Howdy Denver!
posted July 22, 2019 9:12 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue July 23 at 7:00 PM, Terminal Bar
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO, USA (Map & Directions)
Where: start inside Union Station, outside Terminal Bar (somewhere around here, as seen in Google Streetview). When: 7 PM, TODAY, Tuesday July 23.
Original blurb: I'll be in Denver for two nights this week (7/23 and 7/24) for a work trip, and I was wondering if anyone wanted to grab a bite or a drink. I know they're week nights and it's short notice, but I thought I should give it a try.

I'm staying what looks to be downtown, south of the Sunken Gardens Park.

I'll actually get in town mid-day Tuesday, and I have no real plans other than drop off my luggage, though I might bop around with co-workers, TBD.

I'm open to suggestions for evening events these two nights, and something tomorrow afternoon.
posted by filthy light thief to Meetup (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

If you haven't seen Union Station yet, it's both worth a visit and an easy place to arrange for a meetup for groups of unknown size.

Baere Brewing's not far and has never been very loud the times I've visited. Wednesday night they have a bluegrass picking event but I'm told it's more like a handful of people playing in a corner than something we'd have to engage with or shout over.
posted by asperity at 9:56 AM on July 22

I would love to come but I have theater tickets on Wednesday and bar trivia on Tuesday. :-(
posted by zeusianfog at 11:47 AM on July 22

The Mercury Cafe is a friendly space. More hippie than hipster, but close to downtown and always space for small or large groups. 22nd and California. Let me know!
posted by kozad at 8:54 PM on July 22

I could be available Wednesday, dinner with The Woman tonight though.
posted by evilDoug at 6:54 AM on July 23

I'll be bold and say Union Station tonight (Tuesday, 7/23), and Mercury Cafe tomorrow (Wed., 7/24) -- 7 PM both nights.

Union Station looks like it's big enough that we should agree on a meeting point -- maybe by the fountain at Wynkoop, on the inner corner (this area, as seen in Google Street View)?
posted by filthy light thief at 8:26 AM on July 23 [1 favorite]

Maybe indoors for the meeting place at Union Station? Somewhere in front of Terminal Bar usually works. Air quality will still probably not be great by 7.
posted by asperity at 8:48 AM on July 23

(I can get in there early to find space and can bring a sign.)
posted by asperity at 9:08 AM on July 23

Thanks for the tip on the air quality, and picking a meeting place!

What sign do you have in mind?

Barring some mishap, I'll be there as the tall, white guy with short, silvering hair, glasses, wearing a light/faded red plaid shirt and blue jeans.


And if you can't make it tonight, I've made the Mercury Cafe the official location of tomorrow's meetup.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:40 AM on July 23

If y'all like U2, there's a cover band playing on the bridge at Coohills downtown, which will start around 7. It's free, you can buy drinks, always a good time.
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet at 9:50 AM on July 23

Aww. I wish I could make it, but this is a good reminder that we need to do more meetups! :)
posted by holmesian at 12:14 PM on July 23 [2 favorites]

Um. I hadn't actually made a sign yet, aspirational talk.
posted by asperity at 12:36 PM on July 23

Ok ๐Ÿ˜

It may be a small group, so intermittently shouting "MetaFilter!" should be enough for us to gather MeFites ๐Ÿ˜‹
posted by filthy light thief at 1:25 PM on July 23

Oh, I should warn y'all: the Mercury is a cash and checks place. No credit/debit cards. ATM onsite. If that's not a deal-breaker, I'll see you there Wednesday. Also, I checked the calendar: bluegrass is playing that night, but we can always meet in another non-music room if you're allergic to bluegrass (I am). There are two ground-floor rooms and dancing upstairs.
posted by kozad at 1:35 PM on July 23

I'll be the tall white guy with silvered hair AND GLASSES.
posted by kozad at 1:36 PM on July 23

Never mind. Bluegrass is Thursday night. There will just be a guitarist playing (hopefully) background music in the dining area (on the right).
posted by kozad at 1:45 PM on July 23

Thanks for the details on Mercury Cafe. If the cash/check only is a deal-breaker, I'm open to suggestions. I know I'll have to find a credit union ATM or store that offers cash withdrawals.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:10 PM on July 23

Update: pants are for squares. Swapped the jeans for shorts. Time to wander Denver!
posted by filthy light thief at 3:42 PM on July 23

I'll be the short-haired white woman in the blue and white seersucker dress; will update when I show up over there.
posted by asperity at 3:56 PM on July 23

I'll be at work tonight at the other end of the mall, but I'll try to pop on by tomorrow. Have a good time!
posted by polyhedron at 3:59 PM on July 23

I'm at one of the long tables to the right of the Terminal Bar service window. It is much busier than the last time I was here!
posted by asperity at 5:23 PM on July 23

You're early! I'm coming, but I'm at Lowdown Bar now, but I'll be there close to 7.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:28 PM on July 23

No hurry, just couldn't come up with anything else to do after work!
posted by asperity at 5:31 PM on July 23

Right as you face the service window, or as you face the band? I'm here, looking lost with my hat literally in my hand.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:02 PM on July 23

Super loud, so wandering outside with ice cream.
posted by asperity at 6:41 PM on July 23

Itโ€™s nice and calm at my bar rn if itโ€™s a bit much up there, Iโ€™m at Leela, 820 15th St (the free mall ride will bring you most of the way).
posted by polyhedron at 7:52 PM on July 23 [1 favorite]

Sorry I didn't check this earlier. I'm back at my hotel. Try again tomorrow?
posted by filthy light thief at 8:24 PM on July 23

Oh, wish I'd seen! Can I come visit another time?
posted by asperity at 9:01 PM on July 23

At the Mercury...
posted by kozad at 6:48 PM on July 24

posted by kozad at 6:49 PM on July 24

Oh, I'm so sorry. I made a new thread for tonight and linked to it in a prior comment, but no one said that they'd be there. I'm back at my hotel now, about 2 miles away.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:19 PM on July 24

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