San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 17th
posted August 29, 2011 11:47 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 17 at 7:00 PM, Mission Bar
2695 Mission St, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Hi! I'm going to be in San Francisco on September 17th and would love to meet up with some folks!
I'll be staying in "Inner Richmond" (wherever that is), and I won't have a car. I hear there's not great public transportation in that area, so someplace I can walk to or get a cab to (without breaking the bank) would be ideal.

posted by Stewriffic to Meetup (56 comments total)

No idea if I'm free that weekend, but there's good Dim Sum in Richmond, Ton Kiang in central Richmond, and maybe Good Luck Dim Sum at 9th & Clement. I don't know the bar scene though.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:32 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

If we end up doing something in the Mission, you can take the #33 bus all the way there.

I'm no good with Inner Richmond places, but I'll think on it and ask around. Dim sum might work, although I can't usually eat much there, dammit.
posted by rtha at 6:19 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ton Kiang is more Outer than Inner Richmond. Great place for dim sum, but you gotta be ok with eating pork and shrimp.

There's a bar in the Inner Richmond called the Bitter End (right around 6th) that seems like just the kind of dive that we often have meetups at.
posted by jasper411 at 10:21 AM on August 30, 2011

I was just at Bitter End last week. It's a good place with decent cheep beer, though the setup might be a bit awkward for a non-small meetup unless we can take over the upstairs area.
posted by zachlipton at 10:44 AM on August 30, 2011

Katia's Russian Tea Room was good the last time I went.
posted by benzenedream at 11:00 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh, it doesn't have to be in Inner Richmond...just letting y'all know where I'll be coming from and that I have no idea how to get around the city (yet!).
posted by Stewriffic at 1:05 PM on August 30, 2011

I would love to have a Dim Sum meetup! But it isn't vegetarian friendly, ime.
posted by small_ruminant at 3:39 PM on August 30, 2011

Not a huge fan of Dim Sum, I have to say.
posted by Stewriffic at 3:42 PM on August 30, 2011

For food, you're really close to some of the best Asian restuarants around. Korean, Burmese, Taiwanese, Pho, Japanese, whatever. It's all there. It will depends on group size.

For drinking, it depends on exactly where in inner in Richmond you actually are... Tommy's is fun if you like tequila/margaritas (and so-so mexican food), but is a bit further out in the outer richmond. They have a smallish bar, and tables. Also right near there is Trader Sam (by 24th), a tiki bar which has been a good time in the past.

Actually IN in richmond, for drinking, it's... kind of a miss, truthfully. If you wanted to be somewhere close I'd say go to the Haight. You could go to Club Deluxe, listen to some live jazz, get some pizza, and have a freshly squeezed greyhound. Or you could try to take over the communal table at Magnolia (a brewpub) but it'll likely be pretty busy on a Sat. Aub Zam Zam, has no food, and has marginal drinks, but is charming in it's own right. Or if you wanted a pub, there's Kezar. Golden Cane for diving.

If you're willing to go further, there are even more options. Cabfare back from anywhere (you'd want to go) in the city will be under $20. From the Haight, I'd say like $6-8 unless you just walk it.
posted by danny the boy at 6:10 PM on August 30, 2011

Inner Richmond for drinking (and general fun)- Buckshot Tavern.
posted by loriginedumonde at 11:39 PM on August 30, 2011

Sounds like Richmond isn't the best area for this sort of thing. I'm happy to grab a cab somewhere. Probably better for me to get out to neat San Francisco areas anyway. Mission would work, or Haight. Thanks for the suggestions!
posted by Stewriffic at 5:00 AM on August 31, 2011

OK, how about Mission Bar?
posted by Stewriffic at 6:18 PM on September 1, 2011

We had a meetup at Mission Bar a couple months ago. It was good. They don't serve food, but that's okay because there are about a million taquerias nearby.
posted by madcaptenor at 10:09 PM on September 2, 2011

The Boy and I live in the even less happening Outer Richmond and would be happy to give you a ride to someplace cooler, Stewriffic.
posted by mostlymartha at 12:39 PM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

martha, is that just because The Boy and you got a new car?
posted by madcaptenor at 1:13 PM on September 3, 2011

Well, it's certainly less embarrassing to give rides now than in our previous beater. :)
posted by mostlymartha at 1:19 PM on September 3, 2011

mostlymartha, thank you so much!! I'll memail you my contact info.
posted by Stewriffic at 1:34 PM on September 3, 2011

I'm definitely in. Mission Bar sounds good.
posted by twiggy32 at 5:12 PM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Happy to, Stewriffic! Can't go wrong with Mission Bar, if for no other reason than I like saying I'm going to Mission Bar, which is a bar on Mission in the Mission.
posted by mostlymartha at 7:57 PM on September 3, 2011

Don't forget your ID - they carded nearly everyone the last time we had a meetup there (I think only iamabot escaped the carding).
posted by rtha at 7:57 AM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

Is it possible that the name of this place is just "Bar" and everyone calls it "Mission Bar" in order to differentiate it from other places that are just "Bar"? At least that's what you'd think from the sign.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:02 AM on September 4, 2011

This description of said Bar from madcaptenor's link made me laugh out loud:

Mission Bar has a distinctly Mexican heart with lots of Spanish spoken and salsa music heard. Authentic looking artifacts are scattered about on shelves. Sipping on refreshing drinks, dancing and singing aloud are all very popular pastimes. You will find luscious margaritas as well as the current trendy libations such as cosmopolitans and lemon drops. The crowd is lively, making for a fiesta every night.

