Thursday, August 21, 2008

OC Pub Knitters, alive and well

Wednesday night we returned to OC Pubknitters. Bree, the young lady with the pink hair made a suggestion to try the Goat Hill Tavern in Costa Mesa/Newport Beach. We arrived a few minutes before 7:00 and it looked like a high traffic establishment at other times of the week but subdued when we walked in.



We walked around the multiple rooms and looked for a good place to sit thinking of at least 4 or 5 would join us. Within 10 minutes, the group of six had met us and joined us at a well lit table away from the pool tables, foosball, and out of sound contact of the multiple big screen TVs showing every possible sporting event on the airwaves.


For those partaking of the "libations", their are over 121 beers on tap with mixed drinks for the non beer drinkers. Peanut shells on the floor and classic rock playing on the sound system but not too loud so we could still carry on normal conversation. Quite happy to have free soft drinks for the DD (me) Many would consider this place a dive but we all enjoyed the atmosphere and people watching between stitches. Bree, the organizer of this came back to the table after getting a beer and shared a comment from the bar tender; "I cant tell you all the things I've seen happen on that table, but never have I seen anyone knit." We all just laughed.

As the night progressed the age group got younger and the music changed in content and volume until we called it a night a little after 9:00. What a fun time! Yes I was knitting too. Swatching the flickering flames lace pattern to try and capture the repeat in my aging memory.

11 comments:

  1. That looks like a great time!! I think that with Pubs, no patter where they are or what they look like inside, it's all about the atmosphere =)

    Glad you guyst had a good time!

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  2. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Looks like everyone had a great time.

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  3. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Looks like everyone had a great time.

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  4. Goat Hill's got that "dive bar" smell that reminds me of many wasted evenings in my 20s :)

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  5. how fun, i'd love to knit in a bar :) though i have to say i'd be anal about cleaning off the tables before i'd let the yarn touch it ! :)

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  6. Stale Peeps3:39 PM

    It was fun! Very interesting to people watch and I swear I had a flashback to 1982 when that old Bob Seger song came on....:)

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  7. Man that looks like a fun place, to knit or just hang out :)

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  8. I am so envious of your knit pub night out. My knit group was last night and I sure could have used a drink then!

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  9. I'm so glad everyone had fun! Can't wait for next week!

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  10. Looks like you all had a great time. I really do need to broaden my horizons outside of sitting on my back porch and knitting.

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  11. I'll have to check you guys out when i move back there. I love that pub, and haven't been back in OC since '06. Soon

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