Pittsburgh Mefite Meetup
posted February 17, 2011 1:20 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri February 25 at 7:30 PM, Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
320 S St Clair St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Hello, Metafilter Pittsburgh! I have recently moved back to the city and would love to hold a meetup next weekend.
I am open to locations but would rather do a bar than dinner. Somewhere around the Lawrenceville/Garfield/Bloomfield/Friendship/Shadyside area is great, Carson St. less so. I have no idea how many here in Pgh are interested so that will determine the venue.

If we have it next weekend, HotPatatta will likely be around as well! I'd love some input as to date/time/location.
posted by amicamentis to Meetup (18 comments total)

I want this meetup to happen! I'm (reluctantly) leaving Pittsburgh next Monday, so we have 7 days to get this thing set. Come on, let's do it!
posted by HotPatatta at 6:02 PM on February 20, 2011

I'm interested. Bar at night rather than dinner sounds good to me. But my schedule can be crazy.
posted by chinston at 9:31 PM on February 20, 2011

Allow me to suggest Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville or the Sharp Edge in Friendship. I'm a big fan of places that I don't have to fight to park at on the weekend.
posted by bfranklin at 8:32 AM on February 21, 2011

Silky's, down at the Shadyside end of Liberty Ave, is decent at least from the approximately 5 minutes I spent inside before this week's hash Sunday. And they have shuffleboard.

Harris Grill, on Ellsworth between Summerlea and Maryland, can be crowded, and ridiculously loud if so, but i recall as being hilariously awesome.

Don't know many places in Garfield-East Liberty area---except Kelly's on Penn Circle South, which I've never been to but have heard is awesome---but as we're moving to Garfield in a month I would certainly be open to discovering one.

And, just to throw in a North Side vote, I'd also suggest either Monterey Pub (better food) or the Park House (better beer). I believe both are closed on Sundays.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 11:16 AM on February 21, 2011

I'm interested, but can probably only make it on Friday night. Sharp Edge (the friendship one) would be awesome!
posted by Metasyntactic at 3:05 PM on February 21, 2011

I might be available, depending on how all this shakes out. I'm also likely to be the first out, though, since we live south of the city and I need to be home earlier than most (i.e. 9 or so). Count mine as a vote for any Bloomfield/Friendship/East Liberty/Shadyside proposal, or Lawrenceville in a pinch.
posted by el_lupino at 5:13 PM on February 21, 2011

I (and spouse) should be able to make an east-end meetup. Friday would probably be better but either would work.
posted by octothorpe at 5:45 PM on February 21, 2011

Hey everyone! Sounds like Friday is good for people, awesome. Let's meet up on Friday at Sharp Edge at 7:30 PM.

Here's information about the bar; I've been there only once before and am excited to go back.

Parking is easy and as I recall there are a lot of tables. I'll call ahead and see if we can reserve a space and post back here.
posted by amicamentis at 6:14 AM on February 23, 2011

Okay, made a reservation; we will be at the round tables in the dining area. I will mention to the hostess that it's a Metafilter party and I can make a little table sign or something because I don't know what anyone looks like.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
posted by amicamentis at 9:10 AM on February 24, 2011

Awesome - thanks for pulling this together, Amicamentis.
I look forward to meeting everybody (and drinking great belgian beer)!
posted by Metasyntactic at 11:03 AM on February 24, 2011

Still can't get used to the Sharp Edge being so clean and well lit. When I first went there it was a dark little dive bar/pizza shop surrounded by abandoned buildings. Now it's expanded to four times the size and there are four other sites.
posted by octothorpe at 5:01 PM on February 24, 2011

I am dying to meet Pittsburgh people, but I can't make this one (despite the lure of Belgian beer). Keep me in the loop for future outings, though?
posted by MsMacbeth at 5:56 PM on February 24, 2011

Crap, I just read this this morning, and we've got an obligation tonight or else we'd join you. Like MsMacbeth - keep me in the loop as well. We've always had a grand time at the previous meetups. :(
posted by librarianamy at 6:37 AM on February 25, 2011

Sweet, I think I can make it. I'll probably be coming straight from work -- otherwise I totally would have worn my MetaFilter "tl;dr" t-shirt for maximum dorkitude.
posted by chinston at 6:56 AM on February 25, 2011

Amicamentis and I are on our way. We're made a fancy sign and we can't wait to meet all of you!
posted by HotPatatta at 4:13 PM on February 25, 2011

We're at a table behind the hostess' station. There are five of us and we're all very attractive.
posted by HotPatatta at 5:01 PM on February 25, 2011

Great seeing/meeting everybody! Sorry I had to duck out a little early.
posted by chinston at 8:44 PM on February 25, 2011

That was fun, thanks for organizing it.
posted by octothorpe at 7:47 PM on February 26, 2011

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