Blue Monk & Offbeat Belly Dance

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!

UPDATE:

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.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Shockingly, I actually sort of professionally networked with a nice guy last night. And I bumped into a bunch of peeps I hadn't seen in a while. And the beer was good. A win-win all around.

    March 16, 2013

  • Ronda

    Really enjoyed the dancers & the people I met! Very friendly group. :). I'll post a pic I took in a minute.

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun everybody, don't forget the tipping etiquette!

    March 15, 2013

  • Michael

    Sorry I missed the fun. I had a last minute appointment to attend.

    March 15, 2013

  • Sean O.

    Holy crap! Did you see who is going???

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • Sean O.

      Mindy you make me happy!

      1 · March 14, 2013

    • Mindy

      Aw...that's the nicest thing anyone's said to me in awhile. And I needed to hear that after a crazy week! Thanks, Sean!

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    LMAO, I'm the last one here at work. Oops! Guess I could have left earlier! Leaving now, see you all soon.

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was just thinking yesterday that this week has gone by delightfully fast... but somehow today feels like it's lasting an entire week, so never mind.

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      (Is that good Michelle? Happier now?)

      March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Or, like, I dunno... working?

      March 15, 2013

  • Jasper

    Would be a late arrival closer to 7:30

    March 15, 2013

  • Tessa B.

    I have to work last minute ):

    March 15, 2013

  • David P.

    Going off to kayak the Clackamas but plan to get back in time for the Blue Monk!

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I might be one of the very late arrivals. Amr, I've got your number. Hopefully, I give you a call to see if the festivities are still going on?

    March 15, 2013

  • Lily

    Going to a hiking trip

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      THAT'S SILLY :P

      1 · March 14, 2013

    • Sean O.

      Come get drunk with us first then go hiking!

      March 14, 2013

  • Sean O.

    I wonder why Jordana will be stoked?

    March 14, 2013

    • Sean O.

      Besides I am pretty damn confident that if I stand in front of you with some alcoholic drink for you that you will not only talk to me you will be my best friend!!!

      1 · March 14, 2013

    • Sean O.

      Damn its been 16 minutes since I posted and Jordana hasn't responded. Was she serious??? I might cry now.

      1 · March 14, 2013

  • Susan K.

    Oops! Off to Seattle for St. Pat's weekend!

    March 14, 2013

  • Brynn

    Friend is coming from out of town

    March 11, 2013

  • Foster

    I've been to the Offbeat belly dance. It can get really crowded even without a meetup attending.

    February 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Anya, there's no telling... your best bet is to post a comment here and ask when you're almost ready to walk out the door, or grab someone's phone number and shoot them a text to see what's up at that time. While we often do stay out partying, our main purpose is to go out for happy hour. We just... kind of... get distracted... and forget to leave and go do other things sometimes. :0P

      3 · March 13, 2013

    • Michael D.

      I am open for an adventure if so. We can travel around the area. Always fun fun fun!

      March 14, 2013

  • Anya

    Argg.. co-workers going away party OR Blue Monk with you lot.

    March 12, 2013

    • Anya

      Most definitely feeling better, thank you. The bavarian panda plague has passed.

      2 · March 13, 2013

    • Sean O.

      Come see us. Or do both!

      March 14, 2013

  • Joanne

    Sounds like fun, but will be in Cabo.

    1 · January 31, 2013

    • David P.

      Awww, poor baby ;-)

      March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Think peeps will be there around 8:30-9?

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dude, seriously? You literally live around the corner. Come find out. Or if you're really feeling lazy, shoot me a text and hope I look at my phone at some point.

      March 13, 2013

  • Mindy

    I took belly dancing for about 6 months. Anyone else tried it?

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I took a few classes, but didn't love it. The classes were fun, I guess, but it just wasn't my thing.

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Laura

    Maybe...but definitely late.

    March 12, 2013

  • Laura

    Maybe...but definitely late.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    102 people in Blue Monk!? Holy hell, I HAVE to see this... and I live right down the street :)

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did I tell you that my company holiday parties used to be at Blue Monk every year? We had far more than 100 and it was always a blast. That's why I love it there... such great memories!

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be there after my dad's bday dinner if ppl are still there

      March 12, 2013

  • Ryan

    Not this time. DC-bound.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm actually going to a different belly dance show that night, but might come pre func with you all!

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought of you when I posted this!

      1 · March 12, 2013

  • Bick H.

    Have fun and meet awesome!

    March 12, 2013

  • Robert O.

    Ready for Friday :-)

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • Lan

    maybe fer sure

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks interesting. Enjoyed the last one.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town, DC.

    March 7, 2013

  • Amr

    Belly dancing aha aha

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Todd

    Maybe

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've heard this is a really cool place...just haven't made it there yet! :)

    1 · January 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      True true :)

      January 31, 2013

    • ~NPR

      cool place, I haven't been there in many years

      January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whoops! No pool tables any more. Changed the description. :0)

    January 31, 2013

  • Brynn

    Maybe.....will try

    January 31, 2013

  • ~NPR

    Maybe?

    January 31, 2013

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