Brummies, let's go to the pub
posted January 20, 2012 5:26 PM   RSS

I propose a meetup in sunny Birmingham at some point in the near future.
As suggested in these answers about accordians, I propose a meetup in Birmingham, some time in February/March.

I guess a city centre pub would be most convenient. And I like Saturday afternoons.

Other than that, I have no particular ideas. (And I haven't even been to a meetup before, so if someone else knows what they're doing, that would be helpful.)
posted by plonkee to Proposed (19 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Seconded! So far I've chickened out of both meetups that I've said I would come to. Here's hoping 3rd time's a charm. I don't really know Birmingham well enough to have any good suggestions, but I live close and I also like Saturday afternoons.
posted by Eumachia L F at 2:26 AM on January 21, 2012

I can probably make something on a Saturday afternoon... does depend on workload at the time though.

Last meetup I went to in Birmingham was in the Wellington, and while I'm not suggesting we have to go there again, I do enjoy the selection of ale.
posted by knapah at 4:15 AM on January 21, 2012

I've only ever been to one meetup, and that was safely far away in the US, but I live half an hour from Brum so should really try to make this one! Saturday afternoons can be good but in Feb/Mar I can only make 25 Feb, 3 March (maybe), 17 March, 24 March (maybe) and 31 March.

As for where: has anyone been to the new Post Office Vaults? I haven't been, but it looks promising, and is near New Street which will be good for anyone coming by train.
posted by altolinguistic at 7:49 AM on January 21, 2012

I have just this minute come from the Vaults. They have a large and intresting selection of beers and ciders. It's not large inside but 'twas easy to get served. I would recommend it.
posted by plonkee at 3:17 PM on January 21, 2012

Wow. England is on fire for MeFi meetups these days. I just wanted to comment here, for recent activity purposes and the small outside chance that I might make it to this.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:45 PM on January 22, 2012

Put me down as small outside chance. I've got plans to be in Birmingham some weekend in the next month or two, so if it coincides, so much the better.
posted by ambrosen at 7:19 AM on January 25, 2012

I like the idea of a Saturday afternoon pint, and I could make some of those suggested dates. Not 24 March, though, and probably not 31 either. Anyone want to fix on one of the earlier ones?
posted by lapsangsouchong at 3:46 PM on January 26, 2012

17th March is St Patrick's day, and I'll probably have something going on at home... but if that ends up being the consensus, I don't mind, I might make it. I can't do 24th March either.
posted by knapah at 6:03 PM on January 26, 2012

Oops, can no longer do 31 March. Anyone else fancy stating their availability so we can coalesce around a date? If it ends up being one I can't do, then that's a shame, but I'm sure we can organise another in the future.
posted by altolinguistic at 8:28 AM on January 28, 2012

Ooh, only just spotted this. I will check back in to see if anything is arranged - March is pretty booked up but a lunchtime may well be doable.
posted by Martha My Dear Prudence at 12:00 PM on January 28, 2012

I can do almost any weekend in Feb. and March, apart from 4 Feb and 31 March. It looks like the only date no one has ruled out so far is 25 Feb. Does that seem to work?
posted by Eumachia L F at 2:10 PM on January 28, 2012

I can probably do that date.
posted by knapah at 3:14 PM on January 28, 2012

Likewise. Shall we firm that up?
posted by lapsangsouchong at 2:36 PM on January 29, 2012

25 Feb is still OK for me.
posted by altolinguistic at 3:27 AM on February 1, 2012

Ok, so now do we have to decide on where? Post Office Vaults was mentioned above, but I know nothing about it. Suggestions?
posted by knapah at 6:25 AM on February 1, 2012

The only place I've been in Birmingham is The Victoria. It looks nice on the inside and is also close to New Street Station, but a bit crowded on a weekday evening. No idea what it's like on a Saturday afternoon. Ultimately, I'm easy to please and will happily go anywhere.
posted by Eumachia L F at 10:27 AM on February 3, 2012

If this is still set for 25 February I'm afraid I can't make it any more. In any case, this needs at some point to be changed from a "proposed meetup" to an actual one...
posted by altolinguistic at 8:24 AM on February 21, 2012

I just came in to say the same thing as above. Turns out I have to go away this weekend. Ah well. Maybe next time.
posted by Eumachia L F at 11:57 AM on February 22, 2012

Looks like this may have evaporated, then--I can't make it either.
posted by lapsangsouchong at 3:41 PM on February 24, 2012

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