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DC Tech Meetup

Anyone out there still interested in a DC-Area tech meetup tomorrow night? If so, are there any good places near Tyson's Corner? We'd love to return to Brickskeller, but it'd be nice to avoid the 1.5 hour commute to get there. It's not that far, but traffic is something else around here.

Update: Vienna Inn (map) is the location - we'll be there around 8:00.

Posted in Java at Jul 11 2006, 11:04:35 AM MDT 12 Comments

There's a Gordon Biersch Brewpub at Tyson's that's not bad. There's also eCITIE that's real close, they have a fairly large bar area, it's not quite as "stuffy" as the pictures look. Vienna Inn is fairly close, but that may be too crowded depending on how many people show up this time.

Posted by Mark Helmstetter on July 11, 2006 at 12:03 PM MDT #

I'm interested, especially because I didn't make the last one, but I don't know much about the Tyson's Corner area.

Posted by Paul Barry on July 11, 2006 at 12:33 PM MDT #

Oh, definitely. I am rounding up a couple of folks that didn't come to the last meetup. Hopefully they will be adding some insite as to where we should go.

Posted by Dan Allen on July 11, 2006 at 01:14 PM MDT #

Sounds like you enjoy good beer- while not in Tyson's Corner, check out the Old Dominion Brewery in the Dulles area. They have a brew pub with plenty of beers on tap.

They?re probably 20+ minutes west of Tyson?s though?.

Google map URL

Posted by Andrew Glover on July 11, 2006 at 01:21 PM MDT #

If you aren't limited to Tyson's, the American Tap Room (ATR) in Reston Town Center is a good mix of bar/meeting space. In Tyson's, Clyde's might be a good place, but it can be a little expensive and the parking can kind of suck. There is also a Clyde's at Reston Town Center.

Posted by Brian Sletten on July 11, 2006 at 01:51 PM MDT #

I may make it out tomorrow. I'll second the first vote for Gordon Biersch Brewpub - because it is a decent chain with good beer and food. Its located in the mall so pretty easy to find. Another thought: which is over in the strip mall across from Tysons. Very close as well. This is a bit too hard to get out to at rush hour, but is about 15 minutes from Tysons. Its back in Great Falls (pretty close to the actual falls) if you all end up heading out some other night. One of my favorite hidden gems in the area.

Posted by David on July 11, 2006 at 02:29 PM MDT # favorite place over there - is The Olde Brogue:

Posted by on July 11, 2006 at 02:34 PM MDT #

I'll be coming in from Annapolis MD (~45 mins east of the capitol) so Brickskeller is best for me. But if the consensus if for VA then I guess I can suck it up :)

Posted by Eric Hein on July 11, 2006 at 05:28 PM MDT #

Vienna Inn sounds like it could be quite entertaining, as well as Olde Brogue. I'm leaning towards Vienna Inn. Sound good?

Posted by Matt Raible on July 12, 2006 at 09:15 AM MDT #

Have we decided on a time? I could do either place you suggested without any complaints. I haven't been to either, so it will be a fun first.

Posted by Dan Allen on July 12, 2006 at 01:55 PM MDT #

Vienna Inn (map) is the location - meetup starts at 8:00 tonight.

Posted by Matt Raible on July 12, 2006 at 01:56 PM MDT #

Sorry I wish I could have made it tonight. Wednesday nights are the hardest for me. How many more weeks will you guys be in town??

Posted by Mark Johnson on July 12, 2006 at 05:11 PM MDT #

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