The August Medellin Guru meetup event will take place on Tuesday, August 6, at 6 pm at Medellin Beer Factory, which is located on Calle 10 in El Poblado in Medellín.
Many readers of Medellin Guru asked that we host meetups in Medellín. So, we started having meetups in Medellín in August last year and we are having our 12th meetup on August 6, 2019. In addition, we are holding our August 2019 meetup during the week of Feria de las Flores.
The Medellín Guru meetups are now the largest expat meetups in Medellín. Over 190 people attended our July 2019 meetup and over 175 people attended our March 2019 meetup at Medellin Beer Factory.
For our August Medellin Guru meetup we are meeting at the Medellin Beer Factory (Calle 10), which is a sizable restaurant/bar in El Poblado with a large bar for mingling and a patio area. In addition, they have an American-style pool table.
August Medellin Guru Meetup Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: Medellin Beer Factory, Calle 10 #35-16, El Poblado, Medellín
75 Free Beers!
We also will have a free beer available for our March Medellin Guru meetup for our first 75 guests at Medellin Beer Factory.
So, the first 75 guests to arrive will receive a free beer, courtesy of Medellin Beer Factory.
Please RSVP for the August Medellin Guru Meetup
This August Medellin Guru meetup is a good way to network and meet other expats living in Medellín or visiting Medellín. So, join the Medellin Guru staff, readers and friends for food and drinks at Medellin Beer Factory
Also, attending meetups is one of 13 best ways to meet friends in Medellín as an expat. Please invite your friends to our August Medellin Guru meetup and like and share the event on Facebook!
There is no entrance fee required to attend Medellin Guru meetups and no membership is required.
In addition, at this meetup you will have the opportunity to meet Jeff, the founder of Medellin Guru. So, you can recommend topics for articles you would like to see on the website.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many will show up on August 6. There are four ways to RSVP:
- On Facebook. To RSVP on Facebook you will need to be a member of our Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum. RSVP on Facebook
- In the comments below, you can RSVP by simply leaving a comment.
- On Meetup.com. We have a Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com. RSVP on Meetup.com
- Also, you can RSVP via our Medellin Guru Contact form.
Get Your Visa, Legal, Health Insurance, Dental and Real Estate Questions Answered!
Some of the most frequently asked questions on the Medellin Guru website have been about visas, health insurance, healthcare, Colombian taxes, legal issues and real estate. So, for our meetups we invite experts who will be there to answer your questions.
For our meetup in August we have invited several experts who can answer your questions about visas, health insurance, healthcare, dental, legal issues, real estate and U.S. Veteran issues. So far we have confirmed the following experts will attend:
- Visa Questions: the visa agency Expatgroup.co will be there to answer visa questions.
- Health Insurance Questions: insurance broker Angela Berrio will be at our meetup and can answer health insurance questions.
- Dental Questions: the dental company International Smiles will be there to answer dental questions.
- Legal Questions: lawyers from the Cuadro Legal law firm will be there and can answer questions about many legal topics.
- Real Estate Questions: Joseph Sexton and staff from the local real estate company Welcome to Medellin Realty will be there and can answer real estate questions.
- U.S. Veteran Questions: Veteran’s Service Officer (VSO) Danilo Bryan will be at the meetup and can help U.S. veterans with healthcare issues such as filing claims. And he recently opened the Healthcare Colombia office in Sabaneta.
Also, we invited other experts who can other questions. At each of our meetups has been over 10 experts to answer attendee questions.
More About Medellin Beer Factory
Medellin Beer Factory is a popular restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating plus a large bar. Also, you can watch sports on several TVs. And there is an American-style pool table in the back of the restaurant.
In addition, there is free Wi-Fi available, just ask for the password. So, you can surf the Internet while there.
Medellin Beer Factory has two locations. One is in Parque Lleras and the other is nearby on Calle 10. We are having our meetup at the larger Calle 10 location.
Medellin Beer Factory also has a number of regular promotions. For example, on Wednesdays they have 2 for 1 wings. Also, additional promotions are frequently posted on the Medellin Beer Factory Facebook page.
