Back in Chicago - Thursday 31st
posted January 28, 2013 7:42 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu January 31 at 6:30 PM, Rossi's Liquors
412 North State Street, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Rossi's It Is! A last minute trip has me in Chicago this Thursday night. I am staying at the Marriott on Magnificent Mile downtown. I haven't seen you guys in over a year.
So we should probably grab drinks if it works for anyone. I realize it's supposed to be balls freezing cold out this week, but if anyone is around downtown after work and wants to grab drinks, I would be game.
posted by mrzarquon to Meetup (16 comments total)

I'll be nearby listening to a talk by Paul Krugman until 7:30 or so. I will be watching this space to see where you land. Economics and beardy dudes make me thirsty.
posted by readery at 7:45 AM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm down. I work in the loop and will be done around 6.30 or so. Where do you wanna go?
posted by youngergirl44 at 6:47 PM on January 29, 2013

I have a business thing at the Excheq, but it's over earlyish. Where are you thinking? What's up near that Marriot other than Timothy O'Tooles and Inn Bar?
posted by crush-onastick at 9:25 AM on January 30, 2013

Rossi's liquors looks interesting, but I defer to the locals.

There is, of course, always the billy goat.
posted by mrzarquon at 12:37 PM on January 30, 2013

I have like eleventy billion things I need to do this week, but if there's something happening right after work (for me 5pm) I can stop by for about an hour.
posted by phunniemee at 1:51 PM on January 30, 2013

Rossi's is an amazing dive bar but it's quite small. I can't make this meetup (will I EVER make a meetup? *sigh*) but if you've got a party larger than five (ha - or maybe four), Rossi's will start to feel cramped.
posted by artemisia at 4:37 PM on January 30, 2013

I would be up for this too -- pretty much anywhere downtown after work.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:45 PM on January 30, 2013

Can't make this, but dropping in to say that Rossi's is my favorite bar in the city. You should go there.
posted by evisceratordeath at 5:56 PM on January 30, 2013

Rossi's it is. If for some reason more people show up, we can brave the cold and find another place.

Also: Normal, IL is very... Plain and Normal. Looking forward to being in Chicago tomorrow.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:18 PM on January 30, 2013

Also: Normal, IL is very... Plain and Normal. Looking forward to being in Chicago tomorrow.

Move Normal, IL with to about 100 miles west and you've just described my life from age 10 - 16, so I'm quite sympathetic.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:51 AM on January 31, 2013

Rossi's is cash only. Just wanted to put that out there for anyone who might otherwise want to pay by plastic. The more you know...
posted by youngergirl44 at 3:13 PM on January 31, 2013

Thanks for the reminder youngergirl44, as I do need to hit up the ATM but it might be telling about what kinds of bars downtown I frequent that the thought of being able to pay with my card didn't even cross my mind.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:31 PM on January 31, 2013

Jesus it is cold out.

I am still going to Rossis, even if it means me having to leave my hotel and walk out in these Hoth like conditions for drinks.
posted by mrzarquon at 4:07 PM on January 31, 2013

In towards the back, wearing a brown winter coat, being a nerd on an iPhone.
posted by mrzarquon at 4:32 PM on January 31, 2013

On my way
posted by readery at 5:40 PM on January 31, 2013

It was great meeting up.

Joe and I stopped in at the goat on our way back, and had the weirdest experience of the night with some aggro dude who took turns insulting and complementing us.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:51 PM on January 31, 2013

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