HIPPO BAR: "What's cooler than being cool? Ice Cold!" Cocktails&Conver­sations #3

The most successful series of Canberra meetup events "Cocktails & Conversations" is back to warm up the night! C&C's was first created by the one and only "Kitty". It's the most popular group event, so I beg you to get out of your snuggie and ugg boots, and don a party outfit to boot! Turn that hot choc into a mojito and get groovin'

We welcome new and past meetup people to all events, but particularly this one, as you can mingle until your heart's content!

Some handy do's and don'ts:
- do dress up
- don't pike out because you don't know anyone, because it's cold or raining... we wanna meet you!
- do find Hippo Bar... it's a bit hidden, like the closet door to another world
- do drop a coin in the box to support this group
- do put a wristband on so if we go out after the event, we know you're cool
- do swap contact deets if you feel comfortable (with both sexes!)
- do have a great night; mingle and move around to meet anyone you want!
- do... be you.

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  • Jessica C.

    Thanks guys, I had a great time!

    2 · June 15

  • NouNou

    Great to be out and seeing everyone again, thanks to all the organisers, man i completely forgot to donate!ill have to owe you one.those wrist bands are impossible to get off without scissors and i dont have any,i could use a knife but then i risk looking like a phycho

    1 · June 15

  • James M.

    Great fun seeing everyone!

    1 · June 15

  • Naomi

    Thanks to all who attended. Hoping you all had a great night. Thanks to all who donated coin and cash; we raised $102.85 - which will go directly to paying fees for the group. Please come join us again for another meetup soon. Ps you can message other people you met tonight... Catch up for coffee! Cheers! :-)

    5 · June 15

  • Rolf B.

    If you're kicking on we're at King O'Malley's.

    1 · June 14

  • Issy

    First time, met few great people .. Looking forward to meet many:)

    June 14

  • Natalie

    Good night! Thanks

    1 · June 14

  • Binky

    This was so awesome I can't wait to it again! Shout out to Naomi, Kitty, Kelly, Jen, George, James and Rolf! Absolutely awesome to see you there! :D

    2 · June 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time at one of these, but great :-)

    1 · June 14

  • NouNou

    Gonna get there at eight

    1 · June 14

  • Aidan

    Who can I add on Facebook? Lol :)

    June 14

    • Rolf B.

      Most likely people will exchange in peron so they can assess if they the person they are adding is someone they want to actually keep in touch with.

      4 · June 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      You accept ICQ number instead? we can chat all day all night. My number is[masked]

      4 · June 14

  • Sid

    Kingston Peeps: I'll be getting a cab around 6-630 if anyone wants to share with me. Happy to be flexible on the time too.

    June 14

    • Sid

      David, join us

      June 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      You come join us :p

      June 14

  • Issy

    Hi all!! this is the first time I'll be joining for this group event. So just walk on to the bar around 7 , any ID required?

    1 · June 13

  • Naomi

    Ps. Just in case... a coin donation isn't mandatory... it would just go towards the meetup fees. :-)

    1 · June 14

    • Chris

      A gold coin for a great night out.. Sounds like a bargain. Nice one Naomi see ya tonight!

      1 · June 14

  • Alisa

    Sorry guys.. have an unexpected family matter pop up but will be there next time.. Have a few drinks for me and have heaps of fun :)

    June 14

  • Naomi

    Some handy do's and don'ts:
    - do dress up
    - don't pike out because you don't know anyone, because it's cold or raining... we wanna meet you!
    - do find Hippo Bar... it's a bit hidden, like the closet door to another world
    - do drop a coin in the box to support this group
    - do put a wristband on so if we go out after the event, we know you're cool
    - do swap contact deets if you feel comfortable (with both sexes!)
    - do have a great night; mingle and move around to meet anyone you want!
    - do... be you. Unless it involves nudity, then maybe don't? Have fun!

    2 · June 14

    • Binky

      I'll certainly remember the last rule! And point it out to Liss! ;)

      1 · June 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd be fine with everyone doing the last one but I'm pretty sure the staff would not like it or the rest of civic. Lol

      June 14

  • NouNou

    Just had a thought,if anybody is sort of queanbeyan side and who might wanna get a lift in i could car pool ya,i will be the dizzo guy for the night :)

    June 12

    • NouNou

      Great!Ill come get cha.Any last calls for car pool around Queanbeyan side, passing through manuka, kingston, narrabundah...

