Blighty - North West edition
posted January 19, 2012 2:22 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat March 10 at 4:00 PM, Marble Arch
73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M4, UK (Map & Directions)
When's the last time there was a meetup round here? Far too long ago, that's when! Manchester's watering holes beckon, ladies and gents.
Where: The Marble Arch
When: March 10th, 4pm
Who: You!

OK, let's get the ball rolling. Who's with me?
posted by fearnothing to Meetup (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Eponysterical! I'm in - children notwithstanding.
posted by Jofus at 12:18 AM on January 20, 2012

I vote for the Marble Arch, btw
posted by Jofus at 12:19 AM on January 20, 2012

If it can wait until March 3rd (or 10th) then I'm in.
posted by thoughtless at 7:41 AM on January 20, 2012

(just kidding)
I'm in.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:05 PM on January 20, 2012

count me as a maybe - it's bloody hours from anywhere, here out on the edge of wet west wales. but i'll come if i can
posted by handee at 1:21 PM on January 20, 2012

Another vote for early March, here.

And a request for a map because I have no idea how to get around Manchester.
posted by daysocks at 1:32 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Just a marker to help me keep an eye on this.
posted by knapah at 6:34 AM on January 21, 2012

Aye. I'm in. Marble's good, or elsewhere will be less good, but still eminently acceptable, I'm sure.
posted by idiomatika at 5:05 PM on January 21, 2012

Depending on the weekend I can probably make it. Will be good to head to another meetup.
posted by koolkat at 4:07 AM on January 22, 2012

3rd of march has just been claimed for me by a friend's 30th birthday. 10th Mar or 25th Feb are my options now.
posted by fearnothing at 10:40 AM on January 22, 2012

Another vote for the 10th March, fwiw.
posted by Jofus at 11:54 AM on January 22, 2012

I might be travelling from Durham to Chester the weekend of the 10th. I suppose that might put me in Manchester at some point.
posted by nat at 8:57 PM on January 22, 2012

10th March is good for me! As much as I love the Marble Arch, could we go somewhere else? I'm at the Marble all most every night....
posted by slyrabbit at 11:54 AM on January 24, 2012

57 Thomas st, Port st, all good options.

And yes. +1
posted by davemee at 12:01 PM on January 24, 2012

OK, March 10th looks like the favourite option here. Let's nail that one to the wall and start picking locations.

Seems there's a significant minority saying Marble has been done to death. Rustle up some other suggestions and let's see how they fly :)
posted by fearnothing at 2:26 PM on January 26, 2012

Port St. is also good, and just down the road. I suspect Slyrabbit's critique of the Marble is in reference to the Marble at 57 Thomas St, which is dangerously close to our Manchester office. The Arch, a little out of town, is a past favourite, but we could spice it up with some action at the Glamorous Chinese restaurant, above the car park at Wing Yip just over the way.
posted by davemee at 6:02 AM on January 28, 2012

Would this be the Port St. that Google Street View shows to be the home of the "ROWN AND ANCHOR"?
posted by fearnothing at 10:26 AM on January 29, 2012

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by xchmp at 1:25 PM on January 29, 2012

March 10th is good for me.

Just tell me where and an actual time and I can come over from Leeds.
posted by koolkat at 9:14 AM on February 5, 2012

Sorry just got scheduled for an impromptu Stag day that weekend. My GF was heading to the Hen do, and I just got notice that I was invited to the Stag do.

Bummer but also hoody hoo stag doo!
posted by koolkat at 1:09 AM on February 6, 2012

OK, in spite of minority objections, the Marble Arch seems to win by overall majority. Let's Do This Thing.
posted by fearnothing at 2:33 AM on February 11, 2012

Nuts - I'd entirely forgotten about this thread and am now on holiday at the other end of the country until the 19th :( DENIED AGAIN!
posted by Jofus at 2:08 PM on March 8, 2012

Dang, I'm also sorry to miss out on the fun, but be sure to have lots of it.
posted by iamkimiam at 2:47 PM on March 8, 2012

Everything still OK for tomorrow. Is it just the 3 of us?
posted by idiomatika at 11:23 AM on March 9, 2012

I'm still planning to turn up ... and hey, at least it should be relatively easy to get a table for three.
posted by thoughtless at 12:43 PM on March 9, 2012

I'm still on for it. Another MeFite sends her regrets, so it looks like it may well just be we three!
posted by fearnothing at 12:03 AM on March 10, 2012

I might well drop by. I will also be antisocial for a while while I have a meeting with someone else on a professional basis (then become proper lashed up).
posted by davemee at 7:34 AM on March 10, 2012

I'm here now; blue hoodie, nervous drinking.
posted by thoughtless at 8:23 AM on March 10, 2012

How was the meetup?
posted by iamkimiam at 12:44 AM on March 12, 2012

We meeph-eye-tees had a fine time drinking lots of booze in a delightful cement beer garden. After this, I wound up in a lock-in on my own and subsequently suffered a number of emetic episodes.

Jofus & Slyrabbit sent their best, also.
posted by davemee at 12:40 AM on March 13, 2012

Yeah. Nice chat. Nice surroundings. Nice food.

Nice, basically.

Was just missing all you slackers who were off elsewhere!
posted by idiomatika at 5:37 PM on March 13, 2012

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