The Food Menu at Medellin Beer Factory
Medellin Beer Factory has some good food available. For example, on the menu are chicken wings with 12 different sauces for 19,000 pesos for six wings, 31,500 pesos for 12 wings, 60,000 pesos for 24 wings or 101,000 pesos for 50 wings.
Also, there are five different burgers for 27,500 pesos each, four different burritos for 27,500 pesos each, three rib dishes for 32,000 to 45,000 pesos. And there are three different steaks plus pork, grilled chicken and salmon dishes for 32,000 to 45,000 pesos.
In addition, there are four vegetarian options, including a burrito and veggie burger for 11,000 to 25,000 pesos. Also, there is a Caesar salad or choose your own ingredients salad for 24,000 pesos.
Medellin Beer Factory also has a number of typical bar-food appetizers like nachos, onion rings and chili fries. There is a total of nine appetizers on the menu for 11,000 to 18,000 pesos each.
The Drink Menu at Medellin Beer Factory
On the drink menu at Medellin Beer Factory are over 50 different beers. There are 20 different imported beers that range in price from 9,500 to 25,500 pesos. Also, they have 16 different domestic beers for 10,000 to 11,000 pesos each.
In addition, the menu has five types of 3 Cordilleras beers for 9,500 to 10,500 pesos. And Medellin Beer Factory has four varieties of their own premium craft beer: wheat ale, American pale ale, amber ale and sweet stout for 9,500 to 10,000 pesos. Also, the premium craft beer is available by pitcher.
Also, the drink menu has 16 different cocktails including five types of margaritas for 16,000 to 27,000 pesos each. And there are five types of sangria and three micheladas.
In addition, there are 12 different liquors on the menu with prices of 70,000 to 240,000 pesos per bottle or 7,000 to 17,000 pesos per shot.
Finally, the non-alcoholic drink menu includes alcohol-free craft beer, regular sodas as well as five flavored sodas, three types of lemonade and seven types of juices.
How to Get to Medellin Beer Factory
Medellin Beer Factory is located on Calle 10 in El Poblado. And it’s located about four blocks from Parque Lleras.
The nearest Medellín Metro station is the Poblado station on the A Line. Medellin Beer Factory is located about a 20-minute walk uphill from the metro station or about a 7-minute taxi ride from the metro station.
Taxis are another option to get to Medellin Beer Factory from your location. Just provide the driver the address below:
Address: Calle 10 # 35-16, El Poblado, Medellín
Phone: +57 4 311 3806
Hours: Noon to midnight
Past Medellin Guru Meetups
We have held 11 Medellin Guru meetups in Medellín and they have quickly grown to become the largest events for foreigners in Medellín:
- August 2018 at Randy’s Sports Bar & Grill – over 70 attendees
- September 2018 at Medellin Beer Factory – over 90 attendees
- October 2018 at 20Mission Cerveza – over 90 attendees
- November 2018 at Medellin Beer Factory – over 120 attendees
- January 2019 at Medellin Beer Factory – over 170 attendees
- February 2019 at 20Mission Cerveza – over 175 attendees
- March 2019 at Medellin Beer Factory – over 170 attendees
- April 2019 at Mercado Del Tranvía in Envigado – over 140 attendees
- May 2019 at 20Mission Cerveza – over 180 attendees.
- June 2019 at Mercado Del Tranvía in Envigado – over 140 attendees
- July 2019 at 20Mission Cerveza – over 190 attendees
In addition, we expect another good turnout in August. Here are two additional photos from Medellin Guru meetups.
The Bottom Line: August Medellin Guru Meetup at Medellin Beer Factory
In response to demand from readers, Medellin Guru is hosting our 12th Medellin Guru meetup at Medellin Beer Factory in El Poblado on August 6.
This meetup is a great way to meet other expats in Medellín. It’s also a good way to get your questions answered from several experts we invite to the meetup and also from experienced expats who have been living in Medellín for many years.
Also, a free beer is available at our August meetup for the first 75 guests, courtesy of Medellín Beer Factory.
In addition, about 12 months ago we launched the Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum on Facebook for readers to keep up with our events and enable discussions between readers. This group already has 1,300 members and is very active with over 1,000 posts, comments and reactions in the past month.
Many readers of the Medellin Guru website asked that we start having Medellin Guru events and also provide a discussion forum for readers. So, we now have both.
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