7 Reasons To Hit The Consumerist Meetup Next Wed

Here’s 7 reasons you should check out our first Consumerist meetup if you’re in New York next Wednesday night:

7. Free drinks until our $500 tab runs out, happy hour drink special all night (even during the tab).
6. Free tshirts sporting the brand-new Consumerist logo.
5. Cool videos shown by the Internets Celebrities crew.
4. Possible appearance by a famous person.
3. Special surprise gift bestowing!
2. Hang out with Meg and Ben and Consumerist gang.
1. Meet other Consumerist readers – put a face to a commenter name!

It all goes downnnn

Wed. 11/4/09 6-9pm
Botanica Bar
47 Houston St, NY NY 10012

Should be a good one, see you there!


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  1. MostlyHarmless says:

    Now its not all that much of a “surprise” if you basically shout into the mic that GitEmSteveDave is getting a lab coat at the meetup.

    I think I know who that famous person is.

    And at first glance, it looked like the arrow was pointing at the girl, as if saying “yeah, she’ll be there too”.

  2. Radi0logy says:

    Too bad I live too far away, it would be fun to go drinking for once and have someone else start the fight.

  3. GitEmSteveDave_Right: 1 Wrong: ∞ says:

    I already requested to get let off of work early for this, so i will def be there. Can anyone recommend a good parking place nearby that is cheap?

  4. shepd says:

    Interesting, but not worth the cost of a passport…

  5. madog says:

    “No no, I’m ‘mad-og’, I’ve got a sta… I’ve had at least one good comme… no, I don’t know where ‘GitEmSteveDick’ is, stop asking.”

  6. katstermonster says:

    I only live a few hours away, and if it were a weekend, I’d totally be in. Boo. :( Have fun, though! :)

  7. LetMeGetTheManager says:

    I’ll be there with a camera so we can all remember the event (open bars tend to have a mind-erasing ability)…

  8. pervy_the_clown says:

    Why does it have to be 21+?! I want a T-Shirt =(

    • madog says:

      @pervy_the_clown: you’ll soon learn that alcohol makes meeting strangers, as well as driving, a pleasent experience.

    • Trai_Dep says:

      @pervy_the_clown: Underaged, pervy clowns.
      Anyone ever tell you that you’re a dream date?

      • katstermonster says:

        @Trai_Dep: Trai, are you on twitter? Some of us have been having a grand ol’ time, you should come play. Find me and you’ll find the rest.

        • Trai_Dep says:

          @katstermonster: Twitter’s poisoned for me ever since I ran across this.
          My humor’s an unpredictable thing that often goes over 140 characters. Then I’d feel performance anxiety since it’d be less funny or split into two tweets.
          But do Facebook updates count? :)
          Now if they came out with a Twitter version that only allowed Haiku or limericks, enforced with casual uncaring ferocity, I’d join that.

  9. DirectMailFan says:

    Sounds like fun! I wish I could go.

    But, I’m in Philly, and the thought of going to up to NYC after the first 4 or 5 World Series games …

    Then again, it might be a good way to recover.

    • nybiker says:

      @DirectMailFan: Yeah, if it goes 6 games, the 6th game starts at 7:57 (gotta love that earlier start time) we’ll be at the Meetup and I guess not watching the first hour. OTOH, it could just end up being a regular evening, sports-wise.

  10. Phil Keeps It Real [Consumerist] says:

    Oh no thank you, I’ll pass. I’m a bit introverted, anti-social, lazy & not in need of a T-shirt at the moment.

    The site is sufficient interaction.

    Have 1 for me though.

    • Phil Keeps It Real [Consumerist] says:

      @WatchOutNow:

      COrrection, my horrible tendency to start reading from the bottom up/or right to left, usually screws things up.

      I just saw the free booze offer…and I DO need to get to the laundry mat, so I will take the T-Shirt.

      See you then.

  11. Razor512 says:

    what happens when like 500 people show up (consumerist is much more popular than it may appear to be)

    • That's Consumer007 to you says:

      @Razor512: You haven’t been to many meetups have you? Meetups (although I hope this one is very lucky and well attended) generally turnout a fraction of the people who sign up to attend online…

  12. madog says:

    Lo…lita house? Count me in!

  13. Annath says:

    Augh. I would so love to come, but I am in school on the opposite vertical end of the country. Phoo!

  14. danno5-0 says:

    Will they remove the trash from in front, before we get there?

  15. UrIt says:

    if i could actually get there i’d go, but i gotta work… and then i’d have to drive a good 6 hours

  16. gStein_*|bringing starpipe back|* says:

    will all attendees get gold stars?

  17. RandomHookup says:

    You better disclose the tab dollar limit ahead of time or you may have a KFC-style riot on your hands. Free food is only trumped by free liquor (okay, maybe free sex does too).

  18. Hank Scorpio says:

    When’s the Chicago Consumerist meetup?

  19. Trai_Dep says:

    Thank the gods it’s a dive bar.
    If the Meet-Up was held inside Trump Tower, I’d have flown over there personally to perform my cat-juggling act live in front of The W just to tempt Consumerists away.
    …And you know Cat Juggling is the one act that would draw this crowd away. (Well, free drinks is a close second).

  20. H3ion says:

    Is Consumerist providing transport on the Chinese bus?

  21. RandomHookup says:

    What’s the over/under on how many guys Meg will need to have physically removed from the premises?

    • GitEmSteveDave_ThatChickRockingKicks says:

      @RandomHookup: I will personally have a word with anyone who tries to be less than civil with Meg. She is an awesome person and and amazing co-editor, and should be treated as such.

  22. theperfectzebra says:

    Forget stars, how about just approving the commenter accounts of those who attend?

  23. anaisnun says:

    How about one in the LA area?

    • subtlefrog says:

      @anaisnun: We talked about it, but it seems like a bad night. I only got two responses from people, and neither could make that night. We’re looking at another night for an LA meetup. Stay tuned.

  24. Suulia says:

    I’d go, but I’d have to wear full head-to-toe body armor so I wouldn’t get beat up!

    It’s kinda far since I live in California, and I don’t think my employer would give me the time off :-P

  25. RandomHookup says:

    The metal grate adds a certain level of class.

  26. ohenry says:

    I’d be willing to host the next Consumerist Meetup. I have…well, lots and lots of open space. Corn fields, Potato fields…umm, hay and oat fields?

    Central Wisconsin meetup next time? Anyone?

  27. Archangelo says:

    I will be there for certain. Drinks on me. No, really: pour your drinks on me.

  28. Archangelo says:

    Hey … are my comments moderated here? That’s just doesn’t seem right for the East Village …

  29. trinidon2k says:

    did someone say free tshirt?

  30. padams89 says:

    hate to be “that guy” but any chance you guys want to send a t-shirt to a poor college student at the University of Pittsburgh that can’t make it to New York next Wednesday no matter how badly he wants to (mid-terms)?

  31. richcreamerybutter says:

    Maybe I’ll poke my head in!