Drinks in NYC - Chelsea - Sept 17th, 8PM, RUB BBQ
posted August 30, 2011 4:02 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 17 at 8:00 PM, RUB BBQ
208 W 23rd St, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm going to be speaking at the Open Hardware Summit at the New York Hall of Science on the 15th, and leaving the 18th. I miss the hell out of you New Yorkers and I'd love to meet the NYC Mefi crew. Let's get drinks and be loud and stay out late. Or let's get drinks and be tame and sit around in parks. Or whatever.
I have no preference other than that my days in NYC be full of awesome mefites. I miss ya and often dream of the east coast.
posted by fake to Meetup (57 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

also, I have hostel accommodations lined up, but couches and floors much appreciated...
posted by fake at 4:03 PM on August 30, 2011


As it happens I'll be in New York that weekend, too. For what it's worth I'll be in Midtown, so as between Queens and Chelsea I'd prefer Chelsea.
posted by jedicus at 6:47 PM on August 30, 2011


We're in Brooklyn now so Chelsea would be much easier for us. You can come stay on our couch if you'd like, although we might have a baby then and I don't know if it would be great for sleeping! And welcome back to NY!
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:07 PM on August 30, 2011


Chelsea it is - great. Now that we have a rough area, any place suggestion? I enjoyed Rub BBQ for food last time, but most drinking happened out and about.

the young rope-rider, I'll gladly take your couch - maybe I can be of some use around the place, and of course, if something changes, no problem at all.
posted by fake at 8:03 PM on August 30, 2011


In! Also, I have a couch. Lemme check with my roommate.

Oh, and Chelsea. There are a bunch of bars right around there - 23/24/25th & 8th. My dude lives up there, I'll ask him for suggestions.

But yeah, let's eat RUB.
posted by functionequalsform at 5:16 AM on August 31, 2011


f=f! The more couches the merrier.

Done. RUB is on the menu. They're open 'til 11, which is great.

RUB Barbecue
208 W. 23rd St.,
New York, NY 10011
posted by fake at 6:43 AM on August 31, 2011


Is Friday or Saturday better for anyone? I can do either -
posted by fake at 11:48 AM on August 31, 2011


Depends on when we start. I'm seeing How to Succeed in Business at 8 on Friday, so early Friday or late Friday would work for me. Alternatively Saturday night.
posted by jedicus at 1:28 PM on August 31, 2011


Let's say 8 on Saturday?
posted by fake at 2:23 PM on August 31, 2011


Woot woot. Either day works for me!
posted by ocherdraco at 8:31 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've set the date for Saturday, 8pm, RUB. We can change if necessary. w00t!
posted by fake at 7:34 AM on September 1, 2011


I put maybe but I will come unless there are baby things happening! Looking forward to it.
posted by the young rope-rider at 7:55 PM on September 4, 2011


I hope y'all don't mind if a total newbie (to both meet-ups and NYC) tags along. I've always wondered what mefites were like, y'know, in person.
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 10:07 PM on September 4, 2011


You're new to NYC? Please come, in my opinion at least you are more than welcome and NYC-area mefites are really nice. It's like the metafilter and the NYC cancel each other out or something ;)
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:21 PM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm old to NYC but new to meetups. I might could join?
posted by whitneyarner at 11:51 PM on September 4, 2011


Yes! Please come. The more mefites the merrier. That includes you, Consonants Without Vowels.

The young rope-rider, of course I understand if babby forms. :)
posted by fake at 11:59 PM on September 4, 2011


I really want to join in, but school comes first. I'll try to get all the work done. I also got a couch or two if necessary.
posted by fuq at 10:55 AM on September 11, 2011


Hope to see you there, fuq. May take you up on couch-space.
posted by fake at 1:56 PM on September 11, 2011


I will try to make this! Looking forward to old and new faces.
posted by zoomorphic at 11:43 AM on September 15, 2011


I'm in town this weekend and will happily eat a metric fuckton of hush puppies as good ones are near to nonexistent in Philly.
posted by troublewithwolves at 8:25 PM on September 15, 2011


The lady and I are spending the day at the Maker Faire, so we'll try to make it if we're not super-exhausted.
posted by griphus at 7:28 AM on September 16, 2011


if u come i will demonstrate how i can circuit-bend a piece of brisket with my tongue
posted by Greg Nog at 7:44 AM on September 16, 2011


Actually, the lady and I will probably make it to the post-RUB action; anyone want to update this space/text me when the BBQ is done and the carousing begins?
posted by griphus at 7:46 AM on September 16, 2011


that sounds so dirty griphus
posted by The Whelk at 7:58 AM on September 16, 2011


Greg, I'm trying to make some sort of cyberpunk/Boro Park/brothel joke here, but it's not working.
posted by griphus at 7:58 AM on September 16, 2011


I was just thinking about barbecue...I would like to make it yes, though the L train running like bullshit (more like not running) may be a hinderance. I'll see how lazy I'm feeling tomorrow.
posted by kkokkodalk at 9:07 AM on September 16, 2011


I'll be there. I may even carouse.
posted by Eideteker at 12:35 PM on September 16, 2011


I shall most certainly gallivant, though.
posted by Eideteker at 12:37 PM on September 16, 2011




I like jelly bellies because they're like food pills taken in bad science fiction.


