in reply to Best Perl Mongers meeting location
Lot to be said in favor of a bar, on the beach, on a balmy afternoon. But then, I'd spend very little time attending to the Perl discussion and quite a lot of time looking at some of the more mobile attractions at the beach (I'm a straight male…)
Coffee houses are traditional places for discussions. Bars can be good places for discussions, but only insofar as "discussion" involves why the designated hitter was the first sign of the coming of Armageddon.
So, my vote goes to coffee house. Especially if they have free WiFi.
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