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Hong Kong Planning Thread
May 9, 2009 4:48 AM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

We need to pick a date and time between July 17 and July 19 and a location. Guangdong and Macau Metafilterians: wanna combine forces?

I'm thinking Saturday the 18th. Where y'all wanna do this thing?
posted by milquetoast to Hong Kong, Hong Kong at 4:48 AM (17 comments total)

off the top of my head some suggestions:
Club 71 - cheap, beer garden, friendly
The Pawn - never been there but seems to be suggested all the time
One of those Old Lady Chinese Singer joints in Temple Street - I've always wanted to try one of these places.
Aqua (although I think it has a $200 minimum charge so that's probably no good - great view though)
The Jockey in Happy Valley - just nice to go somewhere other than SoHo.
Castro in 1ST.
posted by awfurby at 5:34 PM on May 9, 2009

Can I tag along?

I'm from Manila, but I want to meet new MeFites and I want to use MeFi's 10th as an excuse to visit a new nearby city/country for the first time!
posted by Lush at 6:09 PM on May 13, 2009

C'mon up Lush!

Let's tentatively go with the Pawn. It's near a station, has both indoor and outdoor, has good drinks and food. I think we can book one or two of the balcony tables ahead of time, so we just need a rough count of attendees.

I reckon around the first week of June I'll send a Memail to other HKers to gauge their interest. Then we'll adjust as necessary.
posted by milquetoast at 7:32 AM on May 17, 2009

OK, that sounds good to me.
posted by awfurby at 10:30 PM on May 20, 2009

Sounds good :) I'm going to be summer-jobbing, so it's a 'maybe' for me.
posted by monocot at 7:26 PM on May 22, 2009

No bars for me, I'm a lil' too young for that. If not a bar, I might be going.
posted by Michael Leung at 9:01 AM on May 31, 2009

And just like that, we're a month away. Tentative info is: June 18th at 8pm at the Pawn, Johnston Road at Luard Road in Wanchai. However...

We definitely don't want to exclude anyone based on age, so there are two questions here: Michael Leung, how sure are you that you can make it? And if the answer is over 90%, can you maybe suggest some alternative venues?

I'll try to rally up a few more attendees over the next couple weeks. We'll plan to be settled and booked by July 1.
posted by milquetoast at 2:04 AM on June 17, 2009

What are the licensing laws in Hong Kong anyway - can people under 18 enter the premises if they don't attempt to buy alcohol or is it forbidden?

If the Pawn is going to be a problem, then we'll need an alternative. That has beer. Which is kind of like a restaurant.
posted by awfurby at 1:54 AM on June 24, 2009

What floor of The Pawn is it? And it there some age limit thing there?
posted by Michael Leung at 7:24 AM on June 28, 2009

OK, I just checked with The Pawn and it's under 18 friendly.
posted by Michael Leung at 10:51 PM on June 28, 2009

Sorry I haven't been more active in this thread -- been traveling in the US. I'm back in HK the 6th and will book the Pawn for us forthwith.
posted by milquetoast at 4:06 PM on July 2, 2009

Sorry guys, I decided to try my hand one more time at organizing another Manila meetup (no one responded to my MeMails, which was disheartening) so I won't be making my way to HK after all.

Have fun!
posted by Lush at 9:48 PM on July 8, 2009

Admin reminder: this meetup is going to be removed from the site tomorrow because the deadline for confirming the date, time, and location has passed. Please contact us with the details if you'd like to move this meetup from planning to scheduled.
posted by pb at 9:56 PM on July 8, 2009

Crap, I missed the MetaTalk thread that discussed the deadline.

Anyway, my band picked up a show on the 18th, so maybe we could get together on Friday instead? I'll MeMail since this thread is off the landing page now.
posted by milquetoast at 1:26 AM on July 12, 2009

All right, we're officially on for this Friday night, the 17th, at the Pawn. Come on down if you can.
posted by milquetoast at 5:20 AM on July 12, 2009

Dammit - this meetup is jinxed. Milquetoast, I can't make it. Wife's working late so I'll be home with the bub. Sorry dude - I'll MeMail you as well.
posted by awfurby at 6:36 PM on July 16, 2009

Hmm, looks like everyone is out at this point. I'll be down at the Pawn for a little while just in case, then the TST waterfront to get some sweet sweet skyline birthday pics.
posted by milquetoast at 12:40 AM on July 17, 2009

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