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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.
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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
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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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