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message 1: by Shaina (new)

Shaina (ShainaEG) | 163 comments Anyone in or around NYC want to do a meetup?


message 2: by Sue (new)

Sue (spaltor) | 10 comments I'd be into this, but I'm not current with the group at this point. :/


message 3: by Wilmar (new)

Wilmar Luna (wilmarluna) | 231 comments I'd give this a shot if it was around Manhattan (and if I get that job I'm up for.) Haven't been to Brooklyn or Queens so I'm not sure I'm up for making the journey.


message 4: by Noomninam (new)

Noomninam | 109 comments Sure – time and place.


message 5: by Max (new)

Max (Max_C) | 18 comments I would be happy to join!


message 6: by Shaina (new)

Shaina (ShainaEG) | 163 comments I would expect somewhere it midtown to be the most central location for everyone. Does anyone know of any good bars/restaurants/locations?


message 7: by Wilmar (new)

Wilmar Luna (wilmarluna) | 231 comments Oooh. There's quite a few bars around but it's tough to figure out what will have enough seating.

If we're talking near Penn Station there is...

Tempest
O'Reilly's
Stout's

that's what I know off the top of my head in terms of bars. The restaurants that I've been to don't really have space to support people meeting up for book stuff I don't think.

But I'm not an NYC native, just a commuter from Jersey. So maybe someone from the area will have better info.


message 8: by Alan (new)

Alan | 534 comments I'd be up for a NY meetup. I think Wilmar's right that plenty of bars have space but not restaurants.


message 9: by Rich (new)

Rich (JustAnotherGringo) | 98 comments I'm a bridge and tunnel guy like Wilmar, but I'd be up for a meeting. The only thing to consider on the bars around Penn would be the time and day. Stouts gets jammed up weeknights after 5, especially if something is happening at the Garden, and it's really loud too. Went to a place in Brooklyn once called Pacific Standard that was nice. They've actually got a reading room in the bar itself. I'd defer to locals on any choices.


message 10: by Sue (last edited Aug 20, 2014 08:18PM) (new)

Sue (spaltor) | 10 comments What about Grey Dog? They have beer and wine, but also coffee and sandwiches. And 3 locations.
thegreydog.com


message 11: by Shaina (new)

Shaina (ShainaEG) | 163 comments There's a bar around 40th and Broadway called Beer Authority, it's pretty easy to get to from Penn Station or the Port Authority, they usually are able to accommodate groups even on shortish notice. They might be the best bet for a central location.


message 12: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Farr (thefarrm) | 5 comments Did this ever happen? I'd love to have a meet up in NYC.


message 13: by Jason (new)

Jason | 5 comments Shaina wrote: "There's a bar around 40th and Broadway called Beer Authority, it's pretty easy to get to from Penn Station or the Port Authority, they usually are able to accommodate groups even on shortish notice..."

Big fan of this bar. Was just talking about it with a friend a few hours ago. I planned on going there today but never made it. I've gone there for a few drinks, also gone there for lunch and dinner. Great beer selection (and they make some damn good burgers). First place I saw those Game of Thrones beers. Only tried 2 of them and I like both. This year during NY Comic Con they created a menu renaming all of their items with comic book themes (Authority burger became the Superman, what is normally the Hell's Kitchen was the Daredevil. Nice touch)


message 14: by Pris (new)

Pris (pnasrat) Did anything regular get planned for this?


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

I live in NJ and work in the city. I have a family with small kids and a tight schedule, but might be able to fit it in if something ever wound up happening. The further downtown the better for me, but I realize midtown's probably most the convenient for most people.


message 16: by Sue (new)

Sue (spaltor) | 10 comments We didn't ever get anything together. As far as downtown locations, there's Think Coffee on Mercer. They have coffees, beer, wine, and food.

Should we try to do something this month? Or wait until the new year?


message 17: by Sue (new)

Sue (spaltor) | 10 comments We didn't ever get anything together. As far as downtown locations, there's Think Coffee on Mercer. They have coffees, beer, wine, and food.

Should we try to do something this month? Or wait until the new year?


message 18: by Rich (last edited Dec 10, 2014 06:45PM) (new)

Rich (JustAnotherGringo) | 98 comments I'd vote for January. I'd imagine most people are pretty booked up thru the Holidays.

Would Think Coffee be good for a group of more than 4? The seating in the pictures doesn't look accomadating to a larger group--just in case.


message 19: by Sue (new)

Sue (spaltor) | 10 comments I got to a monthly trivia night at Think Coffee - Tables can easily be moved for larger groups, and there's at least 1 couch and one larger table. This month's trivia night is Wednesday, so I'll pay closer attention.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Think Coffee looks good. Don't shift this whole thing downtown on my account though - not sure I'll be able to make it, and midtown wouldn't be that much further out of my way. I agree that January would probably be better.


message 21: by Sue (new)

Sue (spaltor) | 10 comments I go home to Brooklyn, so it doesn't matter to me as long as I wouldn't have to go too far UPtown after leaving my midtown office.


message 22: by Alterjess (new)

Alterjess | 319 comments Looks like this one fizzled out - any interest in reviving it?

I'm north of the city (in Westchester) but figure my odds of finding a critical mass of S&L fans is higher in the city than in the 'burbs!


message 23: by Keith (new)

Keith (KeithATC) | 452 comments Start planning in 2014? Finally get around to meeting up in 2018? Sounds like New York.


message 24: by Keith (new)

Keith (KeithATC) | 452 comments Hey New York S&Lers -- absent a thoroughly organized meet-up, I thought i'd put this on the table. Every Monday night (well, most, anyway), I'm at a bar in Tribeca, Ward III, for "Whisky Monday," during which a brand shows up and pours samples and leads a little discussion. Free of charge. So if, for instance, others here were to show up some Monday, we could knock out an S&L meet-up AND a "What are you Drinking" session. Without having to actually pick a specific date beyond "Mondays."

And in case the booze ain't your thing -- the bartenders make excellent non-alcoholic drinks as well. And the food is pretty good.


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