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New to Austin, New to Meetup, or would like to check out Rainey Street!

New to Austin? Well welcome, It's time to set your gps for Rainey Street and meet some new friends! Not new to Austin, well you are more than welcome to join as well and meet new people.

How to Find the Group: You will need to swing by Party City or Walmart and get a cheap 97 cent package of wristband glow sticks. Put one on and show up. When you arrive at each bar, just look for the glow! I will also update the group to where we are inside each bar.

The lineup-

8:30- 10pm : The Blackheart, address 86 Rainey
A New Orleans themed bar. Meet us outside on the patio for live local music. There's 2 bars one inside and outside.  We will be by the outside bar and the entire deck.

10pm-11:45pm : The Half Step, address 75 1/2 Rainey Street
A swank new cocktail bar, meet us inside and outside on the patio. Half Step is currently in the running for the "best new American bar" in the nation, they are currently in the final four. Read more here- http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/food/2014-06-06/half-step-garners-top-industry-nom/

12pm- 2am : Bungalow, address 92 Rainey Street
Meet us inside and outside on the patio

Parking- The best option is the parking garage on 2nd Street, here's the link http://www.austinconventioncenter.com/directions/directions.htm

There's also paid meter Street parking but it fills up quickly. There's one more paid lot at 97 Rainey Street, across the street from Bar 96. Its $10. Again it fills up quickly.

The parking garage on 2nd street is $7 and it's a quick 2 block walk to Rainey Street.

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  • sayfee

    It is a lot fun, but next time let's include a dance bar at end of the night :-D

    3 · July 13, 2014

  • A.C.

    We should all do this again soon. I enjoyed conversing with those of you I had the pleasure of meeting.

    2 · July 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree, the whole glow wrist band was brilliant!

      6 · July 13, 2014

    • A.C.

      Haha leslie, hopefully you won't be so nervous next time then?

      July 13, 2014

  • Roy G.

    It was great meeting everyone! This group really tore up Rainey St. Great fun. Hope everyone got home safe.

    3 · July 13, 2014

  • Jason

    Was fun. Plan another one soon.

    2 · July 13, 2014

  • A.C.

    Anybody out watching the game? I'm DT at Lavaca St. Bar come on out.

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Anne

    Well that was a super successful meet up! So nice to get to know some really amazing people!

    2 · July 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Agreed. Dan really won at interneting yesterday. 3 cheers for him!

      5 · July 13, 2014

    • A.C.

      I, concur. I had a blast and got to meet alot of you.

      2 · July 13, 2014

  • matheo

    That was a lot of fun;)

    2 · July 13, 2014

  • Kausik

    I might be able to hang out and have a drink for a bit on my way back home. Are you guys at Bungalow now ?

    1 · July 13, 2014

    • Tiffany

      Same here, just got off work- about to swing by, hopefully ppl are still there

      1 · July 13, 2014

  • Spike13

    Comin up from north around 10 leme know if anyone needs ride trade you for wrist band

    July 12, 2014

    • Maia

      Still anybody there?

      1 · July 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tons of ppl

      July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's going on out there? Is the party popping yet?

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Shiv V.

    In a cab and very close to rainey, i forgot my wristband at home. I am wearing a maroon shirt!

    July 12, 2014

  • Tyler M.

    Driving from Barton Springs area :)

    July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone needs a ride from the airport area just let me know. I'll be available to drive since I don't really drink

    July 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry I only have room for one more Sam

      July 12, 2014

    • Sam G.

      Aw... Thx tho

      July 12, 2014

  • Lindsay W.

    Anyone coming from northeast Austin that would want to carpool?

    1 · July 12, 2014

    • A.C.

      Hashing that out right now.

      1 · July 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lindsay he's trying to,write it out but having issues, he says asap

      July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm from Ohio and moved here 6 years ago and love it here. Love being on the lake ;) it's my birthday !! Hope to make it out that night

    2 · July 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Happy birthday!

      July 12, 2014

  • A.C.

    Having trouble posting in previous threads. Probably due to all the awesomeness going on in this feed. Reply so I can tell you when to meet!

    July 12, 2014

  • Raja

    That's some serious sign up list. Cheers to those who don't drink. Getting a drink where we go is going to be a lot of fun!

    July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from north of Austin. I'd be willing to meet up with other people in North Austin to carpool to Rainey st. Let me know if you're interested.

    5 · July 12, 2014

    • Roy G.

      I've got room for one more. I'm in the back corner of WF now. [masked]

      July 12, 2014

    • sayfee

      I M almost there

      July 12, 2014

  • Nosse O.

    Hello! Im from Dallas tx. Hoping to make some new friends tonight.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Marques G.

    This better not turn out to be a sausage fest.

    4 · July 12, 2014

    • Jules H.

      Looks like it will be a balanced group

      1 · July 12, 2014

  • A.C.

    Hey Lindsay!

    July 12, 2014

  • A.C.

