What we're about

Chicago Social Events will be putting together tons of events for 20-30 somethings that focus on one thing: Meeting people and having fun. Well, that's kind of two things...Our group will live by the motto "A good time is all about who you share it with". I've been putting up our events in other Meetup groups for the past several months and have seen amazing turnouts with such great people, so now it just makes sense to create my own!

We'll be organizing groups to do things like happy hours, trivia nights, visit museums, go to comedy shows, plan trolley crawls, wine tastings, tournaments, play in rec sports leagues and more! Does this sound like every other group on Meetup? Well it's definitely similar, but I'm really good at getting good deals for everyone and coming up with unique events that have recently been bringing out large groups of people that simply want to get out more and meet others. So if you're fresh in town (welcome!), are looking to make some new friends, and/or simply just want to spice things up and do something other than sitting in a bar with the same ol' folks, we're gonna be that spice.

I also run S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues (s3leagues.com), which offers THE BEST coed rec sports leagues in the city. Sure I'm biased, but the sweet thing is they really are amazing. These leagues allow you to join by yourself or with friends and we create teams by age group for anyone aged 21-42, with post-game festivities at a near-by bar. These leagues welcome all skill levels. Rather than a one time event, these leagues last 5-8 weeks and allow you to foster stronger relationships as you come together every week during the season. Being new to town myself years ago, I made all my best friends by joining a coed softball team. I knew I could make it better, and now many years later with tens of thousands of past alum, tons of new friends made, couples formed, and several marriages! Sometimes the best connections come from simply expanding your social circle and getting out more. This is our goal, and we're excited to see you at an event or league!

Cheers, Ben

Upcoming events (5+)

Our 7th Annual AMAZING 110 Person BYOB River Tubing Float Trip w/ Taco Bar Lunch

It's once again time to grab your floaties & beer koozies because IT'S BACK AGAIN for our 7th year! Join 110 people as we head to Winamac, IN, and have some serious fun floating down the Tippecanoe River with Riverside Rentals (http://www.riversidecanoes.com/). ​INCLUDES OUR DELICIOUS ALL YOU CAN EAT TACO BAR LUNCH! We're excited to keep offering you all the chance to stuff your faces after tubing and drinking for hours in the sun at an all you can eat taco bar lunch! This includes hard and soft shells, ground beef, shredded chicken, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream, rice, and chips & salsa!! Yummmmmmm. There are 2 different trips. One on Saturday, July 27th and another on Saturday, August 24th. Come to whichever works best for you! REGISTER HERE: http://s3leagues.com/july--august-byob-river-tubing-float-trips-to-indiana-with-all-you-can-eat-taco-bar.html -------------------------------- It's just $70 to attend and includes: - Round trip coach bus transportation (we ride in nicer buses [aka more expensive] with bathrooms for this trip for a higher level of comfort, more people can come and so we can watch movies on the way there & back!) - Your personal float tube (cooler tubes can be shared and purchased for $10 cash upon arrival) - Lunch All you can eat taco bar at the park we get out of the river at after we're done floating. -------------------------------- The event in a nutshell: - Show up to the bus with your own BYOB cooler and snacks - We drive ~2 hours into Indiana watching movies, then arrive at the river - Grab our tubes, get cooler tubes, and float/drink for ~3 hours - Get out of the river and chow down on all you can eat tacos - Board the bus and head back to sweet home Chicago! -------------------------------- The Schedule: *All in Chicago CST (Indiana is EST) 9:15 am SHARP - Buses Depart Chicago (meet in the parking lot on the NW corner of Sheffield and Fullerton) 12:00 pm - Buses arrive at the river and we float! 3:30 pm - Float ends at the tubing place, get out & eat lunch 4:30-5:00 pm - Head back to Chicago (drop off at the same place we started the day) ~7:00 pm - Arrive in Chicago --------------------- REGISTER HERE: http://s3leagues.com/july--august-byob-river-tubing-float-trips-to-indiana-with-all-you-can-eat-taco-bar.html *Please also read the "Other important things to note" on our site so you know everything about what's allowed and expected of each attendee for this trip.

North Side Tuesday Coed Kickball League! Join solo or with friends! 5 weeks, $55

Break up the work week with this coed, recreational kickball league! Play a game designed for 3rd graders, then head to our sponsor bar with all teams for incredible food and drink specials and your first beer on us EVERY night! All skill levels are welcome in my laid back leagues and we're all about just having a good time, so don't feel intimidated that we're playing a "sport" :) Play for only $55 w/ promo code 'MeetupHookup' and it's a 5 week season. 5 beers, a shirt, 5 games AND an amazing time? That's a STEAL. Join solo or w/ friends and get placed on a coed team of others around your age. Want to get placed on a team but can't make it to every game? No problem! We put extra players on every team for this very reason. LEAGUE DETAILS: http://s3leagues.com/tuesday-gill-park-fall-kickball-league-details.html ***PLAY FOR JUST $55 ($20 OFF) W/ PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP'*** --------------------------------------- FULL LEAGUE DETAILS: *Don't pay attention to the RSVP #. People find out about and join these leagues from many places and they fill up fast! INITIAL EVENT: Thursday, August 29th - 7:00 pm @ My Buddy's (our sponsor bar) - At this event you meet your teammates, grab shirts and pick a team name and captains. After this event you'll get an email with your teammates names and emails, the full schedule, how we play, bar specials and LOTS more important league info. FIRST GAMES: Tuesday, Sept 3rd. Games start between 6:30-8:45 pm each night and your team's game time varies weekly. LOCATION: Gill Park (825 W Sheridan Rd). If you drive, there's pretty decent street parking around the field and also near the bar! BAR SPECIALS: $3 Gourmet Tacos, $3 off Vodka Drinks, $3 Rotating Shot Special & $1 Off Draft Beer & Domestic Cans! LENGTH: 5 Weeks PLAYOFFS: Final day playoff tourney and ALL teams make it and play for bar party prizes! Hope to see you there :) Cheers, Ben

