We are a single deck pinochle club and play every other Tuesday evening. We welcome new players and will coach you to get started or reacquainted with the game.
Many people in the Midwest play euchre but not necessarily pinochle. Pinochle offers a bit more challenge than euchre but most people pick it up quickly. One thing that makes it unique is that the high bidder and his/her partner exchange 3 cards. There are some different strategies for doing that and it's a favorite part of the game for many players.
Regarding dinner: some eat before we play, some eat during play, and some have eaten before they arrive. After you exit the cashier, turn right, go to the back of the building and we have the banquet room on the right. It's customary to give the person refilling drinks a small tip.
We do ask that each attendee toss a dollar into the hat - yes, we literally have a hat! - for meetup.com dues and card replacements.
Gary, Leal, and JoAnne