The Medellín Living June meetup event will take place on Thursday, June 8, at 7pm at Sport Wings at Mayorca mall in Sabaneta.
Whether you’ve just arrived in Medellín or have been here for years, you’re welcome to come to the Medellín Living meetups. It’s a great opportunity to get advice, swap travel stories, and meet like-minded people who share an interest in the city of eternal spring.
Our June meetup will be at the popular Sport Wings restaurant and bar, which features some of the best wings in Medellín. It’s located in the new phase of Mayorca mall that is conveniently located next to the Itagüí metro station.
It’s a great place to relax, have a drink, eat some great wings and enjoy sports playing on the big screen TVs. Sport Wings is a chain of six sports bars in Medellín and we chose their Mayorca location, due to it being one of their biggest. In addition, since this is located in a mall, you can also do some shopping before the meetup.
Our Medellín Living June meetup isn’t a sponsored event, so attendees must pay for their own food and drinks. The above photo of Sport Wings at Mayorca mall is courtesy of Sport Wings.
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Sport Wings is located on the fourth floor in the new phase of Mayorca mall that opened in December 2015. In addition, it’s local 4063 and is found at the southeast corner of this floor that has a big open area.
The newest phase of Mayorca is located across a pedestrian bridge across Avenida Las Vegas from the old Mayorca mall that is located right next to Itagüí metro station. So, Mayorca is an easy 2-minute walk on a pedestrian bridge from the Itagüí metro station.
Please RSVP for the Medellín Living June Meetup
This June meetup is a great way to network and meet others with common interests and hobbies. It also gives long-time Medellín residents a chance to share their knowledge and help out those who are new to the city.
You’ll also have a chance to meet some of the Medellín Living writers, including Jeff, Alan and Sonja. Maybe you can suggest an idea for a story you would like to see them write for Medellín Living. Also don’t forget to invite your friends and like and share the event on Facebook!
If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many tables to reserve at Sport Wings! You can RSVP on Facebook here, or below in the comments if you are not on Facebook. Or you can RSVP via our new Medellin Living group on Meetup.com
About Sport Wings
Sport Wings is a popular chain of sports bars in Medellín that are owned by a group of five Colombian partners. Sport Wings currently has six locations in the city. Each location has big screen TVs that enable watching sports around the world as they have DIRECTV. Sport Wings also has some great chicken wings, which are my personal favorites that I have found in the city.
The Mayorca location where we are having our June meetup has a large bar and some high tables with high chairs that will facilitate socializing.
Sport Wings has a full bar with a wide variety of drink options. They offer a good choice of beers, including Heineken, Sol, Coors Light, Buckler, Club Colombia, Aguila and Pilsen. Their cocktail selection includes margaritas and margaritas with Corona as well as a special Sport Wings cocktail.
Sport Wings also serves five different wines as well as two varieties of sangria. There are also a fair number of rums, whiskeys, tequila, aguardiente, gin and other liquors to choose from. They also have sodas, natural fruit juices, two types of lemonade and bottled water.
In addition, Sport Wings has a number of food options on their menu. Most popular are the chicken wings that come with an option of 14 different sauces ranging from mild to hot. The main dishes include chicken wings, hamburgers, ribs and a few Mexican dishes.
There is also a wide selection of appetizers and snacks, such as cheese sticks, quesadillas, nachos and mini-hamburgers. There are also three desserts on the menu.
Our Medellín Living Meetups
In response to popular demand, Medellín Living restarted its meetups in January of 2017 after a two-year hiatus. Most noteworthy is that the new Medellin Living meetups have been a huge success, growing steadily from one month to the next. We had over 100 attendees at out May meetup in Laureles at Del Patio Restaurant and Bar!
You can also see several photos of our May meetup below that were taken by a professional photographer. And we are expecting another big turnout next month in Sabaneta!
Our plan is to rotate our meetups each month between El Pobaldo, Envigado, Sabaneta and Laureles, which are the four most popular neighborhoods for expats living in Medellín.
The idea is to encourage expats to experience different parts of the city. Our July meetup is tentatively planned for Envigado and for August we are planning in El Poblado. Details will be posted on this site around two to three weeks before the planned meetups.
Note: there isn’t any extra fee required to attend Medellín Living meetups and no membership is required.
We now have two new ways for our readers to keep up with Medellín Living events. You can follow us on our new Medellin Living Events & Activities Facebook group or via our new Medellin Living group on Meetup.com.
Photos of our May Meetup at Del Patio
The following are seven photos of our May Meetup at Del Patio in Laureles. These were taken by Jenny Bojinova, a professional photographer living in Medellín, who offers her services as a photographer in the city.
You can see more photos from our May meetup taken by Jenny here.
About Jenny Bojinova
Jenny gave up the corporate world to pursue her passion in Photography. She grew up in Bulgaria and she was educated at Cambridge, UK and Italy. She has worked within the IT industry in Bulgaria, India and Netherlands. Ever since her childhood Jenny has been traveling far from home and taking pictures as a hobby. At the moment, Jenny is based in Medellin, Colombia and she is very happy to offer her services as a Photographer.
For more information you can visit her website at: www.jennybojinova.com
Nice photos of last month’s meetup by Jenny. Thanks for organizing these Medellin Living meetups as they look like a very good way to meet other expats.
Sport Wings looks like a great place. I plan to be at meetup at Sport Wings and I’m not on Facebook so put me down for one RSVP.
Hi Edward, thanks! We have you down for 1 RSVP, see you there.
Hi Jeff. I am currently in Pablado but will be in Laureles by next week but would love to meet up with you guys for this gathering so I will do my best to make it there. So will need RSVP for one. Thank you…
Hi Jason, we have you down for 1 RSVP. See you at Sport Wings.
Please include us, party of 2 to the RSVP list.
Hi Sylvia, we have you down for 2 RSVPs. See you next Thursday!
Hola, I will be there.
Hi Mark, we have you down for 1 RSVP. See you there!
When and where is the next meetup? My husband and I are here until ear,y August. Many thanks, Kelly
We currently hold the meetups on the second Thursday of each month. So the next one will be on July 13.
It will be in Envigado. Once the venue has been chosen, we’ll publicize the meetup on MedellinLiving.com as well as on the Medellin Living Events & Activities Facebook group, which you can join here:
Looking forward to meeting you at the next meetup.
Arriving Medellin on June 30th.
How about next meetup on July 4- independence day ?
Hi Rocky, we try not to do our meetups on holidays as we have found that many have other plans. We are tentatively planning for July 13 as we are trying to do our meetups the second Thursday of each month.
I will miss June’s Meetup since I get to Medellin on the 10th. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for organizing this. I plan to be there so please put me down for one RSVP.
We have you down for 1 RSVP. See you there!
I want to Emigrate from South Africa!