Welcome Visiting Mefites to Philly Part 2! Now with more beer!
posted June 24, 2010 3:11 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri June 25 at 8:00 PM, South Philly Tap Room
1509 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Horace Rumpole and DiscourseMarker are in Philadelphia for RBMS.
As decided here, we're going to show them (and anyone else) how much brotherly love and beer we've got in South Philly.

Directions: Hop on the Broad Street line going south. Make sure it's a local train, not an express. Get off at the Tasker/Morris stop and exit at Morris Street. Walk south two blocks, turn right on Mifflin, walk 1 1/2 blocks, South Philly Tap Room is on your right.
posted by desuetude to Meetup (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The professional white-ness of this page is messing with my brain. I will clearly need more beer to deal. See you all tomorrow!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 8:20 PM on June 24, 2010

I"ll be in town for ECE, so if anyone ends up out there, say hello.
posted by eamondaly at 1:00 AM on June 25, 2010

I"ll be in town for ECE

I'm here for the rare book librarians conference, but it's pretty much the same thing.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:02 AM on June 25, 2010

Love the IRL section! I'll be there tonight!
posted by Lizsterr at 8:23 AM on June 25, 2010

aw, can't make it, but have fun y'all. will try to make the next one
posted by angrycat at 8:55 AM on June 25, 2010

This is in my neck of the woods and my plans for the evening definitely include beer. Maybe I'll stop by?
posted by troublewithwolves at 10:57 AM on June 25, 2010

Ack. I very much wanted to go to this, but I just looked up where it is, Yelp is telling me it's in Point Breeze, and I really do not feel comfortable walking around Point Breeze by myself, especially when I'm not really sure where I'm going. Eek. Unless someone is willing to coordinate leaving the train station with me...
posted by millipede at 3:19 PM on June 25, 2010

Millipede: While While I'm sure the neighborhood category is accurate, it's certainly not smack-in-the-middle of a terrible neighborhood. It's 3.5 blocks, the directions are pretty straightforward, and it's a safe walk from the subway. Hope to see you there!
posted by Lizsterr at 3:44 PM on June 25, 2010

Hey millipede, I'd be happy to hook up with you at the station. I'll be there between 8:15 and 8:30. I don't have the internet on my phone, though, so give me a call or text me at 215-543-4174 if you want to meet up and walk over together.
posted by lagreen at 4:27 PM on June 25, 2010

How late will you folks be there and how can I identify the MeFi group?
posted by Jon-o at 4:30 PM on June 25, 2010

millipede and anyone else nervous about the neighborhood, it's sorta...next to Point Breeze. (We call the revitalized area Newbold. You may have quaffed the eponymous Philadelphia Brewing Company IPA.)

People totally should not wander the surrounding area alone, but it's a safe walk from the subway according to the directions above.
posted by desuetude at 4:30 PM on June 25, 2010

Jon-o, we should be there pretty late.

I am very very white, with very short and very red hair, wearing a brown sorta-batik dress. lagreen is blond and totally cute. Tomorrowful has a beard.

Browse some old Meetups for photos of those of us who will be there? Dunno if Horace Rumpole will sporting his Metafilter shirt or not.
posted by desuetude at 4:39 PM on June 25, 2010

We're in the loft area at a circle table. Come up the stairs looking confused, and we'll wave wildly at you.
posted by Lizsterr at 5:04 PM on June 25, 2010

I have on a grey MeFi shirt.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 5:04 PM on June 25, 2010

Fun times, everyone. Thanks!
posted by supercres at 8:15 PM on June 25, 2010

Yeah!! Thank you everyone for making us out-of-towners feel so welcome. TWO meetups in one week--for my money, Philadelphia definitely does NOT suck! You guys are awesome, and I hope we can come back and visit again when Horace is not organizing a conference.

I'm going to try to post my pictures after I get back home tomorrow--can you post in the thread if you were there so I can try to match names to the pictures? I'm anal that way ;-)
posted by DiscourseMarker at 8:38 PM on June 25, 2010

I had a lovely time! Thanks for being so awesome!
posted by troublewithwolves at 8:42 PM on June 25, 2010

Thanks, everyone. So many newcomers, too! See, I told youse that we're a good Meetup town!

(DiscourseMarker, I think I can help with names if need be.)
posted by desuetude at 9:02 PM on June 25, 2010

Did everything work out okay with settling the tab?
posted by lagreen at 6:36 AM on June 26, 2010

It worked out just fine. We had enough to cover the tab, plus a generous tip.
posted by Jon-o at 8:35 AM on June 26, 2010

So glad to hear it. Thanks to you and Rupa for taking care of that!
posted by lagreen at 9:04 AM on June 26, 2010

Hey thanks for gettin' me down there last night desuetude, glad I didn't miss out. And nice to see and meet everyone :)
posted by 31d1 at 10:06 AM on June 26, 2010

Had an excellent time, seeing those I've met before and meeting those I haven't. Thanks, everyone!
posted by Tomorrowful at 10:37 AM on June 26, 2010

Hey thanks for gettin' me down there last night desuetude, glad I didn't miss out. And nice to see and meet everyone :)

Yeah, don't be a stranger, dude. And thanks to you and Jon-o for closing things down when I had to split.

(Thumbtack in my SO's bike wheel blew out his tire, he took a spill but is totally ok, but was stranded in Fishtown with his bike. The Straightener, have I embarassed you with thanks for the minivan rescue mission yet?)

posted by desuetude at 11:11 AM on June 26, 2010

Good times.
posted by scalefree at 2:02 PM on June 26, 2010

I had a great time seeing everyone on Wednesday and I'm really bummed that I decided to skip this meetup. It was just a bit of a haul from Manayunk and I'm at the mercy of public transportation but I will definitely go to the next one.
posted by Diskeater at 3:56 PM on June 26, 2010

We should have another meetup soon. I'm hooked.
posted by Jon-o at 7:23 PM on June 26, 2010

I had a great time! I'd love to do another meet up soon. Nice to meet all of you!
posted by Lizsterr at 9:06 PM on June 26, 2010

pics or it didn't happen?
posted by lagreen at 12:55 PM on June 28, 2010

Pics are coming, I promise!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 3:06 PM on June 28, 2010

I posted a link in the MetaTalk thread, but for your viewing pleasure, here are my pics from the Friday meetup. If I got your name wrong or not at all, it was loud and dark--I apologize. Please correct it in the comments or add a note.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 3:57 PM on June 29, 2010

Thanks for the lovely photos! I wanted to let everyone here know that I've switched usernames. I'll be two lights above the sea from now on. Nice meeting you again.

(Also, you have supercres labeled correctly in the pictures :D)
posted by Lizsterr at 10:30 AM on June 30, 2010

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