I have been there many times, and never, ever seen anything even vaguely resembling that.
posted by mostlymartha at 9:22 PM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

But now that I've been promised a fiesta and trendy libations, you people better be prepared to make that happen.
posted by mostlymartha at 9:24 PM on September 4, 2011

Maybe they got "Mission Bar" (the proper name) confused with "a Mission bar" (a bar in the Mission).

Or maybe the site I linked to is a content farm that paid someone a couple bucks to write that description, which is obviously not enough to do any actual research. I don't know.
posted by madcaptenor at 9:39 PM on September 4, 2011

Sir, you just might be on to something. ;)
posted by mostlymartha at 10:27 PM on September 4, 2011

Maybe people just don't know where the Mission is. The map on this very post has "Mission District" hovering over roughly 19th and Mission while "Mission" is somewhere around 21st and Van Ness. I will make it my mission to use the word "Mission" a ridiculous number of times in one comment.
posted by madcaptenor at 10:30 PM on September 4, 2011

Mission? Mission mission, mission. Missionmis sionm is s ionmissi onmi ssi on... mission!
posted by mostlymartha at 11:32 PM on September 4, 2011

This is the San Francisco version of Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
posted by madcaptenor at 9:28 AM on September 5, 2011

drinks?! close to my house!? i am so in! (also because the last meet-up i went to was somewhat of a failure as only 3 people went and my friends ended up taking over, oops! promise not to do that this time!
posted by ruhroh at 5:56 PM on September 10, 2011

A Mission mission! I'm in!
posted by JuliaIglesias at 4:16 PM on September 11, 2011

I can't think of a good pun.
posted by loriginedumonde at 9:30 PM on September 12, 2011

Is that an admission?
posted by ambient2 at 11:07 PM on September 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Getting excited! I leave in the morning...gonna be fighting to stay awake, I fear.
posted by Stewriffic at 4:03 PM on September 16, 2011

We can bring you some coffee from Philz. That will jack you up and banish the jet lag!
posted by rtha at 6:28 PM on September 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

I admit nothing! Staying up late means a trip to Bob's Donuts!
posted by loriginedumonde at 8:06 PM on September 16, 2011

A mission to Bob's Donuts, you mean?
posted by madcaptenor at 8:07 PM on September 16, 2011

September 17 is halfway to St Patrick's Day. Are there people around here who use that as an excuse to be really obnoxious drunks? (not us. We are classy drunks.)
posted by madcaptenor at 12:45 AM on September 17, 2011

madcaptenor: you seem to have a thing for halfway anniversaries.

loriginedumonde: Does Bob's make gyoza flavored ones? I need to buy some for a friend.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 1:11 PM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]

Bob's is all about the traditional donut, but it's 24 hours. Maybe Dynamo does gyoza flavored? Now I want to try one.
posted by loriginedumonde at 3:17 PM on September 17, 2011

Taking forever to get to my friend's from the airport ugh
posted by Stewriffic at 4:06 PM on September 17, 2011

So the next time we have a meetup where people bring food, someone has to bring gyoza.
posted by madcaptenor at 4:34 PM on September 17, 2011

i propose a dim sum meetup after this one, since so many people wanted to get dim sum for this meetup!
posted by ruhroh at 5:15 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

I like dim sum.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 5:28 PM on September 17, 2011

I too like dim sum, yet do not have any gyoza. I'll be there, though probably not until 8:00 or so.
posted by zachlipton at 6:32 PM on September 17, 2011

I'm here. I also have no gyoza (although I could really use some right now, 'cause I'm hungry).
posted by asterix at 6:58 PM on September 17, 2011

I'm waiting for the 49. So I'll either be there soon or forever from now.
posted by grapesaresour at 7:10 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

gbeer will be home soon, and then we'll be on our way as well.
posted by rtha at 7:20 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm there, and we're discussing mods as Muppets. Asterix sees pb as Snuffleupagus.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:44 PM on September 17, 2011

juliaiglesias and i are leaving asap! where are you guys at in zee bar?
posted by ruhroh at 7:49 PM on September 17, 2011

I am waiting at millbrae for the next bart. Be there a bit before 9.
posted by sarahnade at 7:53 PM on September 17, 2011

We are hard to miss! Right inside the door on the left. Long set of tables!
posted by Stewriffic at 7:53 PM on September 17, 2011

On my way - waiting for bus because I am too lazy to walk n
posted by rtha at 7:56 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Apologies all -- I'm completely exhausted from being at a meeting all day and am staying home. rtha's on her way to represent for us. I'm sorry to miss you all.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:03 PM on September 17, 2011

I'm 35 feet in the air at work, but thinking of y'all. Drink a beer for me!
posted by mollymayhem at 8:26 PM on September 17, 2011

ZOMG. I have gyoza.
posted by asterix at 8:33 PM on September 17, 2011 [5 favorites]

That was awesome! Thanks for coming out and showing me how damned awesome the San Francisco mefites are!! See some of you on Tuesday!
posted by Stewriffic at 8:31 AM on September 18, 2011

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