The first official Medellin Guru meetup event will take place on Wednesday, August 8, at 7 pm at Randy’s Sports Bar & Grill, which is located in Parque Lleras in El Poblado in Medellín. And this August Medellin Guru Meetup is during the week of Feria de las Flores – Medellín’s popular Flower Festival.
Many expat readers of Medellin Guru asked that we host meetups in Medellín. So, we plan to start having monthly meetups in Medellín.
Randy’s Sports Bar is the newest sports bar in Medellín that opened in February 2018 and is very popular. Note the photo above is the bar at Randy’s Sport Bar. And there are also many tables available and seating for about 100 people.
EDITORS NOTE: RANDY’S BEACH SPORTS BAR & GRILL IS NOW CLOSED. This sports bar reportedly closed in late 2018.
August Medellin Guru Meetup Date: Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 pm to midnight
Location: Randy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Parque Lleras, El Poblado, Medellín
We will also have a free beer available for our August Medellin Guru meetup for our first 50 guests at Randy’s Sports Bar.
The first 50 guests to arrive will receive a free bottle of beer (Aguila, Aguila Light or Pilsen), courtesy of Randy’s Sports Bar & Grill.
Please RSVP for our August Medellin Guru Meetup
This Medellin Guru meetup is a good way to network and meet other expats living in Medellín or visiting Medellín. Join the Medellin Guru staff, readers and friends for food and drinks at Randy’s Bar & Grill.
Also, attending meetups is one of 13 best ways to meet friends in Medellín as an expat. Please invite your friends to our August 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 and some of the other writers for Medellin Guru.
So, you can recommend topics for articles you would like to see on Medellin Guru. Also, if you are an aspiring writer, come to the meetup, as we are looking for additional writers for Medellin Guru.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many will show up. There are four ways to RSVP:
- On Facebook. You can RSVP on Facebook here. To RSVP on Facebook you will need to be a member of our Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum.
- In the comments below you can RSVP by leaving a comment.
- On Meetup.com. You can RSVP on Meetup.com here and we have a new Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com.
- And you can RSVP via our Medellin Guru Contact form.
More About Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill
Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill is owned by expat Randy Cosman. Randy opened this new sports bar in February as he felt there wasn’t a sports bar in Medellín that made him feel at home.
This sports bar has nine TVs to watch sports including one projection TV with a large screen. Also, it has a DIRECTV sports package. So, it’s a good place to watch sports like soccer, football, basketball, baseball and more.
In addition, there is a foosball table and a chess table for customers to use. Also, there is free Wi-Fi available, just ask for the password. So, you can surf the Internet while there.
Randy’s also has a number of regular promotions. For example, on Sunday they have Domingos Gringos day when wings are 2 for 1 all day. And it has Ladies Night on Thursdays when the first 20 women get a free glass of sangria. Also, additional promotions are frequently posted on their Facebook page for sporting events.
We previously reviewed Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill in a popular article on this website.
The Food Menu at Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill
Randy’s has some good food available. The main dishes on the menu at Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill include:
- Cheeseburger – 23,800 pesos
- Bacon cheeseburger – 25,800 pesos
- Double bacon cheeseburger – 30,800 pesos
- Mushroom burger with cheese – 25,800 pesos
- Hangover burger – 27,800 pesos
- Meat lover’s burger – 31,800 pesos
- Jack Daniels BBQ burger – 26,800 pesos
- Chicken parmesan sandwich – 26,500 pesos
- Southern pulled pork sandwich – 27,800 pesos
- Blackened Mahi-Mahi sandwich – 29,800 pesos
- Classic club sandwich – 28,500 pesos
- Chicken quesadilla – 24,800 pesos
- Beef quesadilla – 24,800 pesos
- Bandeja Paisa – 17,900 pesos
- Fried snapper – 36,800 pesos
- Wings – 16,800 pesos for six, 24,800 pesos for 10, 45,800 pesos for 20 and 110,800 pesos for 50
The wings have sauce options of BBQ, garlic parmesan, buffalo, mango habanero, teriyaki, honey garlic or 911 sauces.
