What we're about

New to Chicago? Welcome to town! Wanna add some fresh excitement to your social life? Perfect! This group is for you. But that's what every group says...How is this one different than all the others? Great question!

Not only do we put together amazing, custom events to help you enjoy our great city, including happy hours, holiday parties, boat trips, comedy nights, and SOOOO much more, but we specialize in running Simply Social coed recreational sports leagues. They are hands down THE BEST way to make new friends in Chicago. Here's why:

Of course one night get togethers are always fun, but do you have enough time to really connect with new people after one night? When playing in our SUPER social, just for fun, coed sports leagues, you get to hang out with the same people for a 5-8 week season, truly getting to know your teammates in a laid back, pressure-free atmosphere. You can join by yourself or with friends and we make teams by age group, half guys, half girls. In our leagues ALL teams walk or take a bus to the same bar after games, where all teams mix and mingle and the social experience kicks into full gear.

So whether you're fresh to Chicago, looking to make some new friends or just want more fun stuff to throw on your social calendar, JOIN US at our events or join a league! You'll be glad you did :)

I can't wait to meet everyone soon!

Cheers,
Ben

Upcoming events (5)

$5 First Fridays Stand Up Comedy Shows are BACK! at Chicago's best comedy venue

The World Famous Laugh Factory

The Laugh Factory in Lakeview (Broadway & Belmont) is back open for comedy! They are taking your safety, cleaning procedures, and precautionary guidelines VERY seriously because they know you can't relax and LOL if you don't feel comfortable while there. See the bottom of this event post for details on this. The venue is operating on a 50 person capacity right now so most likely for these shows it'll be just us from the Meetup group! Get your $5 tickets to either the 7:30 or 9:00 pm shows ASAP before it fills up. And with our "laugh or get a refund" policy (that has never in over 3 years been requested actually), I know you'll enjoy your MUCH NEEDED night out! This event is posted in lots of different Meetup groups, so the RSVP # won't show how many are actually attending. GET YOUR $5 TIX HERE: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory Shows at either 7:00 or 9:30 pm. Here's a good idea: Get tickets to BOTH shows and laugh all night! Note 2 drink minimum applies to each show. *You can purchase multiple tickets through this link. No physical tickets will be issued. Your name will be on a list at the door and all tickets will be under the purchaser's name. Groups of up to 6 people can be sat together if arriving together. Please Note: These shows are for ages 18+ w/ ID. If you show up after start time you will not be able to enter. There is a 2 drink minimum per person per show (non-alcoholic or alcoholic). Drinks are reasonably priced, and a comedy show is funnier with a few drinks, so this shouldn't be an issue with how cheap our tickets are :) No refunds or exchanges but tickets can be transferred. ---------------------------------------------- Here is the show description: CHICAGO'S BEST STAND UP! Shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm The Laugh Factory searches the entire city of Chicago and compiles the greatest lineup of stand up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's Best is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Their well rehearsed sets are sure to make you laugh, PLUS they live in our city and joke about it so it's super relatable! Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet! ---------------------------------------------- HOW THEY ARE KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE! - We will be operating under limited occupancy (50 patrons) to accommodate social distancing guidelines - We’ve adjusted our showtimes to safely allow patrons to enter and leave the venue - Cleaning protocols & staff hygiene protocol will be elevated to adhere to city guidelines - Staff and comics will have temperature checks before every shift - Staff will be wearing face masks and sanitizing hands and surfaces - All customers are required to wear face masks in common areas, are only allowed to take mask off while seated in showroom - Groups will be seated at the same table but not with others not within the group - Hand Sanitizer will be available everywhere for use - If you are feeling ill, we kindly ask that you keep everyone safe and refrain from entering the venue to avoid the spread of illness Q. What time should we arrive at the club if we have reservations? We recommend arriving between 1 hour to 30 minutes prior to the show. This is to ensure safe seating and social distancing while entering theatre. Q. If we have reservations, do we still need to wait in line? We are working to ensure there is no significant waiting in line and patrons are sat in a timely Q. Is there parking? Street parking is available throughout the area. However, public transit, ridesharing apps, and taxi services are highly encouraged. Q. What is your dress code? Have your face mask or request at the door. GET YOUR $5 TIX HERE: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory Shows at either 7:00 or 9:30 pm. Here's a good idea: Get tickets to BOTH shows and laugh all night! Note 2 drink minimum applies to each show. Enjoy the shows!

Fall 16" Softball & Kickball Leagues - Playing safely and having fun outside!

