Searching for a venue for regular meetups of bloggers and other vibrant and interesting people. Previous meets had too much noise and crowds. The Thought Brokers have great speakers but that is a differetn kind of thing due to the cost and the tendency to be static (I think for this gig we need to circulate freely). Someone, possibly Leonie of the Thought Brokers suggested a pub in Chippendale with a kitchen and a beer garden. The Rose.
Coming from pioneering stock, it only took a few weeks to mount an expedition to the south side of the harbour to explore this possibility which, in the nature of research (see Francis Crick on the double helix story) revealed other possibilities as well. At the Broadway end of Shepherd St there is another pub with a kitchen and a large bar area, and between the two pubs is Humanist House where Humanists and others can hold meetings and functions.
The suggestion is to book Humanist House for an evening each month, people can dine at one of the pubs if it suits then take a bottle or two into Humanist House where people can sit or stand according to taste, chairs can be shifted into small (or large) circles (or squares), there is a kitchen to make tea and coffee, nibbles can be organized.
Parking could be an issue (like most places). It is about a k from Central on the way to Sydney Uni.
Other suggestions are welcome. The idea is to be accessible, regular but also minimum organization.
What do you think?