    The world is yours tonight, Dan.

    July 12, 2014

  • Dan

    Holy smokes 211 people attending, is this a world record for meetup! What prize do i win for organizing the good times. You all should show up!

    7 · July 12, 2014

  • Bekah

    I am coming and bringing some brand new Austin co-workers. We had to work today so no wrist bands for us. I am so sorry. I will bring money if anyone has extras.

    3 · July 12, 2014

    • matheo

      Sweet I'll buy one from you guys

      1 · July 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I got extras too. I even met some meetuppers' while at party city. Half of the street is gonna be wearing them.

      2 · July 12, 2014

  • Thor S.

    Im originally from lake geneva, WI and just moved to Austin about a month and a half ago. Trying to work up the courage to come out.

    5 · July 12, 2014

    • Kristinn H.

      It will be my first as well.

      3 · July 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just moved here 3 weeks ago, it's going to be great

      July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Headed down from the northwest side of town. See you all soon!

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Kristinn H.

    Looking forward to making a couple new friends tonight

    8 · July 12, 2014

    • Pallo

      See you thr

      July 12, 2014

  • Maia

    I am glad that I can come today

    2 · July 12, 2014

    • Pallo

      Hope to see you thr

      July 12, 2014

  • Jules H.

    Parking in or around Rainey is a Lupe Fiasco. I'm a strong advocate of the "garages and early" method:) That said, any other expats of KC Metro?;)

    1 · July 12, 2014

    • Byron C.

      I'm coming from KC! I used to live around the Plaza/West Plaza area... I went to grad school at UMKC and worked for KU prior to moving down here

      1 · July 12, 2014

    • Jules H.

      I grew up in the dotte, went to KU

      July 12, 2014

  • Jason

    Gonna be there for the 2nd leg after 10. See y'all then.

    3 · July 12, 2014

  • Desiree

    I will be coming around 9 :)

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • A.C.

    Anybody near or in the Hyde Park area willing to drive?

    July 12, 2014

    • Jules H.

      Near Hyde Park... Not willing to drive

      July 12, 2014

  • A.C.

    Parking on Rainey is the worst, I say we carpool. Just a suggestion.

    1 · July 11, 2014

    • A.C.

      Who wants to be the responsible one? (NOT IT!)

      July 12, 2014

    • Jeena J.

      I'm going to use lfyt

      July 12, 2014

  • A.C.

    I'm not new, I've probably met some of you at other meet ups. Lol.

    July 11, 2014

    • Jules H.

      You do seem familiar;)

      July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey there :) I'm from Long Island NY, and moved yo temple a few years ago - just moved to town lake area and I love it

    3 · July 8, 2014

    • Anil

      Welcome Marissa and Happy Bday Jenny!

      July 8, 2014

    • Jules H.

      My birthday is imminent, all birthday people should wear extra glow bling

      July 12, 2014

  • Dan

    Howdy Yall,
    Remember to buy your glow wristband today and see below comments for more parking and carpool.
    Cheers to the weekend, Dan ☺

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Allen

    Just a suggestion since I actually live on Rainey street. The Mexican American Cultural Center offers parking for 5 bucks as long as they aren't hosting an event tonight.

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Raja

    For those of you not wanting to drive, I highly suggest Lyft or Uber. Lyft has some free rides first time you download, also Google codes for both. Plus, there is no extra charge for passengers, so you can pool.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • A.C.

    Who is coming from north or central austin?

    July 11, 2014

  • Dan

    Holy Toledo we have almost hit 150 peeps. Well guess we can cut that in half because some will take a nap. Nothing wrong with that, but it's looking like a stellar turnout. Just remember to buy your bling, er um glow wristband. Also look at my parking garage suggestion. See you all tomorrow night!

    July 11, 2014

  • John C.

    If people need parking I live off Rainy and could hook a few people up with guest parking. Just let me know!

    3 · July 11, 2014

  • Katie

    Sounds fun!

    5 · July 11, 2014

  • Byron C.

    I'm new to Austin and this will be my first meet up. I'm excited!

    3 · July 11, 2014

  • katelyn c.

    Ready to meet ppl

    4 · July 11, 2014

  • Lea B.

    Austin native looking to met new people

    2 · July 11, 2014

  • Dan

    Remember everyone to be in the know you gotta bring that glow. Make sure and swing by Party City, Target or Walmart for a cheap 97 cent package of glow wrist bands. I will not be bringing any, its a pain to hand them out all night!

    July 10, 2014

    • Raja

      What happens if you don't wear a glow wrist band? does that mean you haven't got the glow ;)

      July 11, 2014

    • Dan

      It will be very dark and hard to see!

      July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I moved here from Ohio 3 years ago and I love it! Rainey is always fun! See everyone Saturday!

    2 · July 10, 2014

  • Dan

    In the comments below feel free to let everyone know where you are from. You may find someone from your hometown.

    July 7, 2014

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