Monday, August 18, 2008

Convention blogger headquarters

Members of the Minnesota Organization of Bloggers have long enjoyed the friendly confines of Terry Keegan's Pub in Minneapolis, for impromptu meetings, MOB gatherings, and trivia contests. With great brews (I discovered Smithwick's on tap at Keegan's), wonderful pub grub, and free WiFi, what's not to like?

Keegan's will become even more blogger-friendly during the Democrat and Republican national conventions. From Terry Keegan:
Keegan's pub has declared itself the official blogger headquarters for both the DNC and RNC.

Bloggers are invited to gather at Keegan's Pub for both national conventions. The Democrats meet in Denver, August 25 through 28 and the Republicans are in St. Paul, September 1 through 4. Bloggers who enjoy face-to-face interaction with fellow bloggers are invited to meet at the pub. Bloggers who wish to work quietly and on their own are also invited to attend.

Keegan's offers free WiFi for real-time blogging during both conventions. The televisions in section 1 (turn right when entering through the front door) will be tuned-in to convention coverage, with audio. Pub quizzes on Tuesday and Thursday nights will work around the convention coverage. Twins baseball will be telecast in other areas of the pub, without volume.

The patios will be open for cigar smoking and Keegan's will serve the Best Beer in the Twin Cities.

The biggest problem will be getting a table, so get there early if you want to blog. If you just want to hobnob, no worries!

Keegan's Pub is located at 16 University Avenue SE — take a left on University after you cross the Hennepin Avenue bridge from downtown. You can park on the street or in the ramp behind Keegan's.

1 comment:

Duke Powell said...


I'm going to try to be there this coming Thursday.

Take Care,

Duke Powell