Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Next DL Meeting: August 6th

Just a quick reminder that this is one of those months where we get an extra Tuesday that messes with our schedule. So the next DL meeting will be on 8/6. If you have any suggestions for where we should meet, you can chime in on our Facebook group, located here:


Drinking Liberally Tonight!

Apologies for the late notice, but we will be having Drinking Liberally tonight. The location this time will be O'shaugnessy's at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave (near the Damen Brown line stop). DL alumn, Adam, will be swinging by for a pint or two, so come on out and say hi!

If you follow me on twitter, @dl_chicago, I'll post notices about where we've settled in the bar so you can find us. We'll be meeting at the usual time, 7:00.

If you have any suggestions for the next DL meeting location, hop onto our Facebook group at: http://fb.me/groups/liberallychicago/ and let us know.

Need Suggestions for Next Drinking Liberally

Hey everybody! We need to come up with a location for our next Drinking Liberally event. We'll be meeting on July 16th and if you have a suggestion for where we should go, post it in this Facebook thread here:


There's actually been a lot to talk about in the news lately, so hoping to get some bigger groups together. Know of any good beer gardens that might work for us?

Drinking Liberally July 2nd

Back from a brief hiatus, we'll be hosting another Drinking Liberally, this Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:00. So far, of the travelling venues we've gone to, the best has probably been Monk's Pub, so we'll be going there once again. Lots to talk about this week, with big SCOTUS rulings, NSA shenanigans, and I'll have a couple t-shirts to give away from my recent trip to Netroots Nation.

Hope to see you there!

No Drinking Liberally Tonight

As you didn't receive a reminder e-mail you probably figured out that there's no Drinking Liberally tonight. We'll reconvene in two weeks!

Drinking Liberally This Tuesday

Hey Everybody! This is your usual reminder that we'll be hosting Drinking Liberally this Tuesday at 7:00 PM. This week's selection for a venue is Friar Tuck, located at 3010 N Broadway.

Friar Tuck does not serve food, however, there are options nearby if you're hungry. Brian, the DL regular who recommended this location suggested Flub a Dub Chub's hotdog emporium or Crisp, a Mongolian-style fried chicken place.

As I'm unavailable this week, Brian has helpfully volunteered to host the event this week. So hopefully many of you will show up and make him feel loved.

Drinking Liberally at New Line Tavern

This week's winner in the Drinking Liberally bar selection competition is the New Line Tavern located at 201 North Clinton Street. We'll be meeting there starting at 7:00 as usual. Hope to see you there!

If you want to make a suggestion for the next bar we meet at, head over to our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/liberallychicago/ and post your suggestion. If you're not a fan of Facebook and want to contribute a suggestion, just reply to this email and I'll post it there on your behalf.

Drinking Liberally TOMORROW

Hey everybody, one last reminder that we'll be doing our first road meeting at Monk's Pub, located at 205 W Lake St. We'll be starting at 7:00 PM.

Also, to help make it easier to locate the group, I will be sure to wear a drinking liberally pin or t-shirt. Also, once I'm there, I'll post to the Chicago DL twitter to indicate where I'm at. The twitter account is @DL_Chicago (note the underscore). If you need to contact me, just message me there and I'll keep an eye out.

Hope to see you all there!

Drinking Liberally This Tuesday

This Tuesday we will begin the Drinking Liberally Chicago road season with our first stop being at Monk's Pub. It is located at 205 W Lake St. We will start things off at 7:00 PM.

If you'd like to put forward a suggestion for the next meeting place for Drinking Liberally, you can post it on the Facebook group:


Hope to see you there!

Big Changes for Drinking Liberally Chicago

Hey Everybody! First of all, no Drinking Liberally this week, but there's a lot of changes afoot, so please readon on.

As you may have seen, we've been looking for a new home for Drinking Liberally and I'd asked for suggestions. The whole time though I kept thinking that the Irish Oak was a good location for it, give or take the Cubs season where it would be overrun by Cubs fans. So I believe I've come up with a good compromise.


TIME: 1st and 3rd TUESDAYS at 7:00 (when not Cubs season)

So, going forward, we're going to have two seasons for Drinking Liberally, a home season, and a travel season. At the conclusion of Cubs season, we'll host Drinking Liberally at the Irish Oak. In the mean time though, we're thinking that we'll take Drinking Liberally on the road a bit. Also, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesday nights as this works much better for random political events that we might want to watch.


TIME: 1st and 3rd TUESDAYs at 7:00 (during cubs season)

During the travel season, we will leverage our Facebook group for discussing where we'll be meeting next. You find that group here:


So if there's a bar you think we should check out, post about it there and then a few days before our meeting I'll post a poll on there to see what bar we should go to. If there's no suggestions or feedback, then I'll just invoke executive privilege and come up with something. All I ask is that if you suggest a bar, that you commit to going if we pick it. Dive bar? Gastro Pub? Tiki? All of it's fair game!

We're not going to make a big deal of coordinating with whatever random bar. We'll just show up and I'll make a point of having a sign or something so everybody knows where we are. So this might be a little chaotic, but my sense is it will liven things up a bit, make it easier for more people to attend at least some meetings, etc.

If you aren't into using Facebook, etc, then it will limit your ability to help pick a bar, but we will still use the mailing list to announce where we are going to be each time.


Because of scheduling conflicts and the need to plan this, we will not be meeting this week. So our next meeting will be on MAY 7th at 7:00. Of course, at this point, we don't know where. So if you want to offer up a suggestion, hop on the Facebook group and let us know what you think!