Now Accepting Bitcoin: WORLD'S FIRST Indian Restaurant



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Bitcoin developers, miners, speculators and enthusiasts. We have great news! For all of you who were going hungry, just waiting for a restaurant that will accept Bitcoin, the future is now! For the first time, a popular restaurant in downtown Vancouver will serve you quality food and drinks in return for your hard-earned satoshis. Just bring your mobile device and chosen payment system, and the fine Indian folks at Indian Gate will process your orders using BitPay.

 


Those of you without enough satoshis may still order using cash, debit or credit, but the topic of today will definitely be Bitcoin! Do you have any bitcoins? How did you make them? What do you like about Bitcoin, and how far do you see bitcoins spreading further down the road? We can discuss ideas for the future, for both our Meet Up and the currency revolution, and the tech-savvy can share their projects and thoughts. It will be a fun night shared among like-minded individuals!

 

There will be NO automatic gratuity tonight, so PLEASE remember to tip your waiter or waitress if you had a good time. As usual, you must be at least 19 years old or older to attend. Please remember that you need two valid pieces of identification, and that at least one of your IDs must show your photo. If on the day of the event you have any problems (lost, can't get in), feel free to text me at 778.918.7156.

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  • Tom A.

    Wish I could have made it, next time hope to meet you fine people. Did anyone hear about Liberty Reserve? got shut down by US govt last week.

    June 10, 2013

  • Riku R.

    Thanks everyone, was good to see new faces behind Bitcoin. I for one hope that we can have meetups like this more often - maybe we can get a nice lounge/bar to accept bitcoins and discuss coins over drinks?

    4 · May 29, 2013

    • Andrew W.

      I've heard of Elwoods. My friend helps run Vancouver Beer Meet zup and they get great deals, there. I think of all those listed here, Elwoods may be most likely to accept bitcoins. If you know the owner, you should help reach out to him. I have no personal contacts with the other venues mentioned here, but we're negotiating Bitcoin acceptance with two other venues already, and are planning an awesome second event at India Gate.

      June 10, 2013

    • Duane N.

      Cool. Yeah I agree. I think Julia and Scott would be open to accepting BitCoin.

      June 10, 2013

  • Mike Y.

    Awesome meetup!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Vasili S.

    Excellent. Good food for bitcoin, what more to ask!

    2 · May 30, 2013

  • David B.

    Can't make it. Pls have fun and update the meetup with info ;)

    May 29, 2013

  • Piotr "ThePiachu" P.

    Anyone want to talk business while at the restaurant? I am up for some Bitcoin selling and discussing some projects and employment if anyone is looking for a programmer ;).

    May 28, 2013

  • Mike Y.

    I will definitely be there! And I'm bringing a few friends along! Thanks for setting this up!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    By the way, here is the link to this event on Facebook, for those who wish to indoctrinate their non-Meet Up friends with the Bitcoin revolution: https://www.facebook.com/events/...­

    May 26, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    @Duane Nickull: Adam Soltys and I are helping run a project for business owners to accept BTC and support the movement. I have vowed to support those businesses in their contributions to the movement by using social groups I administrate to throw events for those businesses. If we get at least 50 people at this event here, I will be putting out a press release for Gurmeet, and hope to maintain contacts if I can to draw attention to the movement and its participants. Adam and I are actively registering venues and businesses, already.

    On a side note, I will mention here another plan I posted on Bitcoiniacs on Facebook: I already regularly secure discounts from venues in my event hosting network, and I will convince some of them to give exclusive discounts to Bitcoin users. Partially, to bring more continuing popularity to these events; partially, to convince regular consumers to adopt Bitcoin, by virtue of their desire to get cheaper things.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Duane N.

      Thank you. I think this can spread very fast.

      May 24, 2013

  • Riku R.

    I'm a frequent customer of India Gate! Hoping to lure couple Bitcoin curious friends with me as guests.

    May 23, 2013

    • Andrew W.

      Stupid typo; return key enters the post on my mobile. I wanted to add that the two elders among the family owners were born in the Punjab region of India and don't get mobile devices so well. Gurmeet (the Canadian-born son) will handle all the Bitcoin transactions. In the future, speak with him, or ask for him.

      1 · May 23, 2013

    • peter m.

      Be sure when you go to the location check on google for the best route there. Gotta be the worst location tn the city to get to. There's only one way in if you wanna park on the same block. Best just park two blocks away.

      May 24, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    For all you Redditors out there, this event is on Reddit. Check it out:

    /r/vancouver: http://www.reddit.com/r/vancouv...­

    /r/Bitcoin: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin...­

    May 24, 2013

  • ryan s

    :)

    May 24, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    I convinced my boss to come. He started a company that works with QR codes, called Planet Barcodes. I'm trying to convince him to accept or maybe even pay employees in bitcoins, so you guys have to show him how super-cool and awesome the Bitcoin community is. I figure that'll be easy

    May 21, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Thanks for your enthusiasm, Robert! If everyone comes out and has a good time, I'll see to it that many more brick-and-mortars accept bitcoins, all over Vancouver! For every new venue, a corporate banker pops a monocle, and it's my life's goal to pop as many monocles as I can.

    May 17, 2013

  • Robert D.

    Excellent! I can't wait for there to be more ways for all of the bitcoin millionaires to add their bitcoin "stimulus" to the economy!

    1 · May 17, 2013

    • Ben

      That's what they should have done in Japan - government sponsored Indian restaurants.

      May 17, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Gurmeet (family owner of India Gate) says we can have free use of his sound system to play whatever we want. If anybody people suggest it, we will play music nearer the end of the night (once you've had some drinks).

    Your band/song submissions will be strong considered. If we decide to do this, you may bring your own media to play on a USB drive. Or I can find on my laptop using their WiFi.

    May 16, 2013

    • Andrew W.

      *strongly. You know what I mean. Just an idea have fun with it.

      May 16, 2013

  • Tammy L.

    If I lived in Van, and not Victoria, I would be;
    a) spending all my BTC
    b) totally fat (but satisfied)

    2 · May 16, 2013

  • Ben

    CURRY.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Might actually be the first Indian restaurant in the world. I found that hard to believe, so I searched for counter-examples, but I haven't found any, yet. Let me know if you do--I'm curious!

    May 14, 2013

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