In lieu of the long standing idea of renting a private party bus for a night on the town, we're going to head out East and see about taking advantage of the Barflyer bus service, which makes hourly rounds to a long selection of suburban drinkeries.
Since the cost of that is only $5-$10 each, and most of us don't want to drive after a long night of bar hopping, this is where you RSVP for a hotel.
THIS EVENT LISTING IS FOR PEOPLE TO RSVP WHO WANT TO RESERVE A HOTEL FOR THE NIGHT ONLY.
If you RSVP YES, you will be expected to pay in advance (cash, check, paypal, or Ing). If you prefer a private room (for yourself and/or posse), or bed to yourself in a shared room, that can be arranged at a minimal additional cost (please e-mail MNDrinkingTeamATgmail.com, or me directly....NOT the contact link, because it won't work). We'll assume two can share each double (or larger) bed, with the option of floor (BYOBlankets/blowup). Dibs go to the first on the scene.
If we end up with extra money (by filling the rooms), it will go towards the in-room snacks and beverages....possibly In the case of last minute vacancy fills (unspent $), money will go to the MNDT worthy cause at the time.
In any case, this will be a good value for our party ching. We can start early, and go as late as we want without it costing a hundred-and-some-$$ an hour. We can also meetup with everyone else interested in the bar crawl either there, or at the first stops easy enough. Jimmy's is less than a block away (looks to be just across a couple parking lots). It'll be close enough to all the pub crawl action that you should be able to walk to the bar fly'r bus route, or get an affordable cab if you run out of steam early.
This part of of the metro is pretty foreign to me, so it's sort of like a micro vacation.
We should all be able to check in by about 5:30. You will be expected to check in before 8pm if you're in a shared room (since nobody wants to hang back) unless other arrangements are made in advance.
No non-registered guests allowed in the shared rooms after the bar crawl starts (8pm), and everyone is expected to be respectful of the hotel, other hotel guests, and eachother at all times.
Please RSVP here when you are ready to COMMIT to this option, date, and time. Payment will be required in advance (I know it says pay at the meetup, but that's wrong). It can be made instantly using Paypal to lxeATiname.com. Or else Ing Direct, cash, or check (you can e-mail lxeATiname.com for those sending adresses or meeting options).
In the case of less than 5 pre-paid participants, we may move to a smaller place in the same area.
If you plan to attend the meetup, but do NOT want to BOOK HOTEL SPACE, please only RSVP on the other event!!!
posted in combination with the Minnesota Drinking Team http://www.meetup.com/MN-Drinking-Team/events/50596832/.