Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally Inauguration Week Meeting

Hello fellow liberals! This is your usual reminder that we will be meeting tomorrow night, January 17th at 7:00PM. We'll be meeting at O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. Our usual meeting spot is in the back room, at the high top tables as you enter the back area.

Of course we'll be talking about all that is going on in what is a big week for our country. Finally we will know what it's like to live in Trump's America as he is inaugurated on the 20th. Related, the Women's March on Washington is happening on the 21st, with satellite marches happening all around the country and here in Chicago. Please note that the Chicago march has a new location: https://is.gd/f4PsKl.

First Drinking Liberally of 2017

Hey everybody! We will be having our first meeting of the new year Tuesday night (1/3) starting at 7:00 PM. We'll be meeting at our usual location, O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We meet in the back room and you can usually find us at the high top tables as you enter the back room.

Hope to see you there!

No Drinking Liberally Tomorrow Night (12/19)

Just a quick note that we will not be meeting for Drinking Liberally tomorrow night. Our next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 3rd.

Drinking Liberally: NoDAPL and Planning for Trump

This Tuesday (12/6), in our second post-election meeting, we'll be celebrating a victory in the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and talking about our plans for the end of the year, and the coming Trump administration. Of course anything and everything politics is on the table!

We'll be meeting at our regular location, O'shaugnessy's public house, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We meet in the back room of the bar, and we'll get things started at 7:00PM.

The next meeting on our calendar will be just before Christmas, so it's not certain if we'll be meeting that week yet. So if you need a little political fix before the end of the year, this is the time to come out!

Drinking Liberally: An Electoral Wake, Tomorrow (11/15)

Join us tomorrow to discuss the outcome and possible fallout from Election night. We will be starting at our usual time, 7PM, in the back room of O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood.

Drinking Liberally Tuesday (11/15): An Electoral Wake

I've had a couple days to process this and I'm still not sure what to do with what happened on Tuesday night. I'm sure that many of you are in the same camp. I know so many of my good friends that are somewhere between sad and angry about this.

So Tuesday night, I'd like to make Drinking Liberally a place for us to work through some of that. An electoral wake. We'll drink, we'll talk about what just happened. We'll remind ourselves that in spite of what just happened, we are a community. There are a lot of people out there who share our values and our vision for the country. We are not alone.

Also, if you're not a drinker, that's okay too. Buy a soda, maybe an app, and tip generously. You're all welcome. We might be "Drinking Liberally" but collective we are Living Liberally, and that's what it's all about.



Drinking Liberally Election Night Party

This is it everybody. The end of the 2016 election season is upon us and we will soon know our fate. Does Clinton hold onto narrow polling leads and become the first female President of the United States? Does Trump manage to take over the country and found the new Republic of Trumpistan?

No matter the outcome, we will be at O'shaugnessy's Public House, starting at 7:00 PM, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We'll be there until we know who the President is and keep our fingers crossed that we'll have a more liberal Senate to boot.

Hope to see you there!

Laughing Liberally Chicago This Wed w/ Author & Historian Rick Perlstein Doing Stand Up!

Hey everybody!

We're less than a week until election night! We need progressive laughs now more than ever! Luckily, this Wednesday, we have Laughing Liberally Chicago! Here's the details:

Laughing Liberally Chicago
Wednesday November 2nd, 8pm, $5
The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Purchase advance tickets here.

Laughing Liberally Chicago is hosted by the comedy group The Accountants of Homeland Security, who include Matthew Filipowicz, Tim Grimes, James Bespalec-Davis and Bob Rok.

Comedians on the November 2nd bill include: Elaine Phillips, Zach Zajac, Patti Vasquez,and Natalie Jose. As well as music from hip hop artist Bob Rok.

In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Chicago has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Chicago show will feature a special segment with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is historian and New York Times best selling author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge, Rick Perlstein. Normally, we interview the guest, but this month, Rick will be performing a stand up comedy set! You don't want to miss it!

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Events for November

Hey everybody! Just wanted to send out a quick update to let everybody know what the Drinking Liberally schedule looks like for the next few weeks.

11/1 - No Drinking Liberally
11/2 - Laughing Liberally at 8:00PM at the Elbo Room
11/8 - Drinking Liberally Election Night Party at 7:00 at O'shaugnessy's
11/14 - Drinking Liberally at 7:00 at O'shaugnessy's

O'shaugnessy's is located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. The Elbo Room is located at 2871 N. Lincoln.

The Final Debate Tomorrow Night (10/19)

One last reminder for everybody that we will be hosting another debate watch tomorrow night. The festivities get started at 7:00 with the debate at 8:00. We'll be in the back room of O'shaugnessy's, located 4557 N. Ravenswood.

For any updates on the event, and to RSVP, please go here:


Hope to see you there!