Alaska diner is not really a place for the meetups. Too small, but it is certainly worth checking out. Sarah and I go there about a couple of times a month to eat.
The Pitt isn't really set up for meetups. Nice guys but it's kind of dark and out of the way, so to speak, although parking and bus access is pretty easy. Karen's Crazy Beaches might be good. It's big and has good, inexpensive food and drinks. We were also thinking about doing it up at Moro Paraiso. Harder to get to but very nice and we'd have to have the meetup earlier in the day as they close at about 6. Not many of us here at this time of year so Moro might work.
Remember, this is only for a couple of weeks.
"À chacun son goût"