Amplifier/Oakland
posted November 2, 2019 2:12 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat December 7 at 9:00 PM, Amplifier
1741 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's have a drink at Amplifier in Oakland first week of December. Things to celebrate: Larry Bird's birthday and Rhodesian independence. Or, bring your own happy event.
From the original "Proposed" event:
I'm an ex-NYer who has been on the West Coast for awhile and in the Bay Area specifically since 2012 or so. As a Dad who is pushing 50, I have a woefully underdeveloped social network and IRL in general. I hear this may be fairly common for my demo.
posted by BigBrooklyn to Meetup (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm 51, in Petaluma. I've got a bunch going on evenings-wise (I call square dancing on Monday and Thursday nights, am part of a group that organizes forums on local development issues that meets two Wednesdays a month, etc), but the occasional coffee sounds like a plan!
posted by straw at 8:58 AM on November 3


I'm a dad nearing on 50 as well. Wife and I moved here from Florida in 2008. I'm in Oakland and would be down to grab a beer sometime.
posted by Pecinpah at 9:01 AM on November 3


Well over 50 and I also moved here in 2012. Also ex-NYer by way of L.A. and Ft. Lauderdale (haven't been to NY since 1991).

I'm in the Ashbury Heights area of SF.
posted by mike3k at 9:35 AM on November 3


I was thinking that it might be nice to have a Bay Area MeFi hiking group occasionally... Say, once a month? We could rotate East Bay-North Bay-Peninsula, or whatever.

I've been on MeFi since 2012 or thereabouts and never actually been to a meetup. I should do that!
posted by suelac at 11:12 AM on November 3


This all sounds well and good - thanks for your replies. I don't know how mobile you guys are but my first inclination is to maybe find a dive bar in the East Bay. Maybe I'll wait until there's an actual non-equal distribution by borough, lol?
posted by BigBrooklyn at 11:26 AM on November 3


Amplifier in downtown Oakland is divey and pretty cool, walkable from BART. No food but it's next door to a Curry-Up Now.
posted by suelac at 11:38 AM on November 3


I'm 50, in Oakland but work in Belmont, so transit is a hassle and I'm probably not available on weeknights. (2+ hrs transit each way.)
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 3:35 PM on November 3


Hey y'all. I just moved to Berkeley in September from parts east. I'm 49, son another GenXer. Something in the east bay certainly works for me, but I can make it further out if it comes to that.
posted by ursus_comiter at 8:34 PM on November 3


Looks like Oakland... maybe a Saturday night. Let me see about putting something together tomorrow. Cheers, all.
posted by BigBrooklyn at 8:59 PM on November 3 [1 favorite]


I'm an early 50s dad whose kids are not local. Moved to San Jose from the east coast (MD/VA/PA) in 2014. Oakland and SF are a little far for me for weekday stuff, but I could probably be convinced to head up that way on a weekend evening.
posted by hanov3r at 7:34 AM on November 4


OK, going with Suelac's suggestion of Amplifier (thank you!), and taking that as a given, maybe Saturday November 16th as a straw man date?

Feel free to comment, and I can push around as needed, maybe after Thanksgiving would be better, who knows. I'm thinking somewhere between 3-6 attendance would be good enough to solidify. Apologies if we can't accommodate everyone in the first go.
posted by BigBrooklyn at 5:01 PM on November 4


Sounds fun! I am not a dad, but I will bring big dad energy ;) First week of Dec is great.
posted by aw jeez at 3:52 PM on November 13


I should note that Amplifier is pretty small, and it's also next door to The New Parish, which gets a lot of acts on weekend nights. Just FYI.
posted by suelac at 4:38 PM on November 13


Sounds fun! I am not a dad, but I will bring big dad energy ;)

Yikes! Nooooooooooo on the dad energy, lol.
posted by BigBrooklyn at 12:55 PM on November 14


So... Did this happen? I was not there, obvs, but would be interested in future ones, commuting up from the south.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:08 PM on November 17


Not yet? It’s scheduled for December 7, three weeks from now.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:46 PM on November 17


Hooray! I saw November the 16th mentioned above, and was concerned that the posted date was wrong.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:56 PM on November 18


Bah - and now it turns out I can't make it. I hope everyone has fun!
posted by Going To Maine at 10:36 PM on December 4


I am still planning on doing this @ the designated time and venue. I will wear a button with a pink "OK" hand on it in case anyone wants to say hello.
posted by BigBrooklyn at 8:05 PM on December 6


Heading out. See you soon.
posted by ursus_comiter at 8:35 PM on December 7


I’m going to skip this due to the rain, with my apologies.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:41 PM on December 7


Oh jeez. There’s a line around the block. I can’t handle that kind of space. Sorry.
posted by ursus_comiter at 8:54 PM on December 7



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