PLAY IN A 5-WEEK FALL SEASON FOR ONLY $45-$65! LOTS OF DIFFERENT LEAGUE OPTIONS PLAYED AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS! Hey everyone! I hope each of you continues to stay healthy both physically and mentally during these times. S3 Simply Social Sports 16" Softball & Kickball summer seasons have thankfully been running smooth and safe. It's been truly amazing to see our players come together, keeping themselves and others protected by following our Covid-19 Preventative Measures at Games & Guidelines for Participation posted here: https://www.s3leagues.com/covid-19-preventative-measures-at-softballkickball-games--guidelines-for-participation.html Being outdoors and spaced out on the field during games, face coverings while playing are encouraged but not necessary. But on the sidelines they are required. Not a big deal to be able to hit the field! We are enacting all the necessary safety precautions to make you feel comfortable participating. Hand sanitizer provided, cleaning procedures for shared equipment, daily health attestations for all players, social distancing and masks as required, pre-shift umpire temperature checks, and more. For our fall seasons starting in September, we're excited to offer more 16" Softball and Kickball leagues on multiple days at various locations. These leagues are your last chance to play some outdoor recreational sports this year so don't miss out! There's been a lot of anticipation for these and we expect to fill quickly. ------------------------------------------ READ BELOW. IT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING ABOUT THE LEAGUES, HOW FUN THEY ARE AND HOW TO GET ON A TEAM! LOTS OF LEAGUE OPTIONS PLAYING DIFFERENT LOCATIONS & DAYS OF THE WEEK! *Want to get placed on a team but can't make it to every game? No problem! We put extra players on every team to cover for ya. *********************************************** FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://s3leagues.com/register-now-for-fall-leagues-starting-in-september.html Meetup Group Members & Your Friends Get $20 OFF Player League Fees! USE PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' *********************************************** ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME (no experience required). I'm able to make teams for anyone aged 21-42. Simply register by yourself or with friends and I'll put you with others around your age for the season. After registering, I'll email EVERYTHING you need to know for the season including your teammate info, the full schedule, how/where we play and TONS more! I hope you let me show you what makes S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues so popular and exciting. Your health and safety are our top priority right now and are following all precautions for adult recreational leagues provided to us by the state and city health departments. PLEASE don't hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions! Cheers, Ben

First Fridays Meetup at Chicago's Best Comedy Venue - We get $5 tickets!

The World Famous Laugh Factory

WE'VE GOT A BAR TO HANG OUT AT AFTER THE SHOWS! SEE BELOW :) The Laugh Factory Chicago loves Meetup groups so much that they offer us cheap tickets ($5) to BOTH the 8:00 pm Drink, Date, Laugh & 10:00 pm Diamond Comedy Hour shows EVERY First Friday of the month. This means you can attend these shows with new comics and different HILARIOUS content at this price every First Friday of the month! This event is posted in lots of different Meetup groups, so the RSVP # won't show how many are actually attending. We get lots of people every First Friday (40-80 people) plus the venue sells their own tickets so there will always be a great crowd to get your laugh on with! Everyone attending either with friends or by themselves will be seated in a special section for our Meetup groups, as long as you arrive by the show start time. So come solo or with friends and meet others! It's literally guaranteed to be funny or get your money back :) IT'S ONLY $5 FOR A VIP TICKET! Get tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory ********************************************************** HANG OUT AT THIS BAR AFTER THE SHOWS! Now we have a post-show spot to hang out at with everyone! After each show head a few blocks south on Broadway to Avenue Tavern to meet everyone from our group. PLUS we got them to offer you $3 Miller Lite & Coors Light Drafts AND $5 Cheese Stix, Mac-N-Cheese Nuggets or Potato Skins. Upon arrival, tell the bar staff you just came from the show and they'll give you a wristband. This will identify you as being in our group (so you know who to say hi to!) and to get our specials. The best area to gather in is the back room of the bar where there's usually lots of open tables. So don't just come to the show, head to the bar after and make new friends! Or if you're attending the later show, come before and after! :) ********************************************************** Here are the show descriptions: DRINK, DATE, LAUGH! 8:00 pm Drink Date Laugh is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy showcase/game show at the Chicago Laugh Factory that engages the audience by exploring their dating history and love lives. Short questionnaires are given out before the show (all in good fun) that the team uses to briefly interview selected crowd members (seriously, all in good fun). At the end of the show, three lucky audience members are picked to participate in a live game show to win a $100 gift certificate to a local spot. On top of all that, the show features stand-up sets from some of the best comedians in Chicago. DIAMOND COMEDY HOUR 10:00 pm Diamond Comedy Hour is a monthly showcase featuring premier female comedians from Chicago and beyond. Join it's creator/host for an incredible show with special giveaways, drink specials and extended headliner sets! There's never been a bad show, cuz these ladies know how to make you laugh! It's never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago's ladies the funniest on the planet! ---------------------------------------------- IT'S ONLY $5 FOR A VIP TICKET! (Well actually $5.45 cuz of a $0.45 processing fee per ticket that we get charged.) *Tickets are normally $27, but we get them to hook us up! Here's a good idea: Get tickets to BOTH shows and laugh all night! Get tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory *You can purchase multiple tickets through this link. No physical tickets will be issued. Your name will be on a list at the door and all tickets will be under the purchaser's name. No refunds or exchanges but tickets can be transferred. Please Note: These shows are for ages 18+ w/ ID. If you show up after start time you will not be able to sit in our group section. There is a 2 drink minimum per person per show (non-alcoholic or alcoholic). Drinks are reasonably priced, and a comedy show is funnier with a few drinks, so this shouldn't be an issue with how cheap our tickets are :) Enjoy the shows!

