The October 2019 Medellin Guru meetup event will take place on Wednesday, October 16, at 6 pm at 20Mission Cerveza located in the Manila barrio of El Poblado in Medellín.
Many readers of Medellin Guru asked that we host meetups in Medellín. So, we started having monthly meetups in August last year. And we are having our 14th monthly meetup on October 16, 2019.
The Medellín Guru meetups have quickly become the largest expat events in Medellín. Over 190 people attended our July 2019 meetup at 20Mission Cerveza. And our last nine events averaged over 165 people each.
For our October 2019 Medellin Guru meetup we are meeting at 20Mission Cerveza, which is a large brewery located in El Poblado with lots of space for our meetup including a large bar and high tables for mingling.
Join us and meet other expats in the city while trying out the six craft beers brewed here, unique cocktails and good food including what some expats have called the “best ribs in Medellín”.
October 2019 Medellin Guru Meetup Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: 20 Mission Cerveza, Calle 16 # 43F-66, Manila barrio of El Poblado in Medellín
75 Free Beers!
We also will have a free beer available for our October 2019 Medellin Guru meetup for our first 75 guests at 20Mission Cerveza
So, the first 75 guests to arrive will receive a free beer, courtesy of 20Mission Cerveza.
Please RSVP for the October 2019 Medellin Guru Meetup
This October 2019 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 20Mission Cerveza.
Also, attending meetups is one of 13 best ways to meet friends in Medellín as an expat. Please invite your friends to our October 2019 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 site.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many will show up on October 16. 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 Also, a new Facebook “feature” – to show that you are “Going” to the Medellin Guru meetup, you need to click on the “Interested” button twice for the “Going” button to show up.
- 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, Health Insurance, Legal and Real Estate Questions Answered!
Some of the most frequently asked questions on the Medellin Guru website have been about visas, health insurance, 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 October, we are inviting several experts who can answer your questions about visas, health insurance, legal issues and real estate. 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 agent will be at our meetup and can answer health insurance questions.
- Legal Questions: Joe Bovino from the Cuadro Legal and Bovino Law Group will be there and can answer legal questions.
- 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.
- Real Estate Questions: real estate agents from the RE/MAX Coffee Realty company 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 are inviting additional experts who can other expat questions. So, we expect to have additional experts at the meetup. At each of our last nine meetups we had over 10 experts to answer your questions.
More About 20Mission Cerveza
20Mission Cerveza is a large brewery in Medellín that opened in September 2018 in a huge warehouse space in the Manila barrio of El Poblado.
20Mission Cerveza is not just a new brewery with six types of high-quality beer. It’s also a large venue with a restaurant, bar and a big space for events.
The name 20Mission Cerveza itself is a spin-off of a co-living space in San Francisco called 20Mission, which is situated on the corner of 20th Street and Mission.
The Menu at 20Mission Cerveza
20Mission Cerveza currently has six house beers available on tap. The six house beers were made for beer lovers and include Blonde, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Witbier and Saison. The also have flights of beers available, where you have the chance to try small samples of four or all six of the beers.
In addition, to the beers on the menu, 20Mission Cerveza has several house cocktails and beer cocktails priced at 15,000 to 18,000 pesos. Also, there are non-alcoholic drinks available for 6,000 pesos each.
The food on the menu is really good and contains the highest quality ingredients sourced from local providers with sauces made from scratch. The outcome is gastronomic fare without a pretentious environment.
There are stx appetizers on the menu priced at 14,000 to 22,000 pesos. I went to 20Mission Cerveza recently with some friends and we tried two appetizers: the Chicharrones and the cheese platter appetizers. And both appetizers were excellent.
Also, there are three salads on the menu priced at 15,000 pesos each.
The main entree dishes on the menu are priced at 21,000 to 49,000 pesos. Two of the favorites of the group of friends I went with were the BBQ ribs and the Jerk chicken. And I highly recommend the ribs priced at 49,000 pesos or 29,000 for a half order.
Finally, there are three desserts on the menu, each priced at 11,000 pesos.
How to Get to 20Mission Cerveza
The nearest Medellín Metro station is the Poblado station on the A Line. 20Mission Cerveza is located about a 10-minute walk from the metro station.
But we don’t recommend walking after dark unless you are in a group, as the route is though a warehouse/commercial area without many people after dark. To be safe, it’s better to take a taxi from the metro station and it’s only a 5,600-peso minimum fare taxi ride.
Taxis are another option to get 20Mission Cerveza from your location in the metro area. Just provide the driver the address below.
Address: Calle 16 # 43F-66, Manila barrio of El Poblado in Medellín
Phone: (+57) 4 204 1960
Photos from Our July Medellin Guru Meetup
We had over 190 attendees at our July Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza. Also, we averaged over 165 attendees at our last nine events. And we expect another big turnout in October.
Here are two photos from our Medellin Guru meetup in July at 20Mission Cerveza.
The Bottom Line: October 2019 Medellin Guru Meetup at 20Mission Cerveza
In response to demand from readers, Medellin Guru is hosting our 14th Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza in El Poblado.
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 October 2019 meetup for the first 75 guests, courtesy of 20Mission Cerveza.
In addition, about 14 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 over 1,700 members and is very active with over 1,000 posts, comments and reactions in the past month.
Also, we added a Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com to enable following our events. Furthermore, 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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I’ve yet to try the highly praised Fukin Good ribs here in Medellin so I wouldn’t try make the case that the beef ribs at 20Mission are the best in town but as far as I’m concerned they were excellent five star Good Housekeeping seal of approval Blue Ribbon champs. The side order of mushrooms was superb and the brewsky sampler tray went down well.
Thanks for hosting your events. I plan to be there so put me down for a RSVP.
Hi David, thanks. We have you down for 1 RSVP. See you at 20Mission Cerveza on October 16.
I look forward to being at the October 16 meeting
We have you down for a RSVP. See you on October 16.
Hi Jeff – I am planning to come along with my daughter and her friend on 16th – they have just moved to Medellin. My husband may come along too so that will be 4 of us – looking forward to it and meeting new people – Sue Posada
Hi Susan, we put you down for RSVPs. See you tomorrow at 20Mission Cerveza.
Hey Jeff, coming from Sabaneta, is it best to take the Metro to Poblado and a taxi to 20 Mission Cerveza? Do I tell the taxi driver “20 Mission Cerveza?” Or should I just take a taxi from Sabaneta to the event?
Best to take the metro to Poblado station and catch a taxi at the metro station and give the address – Calle 16 # 43F-66, a taxi driver may not know the place. Taking a taxi all the way from Sabaneta will take a long time.
Hi, My husband and I are looking forward to it.