Philadelphia Summertime Meetup!
posted May 13, 2019 7:37 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 27 at 3:00 PM, Tired Hands Biergarten
2213 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Philly peeps! The February meetup was great! Let's do it again, shall we? Philly folks, we're on! See you in late July!
An outside meetup this time, at Tired Hands Biergarten on what will hopefully be a beautiful Saturday. Bring outside friendly party games if ya want! Just a final update to ping folks who may have forgotten - looking forward to seeing y'all this weekend!

The attendees at the Feb meetup @ Franklin Hall discussed possibilities for the next meetup including (to the best of my recollection) a boardgame meetup or a beer garden / outside meetup.

So, let's talk dates (in July) and location!

Weekend of July 5th, 19th, and 26th all work for me.

I'd be down to do a boardgame jawn @ Franklin Hall, or super down to do an outside beer garden meetup (perhaps the Tired Hands one in Fishtown or any of the decent PHS beer gadens) with smaller party games?
posted by lazaruslong to Meetup (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I vote for beer garden plus smaller party games! I don't know what those games are (the sushi one maybe?) but that is my vote!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:34 AM on May 14, 2019

Just for clarity's sake -- are we talking about Frankford Hall near Frankford and Girard?
posted by joyceanmachine at 6:38 AM on May 14, 2019

Yep, that's the one. Just throwing it out there out of tradition, not especially wedded to the location.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:57 AM on May 14, 2019

ifdssn9, I am leaning that way too! Would be nice to have an outside meetup, and I have been meaning to check out the Tired Hands Biergarten.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:59 AM on May 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

If I can be in town I would be delighted to attend board games and Tired Hands!
posted by ferret branca at 12:23 PM on May 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

Tired hands beer garden has big picnic type tables, perfect for games as long as it isn't windy....
posted by TheAdamist at 5:12 PM on May 14, 2019

July 5 might not be the best weekend as people may be planning on being out of town, including myself.
posted by Automocar at 7:41 AM on May 18, 2019

Makes sense to me! Votes on the 19th or 26th?
posted by lazaruslong at 8:31 AM on May 18, 2019

I have no preference but maybe the 26th just to allow for maximum possible good weather considering how cold and gray the spring has been?
posted by Automocar at 7:56 AM on May 19, 2019

That sounds reasonable to me!

So folks the current proposed meetup is

Weekend of July 26th - so could do Friday 26th (5pm is when they open), Saturday 27, Sunday 28 (they open at 12pm on the weekends)

Tired Hands Beer Garden - outside meetup, so perhaps a late afternoon / early evening? Since they only open before 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, perhaps we should consider those the best option. Perhaps shoot for a 4pm meetup on Sat or Sun? Enjoy the outside assuming weather is good, and also the early evening / not as hot phase of the day.

We have some time so no rush, but would be good to lock it in over the next week or two. Feel free to chime in if there's some iteration of the above that works best for you.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:21 AM on May 27, 2019

Hooray! Thanks for getting this rolling, lazaruslong!

I'm in for Saturday or Sunday of that weekend! I will happily (drink and) observe others playing games, or (drink and) play if the games are easy enough for someone with little modern board game knowledge to pick up.

(Hey you! Yeah you! You're in the Philly area and really want to meet up but are nervous because NEW PEOPLE! I hear you. My stomach shook the whole way to the last meetup and you know what? Everyone was friendly! You can sit next to me.)
posted by kimberussell at 2:41 PM on May 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

I'd go for a Saturday, but Sunday is good too!
posted by Automocar at 11:33 AM on June 6, 2019

I probably could do July 26th/27th. Friday or Saturday would work best for me.
posted by vitout at 12:58 PM on June 6, 2019

I'm in!
posted by grumpybear69 at 5:19 PM on June 12, 2019


It's been a couple weeks, so I think all the folks that are going to let their prefs known have.

So! I'm gonna convert this over to confirmed for Saturday, July 26th at 3pm at Tired Hands Biergarten.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:59 AM on June 13, 2019 [3 favorites]

Great! Thanks so much for organizing, lazaruslong!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:57 AM on June 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

*psssst* The actual date on the post says Friday July 26
posted by Automocar at 11:45 AM on June 13, 2019

Oops! Thanks! Fixed.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:04 PM on June 13, 2019

Looks like no rain and highs in the mid-upper 80s for tomorrow, which is pretty good all things considered!
posted by lazaruslong at 6:22 AM on July 26, 2019 [2 favorites]

see you tomorrow!, i have to leave a little after 5, heading to smorgasbeer at the swedish museum after.
posted by TheAdamist at 3:44 PM on July 26, 2019

I wasn't able to get home to pickup games after my morning plans unfortunately. See you at 3.
posted by TheAdamist at 10:05 AM on July 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

Headed that way from South Philly. See you soon!
posted by Automocar at 11:40 AM on July 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

I’m on the subway also from south philly and running late, but will be there soon!
posted by lazaruslong at 11:55 AM on July 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

At s table in the sun, shady spots were taken - Hawaiian shirt
posted by TheAdamist at 12:14 PM on July 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

The three confirmed folks are here - we may relocate to somewhere cooler with food though.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:52 PM on July 27, 2019

Relocating to bottle bar just in case anyone comes late!
posted by lazaruslong at 1:20 PM on July 27, 2019

Well, we only had 3 show up but we had a good time. Hope to see more of you come the fall. I'm not giving up on making well-attended Philly meetups a thing, so you can't get rid of me!
posted by lazaruslong at 3:21 PM on July 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

I didn't make it this time, but I endorse your not giving up! I hope I'll be able to make it in the fall.
posted by biogeo at 6:10 PM on July 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

It was fun! Thank you for organizing, lazaruslong.
posted by Automocar at 6:38 PM on July 27, 2019 [2 favorites]

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