First Fridays Meetup at Chicago's Best Comedy Venue - We get $5 tickets!

The World Famous Laugh Factory

WE'VE GOT A BAR TO HANG OUT AT AFTER THE SHOWS! SEE BELOW :) The Laugh Factory Chicago loves Meetup groups so much that they offer us cheap tickets ($5) to BOTH the 8:00 pm Drink, Date, Laugh & 10:00 pm Diamond Comedy Hour shows EVERY First Friday of the month. This means you can attend these shows with new comics and different HILARIOUS content at this price every First Friday of the month! This event is posted in lots of different Meetup groups, so the RSVP # won't show how many are actually attending. We get lots of people every First Friday (40-80 people) plus the venue sells their own tickets so there will always be a great crowd to get your laugh on with! Everyone attending either with friends or by themselves will be seated in a special section for our Meetup groups, as long as you arrive by the show start time. So come solo or with friends and meet others! It's literally guaranteed to be funny or get your money back :) IT'S ONLY $5 FOR A VIP TICKET! Get tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory ********************************************************** HANG OUT AT THIS BAR AFTER THE SHOWS! Now we have a post-show spot to hang out at with everyone! After each show head a few blocks south on Broadway to Avenue Tavern to meet everyone from our group. PLUS we got them to offer you $3 Miller Lite & Coors Light Drafts AND $5 Cheese Stix, Mac-N-Cheese Nuggets or Potato Skins. Upon arrival, tell the bar staff you just came from the show and they'll give you a wristband. This will identify you as being in our group (so you know who to say hi to!) and to get our specials. The best area to gather in is the back room of the bar where there's usually lots of open tables. So don't just come to the show, head to the bar after and make new friends! Or if you're attending the later show, come before and after! :) ********************************************************** Here are the show descriptions: DRINK, DATE, LAUGH! 8:00 pm Drink Date Laugh is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy showcase/game show at the Chicago Laugh Factory that engages the audience by exploring their dating history and love lives. Short questionnaires are given out before the show (all in good fun) that the team uses to briefly interview selected crowd members (seriously, all in good fun). At the end of the show, three lucky audience members are picked to participate in a live game show to win a $100 gift certificate to a local spot. On top of all that, the show features stand-up sets from some of the best comedians in Chicago. DIAMOND COMEDY HOUR 10:00 pm Diamond Comedy Hour is a monthly showcase featuring premier female comedians from Chicago and beyond. Join it's creator/host for an incredible show with special giveaways, drink specials and extended headliner sets! There's never been a bad show, cuz these ladies know how to make you laugh! It's never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago's ladies the funniest on the planet! ---------------------------------------------- IT'S ONLY $5 FOR A VIP TICKET! (Well actually $5.45 cuz of a $0.45 processing fee per ticket that we get charged.) *Tickets are normally $27, but we get them to hook us up! Here's a good idea: Get tickets to BOTH shows and laugh all night! Get tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory *You can purchase multiple tickets through this link. No physical tickets will be issued. Your name will be on a list at the door and all tickets will be under the purchaser's name. No refunds or exchanges but tickets can be transferred. Please Note: These shows are for ages 18+ w/ ID. If you show up after start time you will not be able to sit in our group section. There is a 2 drink minimum per person per show (non-alcoholic or alcoholic). Drinks are reasonably priced, and a comedy show is funnier with a few drinks, so this shouldn't be an issue with how cheap our tickets are :) Enjoy the shows!

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