      June 14

    • NouNou

      See you there Naomi :)

      1 · June 14

  • Pat

    I'll be there around 9-9:30. Will be great to catch up with some familiar faces and meet some new folk.

    1 · June 14

  • Binky

    What a great group! Liss and I are so hoping our car will be alive so we can get there! Fingers crossed everyone! We're going to try our best! Liss and I have heaps of stories from our travels to share!

    1 · June 13

  • NouNou

    Yous should be getting some kind of commision maybe even one free drink,for everyone :)

    1 · June 12

  • Naomi

    Hi everyone,

    Hope you're looking forward to a great night out. Just to let you know - we've reached Hippo's max capacity. So to ensure they stay within their licence, there'll be a list at the door where Hippo staff will check off your name.

    There's still a couple of people on the waitlist, so any persons who've rsvp'd but can't make it, I'd appreciate if you could update your rsvp to "no".

    Tomorrow I'll post the final details.

    Have a good Friday!

    Naomi

    1 · June 12

    • A former member
      A former member

      So many names to forget on the night... better bring a note pad for the occasion (unless everybody is game enough to wear a name tag <-- doubt it :p)

      June 12

    • James P.

      George, just use the meetup app and match names to photos.

      June 12

  • Naomi

    Great news! Have increased the booking to 75! Hippo are making a special "cool" themed cocktail just for our group. Also as you may or may not know, Kelly and Tim pay the fees for this great meetup group; so if you are able to drop a gold coin in a jar on the night; that'd be cool. There's no cost for this event, just BYO smile (lame joke... I know). But seriously we're all volunteer organisers and you can be one too. Also, dress of the night is cocktail/big night out on the town.

    1 · June 10

    • Naomi

      *mean

      June 11

    • Naomi

      A friend best explains it: on the scale of formal wear, cocktail wear, party outfit and jeans: something between cocktail and party outfit. Men. Suit up a bit. Lol

      1 · June 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it, maybe next time......

    June 10

  • Sam H.

    Sorry guys. Can't make it
    Looks like I have my daughter that night. I'll have to wait for the next one. Have fun all

    June 9

    • Naomi

      Family first - we'll have a drink for ya!

      June 10

    • Sam H.

      Please do. I'll catch you on the next one. Although this event has so many lovely people! Argh :)

      1 · June 10

  • Naomi

    Almost forgot to add, drink specials!
    In the ice cold wintery theme, Hippo have created:

    $8 blueberry bellini - fresh blueberry puree, massanezz créme de mure and bennetts lane sparkling $8 old smoke cocktail - house made ginger soda, house smoked sailor jerry rum fresh lime and honey syrup Yum!

    1 · June 10

  • Naomi

    Hi everyone! Just a short update: I'm waiting to hear back from the bar manager about increasing numbers for the event. I'm hesitant to open it up to more just in case there isn't enough space as Hippo bar is a small initimate venue. It's a bit late to change venues, but well done to all for the huge interest! I should hopefully know by Tuesday. So please sit tight those on the wait list. :-)

    June 8

    • NouNou

      Just tell em your gonna make a cool hundred

      2 · June 8

  • Aidan

    Hey everyone is there a way to chat to people on this? Add people or so on? I'm looking to grow my social circle and ave some good times :) lol

    June 7

    • Naomi

      Yep, the old way of face to face chat is the way we do it. Feel free to swap details with people you get along with - girls and guys.

      June 8

    • Aidan

      That's done on the website not the app? And can also swap details on the website also?

      June 8

  • Naomi

    Omg! Just booked and confirmed the venue: HIPPO BAR! Check out their website for prices: hippoco.com.au This place is amaaazzziinng! Looking forward to seeing you all there... epic location, epic night! If you're new to meetup, don't worry, we're a friendly bunch. See you there!

    3 · June 3

    • Alisa

      I am new so excited and nervous. . Can't wait to meet everyone

      3 · June 4

    • Shirley

      Same here!! I'm new too!! It will be fun :)

      2 · June 7

  • Sam H.

    Wow! So many! Can't wait to meet all of you

    3 · June 3

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