MaxFun Meetup Day Returns in October 2023

As part of our big Co-Optober celebration, we’re bringing back MaxFun Meetup Day! On Thursday, October 12, MaxFunsters all over the world will gather together to celebrate their favorite shows and friendships, new and old.

Meetup Locations

Scroll down to see a list of all of the cities that meetups are currently planned in, or look at the map below. Don’t see one in your city? Consider signing up to host one following the steps under “How to Host a Meetup” below!




Tap 21 Craft Beer
H. C. Ørsteds Vej 21, 1879 Frederiksberg C
Facebook Event
Look for Hannah with a sign!

United States


Los Angeles

Walt’s Bar
4680 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90041
Eventbrite (free, but please sign up to let the host know you’re coming!)
Look for Crystal with the MaxFun sign!

Santa Clara

Tapsilog Cantina
1998 Homestead Rd #113, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Facebook Event
Look for Nicole O.! 



Berkeley Alley Beer Co
4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Paperless Post (RSVP is helpful!)
Look for Zach on the patio with a sign!



2612 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
Facebook Event
Look for Giovanni S. with a sign!



Indeed Brewing
711 15th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413
Facebook Event
Look for the meet-up day sign!

New York

New York City

Minnie’s Bar
885 4th Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY, 11232
Join the MaxFun NYC Facebook group to access the event page

North Carolina


Petty Thieves Brewing Company
413 Dalton Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28206
Walk around the bar past the “bookshelf”, look for the white rabbit,
and push on the wall to enter the secret room.
If you can’t find it, go to the bar and ask Kelli for help



TailGate Brewery Headquarters
7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN, 37209
Facebook Event
Look for Amy R. with a sign!

How to Host a Meetup

Meetups aren’t held by MaxFun staff or hosts—they’re held by MaxFunsters who want to hang out with their local community, talk about podcasts, and make new friends. All that it takes to organize a meetup is a willingness to find a local place, spread the word, and answer questions from people who want to attend the meetup. If you’re interested in hosting a meetup, please follow these steps:

  1. Review our recommended COVID guidelines below. While restrictions have eased in most places, the COVID pandemic is still going on, and it’s important to take a few safety precautions to make sure no one gets sick. Check out our recommend COVID guidelines for advice on how to keep everyone safe
  2. Pick a time and a location near you. Make sure that there’s enough room for a small group to gather (if you’re unsure how many people will come, estimate about 30-40 in large cities like NYC or London and 10-20 in most other locations). If it’s a private venue like a bar or coffeeshop, we recommend calling ahead and making sure they’ll be able to accommodate a group. We recommend holding events at 6:00pm local time, but you can do earlier or later depending on what works for you and your local community.
  3. Tell us about it. Email with your location, venue name, the time your meetup is starting, and any other information you want to include (like “Look for Stacey M. wearing a blue MaxFun sweatshirt”). We’ll add your meetup to the list below so other MaxFunsters can find it! If you’d like to make a Facebook event to organize information, feel free to link us to that, too.
  4. OPTIONAL: Check out our digital meetup day kit. All you really need for a meetup is a location that can host a small group of people, but if you want a little more advice and some extra resources, we’ve assembled a digital kit containing helpful tips for running a meetup, fun podcast-related activities, sample COVID guidelines, and other materials that might come in handy. It’s totally optional, but if you’d like to check it out, you can view it here!
  5. Host the meetup! After that, all that’s left is to host your meetup and have fun with other people who love podcasts as much as you do.

If you have any questions about running a meetup or about anything contained in the digital meetup day kit, email and they’ll be happy to help you out.