Pittsburgh Meet Up?
posted August 12, 2018 6:14 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 15 at 7:00 PM, Federal Galley
200 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, United States (Map & Directions)
I just moved to Pittsburgh and would love to make some friends and meet some mefites IRL!
Scheduled for Saturday, September 15th at 7pm at Federal Galley!
posted by lucy.jakobs to Meetup (37 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I was just thinking that I should make a post like this myself and you did it for me. Too early in the morning to come up with venue suggestions but I and spouse should be able to make this.
posted by octothorpe at 4:43 AM on August 13, 2018

I should be able to make it! While I am always happy to try out a new place, I do remember that a past MeFi meetup at Arsenal Cider House seemed to go really nicely because of their nice outdoor patio space. I also know New Amsterdam over in Lawrenceville has a nice little roof deck as well.
posted by helloimjennsco at 9:00 AM on August 13, 2018

Now that I'm awake, can I suggest Federal Galley as meeting place? There's nice outdoor spaces and four different restaurants.
posted by octothorpe at 9:54 AM on August 13, 2018 [4 favorites]

Dang it, I would really love to come but I'll be at a wedding. If you would consider an alternate date, any other Saturday in September works for me.
posted by M-x shell at 10:47 AM on August 13, 2018

Saturday evenings in September are quite empty right now, so I’m definitely interested.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 11:08 AM on August 13, 2018

We are interested; extra points for a venue that’s accessible. Social at Bakery Square is easy to get to and has a nice patio - it’s also the least Pittsburgh-y of all these places.
posted by deliriouscool at 2:25 PM on August 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Welcome to Pittsburgh!

I'd be game but I think I'm out of town that weekend.
posted by punchtothehead at 3:32 PM on August 13, 2018

posted by Chrysostom at 5:05 PM on August 14, 2018

Great! For those of you who are busy on the 8th, would Saturday the 15th work any better?

I'm loving the suggestions for venues. Federal Gallery or Arsenal Cider House sounds great--deliriouscool, would either of those be accessible? Otherwise Social looks like it'll work too!

If anybody has any comments on the date or venue let me know otherwise I'll pick a time and place so folks can get it on their schedule! Also if anybody has an abundance of free time and wants to meet up with me (and maybe my dog?) for a drink or coffee or something else fun in the meantime, send me a message!
posted by lucy.jakobs at 6:49 AM on August 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

Also free on the 15th. September is wide open, kid's league soccer games aside. I like the idea of Social or Federal Gallery, as I have not been to either yet.

Welcome to Pittsburgh! I hope you have not encountered the insane flooding yet. It feels like it has been especially bad this year.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 6:48 PM on August 15, 2018

Social is definitely accessible; Federal Galley is I think but I'm not 100% sure. I'll try to walk over there this weekend to make sure.

I'm not really a big fan of social myself. It's not terrible but it's so generic that it might as well just be called "Restaurant".
posted by octothorpe at 7:35 PM on August 15, 2018 [2 favorites]

We love the Smallman Galley, so comparing to Federal would be great. As would be seeing you guys, it’s been awhile. (And welcome to Pittsburgh! If you ever have need to use the Mt Washington dog park, ping me. We’re not far from there, despite being cat peeps.)
posted by librarianamy at 1:25 PM on August 16, 2018


Let's go ahead and set this for Saturday, September 15th at 7pm.

Any updates on the accessibility of Federal Galley? I'll go ahead and make that the location, but if we need to we can change it!
posted by lucy.jakobs at 7:50 AM on August 22, 2018

Alas, I'll be out of town on the 15th. Catch y'all at the next meetup though!
posted by helloimjennsco at 12:40 PM on August 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

(Favoriting so that I can come back and remember who some of the Pittsburgh MeFites are — because I, too, am moving there... just not until spring '19.)
posted by D.Billy at 2:51 PM on August 22, 2018 [2 favorites]

Unfortunately, I've got concert tickets the night of the 15th. :(

We really should get together more regularly though - I'd love to see everyone. :) And meet the new folks!
posted by librarianamy at 6:03 AM on August 23, 2018 [1 favorite]

Cool! I’d love to meet up with some local folks!
posted by amicamentis at 2:30 PM on August 26, 2018

I might be in!
posted by icosahedron at 6:03 PM on August 26, 2018

15th is on my calendar.
posted by M-x shell at 8:53 AM on September 3, 2018

My wife and I are getting a sitter, hope to be there.
posted by Catblack at 10:02 PM on September 4, 2018

I'm in.
posted by M-x shell at 6:35 PM on September 5, 2018

Yelp says it’s accessible and they are pretty reliable. Let me confirm, but we’re interested!
posted by deliriouscool at 8:35 PM on September 12, 2018 [1 favorite]

Sadly, I'm still suffering from the energy-sucking vampiric virus which took up residence in my being earlier this week. Have fun all!
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 1:07 PM on September 15, 2018

I forget to post about accessibility but yeah if you park in the garage and take the elevator up you'll be on the level of the restaurant(s).
posted by octothorpe at 2:51 PM on September 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

It looks like a nice evening so we should be able to sit outside if that works for people. It is a Steelers weekend but hopefully all those folks hang out on the North Shore and don't come up to the North Side proper.
posted by octothorpe at 2:54 PM on September 15, 2018

Great—I’ll be there soon! I think closer to 7:15. If folks find a spot can you let us know where you are?
posted by lucy.jakobs at 3:39 PM on September 15, 2018

I arrived early and claimed a whole table outside. I’m in a floral dress and have a scarf with dogs on it draped over the chairs.
posted by Alison at 3:50 PM on September 15, 2018 [1 favorite]

BTW There are two outdoor seating areas. I’m on the side with the view of the Children’s Museum dome.
posted by Alison at 4:06 PM on September 15, 2018

See you soon!
posted by amicamentis at 4:13 PM on September 15, 2018

Seeing no scarf help?? I’ll be at the bar!
posted by amicamentis at 4:27 PM on September 15, 2018

We're on the north patio eating fish
posted by M-x shell at 4:39 PM on September 15, 2018

We have space on our table on the west side.
posted by octothorpe at 4:49 PM on September 15, 2018

Like an idiot I said Metafilter loudly next to every table in the place several times. So much that one group asked me what it is and I told them. But I didn't find any of you so we ate but my wife is pissed and I feel stupid thanks.
posted by M-x shell at 5:07 PM on September 15, 2018

Sorry about that. We have a little sign if you're still here.
posted by octothorpe at 5:13 PM on September 15, 2018

Sorry we missed you! We’ll have to try and coordinate something else soon, definitely at a spot with a more obvious meeting location!
posted by lucy.jakobs at 6:52 PM on September 15, 2018

Sorry, all - we got back from Ohio way later than I had hoped.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:08 PM on September 16, 2018

Wasn't able to get a sitter. Maybe next time!
posted by Catblack at 10:45 AM on September 24, 2018

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