After a few months of trying elsewhere, we're returning to the Billy Goat for this first Wednesday because 3 years ago we were here for the Cubs winning the World Series and also we haven't found a better permanent place. I'll be there after work around 6 and we'll be there for a few hours probably and then I'm planning on heading up to Carol's Pub for karaoke and burgers. [more inside]
After work, we shall nonetheless gather at the Goat on this, the First Wednesday of August 2019. Tiny beers, grilled meats, unexpected party room complications! Wheel of Fortune. Internet jukebox. All this can be yours, if you join us. [more inside]
It's World Environmental Day and also Arbor Day in New Zealand, so since we can't go plant some trees there sadly, let's drown our sorrows for fellowship, beers tiny and otherwise, and hopefully Wheel of Fortune. I'm also commandeering this time to discuss what Chicago will be doing for Metafilter's 20th anniversary in July. Eventually, we'll dismiss to karaoke if the last ~10 years are anything to go by. [more inside]
So First Wednesday being on May 1st means it absolutely snuck up on me. Let's celebrate International Workers' Day by meeting at the Billy Goat under Michigan Avenue and striking up conversation. [more inside]
It's maybe-springtime and another First Wednesday is upon us. Let's gather for fellowship under Michigan Avenue at the Original Billy Goat. I'd love to see your face!
The First Wednesday of 2019 is soon upon us. Join us at the Goat for companionship and strange new tiny beers. We really would love to see your face, Don't be like Lyft drivers--don't look for us on Upper Michigan; we'll be on Lower. (Goddamn calendars) [more inside]
So at some point, post-daylight savings but pre-New Year ten long years ago we settled into a comfortable routine of drinking tiny beers and eating greasy grill food on the First Wednesday of every month in one another's splendid company. This is the closest you're getting to an anniversary event. We hope you'll join us. There might be cake. Or swag. Or nothing at all. [more inside]
I have no clever title. But I will have a drink. See you Wednesday, after work at the Billy Goat Tavern on Lower Michigan Avenue. We'll decamp 8ish, 9ish, for some sort of karaoke shenanigans. I don't know what.
OH MY GOSH! FIRST WEDNESDAY IS THIS WEDNESDAY! ALARUM! ALARUM! As always, we'll be starting at the Billy Goat on/under Michigan Avenue for tiny beers and gigantic bathrooms. Afterward... we'll just have to see.
First Wednesday is nearly upon us! Cheap grill food and beers at the still weirdly upgraded Original Billy Goat Tavern. Then karaoke for what is
rumored to be the last time Angela's last First Wednesday behind the bar at Live Wire Lounge. She's delightful and so are you. Plus, it's a short work week--what do you have to lose? Join us, won't you?
The calendar has pulled that trick again where First Wednesday falls on the first of the month, which is...this week! That's very soon, but there's still time to make plans to join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern for tiny beers and excellent company. Even if - especially if! - you haven't joined us before, we'd love to see you on Wednesday. [more inside]
Man, it's hot. Next week may not be so hot. But next week will be First Wednesday. Join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern (Lower level Michigan Avenue), after work, for beers and stuff. Then join us after the Goat for karaoke and stuff at Live Wire Lounge (3394 N Milwaukee Ave). [more inside]
It's first Wednesday! Join us for beers, burgers, bonding and the Original Billy Goat Tavern. It might even be warm enough to make the trek to Live Wire for karaoke bearable!
Yes, it's open again. The Press tells us it now has spacious spa-like bathrooms. No shit! Or shit! Whatever. Join us, won't you? [more inside]
The Goat is not yet reopened, but First Wednesday is next week. We will decamp to LiveWire for Metahound karaoke around 10, but where should we drunken first? We have agreed that Monk's Pub is a good place for the drunkening. Hope to see your faces there!
Wednesday, January 3rd is the first first Wednesday of 2018. Let's make it happy. Join us at Monks Pub in lieu of the Original Billy Goat Tavern with their crazy new beers because renovations. Then wander with us (quickly! though. It's cold) to LiveWire for something special.
First Wednesday is next week! Apparently the Goat has changed how it does beer! But we have not changed how we do fun--it's still good and you should join us! [more inside]
First Wednesday is on the first of the month in November! Don't let it catch you by surprise. Join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern for tiny beers and excellent company. [more inside]
It's about to be first Wednesday again! Let's go enjoy burgers and tiny beers and excellent company. [more inside]
Join us after work at the original World Famous Billy Goat Tavern for tiny beers and food from the greasy grill. We're fun! We're friendly! Frankly. we're fantastic. Later in the evening, we'll meander over to Livewire Lounge for First Wednesday Karaoke with the incomparable Mary Mac. That's when you'll see how fantastic we truly are. There might be shenanigans in between. You can never be too sure.
Did you know this Wednesday is First Wednesday again already? Where did July go? Join us at the Original Billy Goat Pub for drinks and friendship! [more inside]
Oh hey, Wednesday is first Wednesday. So join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern where we eat sandwiches, drink tiny beers, and talk about stuff and junk. Then possibly on an adventure to other places (I'm assuming, but have not confirmed, LiveWire Lounge for rockstar karaoke). We're friendly; you'd like us.
