scattoh!
posted March 10, 2017 6:14 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 15 at 1:00 PM, Bundobust
59 Piccadilly, Manchester M1, UK (Map & Directions)
Beer and curries, followed by beer without curries. Manchester City centre. Mid-15th April 2017.
To welcome mefi‡ celebrity iamkimiam's arrival in Manchester, and by way of apology for a somewhat delayed-yet-intended festivus 2016 meetup, and before she is shot, set on fire, and burgled as part of a wider Manc welcoming programme, I propose we meet in the all-new shinified Manchester City Centre, at popular not-as-good-as-Diwani*-but-much-closer Leeds outlet Bundobust, then become more regrettably drunk round the back arches of Piccadilly, where a range of superb breweries have set up shot^hp , and before the pound completely brexits away from us and makes even wasabi peas an unaffordable luxury available only to the metropolosexualitan elite.

I cannot guarantee Scientologist-actor-lookalikes will visit this time.

‡ or maybe me-feye, or meh-fee
* would you like to know more?
† does anyone still get the ^h joke?

(Update: I have started the process of booking a table for 10ish people at Bundobust [from 1pm] about which you may read here)

We could then move towards Port St or Picadilly Tap en route to the ABC brewery for later, with some options of Haberesha and Safad en route, or en regrettant.
posted by davemee to Meetup (25 comments total)

Awww, what a lovely (and hilarious) post. Thanks, davemee Can't wait to explore this amazing city with y'all.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:55 AM on March 10, 2017

I'm so in! Was just saying that I haven't seen enough of Manchester yet. And I know dates haven't been proposed yet, but I am away the weekend of 8-9 April, fwiw.
posted by champagneminimalist at 1:39 AM on March 11, 2017

(I had no idea how aggressive my Safari content blockers were, I was a little puzzled by the missing comments here! with that resolved...)

15th April could be a winner, then - wonder whether the other known regionalista MeFis are about... cranks up tweetbot
posted by davemee at 11:08 PM on March 11, 2017

That's my birthday weekend (and it's a four-day weekend to boot!); happy to share it with you all.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:52 AM on March 12, 2017

Hell yes, we'd be very keen to meet up again! Mid-April sounds great.
posted by skybluepink at 1:24 PM on March 12, 2017

Hey - it's my birthday weekend too (stupid Wednesday birthday)!
posted by champagneminimalist at 4:21 PM on March 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

Sounds good to me. I'm away from April 21st so before then for preference :)
posted by gmb at 1:20 AM on March 13, 2017

This is good!
Weekends are better for me than mid week FWIW
posted by asok at 9:59 AM on March 13, 2017

There's not an Easter day on the 16th, is there? Pretty Good Thursday?
posted by asok at 10:03 AM on March 13, 2017

It's a Gnu Pretty Good Saturday, if that's your concern, asok. Pretty good for getting drunk and not seeing a John Travoltalikey, in fact. Pretty pretty good for curry, and very pretty pretty good for a £3 best-of-Manchester falafel if things go wrong. Pretty prettypretty pretty good for Eritraen food if things go really really wrong. HOLD ME TO THIS.
posted by davemee at 3:53 PM on March 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

Ok, I'm in. See you there!
posted by slyrabbit at 7:31 AM on March 17, 2017

Alphabet Brewing Company's page about their 'Tap Yard', a regular Saturday thing. Noticed Nasi Lemak were there in the photos, so it might be you might want to not eat on Friday (is that some cultic thing already?) Their food is also stupidly good.
posted by davemee at 9:29 AM on March 17, 2017

We have a booth at Bundobust confirmed - officially accomodates 8, squeeze up a bit and I reckon we can get 10 in there - for 13:00 to 15:00, and we can always shuffle around the bar and swap in and out if needs be. I can check off another booth if we look like we're going past that number?

Overspill and early eaters can always pootle off to Port St. or another pub to get drunker in anticipation of ABC drunkness later.

Bundobust is order-and-pay-at-the-bar for food and booze, there ain't no meat, and most things are vegan too, hippies!
posted by davemee at 12:51 AM on March 19, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thanks for getting this sorted, davemee! Sounds like a great plan, really looking forward to it.
posted by iamkimiam at 5:37 AM on March 19, 2017

It's in the calendar - I'm really looking forward to this too!
posted by champagneminimalist at 9:06 AM on March 19, 2017

Thanks, davemee! I was looking at the wrong month on the calendar, hence thinking the 15th was a Wednesday!
I should have a friend coming too, I'll check.
posted by asok at 2:10 AM on March 20, 2017

This is still showing up in sidebars as just ", England"
posted by terrapin at 10:10 AM on March 27, 2017

Terrapin, there doesn't look like there's nothing I can do about that, but thanks for letting me know! We're a bit more inclusive in Manchester, I'd like to think our meetup applies to all of ,England.
posted by davemee at 6:11 AM on April 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

Friend unlikely to come due to family commitments on Easter weekend, so I'll be representing myself.

In related news we are looking for a quiet place to meet, eat and converse in that Manchester on the 8th April. I need to be able to park the car somewhere. Bonus points if there is some art stuff involved in some way.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!
posted by asok at 3:54 AM on April 3, 2017

dave mee, I think it's because you don't have the full post code for Bundobust in the address field? It's M1 1RG

Can't wait for this!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:09 PM on April 6, 2017

With regrets, we have to cancel. It's the holiday weekend, and that means it's time for Railtrack to fuck things up even more than usual in our neck of the woods. Hope the rest of you have a fantastic time, and we'll look forward to the next one.
posted by skybluepink at 1:04 AM on April 15, 2017

Your presence is being missed!
posted by asok at 12:10 PM on April 15, 2017 [2 favorites]

That was a ridiculously fun meetup! Thanks for a great time.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:11 AM on April 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

It was fantastic! Great to see everyone! Thanks for organising, Dave.
posted by asok at 3:32 PM on April 16, 2017 [1 favorite]

Sorry to have missed this, but already had Easter plans. Ironically was about 20 miles away from MCR city centre, but when this was going on I was getting some lamb to roast and probably preheating the oven near the end of the meetup. Glad to hear that a good time was had by all.
posted by koolkat at 6:42 AM on April 20, 2017

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