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European Expats Gathering

  • Jun 22, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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Socialize with fellow Europeans in a stylish lounge bar. This event is specially for European expatriates and BAFOE regulars. 

If you are from Europe and want to make interesting new friends, have substantial conversations, compare notes on life in America, practice your language skills or just have fun, come join us! Drop in when you can and stay for as long as you want. Newcomers are especially welcome. You'll discover a friendly group.

Our definitions: You're a European expat if you were born and/or raised in or near Europe, or in a former European territory; and a BAFOE regular if you attend events on a regular basis and have already been to at least three other BAFOE events. Sorry, but if you don't qualify you will be removed from the RSVP list. Click here for the rationale. Please come instead to the next Friends of Europe Soirée.

The venue is a short walk from the Powell St. BART/Muni Station. Nearby parking garages  include the Fifth & Mission Garage (hourly rate: $3.50, after 6pm $1.50) and Moscone Center Garage on 3rd St (hourly rate: $2, after 6pm $1; closes at 9pm). For street parking, the free app PARKNAV can tell you the optimal route to drive to find a spot.

Check in at the welcome table to receive your Friends of Europe name badge: your passport to mingling!  All glasses of wine and beer will be $3 off for the group. There is a one drink or appetizer minimum.

Please RSVP YES only if you are fairly confident that you - and your guest if you are bringing one - will be able to attend. Events are always full, so if your plans change or your guest cannot come please update your RSVP so that someone else can go instead.

No-Shows are recorded!  See our RSVPs & No-Show Policy.

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  • Cassidy

    My guest just cancelled. Does anyone want to bring along a friend?

    June 22, 2014

    • John B.

      Thanks Cassidy maybe I see you at the next meet up.

      June 23, 2014

    • Cassidy


      June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everybody and specially Geoff for organizing so well this meetup. I really enjoyed meeting all the international members.

    June 23, 2014

  • Darek S.

    There was not enough room to mingle and move around freely.

    June 23, 2014

  • Kay C.

    It was nice meeting everyone. I loved it! The Press Club is top.

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Esfir

    Good place, good people, good time. Thank you

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • John B.

    Nice atmosphere. Met some nice people

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Radojka

    Oh no, I was on my way to tonight's event and I just got a flat tire! I must now deal with the tire and might not make it...I was so looking forward to seeing you all, darn :{

    June 22, 2014

  • Peter

    Sorry, just changed my RSVP because I won't be able to make it today. Have fun!

    June 22, 2014

  • Esfir

    My guest cancelled, too. Jeoff, did you receive my email? If not- please give my guest spot to waiting list. Thank you

    June 22, 2014

  • Geoff

    WORLD CUP: The USA-Portugal match (kick-off 3pm) will be shown on the Press Club’s TVs so arrive early if you would like to watch it.

    June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to miss this, but I'm volunteering a lot this month and Sundays are especially busy. Come visit me at the Sunday afternoon jazz concerts at the Filoli Estate and Gardens in Woodside and see why I spend so much time volunteering there. I'll be serving box lunches for four of them and being served a box lunch at two. I hope to catch you soon. Cheers!

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Esfir

    Wow, great news about discount!

    June 9, 2014

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