Pittsburgh Summer meetup -- Part Deux
posted June 27, 2011 5:59 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu July 7 at 7:00 PM, Cantina (?)
3720 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Hi Pittsburgh MeFites! I like your city. I'm living here for eight weeks. Let's have a meetup.
Unfortunately for me, I arrived in Pittsburgh 2 days after your previous meetup so I've waited a suitable amount of time to suggest another one. I'm here until July 28, let's do a thing!

I've been to a few of the interesting drinking spots, but I'm not a local, so I think I'll let someone who knows the area better suggest a venue. Ideas?

My preference is for a Thursday night, as I won't be around for the next two weekends (July 2 and July 9). If weekdays are no good, the weekend after that (July 16) works.

So, the initial proposal: how about we get together somewhere next Thursday night, July 7?

UPDATE: Thursday night seems to work for people. Tentative location: Cantina - but feel free to weigh in and suggest something else.
posted by milestogo to Meetup (26 comments total)

Thursday sounds great. I don't know where most Mefites live around here but I'd be good for the entire Lawrenceville-Garfield-East Liberty-Bloomfield-Friendship area. Thinking about acoustics and seating, Brillo Box might be a good place to have it (checked the calendar, no events that night).

Alternatively, Remedy has a huge back room that we could take advantage of, as does The Cantina (both in Lawrenceville).

Just throwing out suggestions; I'd be happy to hear what other Pittsburghers think.
posted by amicamentis at 5:18 AM on June 28, 2011

Bummer, I'm going to be in Hershey that night, otherwise I'd totally try and charm you all into buying me birthday drinks (even though my birthday's not until the next day) at my first meetup.

So I'm just going to secretly going to cross my fingers and hope that you all plan something for another night when I'm less stuck in the middle of the state.
posted by alynnk at 5:57 AM on June 28, 2011

I'm down in Morgantown, but I've thought about attending a Pittsburgh meetup since I moved here last year, so I'm commenting here just to keep in the loop and see if I can attend. I'm busy enough the next few weeks that my schedule shouldn't be taken into account for planning, but if it gets scheduled on a day I can come, I will.
posted by MsMolly at 6:46 AM on June 28, 2011

I'd love to come, but I'll be out of town that night. July 2nd would work for me, as would the weekend of the 16th.
posted by punchtothehead at 6:49 AM on June 28, 2011

I'm game for the 7th, preferably somewhere on the east side of the city - amicamentis seems to have good ideas.
posted by namewithoutwords at 10:35 AM on June 28, 2011

I'd also be in for next Thursday - or any Thursday. My weekends are also already booked.

I live in Shadyside, so the Friendship/East Liberty area would be great for me, as I'll probably have to bike/bus.

posted by Metasyntactic at 10:41 AM on June 28, 2011

The 7th would be tentative for us, with much more flexibility around the 16th. We missed the last meet up due to a last minute family thing, so will be keeping an eye on this... :)

Is there a patio at the Cantina? I seem to remember hearing about it but we've never been there in warm weather. (Otherwise, we're completely flexible geographically.)
posted by librarianamy at 6:58 PM on June 28, 2011

I'm pretty sure that I could find my way to the east-end on a Thursday evening.
posted by octothorpe at 8:00 PM on June 28, 2011

I don't remember the Cantina having a patio.

The Library on Carson street has a patio on the second floor. It's usually pretty quiet on weekdays and there are after-hours snack-type specials.
posted by Alison at 7:28 PM on June 29, 2011

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I live in Regent, but I'm relatively geography-agnostic.

Most of the bars on Braddock have outdoor seating, but they all double as the smoking section. Ryan's has an actual covered patio; D's, the Map Room, and the others have cafe tables on the sidewalk. The same is true of both Silky's in Squirrel Hill and Bloomfield.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 8:23 AM on June 30, 2011

Do you all mean the Round Corner Cantina? It has a charming patio, but last time I was there (which was lunch on a Sunday), the music was too loud for conversation. On the other hand, they have really, really good fish tacos.
posted by arabelladragon at 11:10 AM on June 30, 2011

Ok -- it seems like next Thursday works for a critical mass of people, so I'll set the date. (To those who preferred the later weekend: sorry!)How does 7:00 sounds to people?

There hasn't really been much discussion of venue aside from The Cantina, which sounds fine to me but I figure I'll let others weigh in on their preference before confirming that location.
posted by milestogo at 7:34 AM on July 1, 2011

Oh wait. It looks like I need to add a venue as well as a date. For now, I'll set the venue as the Cantina (just because its been discussed the most) but we can change that to whatever. Looking forward to meeting you all!

posted by milestogo at 7:36 AM on July 1, 2011

I've heard about the Cantina many times and have never been there, so sounds good to me. Will continue attempting to drag a couple others along, but it'll probably be just me.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 1:08 PM on July 5, 2011

May be able to come, if I can work out the logistics of someone watching Toddler theBRKP.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 5:39 PM on July 5, 2011

So we are on for tomorrow at the Cantina. Great! I'm excited to meet you all. Will people be able to get there by 7:00?
posted by milestogo at 9:10 AM on July 6, 2011

Yes, I will definitely be there by 7:00. I work on Smallman Street, so getting to the Cantina is pretty easy. I'll be wearing a pink iridescent crystal pendant.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 6:52 PM on July 6, 2011

I'll be there and probably my wife too if she can get off work in time.
posted by octothorpe at 8:30 PM on July 6, 2011

Just realized that I can make this after all. Since I neglected to bring my good bike lock with me to work, I just hope no one steals my bike while I'm there!
posted by chinston at 8:28 AM on July 7, 2011

I should have no problem getting there by 7, coming from downtown.
posted by chinston at 8:28 AM on July 7, 2011

I might be there, but late.
posted by Alison at 3:07 PM on July 7, 2011

Hey everyone, thebigredkittypurrs and I are at one of the concrete tables on the porch. Im wearing a blue shirt and jeans (very descriptive, I know). See you soon.
posted by milestogo at 3:56 PM on July 7, 2011

Boo. I think it's too late for me to head out. I'll catch you all next time!
posted by Alison at 5:25 PM on July 7, 2011

That was fun! Sorry you couldn't make it, Alison. Next time, banjo night on the North Side...
posted by chinston at 8:36 PM on July 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yeeeees! I love banjo night!
posted by Alison at 5:29 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

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posted by FlyingMonkey at 2:36 PM on July 11, 2011

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