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Open Seattle Japanese Language and Culture Meetup

This week we're meeting on Capitol Hill at the pub of choice for largish groups, the Elysian. They have a surprisingly decent menu, plenty of variety, and unlike the average pub, do a fairly decent job for vegetarians. They even have a curry tonkatsu (Schnitzel, if you're speaking German).

Plus they have lots of beer. If beer isn't your thing, they usually have hard cider, and a cocktail list if bubbly fermented things aren't your thing.

You must bring cash, or you will lose body parts. While we are letting people order whatever they're in the mood for, we're only being given one check with an automatic gratuity, so handing me your credit card will be met with a skeptical look full of disapproval, and you'll get to hold Kojiro while he's screaming that he wants to go home.

Bus access is super-easy, with routes 2, 10, 11, and 12 working out to be the most convenient. Parking can be a pain in the derriere, but there are usually spots hidden along 12th, 13th and 14th North of here.

Nijikai will probably be within stumbling distance. I think it's worth considering Von Trapp's again, but there are a ton of other possibilities because this part of Capitol Hill is the epicenter of all things involving late night drinking in Seattle.

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  • Zachary D.

    Good meetup. Though, we should consider Grim’s Provisions & Spirits for nijikai when in this area. It has a lot of seats and tends to be pretty empty. I learned of it during my Linux meetups there, two blocks away. :)

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there around 8-8:30. I hope I can see you guys tonight..

    March 21, 2013

  • Savannah

    I won't get off work in time :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Zachary D.

    I missed the Linux meetup in that area this Monday. Looks like I'll be headed in that direction anyway this week. :p. (I am not that geeky!)

    March 21, 2013

    • Josh S.

      I don't buy it ;)

      March 21, 2013

  • Hiro U.

    This meetup is my first time. Nice to meet you!

    March 16, 2013

    • Zachary D.

      O-o welcome

      March 20, 2013

    • Zachary D.

      Yo, Uematsu! I hope I didn't scare you off. This is an overall a pretty easy going group. You will enjoy it if you so make it by.

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i might make it tonight..we'll see about my work schedule.

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    first meetup! see you all tonight :D

    March 21, 2013

  • Andy

    I have plans already but I'll try nijikai if possible.

    March 20, 2013

  • Vanessa A.

    This is my first meetup and Thursdays on the hill is perfect! Looking forward to it!

    March 19, 2013

  • Noli

    This will be my first meetup. I hope everyone is still around at 8:30.

    March 17, 2013

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Seattle, WA

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