#11 Busless Beer Crawl (Rescheduled)
posted September 9, 2019 7:30 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun September 29 at 11:00 AM, The Grafton Pub
4530 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Rescheduled after sickness & questionable weather caused an eleventh-hour cancellation of our originally planned event: We had so much fun going to all eleven stops of the #11 Bus Beer Explorer Passport in a single day in 2016 that we did it again the next year. We missed organizing one last year, and the #11 bus no longer exists, but we're going to recreate the crawl on foot or other methods of transportation for 2019.
We have traditionally started at the Grafton Pub at 11 am. I'm proposing the following sequence of stops, but other ideas are welcome!

Grafton Pub (4530 N. Lincoln)
Gideon Welles (4500 N. Lincoln) - lunch stop
Northman (4337 N. Lincoln)
Bad Apple (4300 N. Lincoln)
Gannon's Pub (4264 N. Lincoln)
Wild Goose (4265 N. Lincoln)
Brownstone (3937 N. Lincoln)
Bitter Pops (3345 N. Lincoln)
Green Lady (3328 N. Lincoln)
Beermiscuous (2812 N. Lincoln) - dinner stop (we'll pick up food at Whole Foods & eat it here)
Delilah's (2771 N. Lincoln)

I've added a 2019 tab to our planning spreadsheet from 2017. Feel free to suggest additions and removals here, there, or in both places.
posted by jessypie to Meetup (27 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I used most of Eamon's suggestions to end up with this schedule. I know ROCKS was one of the original stops, but I don't remember any of us being that impressed with it (correct me if I'm wrong). I haven't been to The Bad Apple, Gannon's, or Brownstone, so I don't know if/how those will work out. The Northman might be slammed. I didn't even try to include Half Acre because they're so busy these days, but we could peek in after Wild Goose. We could use ROCKS as an alternate if any of the other places don't work out.
posted by jessypie at 7:37 AM on September 9, 2019

Alternately, we can just randomly shout ROCKS! as we wander along the street.

Does Bad Apple have a bar area? Or just tables like a restaurant? Also, YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO BAD APPLE? We'll have to go for food some night.
posted by crush at 7:44 AM on September 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

I looked at photos on Yelp and Bad Apple does have a bar area. I've been in the space before but not since it was Feed the Beast a DECADE ago. I don't know how I've managed not to end up there yet!
posted by jessypie at 7:52 AM on September 9, 2019

Something worth remembering that we haven't had to deal with in years past (because it wasn't a Sunday) is that there will be Bears game starting at 3:25. I don't think we will really have to work around it too much but given the TV situation at certain places, some stops may be quicker than others.

(Brownstone calls itself a "sports bar" but I still think it's a better option than ROCKS! in this scenario.)

posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:38 AM on September 10, 2019 [2 favorites]

posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:15 AM on September 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

posted by crush at 7:43 PM on September 12, 2019 [2 favorites]

As I believe some of you know, my electoral platform is:

1) No cars downtown
2) Underground pedways should lead anywhere.

Vote for me and all our marches can be indoors!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:27 PM on September 13, 2019 [3 favorites]

I am taking Monday the 30th off from work, which

posted by jessypie at 5:03 PM on September 13, 2019 [4 favorites]


I'm not anywhere near y'all right now or on the 29th, just lurking and wanting to join in the yelling.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:37 PM on September 14, 2019 [3 favorites]

I don't live in Chicago anymore but I just saw this pop up on IRL and wanted to say I love this idea so much. miss u #11 bus </3
posted by capricorn at 1:16 PM on September 16, 2019 [3 favorites]

Hello all - I am sadly going to have to back out on Sept. 29. Somewhat unplanned family obligations are going to take up the weekend (rescheduled b-day party for my niece and my sister having to move house rather quickly, so I need/want to help out with that). Have a good time stumbling down Lincoln Ave. If we do it again next year, hopefully I'll be able to join you.
posted by anactualwolfe at 9:14 AM on September 21, 2019

Hi just remembered this was happening this weekend and it made me happy, so happy ROCKS! to you all.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:56 AM on September 24, 2019 [4 favorites]

This is the day after a wedding for me. I don't know that I'll be with you when the parade steps off, but I think I'll be able to join at some point in the second half.

posted by Iridic at 6:24 PM on September 25, 2019 [3 favorites]

Just to be clear: I don't care if fire rains down from the sky, I will be crawling Sunday, by myself if needs be. Also, apologies in advance, because it's been a week (and mine won't be done until 4am Sunday morning) and I anticipate a degree of sloppiness.
posted by eamondaly at 1:45 PM on September 27, 2019 [2 favorites]

You know what beats fire rain (as well as scissors)? ROCKS!
posted by crush at 2:10 PM on September 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

You what sometimes IS fire-rain? ROCKS!
posted by eamondaly at 7:37 AM on September 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

I'm filling a waterproof backpack with rain gear, because if there's any hope of clear skies tomorrow it will only happen if I'm carting around a giant bag of rain supplies all day. See you all in the morning!
posted by jessypie at 9:01 PM on September 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

Crap. I really can't make it today and also do what needs to be done by tomorrow. Cheers to all. I'll be there next year.
posted by eotvos at 7:14 AM on September 29, 2019

I will be delayed until the afternoon portion of the festivities--the swap of the regularly scheduled event when i would have had to leave early!
posted by crush at 7:49 AM on September 29, 2019

Also, if anyone wants to find us: see my real-time location on Maps.
posted by eamondaly at 12:00 PM on September 29, 2019 [2 favorites]

Wild Goose, then a long walk
posted by crush at 1:48 PM on September 29, 2019

Brown stone! Lincoln at Larchmont
posted by crush at 4:00 PM on September 29, 2019

Bitter Pops
posted by crush at 5:19 PM on September 29, 2019

Delilah's, we're headed to you
posted by crush at 6:54 PM on September 29, 2019

My waterproof backpack worked; you’re all welcome.

Thank you all for a wonderful day!
posted by jessypie at 9:27 PM on September 29, 2019 [3 favorites]

SO FUN. I really needed that after a very long, very dumb week. Thanks so much for putting this together, jessypie!
posted by eamondaly at 11:47 AM on September 30, 2019 [2 favorites]

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