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Twin Cities
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:21:33 AM »
I know there's at least one other person here from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  Surely there are more!

Let's plan a meetup.  If you're in or near the Twin Cities, say "hi" in this thread, and then let's decide on a date/place to meet up and have a beer or two.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 12:05:04 PM »
Hi!

What's the most Mustachian bar in town?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 12:23:52 PM »
Hi!

What's the most Mustachian bar in town?

Good question!  I like the 331 Bar because it's near my house and it has free music with no cover.  But it might be better to find a place where people can chat and it isn't too loud and we're not trying to talk over musicians (which is a bit rude IMO, anyway).  It could be a restaurant, too, or maybe even a park!  Or even... the library....?  Hmmm.......
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 12:28:30 PM »
Merlin's Rest might be a good choice.  They're not especially cheap or anything, but neither are they expensive.  Just a good neighborhood pub.  And it's easy to get to by bus or by car, and it's centrally located on Lake Street, just across the river from St. Paul.

http://merlinsrest.com/
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 09:11:36 PM »
I'm in the twin cities and I'd love to meetup! I've only lived her 5 years and don't know the bar scene really well. I'm thinking we should find a place that has really cheap happy hours.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 09:27:35 AM »
I work downtown Mpls a few days a week and would be up for a happy hour sometime!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 08:34:28 AM »
Yay!!! Glad to see a good response in this thread.

I still nominate Merlin's Rest, because it has tables you can push together and, while lively, it's not overpoweringly loud.  I'd like to make sure wherever we meet, we can hear each other speak!

Any other nominations for bars?  Suggest a place, let's get consensus, and then we can pick a date/time.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 06:44:27 PM »
Sounds good to me! I know this is last minute but there is the Twin Cities Really Really Free Market tomorrow in Powderhorn Park if anyone's interested. I've never been but it's very Mustachian!
Here's the Facebook event with more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/491263710889993/

If you can't make tomorrow's then there is another one on August 5.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2012, 10:05:39 PM by RandR »

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 07:19:35 AM »
Anyone?  Bueller??
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 09:04:42 PM »
Hey, I would be interested in a happy hour or something along those lines.
Dan

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 07:11:40 AM »
Free wine/beer tonight (9/14) from 4-7 in back of Wine Thief and Ale Jail in St Paul.
1787 St.Clair Avenue, St Paul MN 55105
Here's a link to their website:
http://alejail.com/#/home 

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 07:10:02 AM »
Hi All,

I just found this forum and this post. I'm from the Twin Cities area and would love to meet up for a beer sometime.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 01:05:59 PM »
Hey, I've been reading MMM from the start and ERE before that, but not very active on the forum.  Glad to see there are some other Mpls people!  Grumpy's NE has a great special on Thursdays called "Wino Vinyl" - if you bring a record to spin, you get a free drink - even good beer, not just the crap!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 07:39:11 AM »
BUMP. 

Anyone up for Grumpy's in Northeast?  Maybe this Thursday??
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 04:12:22 PM »
Hey, I hardly ever think to check this forum, wonder if there's a way to be notified of new responses?  I'm still up for Grumpy's!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 01:50:55 PM »
Never thought of it but look at the very bottom of this thread. There's a button called "notify". I just signed up so I can keep up with new posts. I'm down with grumpy's. I work regular business hours and not far from there. What's everyone else's schedule like?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2013, 01:56:26 PM »
Oh, nice, thanks R&R.  I live close to grumpy's and am free most evenings! 

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2013, 11:07:59 PM »
Great! Is everyone else free evenings?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2013, 02:27:02 PM »
Any progress in a MMM meetup?
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2013, 10:20:40 AM »
Ditto... I just moved back into the MSP area in November.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013, 08:22:58 AM »
I live in St. Paul. Keep me posted on any Happy hours or events in the area. Thanks!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2013, 09:22:25 PM »
I just moved to St. Louis Park in October.  Totally willing to meet and talk Mustachism.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2013, 06:57:43 PM »
If anyone is interested in meeting up... PM me. We can pick a good dive bar or some other cheap event.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 09:06:41 PM »
Where is everyone located?  I am right in between mpls and st Paul.  Northeast is reall easy for me, so is the grand ave neighborhood in st paul.

Uptown is a little out of my way, but I could make it over there.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2013, 10:12:41 AM »
I'm in south Minneapolis but NE is just one bus ride away. I'm not as familiar with the bars there. Recommendations?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2013, 10:23:46 AM »
South Mpls has some good happy hours.  Blue Door Pub Longfellow has a good one.  Merlins Rest Does as well.

