Brooklyn meetup
posted January 25, 2011 11:31 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri February 11 at 7:00 PM, Matt Torrey's
46 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's meet at a Brooklyn bar on Friday (2/11) and have some fun.
I'd love to see some new faces at this one.

Location: Matt Torrey's, in East Williamsburg.
posted by defenestration to Meetup (65 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I support this meetup. Maybe we should start with picking a hood?
posted by functionequalsform at 12:17 PM on January 25, 2011


Oh ho. Friday would likely work better for me, and northern parts of Brooklyn more than southern.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:21 PM on January 25, 2011


Friday's probably good. I would even go to Greenpoint for your goofy butts.
posted by functionequalsform at 12:26 PM on January 25, 2011


Friday, North Brooklyn sounds good.

Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick... My guess is that Wburg would be the best bet.
posted by defenestration at 12:42 PM on January 25, 2011


Would attempt. Friday better.
posted by grobstein at 1:19 PM on January 25, 2011


I could probably be there, but Saturday would be better.
posted by John Cohen at 5:05 AM on January 26, 2011


Anyone up for karaoke?
posted by John Cohen at 9:33 AM on January 26, 2011


Call another meetup for Karaoke. I'd love to go, but I think this should be more casual.

So we've decided on Friday. North Brooklyn. Hmm. Williamsburg is a good pick, I'd say. Anyone wanna throw some bars out there?

Harefield Road.
Dram.
I've heard good things about Matt Torrey's, but I've never been.

Those were literally the first three that popped into my head.
posted by defenestration at 3:25 PM on January 26, 2011


Call another meetup for Karaoke. I'd love to go, but I think this should be more casual.

No problem, just a suggestion.
posted by John Cohen at 4:01 PM on January 26, 2011


Matt Torrey's is great and big. Dram is also great, but less big. How 'bout earlier in the evening so as to snag a table?
posted by functionequalsform at 5:43 AM on January 27, 2011


02/11/10 (Friday), Matt Torrey's, 7ish?
posted by defenestration at 4:06 PM on January 27, 2011


That would be peachy! And I'd love to go to a karaoke meetup some other time.

Matt Torrey's is a very pleasant place, full of excellent beer.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:32 PM on January 27, 2011


It's not in Brooklyn, but karaoke17 is da bom place for karaoke.
posted by Eideteker at 8:21 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll try to show up, but I might not be able to get there till 8 or 9 or so.

Eideteker, thanks for the karaoke recommendation.
posted by John Cohen at 8:51 AM on January 28, 2011


JoCo: Just say when, I'm totally there. (It's also where we had my 30th birthday/meetup thang).
posted by Eideteker at 11:52 AM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I will be there and wearing a new face! yeah! It also just happens to be my drinking face.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 3:20 AM on January 30, 2011


fuck you im biring my owdl face

also may be drunk already
posted by Eideteker at 9:04 PM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I will come to this!

I just moved to New York, so this will be my first time meeting y'all! (Also, I'm still too shocked by rent prices to splurge on a second face, so I'll bring my regular one.)
posted by !Jim at 9:08 PM on February 2, 2011


There is a slight possibility I will bring a second face -- albeit, not mine, and it may be attached to a whole second person. (I'm putting up a friend who's between apartments next week; not a Mefite, although I may introduce him to the site.)

(Actually, speaking of which: if anyone knows any leads on apartments or apartment shares in the Bronx for a guy in his 30's who works in a realtor's and goes to school part time, let me know.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:36 AM on February 3, 2011


I'd love to finally meet some mefis in person! Will try to swing by after work...
posted by johnnybeggs at 11:19 AM on February 4, 2011


OWL FACE!
posted by grobstein at 5:34 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


i am a new face but i dunno your face so how could i find youuuu
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 3:22 PM on February 7, 2011


We will all be wearing our owl faces. I will have a small field mouse's tail tangling from one side of my beak.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:07 PM on February 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


okay all you owl faces - i will be wearing my bike face so just hoot de hoot if you see someone carrying a helmet looking appropriately lost and asking random strangers the embarrassing question "excuse me, but are you from the internet?"
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 10:22 AM on February 8, 2011


i'll do my best to make it, probably on the early side. i will try to wear a small nutria face.
posted by enzymatic at 5:25 PM on February 8, 2011


If I come at like 9, will I still be able to catch folks?
posted by threeants at 10:46 PM on February 10, 2011


also, uh, yeah, how do we find the Mefi group? Can someone wear an elaborate hat or something?
posted by threeants at 10:48 PM on February 10, 2011


I'll be there at least that long -- probably not showing up until about 8 or so and I drink slow.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:27 AM on February 11, 2011


This will be the best meetup if jennyjenny, cristinacristinacristina, and joeyjoejoejr are all there.
posted by Eideteker at 6:17 AM on February 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


"also, uh, yeah, how do we find the Mefi group? Can someone wear an elaborate hat or something?"

Did you miss the part about the owl faces?
posted by Eideteker at 6:22 AM on February 11, 2011


Oh god I'm dying of something sinus-y. I'm gonna try. Really try.
posted by functionequalsform at 6:36 AM on February 11, 2011


If you want I'll send you a picture of me or something. I know it's nervewracking to ask around.

Although once I did approach a group that was NOT the meetup and there was still a mefite there! I had a beer with them anyway. The end.
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:49 AM on February 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can someone wear an elaborate hat or something?

Oh my goodness could this be an excuse to wear my fez? Oh man oh man
posted by Greg Nog at 8:16 AM on February 11, 2011


Oh my goodness could this be an excuse to wear my fez?

