Meet People Chicago Blog

Chicago is a large city. It has millions of drinking age men and women. Dozens of neighborhoods with thousands of bars, clubs and restaurants. Meet People Chicago is in a unique position. We have been to hundreds of locations with thousands of our members. And with each event, we experience the good, the bad and the ugly. Besides our superhosts' experiences, we get immediate feedback from our members.

The good news - A vast majority of bars we go to are good. It's because we always do our homework. We make sure the bar we pick is in a good location, in a safe neighborhood, has an excellent vibe, excellent drinks, good reviews, etc. However, no matter how much due diligence we do, there will always be a bar that falls through the cracks. Maybe they had a management change. Or they just hired a couple bad servers recently. Or they just had a bad night. No matter what the reason, they were just so bad that we will NEVER go back to these bars again.

Chicago is a large city. It has millions of drinking age men and women. Dozens of neighborhoods with thousands of bars, clubs and restaurants. Meet People Chicago is in a unique position. We have been to hundreds of locations with thousands of our members. And with each event, we experience the good, the bad and the ugly. Besides our superhosts' experiences, we get immediate feedback from our members.

Be the Organizer

The best time to go on vacation, in my opinion, is between the months of February-April. These months are the stretch where you get the least amount of days off, and for some people….none! Taking off a few days here would be a good refresher, plus you can avoid the cold if you go somewhere nice and warm. I’m thinking a nice cold lime margarita whilst lounging on a beach chair as a nice cool breeze hits your face. Clear blue ocean waves running up ever so close to your feet, then receding. Cute girls in hula skirts. Fire throwers and fire breathers (how does that even work?!).

You finally make some time to go out and meet new people. You find a cool event going on that sounds like fun. And so the process begins: you feel excited at first, thinking of the possibilities. Maybe this time, you’ll actually come home having made a new friend. Maybe you meet someone who can be an asset to your business. Maybe you meet your other half. Maybe you finally meet a fun group who laughs at the same things you do, gets your goofy references to obscure movies no one really knows and breaks through the façade and walls you have up to maintain a good first impression.

Ever have a conversation with someone just to find out that you both weren't the same wavelength? In other words, you just didn’t ‘click’ together? Granted, sometimes you need more than just a first conversation to tell if you will get along with someone, but moving somewhere new and meeting new people can be rough in this aspect. You might go through many trials and error processes just like the one above in order to make a new friend. Why is making a new friend out of college or your hometown so damned difficult?

  • "I had a blast! Great group, great people. I have to definitely come out to more events."

    Taylor // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "Come to these events. You won't be disappointed. The organizer is SUPER friendly and a great host. "

    Tabia // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "I met my best friend from the first event I went to. Thanks Peter! "

    Jessica // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "Thank you Meet People Chicago. I met my love of my life, my good friends, all because of your amazing, fun events!"

    Jill // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "After attending several different groups, Meet People Chicago is the hands down the best! There are a variety of young fun people in their 20's and 30's with a good balance between men and women. The venues are also awesome. Thanks for organizing it Peter! "

    Trent // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "So much fun! The people were great and the music was totally fun! It was my first event and I was amazed at how great it was. I look forward to going to many more and meeting many more wonderful friends!"

    Jen // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "Best events I have been to! Fun group, nice people and the organizers are awesome!"

    Lisa // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "Out of control and I like it like that!"

    Kirill // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "I had an amazing time! I can't wait for the next events!"

    Tiffini // Meet People Chicago Member

  • "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."

    Jeremy // Meet People Chicago Member

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