Drinking Liberally Addison Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally Addison This Tuesday

After a typical low turn out vote in Texas, our chapter voted to return to The Londoner in Addison on 2nd Tuesdays. We'll see you there in the non smoking room starting at 5:30pm on July 14.

Drinking Liberally Addison 10th Birthday Tuesday

(One pint at a time)

When most people in Dallas think of Addison, they usually think of the $30k millionaires, or sometimes the real millionaires, who typically lean to the right in the political spectrum. But many do not realize, a beacon of liberalism has been meeting continuously among its high rises and high paid CEOs for the past decade.

The Addison chapter of Drinking Liberally will be celebrating its 10th birthday on June 23rd.

Drinking Liberally began in New York City in 2003 as a reaction to ultra conservative values taking over the mainstream. People were frustrated and wanted to talk to each other about it. What better way to do that, than to do it while sharing a pint with your buddies and new friends? The organization became so popular, it spread to the rest of the country, and even overseas. 190 Living Liberally chapters exist today—either in the form of the original Drinking concept, or in newer groups such as food based Eating Liberally or comedy based Laughing Liberally.

"I heard about Drinking Liberally in Dallas gathering because of a blog meetup in a Dallas Observer article 10 years ago, and I thought it would be a great idea for the Far North Dallas area," says chapter founder and host John Turner-McClelland. "We started just by placing a Craigslist ad and telling liberals to come join each other for drinks at Snookies. I chose the Addison area because it is where I work, as well as many others. 10 years later, we still meet every month and still meet new liberals who live and work in the area. Many are life long Texans and others just moved here. In addition to chapters in Addison and Dallas, we inspired others to form their own in places like Plano, Mid-Cities, and Lewisville."

Addison and Far North Dallas is diverse enough that Rick Perry can kick off his Presidential campaign at the local airport and left leaning liberals can discuss why that was another "oops" moment.

Join the chapter at Taco Cabana, 15239 Montfort Drive in Dallas on Tuesday June 23rd starting at 5:30pm for the 10 year celebration and some liberal libations.

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The original 2005 Dallas Observer article is at http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/stuff-it-6381680
Drinking Liberally Addison is at http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/TX/addison

Drinking Liberally Addison This Tuesday

We're trying out a new night and new location. Join us at Blue Mesa, 14866 Montfort Dr 75254. Tuesday May 19th 5:30pm start time. We'll try to meet in the bar area.

Drinking Liberally Addison Tonight

We'll be in the non smoking room of The Londoner in Addison starting at 5:30 tonight. See you there for a liberal happy hour!

Drinking Liberally Addison

Tuesday 2/24 5:30 until....
The Londoner in Addison

You know what to do.

Drinksgiving Liberally Addison

Join us for Drinksgiving tomorrow at The Londoner in Addison. Official start time 5:30, but you're welcome to get there early. No reserved table this month, but we'll be in the same area as usual in the non smoking room.

Drinksgiving Liberally Addison

Join us for Drinksgiving tomorrow at The Londoner in Addison. Official start time 5:30, but you're welcome to get there early. No reserved table this month, but we'll be in the same area as usual in the non smoking room.

Drinking Liberally Addison Tuesday

We're back at The Londoner this Tuesday at 5:30pm. Join us for post-Living Liberally Conference chat, election tawk, along with some nice prizes for those joining us in Addison.


Drinking Liberally Addison Oktoberfest Thursday

Prost Ya'll! September 18th brings us to our annual trip to the DL mecca of DFW-- Addison Oktoberfest at Addison Circle Park.

Gates open at 6pm. Admission is FREE on this date, so that gives us more to spend on beer & food.

If you plan on joining us, yes you must be there before 6pm so you can locate the group. We do not get reserved tables inside the big tent. So look for John near the front gate. He is not hard to miss and will be wearing a big DL button. If you get there after, then you'll have to hunt us down in the tent somehow.

We'll also be welcoming some other DL hosts from out of town, as Dallas is hosting the Living Liberally leaders conference this weekend. Show everyone your Texas hospitality.

All other info is on here http://www.addisontexas.net/events/Oktoberfest/

https://www.facebook.com/events/330937837060907/ for our event info

Drinking Liberally Addison August 26

The Londoner Addison
14930 Midway Rd, Addison, Texas 75001
Tuesday August 26 5:30pm

Join us again in the non smoking room to the left when you enter the bar. We'll also be saying good bye to one of our long time friends Lauren since she will be moving. See you then!