A-Goating We Shall Go
posted April 28, 2014 10:28 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed May 7 at 6:00 PM, The World-Famous Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
The merry month of May, so frolic, so gay, and so green, so goat, so goat! Join us for our month meet-up and drunkening. 6ish, 7ish at the Original Billy Goat in the dark underbelly of Michigan Avenue, until we get restless and move on to the Frog. Or join us Frogside, 10ish.
posted by crush-onastick to Meetup (27 comments total)

This is my first month of being in an office downtown so I don't have to ride my bike 10 miles just to make it there. I am ***so excited*** to rejoin the goaty fold.
posted by booknerd at 9:12 AM on April 29, 2014 [3 favorites]

Can't favorite that one hard enough, welcome back!!
posted by phunniemee at 9:17 AM on April 29, 2014

This will be my first goating! I will try really hard to be there!
posted by jessypie at 9:29 AM on April 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

And good news: sounds like the Goat's not going anywhere any time soon, either.
Fans of the Billy Goat Tavern no longer have to worry about where to get their fix of cheeseburgers and chips.

The National Association of Realtors has shelved the idea of razing its existing building on North Michigan Avenue and redeveloping the block, a project that would have at least temporarily displaced Billy Goat Tavern from its longtime subterranean home.
Chicago Tribune, "Major redevelopment that would have displaced Billy Goat Tavern is scrapped", April 29, 2014.
posted by orthicon halo at 10:42 AM on April 29, 2014 [3 favorites]

I was just coming to post that, orthicon!
posted by garlic at 11:07 AM on April 29, 2014

Yeah, I just got the word as a tenant of said building yesterday. Crazy! We've been planning on the move to Wrigley and hiring architects for the new space and everything for a long time.
posted by misskaz at 1:40 PM on April 29, 2014

I'm glad they came to their senses. The Realtors were this close to incurring the dreaded Goat Curse. They never would have won a pennant again.
posted by Iridic at 3:58 PM on April 29, 2014 [3 favorites]

Guys, I just found out, I have to work. I have to go to dinner with [insert person here] and schmooze. >:|
posted by crush-onastick at 8:42 AM on May 1, 2014

well, you know where to come for post dinner drinks and schmoozing.
posted by garlic at 2:24 PM on May 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

On the off chance that the weather will not be actively trying to kill us for the first time in 6 months, will there be any beergardening redirections at the last minute?
EDIT:7.5 months...
posted by Cold Lurkey at 5:14 PM on May 6, 2014

There are options available both downtown and in River North. I've been to the first one on the River North list, and am a fan... other thoughts?
posted by garlic at 5:34 PM on May 6, 2014

IO at the Godfrey has a retractable roof... and is right across from the Frog.
posted by eamondaly at 7:48 PM on May 6, 2014

Okay, I'm not going to make it tonight after all (very busy at work, very much to do at home this evening), but I've ALREADY put next month's on my calendar, so I'll see y'all in June.
posted by booknerd at 11:36 AM on May 7, 2014

Looks somewhat gloomy for out-of-doors.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:33 PM on May 7, 2014

The sun has come out for now.

I'm on my way.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:10 PM on May 7, 2014

Me too.
posted by garlic at 3:24 PM on May 7, 2014

Work went a little crazy today, but I'm headed out shortly and will be there in an hour or so!
posted by jessypie at 3:53 PM on May 7, 2014

I'll be there a bit after 7.
posted by Iridic at 4:40 PM on May 7, 2014

On my way. Had to do a thing.
posted by eamondaly at 5:02 PM on May 7, 2014

Has the migration occurred yet?
posted by crush-onastick at 6:15 PM on May 7, 2014

Eh. Going straight to the Frog.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:01 PM on May 7, 2014

Yay, Zach!

Also, all gender-swapping, all the time!
posted by crush-onastick at 8:41 PM on May 7, 2014 [3 favorites]

Thanks for a great time, everyone!
posted by jessypie at 9:58 PM on May 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

Feeling surprisingly coherent this morning! Truly, the disco nap is a miracle. Last night was great fun, and it was so good to see everyone at the Frog again.
posted by Zaximus at 4:57 AM on May 8, 2014 [4 favorites]

You are all my favorites, but Zaximus is kind of my hero this morning.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:13 AM on May 8, 2014 [4 favorites]

I feel like we were all winners last night.
posted by eamondaly at 9:34 AM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]

I still feel like I'm winning!
posted by crush-onastick at 7:02 PM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]

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