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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+)

petRock at Docks - Wauconda - Tiki Bar! Dancing!

Docks Bar & Grill

Time to get your Ya-Ya's out! petRock is a premier party rock band playing the best Rock from the past to today! They only have three rules. . . One, it must ROCK! Two, we want to make you dance! Three, we’re hoping to play what you know, but not what you hear from every other band. Try not to enjoy the musical talents of Lee Taylor, making you feel the love he has for the guitar solo’s and even leading a song or two. Mikey B might surprise you a bit, always adding a bit extra to the drums. Greg Murdoch, his partner in crime, keeping it smooth and low on the bass. Tammy Gibson, our Queen of the Keyboard will give us a variety of music and style. And don’t forget our lead singer, Casey Torrey, taking the Chicago area by storm. Her smooth soulful voice will have you singing along. We NEVER charge a meetup fee, we love you for your company, not your money.

Lucky Penny's - Sandwiches and Libations - Game Night - Third Lake

Lucky Penny's is an Upscale Bar and Deli with Gaming. They have an amazing variety of Bourbon Whiskies and some really great Single-Malt Scotches. They have a wide collection of IPAs and craft beers as well as the old standbys. As you might expect- they have an adult gaming room for you to try your luck if you choose. They have one VIP gaming machine that is only the second one in all of IL. They proudly serve Boar’s head meats and cheeses. As per the menu customers can either build their own sandwiches or select from some of their delicious signature sandwiches. We will have a couple of card or board games going for those who would like to participate. Bring your own if you want. We NEVER charge a meeup fee; we love you for your company, not your money.

Ray Bradbury 20th Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Fest - Bowen Park - June 1

Celebrate the start of summer with the Waukegan Park District at the 20th Annual Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival, a free arts and music festival at Bowen Park! Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival will be held at Bowen Park located at 1800 N. Sheridan Road in Waukegan. Dandelion Wine Fest is a grassroots event sponsored by the Waukegan Park District’s Cultural Arts Division. There is no admission charge, suggested donation, or gated point of entry. All the performance events are free to view. Family activities, including a creative art project, are free. It is the local sponsors’ support that underwrites festival production expenses and ensures artists’ participation costs are kept to a minimum. (entertainment will be listed when it has been published). The event, first started in 1999, features artists, live entertainment on three outdoor stages, family activities, and honors one of Waukegan’s favorite sons, author Ray Bradbury. 1,500 + Attendees (2018), Over 50 Art & Community Vendors. 3 Entertainment Stages with Over 25 different performances.

Breakfast at 'Cuda's Before the Car Show - Antioch

Cuda's Bar & Grill

Join us for Breakfast at 'Cuda's before the Car Show. Might we suggest starting off with their GREAT Bloody Mary in a Mason Jar? They also serve up a fantastic order of Chicken and Waffles with Mango-Habanero Jam or how about a Breakfast Burger; 100% beef patty smothered in egg and cheese on a kaiser roll? Not sure if blue cheese stuffed batter fried olives are a breakfast item, but you can have them for YOUR breakfast if you please (along with anything else on their extensive menu)! RSVPs close the Saturday before the meetup at Noon so we can call ahead. TYVM

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