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    So, does it exist? Should it?

    The reason I ask, is because I'm always dying to talk to others about everything wet shaving/honing/beer/spirits.

    I am not trying to advocate here, but I have a friend who is part owner of Last Best Brewery on 11th (also wants to get into wet shaves), and he had an admirable vision for a space he has downstairs. To be honest, I don't even know the name of the it, but picture an underground whiskey bar, decorated with antiquities, with a barbers chair/barber doing wet shaves/haircuts in the corner, with access to fresh and delicious craft beer and spirits. This is that place. (Edit, it's called Johnny's Barber Shop. It's pretty much a bar with a few barber chairs set up.) I think this is the coolest place for wet shave enthusiasts in Calgary and surrounding to drink and talk shaves.

    I was reminded of this today on Twitter. Every 1st Wednesday of the month, there is a craft beer social club that gathers and goes full craft beer nerd.

    In my experience from Subaru meet ups, I found that it's nice to have a distraction, or second purpose for this type of thing. If only one other guy/gal shows up, or you show up by yourself, you can at least enjoy the other stuff going on.

    If anyone wants to get a conversation going about this in an effort to gain momentum, please add me on Twitter @wetshaveyyc, or just reply to this thread! Let's see if we can do a meet for the first Wednesday of February!!

    Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this restaurant or any Calgary wet shave vendors that this may draw the attention of.

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    side note: who has a bench grinder set up and lives close to downtown?
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    Hey Nick,

    I'm always game when it comes to introducing somebody to wet shaving.
    It seems you found a pretty cool location for a meet up.
    You can count me in.
    S.L.A.M.,.......SHAVE LIKE A MAN!!!
    Not like a G.I.R.L. (Gentleman In Razor Limbo)

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    Nick, if you feel like venturing north this weekend, a few of us are gathering at Kent of Inglewood in Edmonton from 6:30-8:30.

    Also, we usually do an annual SRP meet that alternates between Calgary and Edmonton. Last was at Ralph's, and assuming construction goes well, I will be hosting this year's at my workshop, complete with grinder, HT and possibly even a forge.
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    as to your question about the grinder, one of the members on here, ATCHBO, lives in Airdire.
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    I'm down to come out and check this out. Sounds pretty cool!
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    I haven't been on the boards for a while, alberta meet ups monthly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixon3162000 View Post
    I haven't been on the boards for a while, alberta meet ups monthly?
    Welcome back. It has been a bit quiet for meetups up here, my plan to build a workshop last year and host a meet fell through, so there was no official meet in 2016. May be doing a meet with one of the FB groups at the end of January. Failing that, if you want to swing by KOI, I'm always happy to talk shop.
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    KOI? not sure what that is ?? ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixon3162000 View Post
    KOI? not sure what that is ?? ha ha
    Kent of Inglewood, on Whyte Ave.
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