SEATTLE: drinks etc. at Old Stove Brewing (note new venue!!)
posted January 5, 2019 12:22 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu January 17 at 5:00 PM, Old Stove Brewing
1901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
I'll be in town to scope out (and be scoped out for) a permanent move to Seattle. I'd love to meet up with one or many, or even just connect via email if my timing doesn't work for y'all.
I'm mostly free the evening of the 16th, all day on the 17th, and the morning of the 18th. I'll be staying in South Lake Union but I'm totally willing to travel and explore.

Please reply/comment here if you'd like to be part of or can suggest a good venue for an official MeFi meetup (perhaps the evening of Thursday the 17th?), or feel free to memail me if you just want to chat or grab coffee or something.

Thank you in advance for any time, company, and/or wisdom you're willing to share!

UPDATED UPDATE: I hope it's not too late, but I propose changing the venue to Old Stove Brewing since it appears that Cloudburst doesn't serve food. I'm planning to get there around 5 and to stay as long as there's company -- come any time. Please post if you know any best practices for spotting each other for this kind of thing -- or feel free to memail me for my phone number and we can text. Really looking forward to it!
posted by argonauta to Meetup (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'll be around! I'm in LQA, but also willing to roam around the city :)
posted by kalimac at 8:50 AM on January 6 [1 favorite]

I am provisionally free -- I have a friend who's moving that week and I don't know when or if she'll need me. Are you thinking of a food meetup or drinking or what?

You're arriving less than a week into what's likely to be a heck of a multi-county traffic meltdown, which complicates matters a bit -- sticking close to the light rail stations might be wise.
posted by clew at 1:12 PM on January 6 [2 favorites]

I'd be happy to meet up in West Seattle on Thursday, during the day. Coffee or a walk in Lincoln Park or Alki maybe? If you want to check out the southwest quadrant of the city.
posted by Margalo Epps at 3:13 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]

I'd be glad to meet up with a bunch of mefites if the time works for me. My schedule is pretty free though so there's a good chance.
posted by Zalzidrax at 6:39 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]

I might be available depending on the location and time. I live south of Seattle Seattle and as clew points out, driving north into Seattle is likely to be a nightmare for the month of January.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:24 AM on January 7 [1 favorite]

"to scope out (and be scoped out for) a permanent move to Seattle."

Scoping? We don't need no steenkin' scoping!

Seriously, though, if you're cool with incompetent government, and insane real-estate-pricing, everything else is pretty cool. Unless you like viaducks.

As for coffee-grabbing, *don't* try that around here!!!!!! SERIOUSLY! (Well, ok, you can probably get away with that IF you punch-a-Nazi.)
posted by Twang at 2:29 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

Damn that traffic jam!! I'll follow up with a few of you directly -- meanwhile, as a strawman, how does Cloudburst or Old Stove Brewery sound on Thursday the 17th, starting at 5 or so (I'll stay at least until 8!) for drinks and Seattle-touting and food for whoever wants it? Are both too close to the viaduct / too far from light rail? Please suggest other venues that would make getting there as painless as possible for as many folks as possible!
posted by argonauta at 1:19 PM on January 8 [2 favorites]

I'm up for this!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 6:45 PM on January 8 [1 favorite]

I am provisionally up for this, schedule, kids and weird traffic conditions allowing.
posted by Artw at 12:19 PM on January 9 [1 favorite]

I have roughly the same constraints as Artw.
posted by ChrisR at 4:28 PM on January 9 [1 favorite]

My schedule and kid preclude a weekday evening meetup, but let me know if you want a daytime one as well.
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:20 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]

I'm definitely up for either of those locations! (And might just do the walk to Pike Place, pending traffic...)
posted by kalimac at 2:34 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]

Oh, and for recognizing -- I am tall with dramatic glasses and green hair. I've not had trouble picking out a group of MeFites yet, but it can't hurt to post where you're sitting once you grab a spot! I might not get there til a bit after 5, depending on how crazy work is that day, but shouldn't be too much later!
posted by kalimac at 2:37 PM on January 15 [1 favorite]

I probably can't make it right at 5:00, but I'll do my best to be there by 5:30 or so.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 6:52 AM on January 17 [1 favorite]

Ugh. I'm afraid I'm going to have to beg off. It's my first day back at work after a vacation, and I am basically dead on my feet. Have an awesome.w time, y'all!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 4:10 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]

Agh, not able to make it this time - hopefully at another meet up?
posted by Artw at 4:54 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]

I’m at a long table near the back, wearing a black shirt with tiny white polka dots, and glasses on my head.
posted by argonauta at 5:03 PM on January 17

argonauta indeed wore a black shirt with tiny white polka dots! And kalimac is indeed tall with dramatic glasses and green hair! I observed these things with my own eyes!

Also, this was a great location for a meetup, and I'm happy I met folks! Hello, Seattle!
posted by cgc373 at 8:43 PM on January 17 [3 favorites]

I had such a great time with cgc373 and kalimac. Thank you both so much for coming... and I promise I’ll organize a follow-up as soon as I’m officially a Seattlite (thank you for crossing your fingers and knocking wood with me on that). Truly a pleasure and can’t wait for next time.
posted by argonauta at 11:25 AM on January 18 [3 favorites]

A very belated chime-in that IT WAS AWESOME and another vote for the location, and not just because I got a lovely walk along the seafront when going there...
posted by kalimac at 6:42 PM on January 19 [2 favorites]

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