Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally Tuesday at the Irish Oak

Now that Cubs season has concluded (and in the fashion it usually tends to conclude: badly), we will be hosting Drinking Liberally at the Irish Oak. We'll be meeting at 7:00 PM and the Oak is located at 3511 N. Clark. We'll be meeting in the front room and we'll probably gather in the area around the bar. I'll tweet at @dl_chicago once I get there and know where we'll be.

The Oak does specials on Tuesday nights so looks like $3 drafts and a wings special are lined up for us.

This is the location we'll be meeting at until next spring when the Cubs get started again. Hope to see you there!

The Muslims are Coming

Hey Everybody! I wanted to let you know about an event coming up that involves some fellow members of Drinking Liberally. A documentary, "The Muslims are Coming," about Muslim comedians will be premiering in Chicago this Thursday night, September 12th, at 8:00 PM at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

For more information about the movie, check this out:


If you want tickets, you can go here:


Negin Farsad, a member of Drinking Liberally and one of the creators of the film will be on hand for a Q&A session after the screening.

Laughing Liberally Presents Atlas Shrugged

Hey everybody! Matt Filipowicz, former fearless leader of our very own Chicago chapter will be back in town the last week of September for a very special Laughing Liberally performance. He, along with Josh Bolotsky, will be performing a live riffing of Atlas Shrugged. I had the privilege of seeing this at the Netroots Nation conference and it's hilarious.

Here's the facebook post about it so you can see the details and RSVP: http://is.gd/NVOar9

The event will be on September 25th and it will follow the regular Laughing Liberally show which kicks off at 7:00PM. So, 7:00 comedy followed by the the hilarity of Ayn Rand at 8:30. Hope to see you there!

No Drinking Liberally Tonight

Sorry for the late notice, but due to schedule conflicts there will not be a drinking liberally tonight. Our next meeting will be held on 9/17. I'll send out more details about that soon.

Drinking Liberally at O'Shaugnessy's Tomorrow

We've been getting pretty good turnouts at O'Shaugnessy's so we'll continue to meet there until we switch over to the Irish Oak at the conclusion of Cubs season. So to summarize:

8/20 - O'Shaugnessy's
9/3 - O'Shaugnessy's
9/17 - Irish Oak

We'll be meeting up at the usual time, 7:00. We'll be meeting at one of the tables in the back room. Usually it's pretty quiet back there so we'll be easy to spot.

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Tomorrow Night (Tuesday)

A quick reminder that we'll be meeting at O'Shaughnessy's on Ravenswood tomorrow night at 7:00 PM. We had a pretty good turn out last time and got into some pretty heated discussion of the conceal carry law in Illinois. So hopefully we'll have another good time tomorrow night!

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!