Nerd Nite would entail.
Nerd Nite is a monthly event popping up in cities all across the States, as well as Canada and Europe. Their tag line accurately sums up the evening, "It's like the Discovery Channel but with beer." Each evening consists of a series of speakers on a variety of topics, giving humorous talks aided by PowerPoint presentations. (PowerPoint... at a bar. These are so MY people.) January's talks, for example, included a zombie brain discussion led by a neuroscientist. You can watch the video of Dr. Bradley Voytek's presentation on Vimeo.
The Rickshaw Stop itself was a nice venue. It's open and airy with clean bathrooms. (Don't scoff! That's important!) There was loads of seating, though the space is intended for music shows. The bouncer told me the audience was growing in size with each event. Last Wednesday, the place was packed with all sorts of enthusiastic nerds ranging in ages. It did my little geeky heart good to see the young woman sitting behind me plugging away at her MacBook. The drinks were fairly priced, my Stella (on tap!) was only $5. Nails' champunch, an odd concoction of champagne and some type of punch that combined to taste slightly of tuna maki but wasn't unpleasant, was $8.
I can't wait for next month, though I won't be having the champunch.