Folks, I'm pretty stoked about this one. Let me tell you why...
First of all, Blue Monk is simply a cool as hell spot, so I've been wanting to set something up there for a while now. Two bars, one upstairs and one downstairs. Big open area downstairs. Perfect for our group.
Secondly, they're excited to have us and are offering some great deals. Their regular happy hour goes until 7:00 and includes $3 well drinks, select $3 drafts, $5 specialty cocktail menu, $1 off call drinks, and $5.50 food items. But after happy hour ends, our group will still get $1 off anything we order. Since regular priced well drinks are $4, most pints are $4, and call drinks start at $5.50, this is a pretty great deal.
Finally (and this is the part that I'm most excited about)... Offbeat Belly Dance. They're described as, "...a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers," and they will be joining us downstairs starting between 7-8ish. Cool, no? For more information about Offbeat Belly Dance, click here: http://offbeatbellydance.wordpress.com/about/
See you there!
The $1 off discount doesn't apply to bottled beer.
Also, Down North will be performing starting at 11pm. There is a $5 suggested donation if you're still out that late. The cover charge is "suggested," but all money goes to the band.
Standard FAHHSP event info:
We tend to choose venues that facilitate standing and mingling rather than sitting and only talking to a few people at a time. Please try to stand up if you want to meet others. If you are shy, come find me or one of our organizers and say hi so we can introduce you around and try to alleviate your shyness.
While our events technically start at 4:30-5:00ish, we recognize that not everyone can duck out of work early on Fridays. Do not stress about punctuality. People trickle in from 5:00 on, and we generally hit maximum capacity at around 5:30.