Montreal meetup!
posted June 28, 2018 9:46 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri July 20 at 5:00 PM, Dieu du Ciel
29 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N3, Canada (Map & Directions)
With everything going on, I'm in the mood for some community building. Are there enough Montreal mefites to make a meetup?
It looks like there's enough interest! We'll be meeting at Dieu du Ciel for a 5 a 7. Hope to see you there! I'll be wearing (Metafilter) Blue and will try to bring tent card for the table to help find people.
posted by platypus of the universe to Meetup (36 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I’m down! I’m in! I’m up for it! :) Thank you for organizing this!

I’m coming back to Montréal on July 18th, so, I wouldn’t be able to participate earlier. If everybody can only meet before that date, no worries. Otherwise, looking forward!

Thank you
posted by vert canard at 5:28 AM on June 29


I'm up for it.
posted by and they trembled before her fury at 7:06 AM on June 29


I'm interested!
posted by vasi at 7:19 AM on June 29


Me too! (Though I'm def not active on MeFi these days. Would still love to meet folks and hang out.)
posted by eric1halfb at 8:08 AM on June 29


I'm in, though I showed up on the wrong day for the last one and then never made it back for the actual meetup, so my record is poor.
posted by 256 at 8:26 AM on June 29


Oh, this would be great. Thank you for suggesting this.
posted by veggieboy at 8:35 AM on June 29


Sounds great! I like all of the proposed options.
posted by snorkmaiden at 11:46 AM on June 29


Excellent! Does the evening of July 20th work for everyone? This can be flexible if it doesn't work for you.
posted by platypus of the universe at 5:36 PM on June 29


Yes for July 20th!
posted by vert canard at 9:18 PM on June 29


I'm definitely interested! July 20th works for me.
posted by bkpiano at 3:14 PM on July 1


20th works for me. I vote for a pub/bar, though I can’t recommend any in particular.
posted by veggieboy at 1:49 PM on July 2


A few ideas/suggestions (feel free to oppose or support any of these) :-)
- Bar Cicchetti
- Alexandraplatz
- Café suspendu on Mont Royal / Camilien Houde (FB page, July schedule)
- Dieu du Ciel!
posted by vert canard at 1:08 PM on July 3


I can't make July 20th evening--I could show up late afternoon but would have to run away to night shift by about 6:30.

Or is there enough enthusiasm to support a second meetup in August as well?
posted by snorkmaiden at 1:24 PM on July 4 [2 favorites]


As Organizer I'll claim deciding and go with Dieu du Ciel as it appears to be closest to a metro ;) If anyone has strong opinions otherwise let me know!

I think there should be enough interest for an August meetup as well! (unless this goes terribly ...)
posted by platypus of the universe at 6:19 PM on July 4


Never been, but Alexandraplatz looks intriguing.
posted by veggieboy at 6:38 PM on July 4


Oh. Ha. I say that and now see that it’s down for Dieu du Ciel. That’s cool! Even closer to home.
posted by veggieboy at 6:40 PM on July 4


Small note -- there's a weirdness going on with the Dieu du Ciel address / the map (here on this IRL page) / a confusion with "Brouepub" and "Dieu du Ciel".

I live in the neighborhood, and I'm positive that Dieu du Ciel is on the northern side of Laurier, on the same side, and close by, the fire station.

For some reason, there's a "Brouepub" (which is the same bar?) located at the same 29 Laurier West address that shows up across the street (i.e., on the south side), and the IRL event shown on the map (here, on the page where we're discussing this) is also on the south side... but it's not. It's on the north side.

So... yeah. North side.

MeMail me if/when you're there. I'll come out and wave.

platypus -- thank you for organizing & deciding!
posted by vert canard at 6:58 PM on July 4


I'm out of town on the 20th. :(
posted by 256 at 5:06 AM on July 5


Dang, missed this by a month.

Not to be too self-linky, but we recently did a lengthy blog entry and a short video podcast wrap-up of our trip, and include a map and lots of links. Including it here in case it is of any help.

https://gagehillcrafts.com/montreal-2018/

Really wish we could be there. We LOVE Montreal so much!
posted by terrapin at 10:44 AM on July 10


vert canard, we noticed that too. We were looking for Siboire which we were told was "next door" to Dieu du Ciel and saw on google maps that there was supposedly a "Brouepub" across the street. Dieu du Ciel is definitely on the north side. Siboire is actually kind of nice, and less crowded than Dieu du Ciel can be on a Friday night. I would definitely consider it as a backup. High ceilings, lots of glass and lots of wait staff.
posted by terrapin at 1:49 PM on July 12


Hooray! Timing works out perfectly. See you all there, I can't wait!!
posted by hasna at 1:00 PM on July 16


I'll be there around 6. Please save me a spot if possible—usually DdC is packed on weekends.
posted by vasi at 12:53 AM on July 20


I'll be there for 5, what time will other people be able to make it for?

(I'll be wearing a blue sleeveless dress, have dark chin length curly hair, and will have a tent card for table)
posted by platypus of the universe at 4:48 AM on July 20


Also please keep an eye on here, I'll be posting updates as needed. Looking forward to meeting everyone!
posted by platypus of the universe at 4:50 AM on July 20 [2 favorites]


bkpiano and I will be there very close to 5. I'm wearing tan shorts and a two-tone blue t-shirt. (I have a photo on my profile that looks like me FWIW.)
posted by veggieboy at 9:35 AM on July 20


I will try to make it, probably around 5:45.
posted by googly at 11:54 AM on July 20


I'll be there just before 5, wearing a black shirt and clear glasses.
posted by hasna at 1:21 PM on July 20


Just got here. Anyone else here?
posted by hasna at 1:49 PM on July 20


Just got off the metro, be there soon!
posted by platypus of the universe at 1:50 PM on July 20 [1 favorite]


I’m here. Um. Black tshirt black pants. I’m right by the door, outside.
posted by vert canard at 1:54 PM on July 20


We're in the back corner. There is a sign on the table!
posted by platypus of the universe at 2:00 PM on July 20


OMG we left without paying!! I am mortified. Please know that we are good for it. Can someone pay our part (a coke and one of those sour raspberry beers) and I will pay you back. Again: mortified.
posted by veggieboy at 4:02 PM on July 20


Haha no worries! :) I got your beer, Vert Canard got your coke. It's on us! Next meetup, you can buy the first drink. Super great meeting you guys (and everyone!)
posted by hasna at 5:49 PM on July 20 [1 favorite]


Great to meet everyone! Hopefully the next one in less than a year! I think that's a manageable goal :)
posted by platypus of the universe at 5:54 PM on July 20 [1 favorite]


veggieboy: we took good note of your antics, and underlined your name. in red.

I am kidding of course!! & very very very very happy to have met everyone (yay Montrealers! woo our mighty good organizer!) and until next time!!
posted by vert canard at 6:50 PM on July 20 [1 favorite]


Just chiming in to say that veggieboy was legitimately traumatized by our error. I was more like, "QUICK, RUN!"

So good to meet everyone! Definitely want to do this again before too long.
posted by bkpiano at 9:37 AM on July 21



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