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Open Bar Boat Cruise & Cocktail Party!!

*** It's a great day for boat ride! See you tonight! ***

UPDATE #4: If you were unable to secure a spot for the boat online, you have the option of "flying standby." There are usually 14 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #3: We'll meet at the end of the dock next to the Chart House restaurant. Look for the red flag! We will check people in at 8:30pm and the boat will leave PROMPTLY at 9pm and return by 12am. Also, a couple of notes...

  • Remember to TIP YOUR BARTENDERS! We have recruited 2 phenomenal bartenders to help us, who could be working elsewhere tonight, so please make sure you show your appreciation!
  • Rain or shine, this event is still on!

UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $55. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #1: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $45 to $55 when the early bird spots are gone or before Sat. Aug. 10th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Thurs. Aug. 1st. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot.

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Ladies put on your best dress, gentleman break out the nice threads for our final boat cruise event of the year.

I've reserved a double decker boat for us, and made special arrangements with a captain and crew to take us down the Potomac for a 3 hour cruise / cocktail party! Not only that:

  • We get OPEN BAR... to include wine, mixed drinks, and beer
  • We get appetizer food... such as shrimp cocktail, meats and cheese, sandwich wraps, etc.
  • We get our own DJ spinning lively beats to get us dancing
  • We get a great view of Washington DC's skyline as we cruise down the Potomac

YES... being on the water, open bar, food, warm weather, nice clothes, music, new and old faces, dancing... can it get any better?  We did this earlier this summer, and it was a blast. And just like before, cocktail attire will be required... so come and look gooood!

THIS time, we've got premium open bar to include:

  • Beefeater Gin
  • Bacardi Light Rum
  • Skyy Vodka
  • Seagram's 7 Whiskey
  • Cuervo Gold Tequila
  • Amstel Light
  • Yuengling Lager
  • House red & white wines
  • (Beverage vendor reserves the right to make substitutions if need be)

We are privileged to have DJ Lil Deville as our DJ! DJ Lil Deville spins it all... mash-ups, dance, top 40, hip hop, house, you name it... and has performed at some of the hottest clubs in DC over the past 7 years including Lima, Ibiza, Ultrabar, and Rosebar.

We will check people in at 8:30pm and the boat will leave PROMPTLY at 9pm and return by 12am.

The price for this event is typically $65.  But we've got an early bird special for this event of $45! The first 100 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sat. Aug. 10th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that it will go up to $55. Secure your slot by rsvp'ing yes AND making payment!

Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.

So come join us, tell your friends, and let's have a great night cruising down the Potomac, and seeing you all "dressed to impress!" =)

J.T.

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Metro and Parking

We will be leaving out of Old Town Alexandria. There is a marina by the Torpedo Factory. The closest Metro stop is King Street Metro (blue line). There is a free trolley that will pick you up from the Metro and take you to the marina at the end of King St. We suggest using wmata for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro and traffic delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.

Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer).  Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out.  Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early.  If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

  1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"
  2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "rsvp"
  3. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button
  4. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"
  5. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

Event Check-in

We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment.  Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license.  Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way.  If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out.  If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.

Refund Policy & Ticket Resell

Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.  Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend.  I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and send us an email letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

Open Bar

To keep drink lines moving as efficiently as possible and to be fair to everyone, we have a 1 drink per person at-a-time policy for open bar. You may order multiple drinks at once, but each person it goes to must be present in line.

Be Responsible

You must be of legal drinking age to attend this event. We are committed to responsible drinking and behavior, so for your own safety and others, please know your limits! Don’t drink and drive, and please be courteous towards others. We want everyone to have a good time, but in compliance with state liquor law, those overintoxicated, belligerent, or unruly will be removed from the boat and our group. As a last resort, either we or the captain will have to terminate the event, and return the boat to shore should public safety be threatened.

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  • Jake K.

    Had a great time and was nice to meet everyone!

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boat was great, employees was extremely nice good service and a lot of food and Drinks Sorry don't see the name of the boat, exactly like in pictures! Party was good not my style of music but every body else was enjoying a lot and lots of conversations I was missing point of interest - I think it was just to have fun.

    August 19, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    I enjoyed the event!

    August 18, 2013

  • Joel

    This was really fun! A great crowd too!

    August 18, 2013

  • Fabio

    Good music! Great people! A lot of fun!

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • Lawrence C

      Interesting and fun people to meet. Was fun taking to Jane. Hope to see you again.

      August 18, 2013

    • Bruce B.

      Real nice time last night!

      August 18, 2013

  • samiyyah J.

    Fun!

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alexandria and a Potomac cruise , DC is fun !

    August 18, 2013

  • Scott

    M

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. Last Open Bar Boat Cruise & Cocktail Party!, I hosted a before get together at Daniel O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant, where people met before the boat cruise, and I met a lot of cool people. It's a nice way to meet people if your flying solo, or just want to meet new people before getting on board. Bring a friend if you like. How about we meet for a drink and just hang out before getting on board at 7 p.m. Just look for people who are dressed up or contact me at [masked]-8654. Send me a text because it gets pretty loud in the restaurant, and it's the best way I could be reached, if your looking for the group at the restaurant. There is usually about 20+ people who show up. If a person would like to meet up, just post it up in the wall or send me an e-mail [masked]. I will post more details as the date gets closer.

