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Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:03:10 AM »
We have a date!

Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Monday, April 30, 2018
5:30PM-? (Don't worry if you can't join until later!)
737 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL


Anyone interested in a meetup?  Tagging folks who have previously identified themselves as Chicagoans, but let me know if you want me to remove the tag.

@Tris Prior @nonprofit noodle @rhadams1988 @ejchis @chesebert @PepperPeter @Abe @Sloeginfizz @aalferez

Thoughts on location?  I'm thinking we try and put one together soonish at a restaurant and then plan a larger one for the summer that's outdoors and a potluck.
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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 09:10:36 AM »
Sure, if it's in the city and accessible by CTA. Also tagging @Inaya and @couponvan.

Re location: NOT at the beach on a cold day, please! (That's why I skipped the last one, haha.)

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 09:23:47 AM »
That would be great. A weeknight is better for me. I'm going to throw out the date of Monday, April 30th near Millennium Park restaurants because I'll be in Chicago for work that day. :-)  You can plan one for March sooner as well.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 10:02:15 AM »
Western suburbs, anyone?

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 12:14:29 PM »
Western suburbs, anyone?

Waves....Do you know of any spots walkable from a Metra station?  That might get the City folks out to the Western suburbs. 

Orazio Pub is walkable from the Naperville Metra Station.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/orazio-pub-naperville

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 06:49:23 AM »
Awesome!  Let's start planning for April 30th, it'll come up sooner than we think.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 08:55:03 AM »
Noted - I believe I am free! Looking forward to this.

(ETA: I concur with Inaya; I work in Evanston so getting out to the west burbs after work on Metra would be kind of painful and I'd likely be quite late. I like coup's idea of a downtown meetup but CTA friendly in general would be awesome.)
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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 10:06:17 AM »
Thanks for the tag, @Tris Prior ! April 30 works for me. CTA-accessible preferred. Metra-accessible is okay, but not ideal.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 11:07:11 AM »
Does anyone have a CTA friendly location suggestion for April 30th? The last time we had a meetup I picked a pricey bar because I'm not familiar with Chicago bars....It was CTA friendly, but not Metra friendly.  Maybe something closer to Union Station? I think both CTA and Metra are near there.




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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 03:28:05 PM »

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 09:42:12 AM »
Does anyone have a CTA friendly location suggestion for April 30th? The last time we had a meetup I picked a pricey bar because I'm not familiar with Chicago bars....It was CTA friendly, but not Metra friendly.  Maybe something closer to Union Station? I think both CTA and Metra are near there.

Let me look into it.  Unfortunately that part of the city is rife with $6 draft beer "specials".  But there's plenty on the CTA that should suffice.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 06:57:17 PM »
Another Chicagoan here! I don't think I'll be able to make 4/30, but I'm following this thread for future meetups. I remember a few years ago we did a meetup at Ogilvie in the food court.

 I think there's also an MMM group on Meetup.com that sprung from this forum, though I don't know if it's still active.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 12:00:34 PM »
Totally down to meet some folks IRL as I have had spotty access to the forums since starting my new job. April 30 would work for me but I can't do the suburbs on a weekday, sorry. Would love a downtown or maybe West loop-ish spot? Lone Wolf or Haymarket?

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 03:08:48 PM »
Totally down to meet some folks IRL as I have had spotty access to the forums since starting my new job. April 30 would work for me but I can't do the suburbs on a weekday, sorry. Would love a downtown or maybe West loop-ish spot? Lone Wolf or Haymarket?

Haymarket is a fabulous idea!  They have baby beers so you can spend (and drink) as much or as little as you please.  What time works for people?  I can either come right from work or meet up later, so maybe around 5:30 or 6?

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 08:33:56 AM »
6 or later would be good for those of us who don't work downtown (I'm coming from Evanston). Haymarket sounds good too - it's the one near Halsted/Randolph, yes?

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2018, 10:46:57 AM »
Sounds like a great idea:

Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Monday, April 30, 2018
5:30PM-? (I'm putting 5:30 since that's when I can get there....anyone coming from the North can come later)
737 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

I posted a message on the meetup group page - hopefully the organizer will add it as a combined event. There are 210 people on that meetup group.  Should we add it to the first post in the thread as a date?

Hope to see lots of MMMers there.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2018, 12:08:00 PM »
Just edited the first post!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2018, 12:11:02 PM »
Thanks - Should someone reserve a room/area at Haymarket?  The last planned ahead Chicago meetup at a pub had a lot of people - luckily the bar had a room on the side no one was using.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2018, 02:13:16 PM »
Thanks - Should someone reserve a room/area at Haymarket?  The last planned ahead Chicago meetup at a pub had a lot of people - luckily the bar had a room on the side no one was using.

I'll call and see what I can do.  I can also get there early to score us an area if we can't make a reservation.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2018, 02:13:47 PM »
@Chrissy, I just remembered you are in Chicago too.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2018, 08:51:44 AM »
Oh yay, this is so exciting!!! I will be coming from work Elmhurst so I will hopefully be there between 5:45-6.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 09:03:53 AM »
Just bumping - we're two weeks out!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2018, 09:15:03 AM »
Just bumping - we're two weeks out!
@SimpleCycle were you able to get a reservation?  Just checking.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2018, 10:33:46 AM »
Just bumping - we're two weeks out!
@SimpleCycle were you able to get a reservation?  Just checking.

