Los Angeles Meetup II & Summer Kick-Off When: 21 June 2009, 3 P.M. till ?? Where: Barney's Beanery 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, California RSVP by PM to offroad8x6 or novice_btm by 18 June 2009. That's exactly 8 weeks from now, keep the date open, this will come up before you know it. Everyone pays for their own food and drinks. Parking in Barney's lot is $4. Street parking on Sundays near Barney's is free, if you can find any spots. Everybody who is an actual LPSG member is welcome. It not necessary to be a "gold" member. RSVP list will not be posted until 19 June 2009. Barney's Beanery http://www.barneysbeanery.com/bb.html http://www.barneysbeanery.com/history.htm The manager said she can reserve an area for 20+ people at no extra charge. We're getting started on the early side, so those who work on Monday can leave at a decent hour if they want. There is a Ramada Inn (former site of the notoriously famous Tropicana Motel) 2 blocks away for those who drive a long distance (or who travel in from out of town) and who don't want to drive all the way back home after the Meetup. Barney's is open till 2 A.M. Monday morning. (They do Karaoke in next room over starting at 10 P.M., I don't think it will be a bother, but I intend to check that out in advance.) Yes, our area includes Booth #34, Janice Joplin's spot (legend has it that she drank her last drink at Barney's). Although in West Hollywood, the original Barney's Beanery attracts a mixed straight and gay crowd and has for at least 30 years. There are over 130 varieties of imported and domestic beer, a full bar, a large variety of food from burgers to salads ( also pool tables and video games for those so inclined).