In addition, on the menu at Randy’s there is a California Cobb salad for 24,500 pesos and a grilled chicken Caesar salad for 24,500 pesos.
Furthermore, there are 10 different appetizers on the menu ranging in price from 15,800 to 44,600 pesos. The appetizer options include chili fries, chili nachos, ceviche, cheese dip with nachos, spinach dip with nachos, guacamole with nachos, potato skins, beef chili with crackers, homemade mozzarella cheese sticks with sauce and a meat dish.
The Drink Menu at Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill
On the drink menu there are 14 different beers that range in price from 5,900 to 9,500 pesos. Also, they have beer buckets with six beers available. For example, a beer bucket of six Aguila or Pilsen beers is 28,500 pesos or 44,500 pesos for six Heineken or Corona beers.
Also, on the drink menu are 19 different cocktails ranging in price from 14,500 to 25,000 pesos. The cocktails include margaritas, long island iced teas, mojitos, piña coladas, strawberry daiquiris and several others. The popular piña colada is even served in a pineapple and costs 25,000 pesos.
In addition, the drink menu has over 25 liquors available with prices per bottle ranging from 74,900 to 375,000 pesos. And liquor shots are priced at 5,000 to 22,000 pesos.
Furthermore, the menu has pitchers of sangria, mojito or margarita for 49,000 pesos. For non-alcoholic drinks they have bottled water for 3,900 pesos, sodas for 4,900 pesos, Gatorade for 5,000 pesos and Red Bull for 11,900 pesos.
How to Get to Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill
Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill was located in the Parque Lleras area in El Poblado. And Parque Lleras is located very close to one of the main streets in El Poblado – Calle 10.
This sports bar was located on Carrera 39 and is less than a block from Parque Lleras as seen on the above map.
The nearest Medellín Metro station is the Poblado station on the A Line. And Parque Lleras is located about a 20-minute walk uphill from the metro station or a 5-minute taxi ride from the metro station.
Taxis were other options to get to Parque Lleras where Randy’s was located. Also, every taxi driver in Medellín will know where Parque Lleras is located.
Address: Carrera 39 # 8-58, Parque Lleras, El Poblado, Medellín
Phone: +57 318 550 5570
Hours: Daily: Noon to 2 am.
The Bottom Line: August Medellin Guru Meetup at Randy’s Sports Bar in El Poblado
In response to demand from readers, Medellin Guru is hosting our first official meetup at Randy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Medellín during Feria de las Flores – the Medellín Flower Festival.
Also, a free beer is available at our meetup for the first 50 guests, courtesy of Randy’s Sports Bar.
In addition, we recently launched the Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum on Facebook for readers to keep up with our events and enable discussions between readers. Also, we added the new Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com to enable following our events.
In addition, we looked at 9 reasons to join this new Medellin Guru group.
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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Editors note: updated on January 31, 2019 with information that Randy’s Beach Sports Bar closed in late 2018.
Thanks, please put me down for 1 RSVP, I am not on Facebook.
Hi David, I put you down for 1, see you there.
RSVPing for one please, thank you 🙂
Hi Tracey, I put you down for 1, see you at the meetup.
please rsvp for 2 maybe 3 (let you know by coming Sunday)
Ok have you down for 2 and possibly 3.
Jeff, you may want to create a FB event for this so you can collect RSVP’s a little easier.
Hi Andrew, thanks, there is a Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/636972966677708/. NOTE: to RSVP that you are “going”, you must be a member of the Medellin Guru Events and Discussion Forum on Facebook (join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2049770935285229/)
There are multiple ways to RSVP: here in the comments, on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/636972966677708/ or on Meetup.com https://www.meetup.com/Medellin-Guru-Readers-Meetup/events/253308982/
And I updated the article to make it clear that there are four different ways to RSVP.
Sounds good. Put me down for 1.
Hi Robert, I put you down for 1. See you at the meetup on Wednesday.