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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.
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:26pm.
Just sending out the usual reminder that we'll be meeting at the usual place at the usual time. As a refresher, the usual place is the Grafton, located at 4530 N Lincoln Ave, and we'll get things started at 7:00 in the back room.
I've received some bar suggestions since my previous e-mail, but if you have any recommendations for bars that would be good for hosting Drinking Liberally, please respond and send them my way. Ideally we're looking for something more central, so if you know of a good bar downtown that could host us on a Tuesday or Wednesday night, let me know!
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 1:21pm.
Just a quick reminder that with a new month, comes a new Drinking Liberally. We haven't met since the State of the Union, so there's plenty to talk about. As usual we will be meeting at the Grafton located at 4530 N Lincoln Ave starting at 7:00. We'll be meeting in the back room.
The back room has been rearranged a bit so I'll try to make a point of bringing an obvious sign to make it clear where we're sitting.
In other news, I've been talking about possibly relocating our meetings again. We've been at the Grafton for a bit over a year and there's been mixed feelings about the location. So, I'd like to open up the suggestion box for new bars we could switch to. So if you have a recommendation, just reply to this email.
For recommendations, keep in mind that we want a location that is close to transit, affordable, and has a decent selection of beer and food. It's also very important that we be able to consistently get tables there on a Tuesday or Wednesday night.
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 2:02am.
Since we just met last week for the State of the Union we will not be meeting this week. The next meeting will be in March 6th.
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 3:23pm.
Just a quick reminder that we will be hosting a State of the Union viewing party on tonight, February 12th. We'll be meeting at our alternate location, The Irish Oak, located in Wrigleyville at 3511 N Clark St. We'll get the event started at our usual time, 7:00 and the speech should begin at 8:00.
Hope to see you there!
Submitted by Steve Stearns on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:34am.
My apologies for the late reminder, but Drinking Liberally will be meeting at the usual place at the usual time. As a refresher, the usual place is the Grafton at 4530 N Lincoln Ave and we'll get things started at 7:00. Last time we were there they rearranged the layout of the back room a bit, so look for us on the couch in front of the fireplace in the back room.
Also, we will be hosting a State of the Union viewing party on Tuesday, February 12th. We'll be metting at our alternate location, The Irish Oak, located in Wrigleyville at 3511 N Clark St. We'll get the event started at our usual time, 7:00 and the speech should begin at 8:00.
Hope to see you at both events!
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