First Wednesday is throwing us a curve ball for June. It's not next week, like you think it is, but the week after! Yes, Wednesday of the approaching week is only May 31. So don't try to meet up until a week from Wednesday, when it will be June 7. 5:30-6:00ish at the Original Billy Goat Tavern in the seedy underbelly of tourist-addled springtime Michigan Avenue. [more inside]
Is posting a week early TOO early? Are we not cutting it close enough? I WANT IDEAS, PEOPLE, NOT EXCUSES [more inside]
Join us after work for tiny beers and cheeseburgers and delightful company at the Original Billy Goat Tavern under Michigan Avenue. You won't be sorry. Special half-tine stop at Cheesie's Pub for hard root beer floats! You *really* won't be sorry. [more inside]
As is the other custom of our people, we gather at the Original Billy Goat Tavern, sip the tiny beers, quaff the tiny whiskeys, eat the beast (no fries). Then make the long journey to Live Wire, tip our bartenders generously and show each other the love. You know you want to.
First Wednesday is on that trickiest of calendar days this February - the first day of the month! Please join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern, followed by karaoke later in the evening. Newcomers are always very welcome. [more inside]
First Wednesday of the month, first Wednesday of the new year! Bring your resolutions and drown them in a tiny beer (in a weird new glass) at the Original Billy Goat Tavern. Then adjourn to the Livewire Lounge (3394 N Milwaukee Ave) for karaoke of the finest sort. [more inside]
First, we meet at the Original Billy Goat Tavern. Then we decamp for shenanigans. You should join us because the world is a terrible place, but the Goat is familiar and the Chicago Metahounds are the best folks around. [more inside]
It seems that since calendars are hard, we have not put up an event for our monthly meetup at the Billy Goat... [more inside]
Apparently, I am not the only person to think "oh, shit! GoatFrog is tonight!" but it's not. It's next week. And anyway, there is no Frog anymore. . . . . Oh, I made myself sad. But don't you be sad! You can still join us for First Wednesday! [more inside]
Next Wednesday is the first Wednesday meet-up at the Billy Goat, on Lower Michigan. Tiny beers, sharp dressing weirdos, and unlimited potential for bad decisions and adventure await you. Join us!
I know we have not quite settled into a new routine yet, but it's First Wednesday next week! Goat Goat Goat after work and then . . . . something. We'll work it out. I have faith in us. [more inside]
In the spirit of today's seriously crappy weather, I thought I'd take this moment to invite you to the very last possible Goat-Frog First Wednesday ever. The Goat endures, but the Frog closes mid-January. [more inside]
Hey, First Wednesday is the first of July, so use your rent money to join us at the Billy Goat (430 North Michigan Avenue) and then maybe the Blue Frog . (676 N LaSalle) * [more inside]
First Wednesday is next week. Join us at the Goat for food and tiny beers after work. Follow along when we decamp to the Frog (676 N LaSalle) for booze, awkward dancing and the finest karaoke you never sang. 2015 has been dialing the awesome way up and I hope you will help us keep the trend going. Seriously, folks, why are you not joining us?
Wednesday the 7th is the first Goat-Frog of 2015. You deserve some post-holiday shenanigans. Meet at the Goat under Michigan Avenue after work. Head over to the Frog for karaoke before 10. Bring your A-game.
Alternately known as "100 Days to Anvil of Bacon Crom". Same Goat time, same Goat place, followed by same Frog place, same Frog shenanigans. [more inside]
Right? I'm reading this calendar correctly? First Wednesday in November is a week from today? Hopefully, cause I'll be Goat Frogging. You should join. [more inside]
You know the drill. [more inside]
It's next week, folks. It sneaked up on me; don't let it sneak up on you. Join fellow MeFites in Chicago for our Month of Meetups celebrating MetaFilter's 15th anniversary EVERY! DAY! OF! JULY! [more inside]
I've got an idea: let's celebrate the longest month of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere starting out in a dark basement bar and ending up in a different dark bar. [more inside]
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.
Remember--the days of Goatening are numbered. Be there or be really sad you were not there. [more inside]
On behalf of the Chicago Chapter of the Cabal*, I repudiate the current rumor that there is "a rampant pro-billy goat prejudice" on Metafilter. Mr. quidnunc's allegations are scurrilous, pernicious, libelous, and, what's more, categorically untrue, and I reject them with the utmost strenulosity. That bit of business concluded, I'm pleased to announce our seventieth or so monthly meetup, to be held on the first Wednesday of March at the famous Billy Goat Tavern! [more inside]
Last night we discussed having the January Goat on the SECOND Wednesday, rather than the first, owing to that being New Year's Day, and owing to Berlin's Bowie Ball on the 2nd. What say you all? You all seem to say the First Wednesday is the First Wednesday and None Shall Encumber its Celebration. So be it. [more inside]
December Chicago meetup! [more inside]
Goat Song : Chicago is the story of a year in the life of a group of mefites who abandoned their one-bedroom apartments in Chicago to live under Michigan Avenue raise Billy Goats. In poetic, reverent detail, EvilSpork talks of our ancient relationship to the land and our gradual alienation from the Billy Goats that feed us. His fascinating account traces his journey of the choosing of the billy goat, and learning how to breed, brew, and curse the cubs with them. [more inside]
As the trickster sprite eamondaly threw me out of a cab last night, he rather cheerfully noted "See you next week!" which, of course, is true. Next week is the April Goatening. You should come.
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