...What else in the name of sanity could you put on your head?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:14 AM on February 11, 2011


I am coming. Billyburg right?
posted by edbles at 9:53 AM on February 11, 2011


Yep! Easiest thing is probably to take the Graham stop on the L train, walk East on Metropolitan toward the White Castle sign, past the White Castle, then take a right (going south) on Bushwick Avenue.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:02 AM on February 11, 2011


please don't call it billyburg >.<;
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 10:35 AM on February 11, 2011


It's wimsburg now, right? Or is that over now, and it's Willville?
posted by Eideteker at 11:10 AM on February 11, 2011


West 'Shwick, the kids are calling it
posted by Greg Nog at 11:12 AM on February 11, 2011


Greg Nog is correct. It's like Bushwick was 3-4 years ago. Get in on the ground floor.
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:14 AM on February 11, 2011


"Where you living now? Williamsburg?"
"WilliaWHAT? I live in Post-Eastern Wyoming. Corner of Grand and Graham."
posted by Greg Nog at 11:17 AM on February 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


So this means you'll wear the fez
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:24 AM on February 11, 2011


please don't call it billyburg

I call it "skrillazmburg" "wormsburg" or "wllmbrg" or "east village extension"


Anyhows, I am probably very likely to be there.
posted by fuq at 11:33 AM on February 11, 2011


please don't call it billyburg

I am terribly sorry forgive my presumption. I will be in Billiamsburg at approximately 7:30pm EST.
posted by edbles at 1:03 PM on February 11, 2011


Oh damn, I hope you can make it, functionequalsform.

I'll see all y'all in Boswijck tonight. (Boswijck became Bushwick, and Williamsburg started as part of Bushwick. I think it's sort of amazing that even Bushwick's name is ironic. "Land of trees.")
posted by defenestration at 1:17 PM on February 11, 2011


I'm running late, probably be there around 745/8. Hope you're all still there.
posted by !Jim at 4:04 PM on February 11, 2011


I'll be there in an hour and change (Bkln is FAAAR). I'll be wearing my Barry Boswijck face, dammit.

Janet.
posted by Eideteker at 4:09 PM on February 11, 2011


I'll be wearing a black jacket and a plaid grey and red shirt. If you see me looking confused and yank me over I will be eternally grateful.
posted by threeants at 5:15 PM on February 11, 2011


Just saw this now! Grrr. Old face is at home doing laundry instead. Post here how it was!
posted by bquarters at 5:59 PM on February 11, 2011


It was great! Kevin says it was was one of his favorites. Good to see old friends and meet new people.
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:36 PM on February 11, 2011


Great to see everyone, new and old! You people are tops.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:47 PM on February 11, 2011


Post here how it was!

someone
I WON'T SAY WHO
shattered a glass

someone else
I WON'T SAY WHO
shared a recipe for cassoulet

someone else
I WON'T SAY WHO
is now at home, petting his awesome cats
posted by Greg Nog at 9:03 PM on February 11, 2011


That was damn good fun. 'til next time!
posted by defenestration at 9:22 PM on February 11, 2011


That was lovely. Thrilled to meet all of you! I want cassoulet recipes.

And if you happened to come home wearing a fabulous brown scarf with a ruffled edge that you don't recognize, give me a shout, will you? It may have gotten picked up mistakenly. I love that fuzzy thing.
posted by jennyjenny at 9:35 PM on February 11, 2011


Also: new people that showed up — you rule!

PS — there was more than enough room at the bar. I really liked it in general. Thoughts?
posted by defenestration at 9:37 PM on February 11, 2011


I liked it too! And I like all of you! Definitely should keep it in rotation. Damn good hot tahhhdies as well.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 10:21 PM on February 11, 2011


TWO HUNDRED! I met my 200th lovely MeFite tonight. You're all awesome! Thanks so much for coming out to keep me company. ;)

Sorry to everyone who left, but those of us who stayed and went to Grand Morelos had some really great food (cheap, too!). You missed it, but if we return to this bar in the future, it's a great place to go for food after drinks (and open 24hrs!).

You're all great people, really fascinating conversationalists. I think I got whiplash turning my head to follow as much as I could of what was going on. I really did feel like crap today, this was just what I needed!
posted by Eideteker at 12:20 AM on February 12, 2011


Oh, and you can read about the Garfield strips we were talking about at the restaurant here. The first strip in the series is this one.
posted by Eideteker at 12:23 AM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


hah i ducked into the bathroom and then when i came out you guys were gone! my bike got a flat on the way home i was super bummed and had a long night after that :/

great meeting everyone! not sure i remember real names to screennames properly though... will definitely try to make more meetups in the future :D
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 8:34 AM on February 12, 2011


OH no! Your poor bike. I am glad you eventually got home though.

I liked that place although it got kinda loud and I love hearing all your lovely voices so much

And it was big! Those windows!
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:44 AM on February 12, 2011


Garfield + acid
posted by Eideteker at 12:21 PM on February 12, 2011


Cristinacristinacristina! I'm sorry about your bike, that sucks. And about the bar abandonment, though I was gone by then.

If anyone was staying awake nights worrying about my fabulous brown scarf's disappearance, it has been found. Hooray.
posted by jennyjenny at 1:59 PM on February 13, 2011


Ah, good. I'll take down the posters.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:14 PM on February 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


Great meeting everyone/seeing people again! If you want cassoulet tips, PM me.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 8:49 PM on February 13, 2011


xo you guys!
posted by functionequalsform at 5:29 AM on February 14, 2011



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