Yes, I made it for 6 people at 5:30 because I am an eternal optimist.  Looks like we have 4 people confirmed right now.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2018, 10:44:33 AM »
I am still hoping to be there - though, I realized this is the first workday after more than a week's vacation from work and I may come back to a mess. Will do my best to get out at a decent hour!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2018, 11:00:23 AM »
Did I confirm? Consider me confirmed.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2018, 02:09:51 PM »
Just bumping - we're two weeks out!
@SimpleCycle were you able to get a reservation?  Just checking.

Yes, I made it for 6 people at 5:30 because I am an eternal optimist.  Looks like we have 4 people confirmed right now.

Great!  If we end up extras, we'll just take over the bar area.  Consider me confirmed as well - and I may be early because I hate working late.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2018, 04:37:16 AM »
Looking forward to the meetup tonight! Weather should be good too.
:-)

Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Monday, April 30, 2018
5:30PM-? (Don't worry if you can't join until later!)
737 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2018, 06:42:56 AM »
Yes, today's the day!  Our reservation is for 5:30 in my name, and I'll be there a few minutes early.  I'm blonde with glasses and wearing all black so people can recognize me.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2018, 07:04:48 AM »
Yes, today's the day!  Our reservation is for 5:30 in my name, and I'll be there a few minutes early.  I'm blonde with glasses and wearing all black so people can recognize me.
Ill be in a gray/light blue top with light gray sweater and black pants. I have med brown hair with some grey now that I stopped highlighting my hair. 56 and average size.
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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2018, 08:40:34 AM »
Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2018, 09:35:30 AM »
I am planning on dragging my still-jetlagged ass there but won't be there until 6 at the very earliest. I'm wearing all black with red tights (and a sweater with a big skull on the back) and I have purple hair so am probably hard to miss. ;)
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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2018, 09:50:51 AM »
Hello, I'm looking forward to joining as well if there's still room at the table! Should get there by 6, ~6', light brown hair and maroon jacket.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2018, 10:45:41 AM »
Hello, I'm looking forward to joining as well if there's still room at the table! Should get there by 6, ~6', light brown hair and maroon jacket.

Yay, you are certainly welcome!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2018, 01:33:42 PM »
Hello!  I'd like to join y'all today too if you have space - I'm about 6 ft with medium brown hair, wearing black jeans, black blazer, and a blue shirt.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2018, 01:43:44 PM »
Hello!  I'd like to join y'all today too if you have space - I'm about 6 ft with medium brown hair, wearing black jeans, black blazer, and a blue shirt.
It'll be an official party with more than 6. Looking forward to it!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
You know, I was really thinking about joining, but with the first real nice day in Chicago of 2018, I think I will actually flake out and take the kids on the bike somewhere to play instead.   Was really hoping to meet some of you, maybe next time!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2018, 03:14:51 PM »
Oh wow, I totally forgot this was today. Glad I checked the forums!

I'm 5'3, with glasses and a butt-length braid, and I'll be rocking that tired college student look because I was up all night working on homework (or procrastinating on homework....).  I'll probably be there between 5:30-6.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2018, 04:47:51 PM »
Is anyone here yet?

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2018, 08:42:35 AM »
Thank you SimpleCycle for organizing a great MMM event. We had about 12-14 people come for good food/drinks/conversation.  It was great catching up IRL with people I know from the forums and also meeting a bunch of new people that don't go in the forums but do follow the blog. I'm looking forward to more Chicago events now that the weather is getting nicer.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2018, 08:59:41 AM »
That was fun! Let's do it again! Kudos to the newbies who don't even post here yet, but had the nerve to come meet folks - I'm not sure that I would have, haha.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2018, 09:37:55 AM »
Yay for meetups! Impressed by the size of the group considering the weather was so beautiful. Next meetup should be on a patio :)

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2018, 09:44:05 AM »
Yeah, why didn't Haymarket have the patio open? Yesterday of all days? Oh well.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2018, 08:51:40 AM »
Hi All, I'm relocating to Chi in September and trying to find the MMM crowd.  This looks like the right place!  Any other recommendations on where to find Chi peeps?  Are there any local FB or Meetup groups? Thanks!!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »
I as well am moving to the area (in February). Keeping an eye on the thread for new updates!

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2018, 03:00:43 PM »
@BadassEm @Stashing Away Welcome!  We're not a very active group, but we had a fabulous time when we did get together with a lot of participants.  I'm going to try and organize another meetup after the holidays - I think November and December are just too busy.

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2018, 03:30:11 PM »
Okay - we do have a Meetup now!  Please join!

https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Financial-Independence-Meetup/

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Re: Calling all Chicago Mustachians
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2018, 09:35:05 AM »
I am organizing a meetup for Monday, January 7th on the Meetup page.  All are welcome!