What we’re about
Need more friends? Want to go do fun things? Wishing for some variety in your life?
COME MEET YOUR NEW BEST FRIENDS!
BaltiMORE FRIENDS is all about trying something new, meeting people with common interests, and building solid relationships. We host large events to get people mingling, then follow with small events to help everyone get to know one another.
What kinds of stuff do you do?
Everything. If it's more fun to do in a group, then we're into it. We're talking axe throwing, geocaching, cooking classes, fishing, improv comedy, farmer's markets, museums, murder mysteries, road trips, miniature golf, soapmaking, etc. The list is endless!
Can I make a suggestion or host an event myself?
Hell, yeah! We love when people get involved! Contact an Organizer to pitch your idea and let us know whether you want to run the event yourself or have one of us do it.
What if I don't know anyone or this is my first Meetup?
Awesome! Don't stress--everyone was new once, and we all became friends because we consistently spent time together. If you're still hesitant, sign up for one of the smaller events and contact the Organizer in advance so you have one familiar face/voice when you get there.
What's this about dues?
Meetup is notorious for people flaking, so we set a nominal fee after 6 months so people who sign up and disappear will automatically get removed from the group. That means our members are actual people, not just defunct profiles. Plus, it helps us pay for Meetup! C'mon--$10 isn't going to break the bank, and we guarantee you'll have ten bucks' worth of fun! We'll even waive it if you host an event, so pick something interesting and get it on the calendar!
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Book Thing of Baltimore3001 Vineyard Ln, Baltimore, MD
Did you know The Book Thing gives away FREE books? I've never been, but it looks fascinating! Their once-a-month event is this Sunday, and I want to check it out!
Doors open at 9:00, but they only let 105 people in at a time, and it's first-come-first-served. Once you're in, you have 55 minutes to select your books, then you must exit and "check out" (even though the books are free). They're busiest in the mornings, so I thought we'd try the 2:00 slot. If we don't get in then, we still have two more chances. Come prepared to stand/sit in line outside. I don't know whether this event will be busy because people will be looking for presents, or if it will be less busy because it's competing with other holiday things and the weather is colder. We'll see!
Book Thing of Baltimore also accepts donations, but only until 2:00 pm, so come early if you want to unload some. See you there!
- VENUE CHANGE--Game Night at No Land Beyond!No Land Beyond, Baltimore, MD
For December only, Game Night is moving to No Land Beyond! NLB is a board game bar which serves drinks and personal pizzas. They have a wide library of games you can access for $5/per person per day, but you can also bring your own games (which I recommend). The layout is more compartmentalized with booths and tables on both sides of the bar, so please look around for us (even downstairs depending on how busy they are). I'm going to recommend regrouping at the bar when games finish so we can re-form new groups for new games.
Game Night is always a BLAST! We play strategy games like Settlers of Catan, card games like Hearts, party games Wits and Wagers, and we're open to anything. Please bring whatever game you're in the mood to play, and I bet we can find people who know it or want to learn. Please come, tell your friends, and bring whatever other games you guys want to try. Don't worry about having to come late or leave early--new groups form as games end and more people show up, and there is usually at least one party game going where it's easy to jump in and out. People are extraordinarily friendly, and everyone has a GREAT time!
- White Elephant Book ExchangeHarford - Echodale - Perring Parkway, Baltimore, MD
White Elephant parties are so much fun, and this is my favorite take on the theme--everyone brings a book! (No going home with junk gifts and booby prizes!) The book can be any genre, new or used. The only rule is the book has to have some connection to you--maybe it was your favorite growing up, or had really great insight at a time you needed it, or has the best cheesecake recipe ever, or just has a great story. Anything goes! When someone unwraps the book you brought, we'll ask you to share why you selected it.
We will draw numbers to determine the order in which we pick gifts. When your number is called, you have the option to unwrap a new gift or steal one that has already been unwrapped. Books can only be stolen 3 times (4th possessor keeps the book permanently). The first person to go gets the option to keep or swap after all the books have been unwrapped.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND--We will be making and decorating sugar cookies for refreshments afterward.
Address will be provided to those who RSVP Yes before the event.
- Game Night at Blue Pit BBQBlue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar, Baltimore, MD
Game Night is always a BLAST! We play strategy games like Settlers of Catan, card games like Hearts, party games Wits and Wagers, and we're open to anything. Please bring whatever game you're in the mood to play, and I bet we can find people who know it or want to learn. Please come, tell your friends, and bring whatever other games you guys want to try.
For the newbies, order food and drink downstairs, then come on up to the second floor to eat and play. Don't worry about having to come late or leave early--new groups form as games end and more people show up, and there is usually at least one party game going where it's easy to jump in and out. People are extraordinarily friendly, and everyone has a GREAT time!
THIS IS A KID-FRIENDLY EVENT. Feel free to bring your dependents as long as they are old enough to maintain attention and dine politely.
Blue Pit BBQ is a Whiskey Bar with fantastic food. Two-meat, two-side plates are $19, and cocktails are around $10. The menu is here: