Meet People Chicago Blog

In honor of our epic L Bar Crawl on September 30th, we'd thought we'd highlight some of the best bars around the L lines. If you’re like many of us Chicagoans you’re looking for a good night out on the town, but you’re looking for a way to get around at the same time. Driving is out of the question you tell yourself. And an Uber/Lyft can be expensive, not to mention a hassle. No one's a fan of handing out 5 bucks for cancellations that weren’t your fault, right?

How about the L?

Ah yes, the L. Cheaper and easier, but you just gotta make it through those damn gates!

Your next question is probably “Where are the best spots around the L to drink at?” Well good thing you’re reading this cause we got you covered. Welcome to our 4 part series of “The Best Bars Around the Chicago L” (creative, I know). We’re going to go over the 5 best bars around the various stops on the Pink, Red, Blue and Brown L lines. This piece will be about the Red Line. Let's hop on this train and get going!

This blog is more for people who are new to Meet People Chicago. For our regular members, what I am about to write is music to their ears. That makes sense because at least 40% of our event attendees are repeat members. Now remember we have multiple events a week, so getting 40% repeat customers is something we're very proud of. How do we do that? Let me tell you what happens at a MPC event and perhaps it'll all make sense then. :)

"How do I become the life of the party?" Every so often, I hear this question. People are in awe at those who come into a party, seeming to know everyone. Shaking hands, laughing, cheering with almost everyone at a party. They exude this positivity that's contagious.
 
Growing a social group out of a few strangers to now, Chicago's largest offline group with over 25,000 members and counting, in just 3 years, I think I may have the answer to this question ;).

This month, for our "Best of Chicago" series, we're picking our top bars in River North.
 
For almost everyone, unless you just got off the plane at O'hare for the first time, River North is Chicago's mecca for night life. There are a plethora of neighborhoods that cater to the young, bold and energetic, but if you want the crowd, the vanity, the newest bars and restaurants, the craziness, the sheer palette of senses tingling you, River North is the place to be.

As promised we are going to do a monthly review of our top favorite bars in Chicago's most popular neighborhoods. Tamsin did the first honors by picking the top bars for Old Town. Today I will write what I think are the top bars for Logan Square.
 
First, let me tell you why I think I am well positioned to write this. One, I have lived in Chicago for almost all my life. Two, I used to own buildings in Logan Square and did a lot of stops there. And three, I currently live in Avondale, which is just a 10 minute walk to Logan Square. Needless to say I go to Logan Square a LOT.

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  • "Meet People is a fantastic social group. I was brand new to Chicago in June (knowing all of 2-3 people), and decided to give it a try after being here for five days. The people are friendly, fun and it's pretty easy to just bounce around meeting new people. I HIGHLY recommend you give this group a try if you're on the fence. Peter does a fantastic job organizing, and it's always good to get out and explore/drink in new areas of Chicago with people just looking to have a good time."

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