I am going to be in Denver...
posted November 24, 2017 2:42 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat February 10 at 6:01 PM, Union Station Terminal Bar
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO, USA (Map & Directions)
The night of Saturday 10 February. I'd love to see some Denver MeFites. I'd be up for dinner or drinks. I will be downtown near the convention center, and I'd love suggestions for where to meet. If it's dinner, a place that takes reservations would be good.
posted by GenjiandProust to Meetup (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I was just saying that there are never any Denver meetups! I'm in, no matter where we end up.

Euclid Hall is downtown and a good place for groups. Lots of space, takes reservations, large beer list, menu to please most folks.

I'll share other suggestions as I think of them.
posted by rhiannonstone at 11:45 AM on November 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

I am 100% down for this. I may even be able to convince Mr. Fog to brave the horrors of downtown parking, but a destination convenient to the light rail would make that easier.
posted by zeusianfog at 2:00 PM on November 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

If I'm not working grad school recruitment (or possibly if I am?) that weekend, I'd like to make this. Euclid on a Saturday night can be super loud with a group, fwiw (we've taken recruits there before, and you can really only hear anything from the 4-5 closest people).

Things I like (drinks-centric) that are on light rail, south to north:

* White Whale Room, right at Alameda station, good for chatting, drinks & light eats mid-afternoon, but nothing else around
* Renegade Brewing tap room, drinks only, 10th & Osage station
* Union Station beer hall. Honestly, this place has been great for having drinks and having people trickle in as they get done with work / in from a flight / etc. It's walk up ordering, and you can give the bartender your driver's license and get shuffleboard disks (pucks?) for free and hang out and drink anywhere in the main hall of the station. I think there's also some small bites food at the bar?

Anyway, I'm also up for actual food or places not on lightrail, just thought I'd throw in with some options.
posted by deludingmyself at 9:26 AM on November 26, 2017 [2 favorites]

If I'm in town, I'm in! Seconding Union Station's Terminal Bar, but Ophelia's is also good for groups.
posted by cyndigo at 8:37 PM on November 26, 2017 [1 favorite]

Oh yeah, Union Station's a great idea!
posted by rhiannonstone at 11:54 PM on November 26, 2017

Thanks for the suggestions! Union Station looks doable, although I’d be open to other options....
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:21 AM on November 27, 2017

I'm in and can make most locations, though would definitely prefer downtown or other places along the light rail or Cherry Creek Trail. Anything easy to access from the convention center qualifies.

Seconding that Euclid is very loud; I like the food, beer, and location, but talking's not at all easy to do there.

Freshcraft has food, drinks, takes reservations, and the back room's good for groups and isn't very loud.

And Union Station's great if some of us are early enough to get some space for seating. It can definitely accommodate groups of any size with no notice, though I haven't tried the shuffleboard myself.
posted by asperity at 10:42 AM on November 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm in! Happy as a clam to show up to wherever.
posted by rewil at 4:39 PM on November 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm also in! Union Station would be great, and would be down for showing up early to help secure seating if need be.
posted by barchan at 10:23 AM on December 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm up in Longmont, and Union Station would be great. I'm in.
posted by zsazsa at 2:57 PM on December 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

Should we go ahead and make this official so it doesn't completely fall off the IRL radar?
posted by zeusianfog at 4:23 PM on December 26, 2017 [4 favorites]

Thanks, zeusianfog, for the prodding. Union Station Terminal Bar it is. I hope 6pm isn't too early for people.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:30 PM on January 1, 2018 [2 favorites]

Hello everybody. Sadly, the storm in Chicago Expected tomorrow has completely derailed my travel plans, and I am not going to make it to Denver at all, so I won’t be able to attend this meet up. I don’t know if you all still want a meet-up or whether I should cancel it.

Any thoughts? I am very bummed by all of this.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:40 AM on February 8, 2018

Chicago weather! Well, I'm going to be around LoDo anyway if anyone wants to grab a drink.
posted by cyndigo at 10:52 AM on February 8, 2018

Given the snow expected here on Saturday, I probably won't make it anyway. :(
posted by zsazsa at 1:47 PM on February 8, 2018

I am determined to do my damnedest to be there! I have been looking forward to this for months and I am not going to let a horrible death in a fiery, blizzard-induced car crash stand in my way!
posted by zeusianfog at 2:44 PM on February 9, 2018

In all seriousness, they're predicting like two inches of snow, we can do this.
posted by zeusianfog at 2:49 PM on February 9, 2018 [2 favorites]

The roads look fine, so I'll be there!
posted by zsazsa at 2:31 PM on February 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

Too tired after an afternoon of skim-coating All The Things. Whoever invented stomp-textured walls is history's greatest monster. Sorry I'm going to miss y'all--we should have more meetups, and soon!
posted by asperity at 3:55 PM on February 10, 2018

I am here, wearing my “please hope me!” MetaFilter shirt.
posted by zsazsa at 4:50 PM on February 10, 2018

I am here in a big orange jacket! My husband Max is in a big yellow jacket.
posted by zeusianfog at 5:04 PM on February 10, 2018

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