What we're about

Welcome to the Dive Bars and Pubs Meetup of Lake County, Illinois.

The purpose of the group will be for adults to explore off-the-beaten-path Bars and Sports bars primarily in the Northeast Lake County, IL area. Occasionally we will have a Hockey, Football or Baseball game viewing as the focus of the meetups.

Weather permitting we may have meetups at free or low cost events such as outdoor concerts and festivals.

Couples as well as singles are invited to participate; this is not a "singles" or "dating" meetup and we do feel that because of the venues where the meetups are held, that the meetup events will be focused on 40+ year old adults. People wishing to become members that are under 40 are not likely to be approved.

Please do not bring children to the meetups unless they are specifically noted as "Kids OK". The main objective is to have fun and socialize in a relaxed adult-oriented atmosphere.

Suggestions for future meetups are encouraged by members and we hope that you will share your favorite places and events with the rest of the meetup group. Only event organizers may post events to our meetup calendar. Please post your ideas to the message board to be reviewed.

The following are requirements of membership in the Dive Bars and Pubs Meetup of Lake County, Illinois:

• You must have a clear head and shoulders closeup photo of ONE person on your meetup profile. Photos that include children, pets, etc. are not acceptable.

• You must live in Lake County, IL (the majority of our events take place in north east Lake County, IL). If you live outside of Lake County and request membership, you must give a member as a reference.

• You must be over 40 years of age (our activities are geared to 40+ members).

• You must have at least your first name in your meetup profile. Initials, special characters, or only nicknames are not acceptable. The preferred profile name is "Firstname + Last Initial'. This way we can attempt to avoid having 20 members named "Betty" for example.

• Failing to answer the member survey questions or answering them in such a way that it indicates that you fail to understand what the group purpose is and what activities we host will result in the rejection of your membership request.

Applications for membership that do not follow the above will be rejected.

By accepting membership, you agree to be responsible for settling your own bill when purchasing food/beverage, etc. at the meetup events.

It is also expected that you will not over consume alcoholic beverages, etc. and then drive from our meetup events. If this is a possibility, we ask that you bring a designated driver to assure that you will return home safely. The organizers and membership will not be held responsible if you fail to act in a responsible manner while attending our meetup events.

ANY disorderly conduct or threats made toward other members will lead to your immediate removal from the group and possible legal action.

We request that at events that require reservations (I.E. "Dining Out") that you notify us by message within 24 hours of the event if you cannot attend. Failure to do so will result in you being marked as a "no show' at the organizer's discretion. When a member reaches 3 "no shows" they will not be able to RSVP 'yes' to these types of events going forward.

Members who have not participated in group events within 6 months may be subject to removal at the Organizer's discretion.

Upcoming events (5+)

Thirsty Thursday - Harbor Brewing Co. - Winthrop Harbor

Harbor Brewing Co.

Thirsty Thursday after work drop-in; libations, tunes, friends, good times. Harbor Brewing Co. is a great new craft brew option in the far north Lake County area. Being a tap room, they only are licensed to serve their products. They usually have 6-10 beers on tap. No kitchen, but carry-in's are OK. Bring cash if you want to get in on a Pizza order or something. Their slogan is "Adventurous Ales brewed locally in Winthrop Harbor, IL." come join us to find out what the buzz is all about. Never a meetup fee- we love you for your company, not your money.

Pierogi Jo’s @ Only Child Brewing - Gurnee

Only Child Brewing

Let's combine two meetup favorites and see what we can come up with. Pierogi Jo's pop-up was a huge meetup favorite when they visited Bosacki's Home Brew a few months ago. Now they bring their "made with love" Pierogis to Gurnee's Only Child Brewery! Pierogi Jo's offers a variety of hand made pierogi as well as a couple of side dishes and desserts. Reasonable prices! NOTE: These pop-ups often sell out, so make your plans to join us now! At Only Child Brewing Company, beer is a family affair. As a small, family run business, they feel it is vital to share their passion with the community and make sure folks from all walks of life can enjoy some excellent local beer. NEVER a meetup fee- we love you for your company, not your money.

DB Luncheon - High Noon - McAlister's Deli Gurnee

McAlister's Deli

Trying something new- second and fourth Weds of the month "Dive Bar Luncheon". This time we are meeting at one of the newest "fast casual" places in Northern Illinois. "Each McAlister's Deli is as singular as the people who come in and share a table with us. Just as every order is made-to-order for you and you alone. After all, we’re not just making your meal, we want to make it a great memory." If you're unfamiliar with McAlister's, you may want to have a look at their menu here: https://www.mcalistersdeli.com/locations/il/gurnee There's a lot to enjoy on their menu! If you can come out and join us for this luncheon it would be so appreciated. Help us set the tone for the luncheons to come. We NEVER charge a meetup fee- we love you for your company, not your money.

Food Truck Festival - City Limits Harley-Davidson - Palatine

City Limits Harley-Davidson

We're excited to announce a meetup to the 1st ever City Limits Harley-Davidson (Palatine, IL) Food Truck Festival! Tons of tasty food and local favorites accompanied by motorcycles, music, prizes & more! $2 gets you a wristband for all weekend admission. We will publish a listing of vendors expected to attend a few weeks before the event. This meetup is in cooperation with Barrington Singles. NEVER a meetup fee; we love you for your company, not your money.

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