    O'Connell's Address:

    112 King St
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    4 · August 3, 2013

    • Bruce B.

      Is the best way to get there via Metro?

      August 17, 2013

    • Eva

      Bummed I couldn't make it to the restaurant but see everyone on the boat

      August 17, 2013

  • Fahad N.

    If anyone has a ticket call me[masked]

    August 17, 2013

  • paul

    I know that this is last minute, but if anyone has a ticket that they want to sell, please message me on this site, or text me at[masked] and I will gladly pay for it. Thanks! :-)

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it tonight so if you need a ticket it message me and we can work out paying through PayPal.

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got it. Will send them the notice. Have fun.

      August 17, 2013

    • Whitney

      Thank you!

      August 17, 2013

  • ella

    if any extra tickets, please email or msg. thx

    August 17, 2013

  • Amanuel M.

    If anyone has a ticket, I'd really like to make it tonigh. MSG me

    August 17, 2013

  • Gloria

    What is the name of the boat?

    August 17, 2013

  • Victoria

    Hi all, so I have two friends who are looking to attend the event with me and missed out on buying tickets. If anyone has two extra tickets that they are trying to get rid of PLEASE let me know and I'd work something out with you to get them/pay you. Thanks! :)

    August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ill buy one too[masked]

      August 17, 2013

    • Victoria

      Thanks Samiyyah..I think she's already worked out getting it from you!! :)

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • PJ R.

    "final boat cruise event of the year" why is that??? do we usually have one in the fall????

    July 23, 2013

    • J.T.

      PJ, I decided to move it up a month or so this year. I hope to see you there!

      August 17, 2013

  • Matt

    I'm going to be taking the metro in and it looks like King St is the closest stop. Can somebody who knows the area a little better fill me on where to pick up the trolley to take over to the marina?

    August 14, 2013

    • Corey

      Hey im taking taking metro too for the meetup. Its my second one. Ill be coming from Vienna to king st.

      August 16, 2013

    • J.T.

      I recommend using wmata.com for Metro planning. Just click on the "wmata" link in the "Metro and Parking" section of the event posting. See you there!

      August 17, 2013

  • ella

    need one ticket, if someone has one

    August 17, 2013

  • Whitney

    If anyone is selling their ticket, I'm interested in buying!!!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My two friends just got back from their honeymoon and missed the list - if anyone has 2 extra tickets, please let me know

    August 17, 2013

  • Hannah M.

    I'm with Bruce. I know this is late to look for a ticket. Sad I didn't join earlier!

    August 17, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    Good morning, does anyone know where I can get an additional ticket for tonight's event?

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Ivan D.

    Hey guys, I am really sorry but I am sick since yesterday, having high temperature, headaches, sore throat. Will not be able to join you tonight. If someone still needs a ticket pls let me know. I wish you all a lot of fun!

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Olivia

      I'll take it if you still have it.

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for a ticket

    August 16, 2013

  • Roneice

    Hi, I brought three tickets but need to sell one of them because one of my friends is no longer able to come. Would someone like to buy it from me for $45?

    August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Roneice I tried sending you the money via PayPal but I get a message "This recipient is currently unable to receive money". Can we just meet before the cruise and I give you cash?

      August 15, 2013

    • Roneice

      Hi Edward. I hadn't thought about that. Thats actually a better idea. I'll be there around 8:15. I'll email you my # and you can text me when you arrive.

      August 16, 2013

  • Lawrence C

    So it's my first metro and I will be flying solo. Hope to meet some cool ladies and guys. Looking forward to this trip.

    August 15, 2013

    • Lawrence C

      Just noticed i said my first metro..lol meant my first meet up event. I hate auto correct...Grrrrrrrr lol

      August 16, 2013

  • Roneice

    J.T, what is the process for selling one of my tickets? Edward was interested in buying one from me but we just wanted to confirm how this is done.

    August 14, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    Im new to the area but this event sounds like a great time. I look forward to seeing and meeting some cool people!

    August 15, 2013

  • Fabio

    coulkd someone tell me the dress code for the event!
    Thx!!!
    Grazie!

    August 15, 2013

  • Evan L.

    I've wanted to do Potomac Riverboat for a while. Looking forward to rocking the boat.

    August 14, 2013

  • Stephen

    Of course the moment I join the group there's an awesome event that I will be out of town for. Maybe next time.

    August 14, 2013

  • Andrew

    Hey folks! I'm from Kansas and new to VA. Seeing as I will probably run into some of you, I though I might introduce myself.

    August 13, 2013

  • Kurt W.

    This is definitely something I would enjoy, but unfortunately I won't be able to make it... I will be in Baltimore at a friend's house warming party I promised to attend. Next time though I hope to!

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like fun

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I will be at my cousin's wedding in CT that Saturday evening. However, I will be at other events this summer and have already paid for my spots then. I hope to see you at the River Tubing, BBQ, and Club night at Ultrabar!

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fee's paid, I'm stoked!

    2 · July 23, 2013

  • Joel

    Got my tickets! Since cabs "deserted" me last time I'll come waaaay early this time!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will out of town

    July 17, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Open Bar Boat Cruise & Cocktail Party!!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you cannot attend. Send us an email with who will take your spot.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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