Boston Meetup Reminder for This Thursday, April 25; Announcing Location for Wednesday May 1 Milwaukee Meetup (and Need RSVPs!), Minneapolis Meetup on for Thursday May 2

Meetup reminders and important new information regarding our first evah Milwaukee meetup below! For you likely attendees in Milwaukee, please take a minute to RSVP since the Water Street Brewery wants a good nose count for the reservation.

If you live in or near one of these cities, I hope you can swing by for lively conversation and perhaps a drink and a nosh too.


In Boston, we are meeting at 49 Social, the same spot as in 2017. We have reserved the upstairs, which gave us lots of room and the opportunity to mingle.


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (based on past experience, we’ll almost certainly go later)
Thursday April 25, 2019

49 Social
49 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111

As you can see below, 49 Social is near stops for the Red, Orange and Green lines.

In Milwaukee, JC has checked out locations (big thanks!) and arranged for the Water Street Brewery to hold tables for us in a section of the pub that ought to be quiet, but they’d like a good estimate of how many seats to reserve. So please take a second to fill out this SurveyMonkey if you can join us.

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Water Street Brewery
1101 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

In Minneapolis, reader Chuck L went venue scouting, so give him a big thank you!

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (we may go later…I’m staying hard by so we could decamp to the lobby bar)
Thursday May 2, 2019

Gray Fox Coffee & Wine
801 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Map below for those of you who like maps, but organizer Katy VERY MUCH wants attendees to RSVP on her SurveyMonkey form, which also has venue details.

Katy also warns parking in the building is pricey before 5:00 PM, so plan accordingly.

For Milwaukee, our meetup is Wednesday May 1 but we are still up in the air as far as a venue is concerned. Reader JC suggested Water Street Brewery, but the quote I got for booking their side room was a minimum spend that sounded considerably higher than what made sense for us. JC may have been able to work out another arrangement, like booking tables in a section, but he seems not to be getting my e-mail replies to him. So please pipe up in comments!

If Water Street Brewery is a no go, another option is Riverwest Public House, which would reserve an area. However, they have trivia that evening starting at 7PM. They said they sometimes use microphones and there was a risk it would be “annoying”.

So please help sort this out! Thanks!

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  1. JC

    Brief clarification: The tables in the room at the WSB are ours regardless of whether the turnout is 10 or 25. My guess is the capacity of the room may be close to 30 guests. They simply want to have any firm number (say 20). Any unreserved tables in the designated room might then be used for seating other patrons. Therefore, providing them with a realistic number is the trade off for getting a single (complete?) section of the room for the evening at no charge.

    I would like to hope that the turnout will be 20-25 and all of those planning on attending reply on SurveyMonkey.

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