Meeting Ottawa Mefites
posted November 16, 2018 6:12 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun December 2 at 2:00 PM, The Loft Board Game Lounge
14 Waller St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C4, Canada (Map & Directions)
Hylaea and have I moved to Ottawa and don’t know many people. We would love to hang out with however many of you can make it.
I’m relatively open to dates as well as location since I don’t have a supe good handle on the city. I suspect something relatively central would work best (definitely would for us—we live in Centretown). I see that past events have happened at house of targ and the loft board game cafe.

Dates—evening? Weekend? What works for people?

Update: sounds like the loft works for people, and in an effort to avoid peak times I've set it for a weekend afternoon. Hope you all can make it.
posted by quaking fajita to Meetup (14 comments total)

Kitteh and I are in Kingston but on staycation from November 26-30 and love Ottawa; any evening in that span would be great for us! No real location recommendations but vegan options would be swell if possible.
posted by Shepherd at 5:44 AM on November 17, 2018

Welcome to Ottawa! I'm always down for a meet up and I would love to meet you and Hylaea.

My time is limited for the next couple of weeks, but my partner and I are flexibly available during the Nov30/Dec1/Dec2 weekend. My availability opens up in mid-December.

Consensus at the last meetup was that The Loft was great and we should meet there again sometime. If you consider ~30-40 mins in potentially -20°C walkable, then it's walkable from Centretown. Most local buses will take you to the nearby Rideau Centre, too. I'm up for anywhere (with vegan options) though.

On preview: the loft has vegan options
posted by mayurasana at 6:13 AM on November 17, 2018

zix and I are up for this but will be out of town the second half of next week (doin' the American Thanksgiving thing in Boston). Otherwise, we should be available for most weekends and evenings. I prefer non-weeknights and placed with good parking because I am Old and Tired, but can suck it up if necessary.

The last couple of times we tried for one of these, something came up and we couldn't make it. Let's see if this one is different.
posted by suetanvil at 7:52 AM on November 17, 2018

I'd be interested! I was at the Loft last night (for my anniversary with my partner, since it's where we had our first date!), it's very cozy and pleasant.
posted by ITheCosmos at 12:52 PM on November 17, 2018

Is the Loft likely to be unworkably busy on a Friday night (the 30th)? They don’t do reservations on Friday and Saturday. Otherwise we could try for the afternoon of Saturday Dec 1?
posted by quaking fajita at 6:27 AM on November 18, 2018

I’m down for the loft! I’d love to meet some local mefites :)
posted by Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer at 8:13 AM on November 18, 2018

I am pretty flexible other then Thursdays.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:19 AM on November 18, 2018

I'd be down for pretty much any day other than Saturday the 1st.
posted by sfenders at 2:28 PM on November 18, 2018

I might come if I can work up the energy that day to meet new people, but that is honestly not super likely plus my schedule is a bit limited now, so don't plan around me. I'd like to make it out one of these days though.

FWIW the last 2 times I've gone to the Loft, it was a Fri or Sat and incredibly busy (45m+ wait for 2 people and "no idea, definitely over an hour" for 8-10 people (we did not wait)). Both times were a few years ago though, so I'm not sure whether it's still so busy.
posted by randomnity at 11:31 AM on November 19, 2018

Ok, I am going to propose a time of Sunday Dec 2 at 2pm. I think that works for most people who have professed a preference except probably Shepherd and Kitteh (sorry).
posted by quaking fajita at 4:30 PM on November 22, 2018

We are upstairs, at the back.
posted by quaking fajita at 10:55 AM on December 2, 2018

Oh, damn -- I somehow missed noticing that a place and time were set for this.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:25 AM on December 2, 2018

I completely forgot this was happening on the day. Apologies, all; maybe next time.

(FWIW, I was pretty socially exhausted that day so I would have probably been poor company anyway.)
posted by suetanvil at 12:24 PM on December 10, 2018

sebastienbailard and I were on a plane during this meet-up. We're looking forward to the next one, though!
posted by heatherlogan at 6:51 AM on December 15, 2018

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