St. Louis area meetup brainstorming
posted January 10, 2020 2:55 PM   RSS

St. Louis MeFites want to get together, but not on 3 days notice. Let's use this to discuss where and when we might meet up with a little more notice this time.
I would suggest a place but I'm new to the area so I'm probably not the right person to make recommendations.
posted by Tehhund to Proposed (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

The places I know tend to be coffee-centric, so MoKaBe’s or Shameless Grounds. Protagonist Coffee in Soulard just opened up and my partner and I have been itching to check it out.

On the bar side, I’ve heard good things about Urban Chestnut in the Grove, and 2nd Shift Brewing on Sublette was pretty good space-wise. My sister has also recommended Up Down and Start Bar for barcades.
posted by gc at 7:31 AM on January 11, 2020 [1 favorite]

I've been to Shameless and MoKaBe's, great places although Shameless is small so I think that would depend on our group size. I didn't realize there were more than a couple STL Mefites! I don't mind a bar either.

Anyone been to the aquarium yet? Maybe it's still crazy to visit but I thought I'd throw it out there too.
posted by possibilityleft at 8:08 AM on January 11, 2020 [2 favorites]

Coffee shops or bars work for me, which is why I left it open-ended: I want to hear what others want. Hopefully we do this more than once so we can do both eventually.

If we want to do a kid-friendly outing (we have 2 kids and I think some other STL Mefies have kids) the aquarium seems like a good place to consider.
posted by Tehhund at 9:40 AM on January 11, 2020

I love the Delmar Loop FWIW.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 8:42 AM on January 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

I love the Loop too! Seoul Taco is there, and that’s all you ever need.
posted by gc at 3:10 PM on January 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

Delmar loop would be convenient for me but I'll go pretty much anywhere! any new-to-STL people probably gotta get to blueberry hill at some point :)

non-loop thoughts:
- I have fond memories of meeting a few mefites at Tick Tock Tavern when I first moved here
- support for MoKaBe's, urban chestnut, or 2nd shift
- i'm inclined to lean away from the aquarium for now since it's still pretty new/sounds busy
- i don't have kids but would be cool with a kid friendly outing i just can't think of any at the moment
posted by ghostbikes at 3:59 PM on January 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

A few idle thoughts now that I'm back in town and not jet-lagged:

- Seoul Taco is fantastic. So is Corner 17 for hand-pulled noodles and Boba Tea. Three Kings is a great pub to hang out in.
- UCBC has great beer, but I have a hard time keeping up with conversations in their Bierhall when it's crowded. It can get awfully loud/echoey.
- 4 Hands new-ish second story has a bunch of free-to-play classic arcade cabinets and skee-ball and would (I think) make for a nice meetup space
- I live just east of Maplewood, so I'm always down for Bottleworks, Tapped, or Crow's Nest.
- Once Spring hits, Laumeier Sculpture Park is a great place to hike around a bit and have a picnic.
- On the off chance anyone is interested, I'll be hitting up the Subhumans show at Fubar's new Red Flag location on April 9th and the Drive-By Truckers show at the Pageant on April 24th (the latter presumably with notsnot).
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:19 PM on January 19, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm a nights-and-weekends kinda person, what about you all?
posted by ghostbikes at 12:45 PM on January 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

Yeah, mostly nights and weekends for me though if there's a substantial number of people who can actually meet during the workday I can probably make that happen.
posted by Tehhund at 1:13 PM on January 20, 2020

My preference would be nights and weekends too. There have been so many good suggestions so far that I hate to throw out another but I just remembered there's a board game bar/cafe in Soulard that might be a great choice since games are an awesome icebreaker. Has anyone been to Pieces? I saw a nerdy musical duo there a while back. It's small but the food is good and they have tons of games.
posted by possibilityleft at 7:19 AM on January 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

just gonna throw this out there - how bout next weekend? Saturday afternoon, like 2pm? do we need more advance notice than that to get a quorum?
posted by ghostbikes at 11:04 AM on January 25, 2020 [1 favorite]

I've got friends coming in town from Springfield, IL for Dim Sum lunch and shopping on Saturday, but depending on how long the meetup lasts I could probably join up a bit later (and def. don't plan around my schedule!)
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:26 PM on January 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm out this weekend (2/1 and 2/8) but don't let that stop you - I can join the next outing.
posted by Tehhund at 4:56 PM on January 27, 2020

eh ok i’ve got a practice that’s come up anyway, let’s do it at a later date!
posted by ghostbikes at 9:48 AM on January 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

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