• A post similar to this was hidden earlier today because it "was flagged by one or more members as off-topic". I have no idea who flagged it, nor am I particularly interested in finding out. However, this is a regular Thursday night meetup that has been happening in the Couchsurfing community of New York City for years. I am not a promoter who gets paid to bring people to the bar. I post and "bump" it here because when I forget to do this, Couchsurfers often tell me that they had difficulty finding information on the meetup. If you think that this post is indeed off-topic, I invite you to send me a private message with your concerns. Thanks!

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    Every Thursday from 8:30pm to 1am the Couchsurfers of NYC, both locals and travelers, get together. To attend this meeting you don't have to actually host or surf... if you have a profile on the website, you are welcome! You can also bring your NON-CS friends and introduce them to the events and meetings part of Couchsurfing.

    This event is a great place to
    - get some tips on non-touristic sights from locals
    - get to know other perspectives about Couchsurfing from around the world
    - find people to hang out with and make plans for the weekend
    - find a last-minute couch or future travel companions
    - meet your hosts/guests before deciding to share accommodation with them
    - get references and friends for your profile
    - discuss safety, verification levels, or how to use all the information from the website
    - just have a good time with all these friends that you haven't met yet.

    PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES AND ADVICE BELOW. Thanks! :)

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    PLEASE REMEMBER TO TIP

    In the US, the customary tip is $1 per drink at the bar, and 15-20% of the bill for food or table service. If we get a reputation being cheap with tips, we will not get good service, and if it is bad enough, the bar will not invite us back.

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    IMPORTANT RULES:

    1. THE MINIMUM AGE TO ENTER THE BAR IS 21. BRING PICTURE IDENTIFICATION that shows that you are at least 21 years old OR THE DOORMAN WILL NOT LET YOU IN.

    2. Do not take your drinks outside the bar (you WILL get fined for public drinking).

    3. Couchsurfing is a place to make friends not to find a date.

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    DRINK SPECIALS:
    $4 Well Drinks
    $4 Drafts (Central Wheat, Bud Light)
    $5 Wine (Pinot Grigio, Malbec)
    $5 Cocktails (bartender's choice)
    $10 Pitcher (Bud Light)
    $15 Pitcher (BK Seasonal, Central Wheat, Smitticks)

    ★★★ Special custom-made CouchSurfing cocktail:
    "The Nicky", in honor of one of hour most active hosts in NYC. The imperfect blend of tequila, grapefruit juice, orange juice, and a secret ingredient. Only $4. Ask for it by name.

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    Your RSVP is not required -- come at the last minute if you feel like it! :)

    MEETING DETAILS:

    January 03rd, 2012 - 8:30 PM to 1 AM at CENTRAL BAR
    January 10th, 2012 - 8:30 PM to 1 AM at CENTRAL BAR
    January 17th, 2012 - 8:30 PM to 1 AM at CENTRAL BAR
    January 24th, 2012 - 8:30 PM to 1 AM at CENTRAL BAR
    January 31st, 2012 - 8:30 PM to 1 AM at CENTRAL BAR

    8:30 PM - 1 AM every Thursday
    CENTRAL BAR
    109 East 9th Street
    (between 3rd and 4th Ave)
    WE HAVE THE ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR RESERVED FOR THIS EVENT (so almost everyone on the 2nd floor will be a CouchSurfer)
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 529-5333

    DIRECTIONS BY SUBWAY:
    - N,R to 8th Street/NYU station
    - 6 to Astor Place
    - walk from Union Square (4,5,6,L,Q)
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    Bump. This is generally pretty cool
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    How sad is it that the lazy requests and stupid commentary pushes this down
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    this is the most on-topic post on here!
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    Pics of the meetups from the past two weeks:
    - Jan 17th: http://on.fb.me/10U1ZrX
    - Jan 24th: http://on.fb.me/10U1OwT
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    Most people either love the snow, hate the snow, or have no opinion. Me, I hate the snow -- in NYC. Sure, it's pretty... for all of 5 minutes. Then it turns to slush! Hopefully there won't be any slush by Thursday, but even if there is, I'll be at the weekly meetup. And so should you!

    8:30 PM - 1 AM every Thursday
    CENTRAL BAR
    109 East 9th Street
    (between 3rd and 4th Ave)
    WE HAVE THE ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR RESERVED FOR THIS EVENT (everyone on the 2nd floor will be a CouchSurfer or a friend of a Couchsurfer)

    DIRECTIONS BY SUBWAY:
    - N,R to 8th Street/NYU station
    - 6 to Astor Place
    - walk from Union Square (4,5,6,L,Q)

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