What we're about

We're an inclusive social meet-up where politically progressive folks of all stripes and levels of involvement can meet, hang out, drink, discuss, and debate, in a casual happy-hour setting. Drinking Liberally is part of Living Liberally, an organization that seeks to build progressive communities through social networks and events. It started in 2003 in NYC, at Rudy's Bar and Grill in Hell's Kitchen, during what was a fairly rough time to be politically liberal, as a group that was one-part support group and one-part strategy session, playing with slogans and ideas we thought the political left needed to be saying. And when we came up with a particularly good slogan, we made buttons. Occasionally, we bring in group questions, or talking points to back up the buttons. Sometimes our group list shares articles and forwards. But mostly, we keep it non-programmatic and free-flowing and create a space where people learn about each other's ideas, activities and enlarge a circle of progressive friends. We continue to meet every Thursday night at Rudy's Bar and Grill; find us in the backyard underneath our giant banner! For those who would prefer to join us at our Downtown Brooklyn meetups, we meet at 4th Ave Pub in Park Slope every first and third Tuesday, with the occasional other event as they come up. Come join us!

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The Original Drinking Liberally Weekly Thursday Meetup

Rudy's Bar & Grill

Join us for our weekly gathering. As your busy week almost comes to an end, unwind with other similar-minded progressives over liberal libations. We usually have about ten to fifteen members who attend our weekly gatherings -- many of our regular members are from outside of this Meetup group. You can find us in the covered upper deck of the backyard -- look for a large banner on the wall, like the one shown above. The NYC Chapter of Drinking Liberally has been gathering at Rudy's Bar & Grill (http://www.rudysbarnyc.com/) since our in inception in 2003.

Drinking Liberally Downtown Brooklyn

4th Avenue Pub

We're an inclusive social meet-up where politically progressive folks of all stripes and levels of involvement can meet, hang out, drink, discuss, and debate, in a casual happy-hour setting. Drinking Liberally is part of Living Liberally, an organization that seeks to build progressive communities through social networks and events. It started in 2003, during what was a fairly rough time to be politically liberal, as a group that was one-part support group and one-part strategy session, playing with slogans and ideas we thought the political left needed to be saying. And when we came up with a particularly good slogan, we made buttons. Occasionally, we bring in group questions, or talking points to back up the buttons. Sometimes our group list shares articles and forwards. But mostly, we keep it non-programmatic and free-flowing and create a space where people learn about each other's ideas, activities and enlarge a circle of progressive friends. We meet at 4th Ave Pub in Park Slope every first Tuesday, with the occasional other event as they come up. Come join us!

The Original Drinking Liberally Weekly Thursday Meetup

Rudy's Bar & Grill

Join us for our weekly gathering. As your busy week almost comes to an end, unwind with other similar-minded progressives over liberal libations. We usually have about ten to fifteen members who attend our weekly gatherings -- many of our regular members are from outside of this Meetup group. You can find us in the covered upper deck of the backyard -- look for a large banner on the wall, like the one shown above. The NYC Chapter of Drinking Liberally has been gathering at Rudy's Bar & Grill (http://www.rudysbarnyc.com/) since our in inception in 2003.

The Original Drinking Liberally Weekly Thursday Meetup

Rudy's Bar & Grill

Join us for our weekly gathering. As your busy week almost comes to an end, unwind with other similar-minded progressives over liberal libations. We usually have about ten to fifteen members who attend our weekly gatherings -- many of our regular members are from outside of this Meetup group. You can find us in the covered upper deck of the backyard -- look for a large banner on the wall, like the one shown above. The NYC Chapter of Drinking Liberally has been gathering at Rudy's Bar & Grill (http://www.rudysbarnyc.com/) since our in inception in 2003.

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