I'm not terribly familiar with Northeast, I don't venture there often.  I just know its a happening place.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2013, 09:40:44 PM »
I live in Lakeland, and would be willing to meet up.   I'll keep watching this thread for more activity.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2013, 03:37:20 PM »
The burbs out west... But I work in the city do anywhere downtown MSP works for me.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2013, 08:27:03 PM »
I'm in Oakdale!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2013, 02:46:15 PM »
I would be up for meeting, I live near NE Saint Paul but work in Minneapolis.

For bars, I don't really care where so long as they have a decent selection and parking isn't a pain. Also prefer places where I can hear the person next to me. I've heard good things about the Railhouse, but have not been there.

Would be interested in meeting up, please PM me as I might not check this all that often.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2013, 08:51:47 PM »
Mustachian in Minneapolis here, too. FYI, on the bottom of the thread hit 'notify' and you'll get emailed.

Shall we gather in January, discuss bad-ass plans for the new year, and tip a few back?  I've never been to Merlin's Rest but have been meaning to give it a try.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2013, 10:03:21 AM »
I'm game! It's close to work.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2013, 04:35:51 PM »
So Merlins Rest sometime in January.  How about the 10th?
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2014, 02:44:42 PM »
Gave up alcohol, but would be game for meeting.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2014, 01:03:23 PM »
Ok, no responses for tonight. 

How about Jan 24th 5pm Merlins Rest.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2014, 08:14:31 PM »
Is there a Mustachian group organized on Meetup.com that I don't know about?  Maybe that would get things rolling easier than this forum thread?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2014, 08:40:32 PM »
I'm in the Cities - would be happy to meet up if anyone wants to get together in the Saint Paul area sometime!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2014, 04:17:09 PM »
Having recently moved here, I don't know the area's locales yet.  If someone wants to suggest a time and place for a TC Mustachian meetup, I'll do my best to be there!

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2014, 04:29:00 PM »
I'm down for trying to get something together.  I've tried before it nothing has really surfaced.  Do you think using meetup would help make things more successful?
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2014, 06:00:28 PM »
Meetup.com would bring in more people from outside this forum, I think.  But I just discovered that there are fees the Organizer pays to keep the Meetup group going.  Cheapest is $144 a year or $12 / month.  If everyone chips in a few dollars at each meeting, I don't imagine that would be too difficult to take care of.

But would Mustachians chip in?  haha I have no idea. 

Let's just start with a monthly time and place.  Like every third Saturday in the afternoon or something? 

What would be a good place to meet?  I happen to be hard-of-hearing, so I appreciate quieter places so I can understand people easier.   Public libraries can have meeting spaces (perhaps for free), parks (maybe Bring Your Own Food?), bars might be okay if the drinks were cheap enough (but some people might not drink). 

What do you think?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2014, 08:32:23 PM »
Now that it's nice out, parks are good. There is the Minnehaha dog park, some people met up there but I couldn't go, it probably went well. There are some beautiful spots along the river around there on both sides.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2014, 09:32:15 PM »
Yeah CroMacster and I went to the Minnehaha dog park with our pups. It was fun! I'm definitely in for a larger scale meetup. I live in Whittier (near Uptown). I'm not too picky as far as location now that I'm back to riding my bike! I do like Merlin's rest or Pat's Tap.

It might be nice to do a first meetup out in a public place and if everyone's up for it we could do something semi-regular (like a monthly or bimonthly potluck).
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2014, 10:09:16 AM »
Sounds good to me.  I'll wait for others decide the place as I don't know the area well, yet.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2014, 11:08:44 PM »
Hey,

I would love to meetup. I am not drinking right now but am open to most everyplace. For a central place may I propose the Railhouse Station Bar and Grill in Minneapolis? I am out of town this week but would be open to meet the following week depending on the time.

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2014, 07:00:34 AM »
I personally like Merlins Rest.....if Only for the reason......

Merlins Rest Mustache Meetup.....or MRMM......

I know, I'm a dork.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2014, 10:24:58 AM »
Agreed. MRMM has a nice ring to it. Plus it's nice and central. I vote for that location.
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2014, 07:35:15 PM »
Haven't been to Merlin's so wouldn't have any objections to it. When works for you and you and you and you...?

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2014, 09:11:40 PM »
My weeknights suck, except for Friday I could pop out there. 

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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2014, 07:42:06 AM »
Fridays in general could work for me too!
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Re: Twin Cities
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2014, 08:30:10 AM »
Fridays could work for me as well.  Would we want to try to do a regular thing like first friday of the month?

Following that we could schedule a meetup for April 4th.

Don't know if anyone here uses google+ at all, but there is a mustachian group on there.  Would be an easy way to organize events.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117804032017394073558
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