OK, I've put up an Attending.io page for an initial event on 3rd September in South Bristol.
I've said from 5.30 but my thinking was that if we make the official part of the evening between 7pm and 9pm, that means we don't go on too late if people need to drive home and so on. I'll head over there at 5.30 - the Tobacco Factory do nice food/coffee/beer - so we should be able to commandeer a table or two and if people want to come early to chat/eat/work on stuff that's cool.
I've gone for the Tobacco Factory because it's a big space so we should be able to take over a corner - they are also all about supporting independent businesses so it seemed a good fit! The only thing happening on a Wednesday is their quiz but that happens in the side room.
This initial meetup lets see who is interested, put some faces to names and see what everyone would like out of a real-life group and we can take it from there.