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Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:01pm.
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?
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 8:06pm.
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!
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 6:59pm.
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!
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 6:27pm.
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.
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:54am.
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.
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 5:58pm.
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!
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 8:04pm.
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!
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:20pm.
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.
---THE HOME SEASON---
LOCATION: THE IRISH OAK
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.
---THE TRAVEL 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.
---OUR NEXT MEETING---
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!
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:27am.
Sorry for the last minute notice, but Drinking Liberally is cancelled this evening. We'll plan to meet again in two weeks.
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:08pm.
Just a quick note that Drinking Liberally will be meeting this Wednesday night at the usual spot, The Grafton, starting at 7PM. We're still talking about a potential move and we were contemplating doing a DL pub crawl to consider some of the options. No plans have been settled for that yet, but I will post more when we have more of a plan.
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