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06.08.2015 18:30 to 23:30
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City/Town: Talacker bar
Event Type: Drinks/Bar
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Well, I fell out of a one way flight to Zurich yesterday, so it's official: I am back in Switzerland... and wanted to jump head first into the world class expat life style of the city with the highest quality of life, but: looks like the events I attended for years have died down?

I know a lot of the old guard have moved on, but I am surprised to see so little on here when it comes to real life meet-ups. So: Who is in for an after-work mid week drink?

As soon as I can gauge the number will I make a reservation. For the time being do I suggest the Talacker bar for the central location as well as the old times...

Who's in? And here the classic intro:

All welcome! Come and meet the faces behind the names. Enjoy a few drinks, make new acquaintances!

Here's the map link

It's around the corner from Paddy Reilly's; staggering distance from Stauffacher, Paradeplatz, Bahnhofstrasse and, er, Kaufleuten.

Trams 2 / 9 to Sihlstrasse.

There'll be an area reserved for us. If in doubt, ask the staff where the English Forum area is and you'll be fine: they all speak English. We're usually in the far back corner, although with warm weather we'll also be loitering outside.

There are often many of us in the bar and we're all, er, English speakers, so you'll have no difficulty finding us.

Most people come alone, so don't be shy of approaching
RSVP'd Yes: 8 (5 members and 3 guests) RSVP'd Maybe: 5 (5 members and No guests) RSVP'd No: 6
  • roegner - On holidays, but would love to join next time
  • swissotter - well you know i'd love to but...
  • Oblio - will join next time - have got an other commitment now -which means I will be slightly older than the 41.3541 exactly :-P
  • MidfieldGeneral - On holiday. Sounds like fun. Maybe next time
  • BokerTov - Like swissotter said
  • sansar
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Re: Guess who's back... Zurich midweek drinks anyone?

Welcome back! Great idea!
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Re: Guess who's back... Zurich midweek drinks anyone?

are newbies allowed?
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Old 01.08.2015, 08:41
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are newbies allowed?
Absolutely! That was what the original Talacker drinks was all about... I'll update the text...
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Old 01.08.2015, 10:11
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Re: Guess who's back... Zurich midweek drinks anyone?

Ohhhh - The Talacker Death Juice™. I remember a number of fuzzy morning afters.

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are newbies allowed?
Yep, of course - in fact the majority of people that turned up to drinks nights previously were either newbies or people that didn't really post that much.
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Old 01.08.2015, 11:00
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Slaphead: maybe? Really? They have beer...
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Old 01.08.2015, 11:36
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Slaphead: maybe? Really? They have cooking lager...
that's more like it. Would love to but am working at my place that night.

I was wondering recently though about the lack of social events on EF, and I put it down to the fact that most of the people who now know each other here connect on FB. My FB feed is packed of events, from friends but also in social groups. FB is the new EF I guess and newbies here just don't seem to be as sociable as we all were back in the day.
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Re: Guess who's back... Zurich midweek drinks anyone?

Good point. For me, friends, work colleagues etc, word of mouth or general phone conversation has been the most common driving force behind meet-ups. Not many use EF or FB for that matter and are not even members of both.
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Old 01.08.2015, 12:10
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wow, treverus, i'm impressed you organised this at tally! i wish i could join you, hope you revive this meet up. all the best back in CH. will definately miss you here
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Old 01.08.2015, 14:36
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Good point. For me, friends, work colleagues etc, word of mouth or general phone conversation has been the most common driving force behind meet-ups. Not many use EF or FB for that matter and are not even members of both.
That's great but a very Swiss thing - hanging out with the same friends and have a relatively closed circle. What I loved about EF events in the past was that you did have a certain core of regulars, but you also always met new people...
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That's great but a very Swiss thing - hanging out with the same friends and have a relatively closed circle. What I loved about EF events in the past was that you did have a certain core of regulars, but you also always met new people...

The Talacker was one of the places Mum often got to in the 1950ies and 60ies after the Italian lessons in Nüschelerstrassse. Sure, I love places where you have not to announce your coming 5 weeks in advance
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Re: Guess who's back... Zurich midweek drinks anyone?

Can't make it - but just wanted to say 'welcome back' ...
person I'd have chosen Grumpy's new bar for a meet up in Zurich- did you know he is selling beer instead oc cheese these days.

Enjoy - do you want your gold clubs back- we've never used them ?
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Old 02.08.2015, 14:30
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Enjoy - do you want your gold clubs back- we've never used them ?
Nah, it's ok. I got a whole set by now...
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Enjoy - do you want your gold clubs back
I should hold onto them if I were you, gold is an expensive commodity and will likely increase in value.
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Old 03.08.2015, 19:16
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newbies here just don't seem to be as sociable as we all were back in the day.
It might be that, but more likely there just isn't the culture of organising events on here that there used to be.

When I arrived there were events all over the place and it felt natural for me to organise my own.

I can imagine a noob reading this thread thinking 'oh! we can DO that?'
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Old 04.08.2015, 01:32
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It might be that, but more likely there just isn't the culture of organising events on here that there used to be.

When I arrived there were events all over the place and it felt natural for me to organise my own.

I can imagine a noob reading this thread thinking 'oh! we can DO that?'
My first thread after the mandatory introduction was this: Zürich, 14. (today), pool or bowling anyone?

In the end we had 20 people for a pool evening on the same day.

I think it's a pity that there is not more going on here as it is so easy... and I met some awesome friends on EF events... the type lasted even though I was half way around the world for some years.
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Re: Guess who's back... Zurich midweek drinks anyone?

Hi! Are there also new people coming? What is your age? Just checking if I could fit in your group, I am pretty much new on this forum.
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Hi! Are there also new people coming? What is your age? Just checking if I could fit in your group, I am pretty much new on this forum.
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We'll all be exactly 41.3541 years old

Just kidding (obviously) - There were all ages at previous events, and I'm guessing that that'll hold true for this event.
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Old 04.08.2015, 21:18
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Re: Guess who's back... Zurich midweek drinks anyone?

I am mid 30s, Wollishofener was around in the last ice age and I do not know the other two who signed up so i cannot really say. It's usually a mix from 20s-40s, with most being late 20s early 30s I guess?
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