Astoria Beer Garden Meetup
posted May 16, 2011 12:46 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 18 at 3:00 PM, Studio Square Beer Garden
35-33 36th St, Astoria, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Summer is so close, I can taste it, New York City! Let's all meet up in Astoria at the Studio Square Beer Garden on Saturday June 18th* at 3 p.m.
I haven't been there yet and I need to get there!

*Yeah, yeah, it was originally the 11th, but I figured if there are already conflicts, best to just move it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Meetup (48 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Very easy to get there- take the N train to 36th Ave and walk up to 36th St.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:51 PM on May 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

I am really excited about this! Thanks for planning.
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:51 PM on May 16, 2011

Interesting. I'm planning karaoke later that evening. Hopefully, the two will not be in competition!
posted by Eideteker at 7:32 PM on May 16, 2011

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:14 PM on May 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

Why not bring the two together? Karaoke after an afternoon of drinking can't be anything but awesome.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:03 AM on May 17, 2011

Been forever since I met up with you guys.
posted by smackfu at 6:14 AM on May 17, 2011

Yeah, that's the plan. I'm still sick, and I have a Dr's appt tonite, but I'll try to reserve the same room I got last year (I'll try to make the deposit over the phone tonight, rather than going in person like last year). I'd love to merge the meetups, as long as I'm not stepping on anybody's toes and nobody feels bad for not being able to make both parts.

That comment was more of a "huh, I guess I really need to get my ass in gear planning my birthday party" to myself than anything else. But also a bit of "hey, other meetup announcement coming!"
posted by Eideteker at 6:16 AM on May 17, 2011

We were just there on Saturday night. It's kind of.... full of meatheads?
posted by gaspode at 6:41 AM on May 17, 2011

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:50 AM on May 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oooh I want to come with my friend who's coming into town that day, but I think her plane just gets into JFK around 3pm. Maybe I'll drag her with all her luggage! Or maybe you all will be there for hours and hours!
posted by Salamandrous at 8:50 AM on May 17, 2011

The other beer garden, Bohemian Hall, is the one most people think of when they they think of the Astoria beer garden. Seems to have a less meat-heady crowd than Studio Square, like gaspode mentioned.
posted by meadowlark lime at 9:13 PM on May 22, 2011

I turn 40 on the 17th...
posted by Karmakaze at 7:23 AM on May 23, 2011

Yay! I just moved to the city yesterday, and I was gonna propose a meetup if there wasn't one planned already!
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:44 AM on May 25, 2011

Since Michigan doesn't ever seem to manage a meetup, I may just invade yours ;)

I'm driving from Lancaster, PA - Danbury CT that morning, and it may leave me time enough to hop on the Metro North line into the city. Where I'll proptly, as always, get lost on subway trains.
posted by waxlight at 6:00 PM on June 4, 2011

I have never been brave enough to go to a meetup, but I kind of want to! Especially if it involves Astoria and beer. I also like karaoke, but you people seem way too nice to be put through listening to me sing. (Seriously. My voice is serial-killers-and-war-criminals bad.)

I'm feeling kinda shy, though. Is there anything I should know about going to a NYC meetup? Have I come across as a jerk on this site? What if I said something cranky to you on the subway once? Or stepped on your foot? Or smelled bad? Maybe I could make amends by wearing deodorant, and buying a couple pitchers of beer?

posted by evidenceofabsence at 6:08 PM on June 4, 2011

Uh, I've never been to a meetup, either. And I'm just gonna go to one out of state first, so if I screw up TOO badly, there is always Chicago ;)

(I'm just coming out to see my sister that week, so its easy to make it into the city).
posted by waxlight at 7:59 PM on June 4, 2011

June 18th seemed like a million years ago when I planned this. I can't believe it's this Saturday!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:57 PM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Getting there via Manhattan, looks like I'd take the R train to the 36th Street stop. Do we know if there's any weekend weirdness with the train, or will that just have to be a surprise?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:21 PM on June 15, 2011

Oh Yeah!, I am a transit psychic, and it looks like the R train will be fine!

Those of you who are still developing your extra-sensory powers can look for subway information here.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:23 PM on June 15, 2011

Plus, newcomers are very welcome. We are all really nice and beer makes us even nicer.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:24 PM on June 15, 2011

Is there shade there? Also, waxlight, if it is easier for you, you could park at the Katonah trains station and I could give you a ride.
posted by mlis at 10:42 PM on June 16, 2011

Having never been there, I can't guarantee shade, though from pictures, I'm assuming shade can be found!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:26 AM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

shade = white people problems ;)
posted by Eideteker at 1:37 PM on June 17, 2011

I will bring my own shade!
posted by mlis at 2:27 PM on June 17, 2011

I will bring sunscreen!
posted by oh yeah! at 3:50 PM on June 17, 2011

A friend of a pal is spinning records there later in the day, and i live in Queens now, so feisty and I will be there. Hope they have lots of ice.
posted by vrakatar at 7:13 PM on June 17, 2011

I'm going to try my damndest to be there but I can't stay too late unfortunately.
posted by Skorgu at 8:54 PM on June 17, 2011

I'm iffy -- I have a lot of errands today, and my sleep schedule has been for shit, and if you're starting at 3, late are people there?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:26 AM on June 18, 2011

We'll be there a bit late. We'll saty a bit late, so look for us, Empress.
posted by vrakatar at 9:57 AM on June 18, 2011

I'm coming too! Although I'll be a teensy bit late.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 12:01 PM on June 18, 2011

Also coming & running late, hope to get there before 4, blocks away from Union Square now.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:24 PM on June 18, 2011

Sitting right inside the garden! I have an orange parasol.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:25 PM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

Parasol down but we are still here, right inside sitting behind a tree.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:37 PM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

I think I can be there in about an hour - will anybody still be there?
posted by Salamandrous at 1:51 PM on June 18, 2011

We are heading over shortly.
posted by vrakatar at 1:52 PM on June 18, 2011

We are running really really late because we weren't feeling great this morning. If no one is there we will just have to eat elaborate hot dogs by ourselves :)
posted by the young rope-rider at 2:30 PM on June 18, 2011

Get the pretzel! We all shared one and really enjoyed it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:33 PM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

Vrakatar has arrived for the 2nd shift!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:57 PM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

1st shift beginning to head out! Vrakatar is still here, in a vintage Pats hat.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:44 PM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

I can't make it after all. I was almost there when adverse events occurred. I hope everyone has a beer for me. :/
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:07 PM on June 18, 2011

Crap! Forgot all about it. Next time...
posted by smackfu at 5:49 PM on June 18, 2011

That was an epic pretzel.
posted by mlis at 6:11 PM on June 18, 2011

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:50 PM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

There should have been a photo of it! Also, after you guys left, I was forced to admit I did not know what a "Tardis" is :(
posted by mlis at 8:25 PM on June 18, 2011

Sorry to have missed you guys - I didnt get in to CT until 6:30, and by the time I'd taken the train into the city, the group would have been long gone.

Glad to see you guys had a good time! I'm headed into the city for a day, later this week. I've *gasp* never been to The Strand bookshop, and it sounds like a little piece of heaven.
posted by waxlight at 9:42 PM on June 18, 2011

Groovy meetup. We dragged ice cream socialist back here for a movie and a smoke break. Watched Akassava in fits and starts. Better keel over before I behave badly on the internet. No beach day tomorrow.
posted by vrakatar at 11:25 PM on June 18, 2011

Epic fail. Totally fell asleep on the couch. Bugger!
posted by Skorgu at 2:23 PM on June 19, 2011

There should have been a photo of it!

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:38 AM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

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