AAH! me too!
posted by sweetkid at 1:00 PM on September 16, 2011


Ill be exhibiting a DIY Book Scanner at Maker Faire on Sat and Sun, outdoors near the 3D printing area. If anyone wants to leave together to go to RUB BBQ, I'd love the company.
posted by fake at 1:55 PM on September 16, 2011


I'll be at the Maker Faire as well, but will probably need to go back down to Bensonhurst before going out. I'll come say hi, though!?
posted by griphus at 2:15 PM on September 16, 2011


(The prospect of which I am excitedly confounded by, apparently.)
posted by griphus at 2:16 PM on September 16, 2011


Perhaps we should make it earlier....RUB is quite popular,isn't that big a place and will be mobbed by 8.
posted by brujita at 3:26 PM on September 16, 2011


Won't be able to make this, have fun everyone!
posted by the young rope-rider at 3:53 PM on September 16, 2011


I will try to say hi after I'm done w/Steely Dan at the Beacon. Please do fire off a post-RUB update, y'all.
posted by mintcake! at 9:41 PM on September 16, 2011


I wish I could come...but I'll be at a bachelorette party....HAVE FUN. Love RUB.
posted by sweetkid at 9:47 PM on September 16, 2011


For those us who don't eat carbs, does RUB have meat without breading and sugary sauces?
posted by zoomorphic at 10:13 AM on September 17, 2011


Yes, most of it is dry.
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:25 AM on September 17, 2011


I can't get there any earlier but I certainly don't mind if others do.
posted by fake at 10:59 AM on September 17, 2011


We are currently debating going to eat or just joining up for drinks later.
posted by The Whelk at 2:56 PM on September 17, 2011


Me and troublewithwolves are on our way!
posted by Greg Nog at 4:02 PM on September 17, 2011


On the PATH train now, hope to get there by 8 but likely to be a little bit later.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:28 PM on September 17, 2011


My wife and I are here a little early
posted by jedicus at 4:33 PM on September 17, 2011


Leaving my house, so I'll be there in like an hour.
posted by griphus at 4:36 PM on September 17, 2011


running last errand, be there in 45
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on September 17, 2011


I am probably not going out for the BBQ but I'll meet up for drinks later. Is it too much to ask for a guess of when y'all will be leaving RUB and to which bar/area you'll be headed?
posted by zoomorphic at 4:50 PM on September 17, 2011


On the way.

We'll keep the thread up to date (or at least I will once I get there).
posted by Eideteker at 4:52 PM on September 17, 2011


Jedi us, where are you? We are milling around in front.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:13 PM on September 17, 2011


OK waited for a subway for 25 minutes after ducking no less than 3 fights courtesy of the steubens day parade before giving up. I hope you guys have fun.
posted by miss-lapin at 5:21 PM on September 17, 2011


We are seated now, two tables in the back room, first ones on the right past the bar.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:34 PM on September 17, 2011


We are repairing to:
The Black Door
26th between 6 & 7
posted by Eideteker at 6:42 PM on September 17, 2011


Sorry I couldn't make it to the bar after dinner. We had a great time meeting everybody!
posted by jedicus at 7:35 PM on September 17, 2011


That was fun. I'll post the details on my improv show in the next week or two. Keep your eyes peeled (those of you who expressed interest)!
posted by Eideteker at 10:01 PM on September 17, 2011


THAT WAS SUPER FUN
posted by The Whelk at 10:05 PM on September 17, 2011


Man that was great! I had a lot of fun, everyone!

I was there and you're all blackout drunks and that's the end of it.
posted by griphus at 7:26 AM on September 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I came to a life decision last night: I want to be fake when I grow up.
posted by Skorgu at 7:35 AM on September 18, 2011


I just want to say thank you so much to all the awesome people I met. I'm not exaggerating when I say those were some of the best days and times that I have had in months and months. Floors, couches, burnt ends and late nights and quick storage made it all a lot more than I imagined.

It was great to be among you and thank you for being so generous.
posted by fake at 3:17 PM on September 20, 2011



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