Play in our Fall Coed, Social, Recreational Leagues! Join solo or with friends!

Leagues played at various locations around Chicago. See league specifics for details!

YOU GOTTA GET IN ON THESE LEAGUES! THEY'RE THE BEST ACTIVITY OUT THERE! ANYONE AND EVERYONE CAN JOIN! ALL SKILLS WELCOME! COME MEET SOME PEOPLE AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS. YOU'LL LOVE IT :) NOTE: The listed date and location for this Meetup are just placeholders. We play different leagues at lots of locations on many days of the week. These coed social rec leagues give you an exciting weekly activity to look forward to and keep you active and meeting new people! I've been running em for 10 years now, and love seeing how easy it is for people to build lasting relationships because you hang out with the same group of players and teams week after week during the 5-week season. EVERYONE makes friends, maybe meets that special someone and expands their social circle in S3! ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME (i.e. 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 teammates info, the full schedule, how/where we play and TONS more! The good times start at games but then continue as we mix and mingle over drinks ALL TOGETHER after playing at a bar everyone walks to. It's an amazing sight seeing so many S3 players in one bar. Over 50,000 past players (yeah that many haha) have had a blast! *********************************************** FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://s3leagues.com/register-now-for-fall-leagues-starting-in-late-august--early-september.html Meetup Group Members & Your Friends Get $20 OFF Most Player League Fees! USE PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' to play for just $40-$60! *********************************************** *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. ____________________________________________________________________________________ LEAGUES INCLUDE: (see each league page for full details) - 5-Week Season (varies by league) - Meet Your Team Pre-Season Initial Event! - We buy your team some beer each week! - Team player shirts in whatever size you ask for! - Exclusive player food and drink specials at your sponsor bar! - Teams get split up into multiple separate divisions based on records for playoffs and the winner of EACH division gets a team party prize! *********************************************** FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://s3leagues.com/register-now-for-fall-leagues-starting-in-late-august--early-september.html Meetup Group Members & Your Friends Get $20 OFF Most Player League Fees! USE PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' to play for just $40-$60! *********************************************** I hope you let me show you what makes S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues so great. I guarantee it'll be a unique experience unlike anything you've ever been a part of :) PLEASE don't hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions! Cheers, Ben

Friday Night Coed Rec Kickball & 16" Softball! Join solo or w friends! 5-wks $45

Clarendon Park Community Center Park

Start your weekend off right! Everyone joins my leagues both to play in a fun activity but also to meet people over drinks at our post-game bar that all 8 teams go to after! All skill levels are welcome in my laid back back leagues so don't feel intimidated that we're playing sports :) All players get their first draft beer on us EVERY night included in fees! It's just $45 w/ promo code 'MeetupHookup' and it's a 5 week season. 5 beers, a shirt, 5 games AND an amazing time? That's a STEAL. Join solo or w/ friends and get placed on a coed team of others around your age. Want to get placed on a team but can't make it to every game? No problem! We put extra players on every team for this very reason. KICKBALL LEAGUE DETAILS: http://s3leagues.com/friday-night-clarendon-park-fall-kickball-league-details.html 16" SOFTBALL LEAGUE DETAILS: http://s3leagues.com/friday-night-clarendon-park-fall-softball-league-details.html ***PLAY FOR JUST $45 ($20 OFF) W/ PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP'*** --------------------------------------- FULL LEAGUE DETAILS: *Don't pay attention to the RSVP #. People find out about and join these leagues from many places and they fill up fast! INITIAL EVENT: Tuesday, Sept 3rd - 7:00 pm @ My Buddy's (our sponsor bar) - At this event you meet your teammates, grab shirts and pick a team name and captains. After this event you'll get an email with your teammates names and emails, the full schedule, how we play, bar specials and LOTS more important league info. FIRST GAMES: Friday, Sept 6th. Games start between 6:30-9:00 pm each day and your team's game time varies weekly. LOCATION: Clarendon Park (4450 N Clarendon Ave). There's a parking lot at the field if you drive and easy available street parking near the bar! BAR SPECIALS: $5 Burgers & $3 Sloppy Joes, $3 off Vodka Drinks, $3 Shot Special & $1 Off Draft Beer & Domestic Cans! LENGTH: 5 Weeks PLAYOFFS: Final night playoff tourneys and ALL teams make it! Hope to see you there! Cheers, Ben

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