What we're about

Meet Friends is part of Meet People Chicago (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/), Chicago's largest social group. All our events have 60 - 120 people in attendance, most who are new to the city and many come solo. Find out why we have connected thousands. Be a member for as low as $9.99 a month (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join) and go to most of our events for free!

"Peter - I want to say thank you. All my good friends and the love of my life, I have met through your events. Now I have a beautiful baby and it's all because of you!" - Jill

"Before I found out about your events, I stayed home and was a loner. Now I find myself being a social butterfly. My confidence level has never been higher. I've met so many friends and wonderful people. Thank you for what you have done!" - Sarah

"Peter, you probably don't remember me but I went to last year's Division Street Bar Crawl. I met this girl from Dubai and I had the week of my life. I just want to say thank you." - Tall young guy

The three above comments were made by our members. These are just three out of hundreds I have gotten over the last several years. It's hard to explain to people over a web page on why we're different and why I started this group in the first place. And to be honest, it's almost impossible to explain. I see so many comments on Meetup about how to meet people, on doing a "pre-meetup" before a meetup, on how to even show up at an event. It's because these people have never been to my events. And they think, accurately for the most part, that it's not just hard to meet people, but scary too. Who wouldn't be? But our meetups are not like any others. We're genuine, authentic and real. All our members are no different than other meetups that are disappointing but what makes us different is in our culture. We are an inclusive, friendly and social group. Why and how? Because we created this culture since our first meetup 4 years ago. And since then thousands have been to our events, thousands more have connected, hundreds have met their best friends and even over a dozen have gotten married. Yup, all this because of a passion to connect others. Read my two blogs and you will understand why I did all this: How It All Started (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/62-meet-people-chicago-how-it-all-started) and Creating a Phenomenon (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/26-creating-a-phenomenon).

Now, creating all these events hundreds of them a year so we can connect thousands of Chicagoans take much effort and time. That's why for the most part we charge a small fee, usually $10 for our events for our hosting and organizing services as well as event expenses. Or if you want to save money, subscribe for just $9.99 a month (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join) and go to our events at no extra charge. We hope you understand for a small amount we are able to change lives for the better.

So, don't worry about meeting people here. I guarantee you that you will have a good time and that you will meet interesting people. If you are still nervous (and it's okay) just direct message me and I will try my best to answer your questions.

-Peter Shen, Founder of Meet People Chicago (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/)

Welcome to New Bar Meet Friends Every Two Weeks for 20's and 30's! We are one of the fastest growing meetup groups. Why? Simple. Unlike other social meetup groups, where they recycle 2-3 places, we will actually do what we promise to do in our name; new bar, meet friends, every two weeks. Awesome and Brilliant!

We are an adventurous group. Besides meeting new people and making new friends, we actually explore Chicago by going to new neighborhoods, trying out new bars, new beers, and new drinks. If you are a fun, outgoing, and friendly person, this meetup is for you. Or if you like to be more fun and adventurous, join us too! You will be among friends.

Every two weeks, young professionals come together to drink, socialize and to explore Chicago. For example, have you always wanted to visit a Chicago neighborhood but never gotten the chance? Always wanted to do a pub crawl with an awesome group of people? Check out rooftop bars, riverfront bars, beer gardens? How about something different like Jazzin' at the Shedd? Hanging out with friends at a street festival? Heck, how about going to the most fun block party in Chicago? Yes! Yes! Yes!

In short, New Bar outings are the best social events to meet people and make new friends.

Join us and RSVP to our events to see how much fun you'll be having. Our unique events are always packed and our members always have a great time. We're all cool and friendly. In fact, many of our members are already friends. At the minimum you'll be having a great time exploring Chicago (for real!) and meeting new people. C'mon and hop in the fun train!

New Bar events are hosted by MeetPeopleChicago.com (http://meetpeoplechicago.com/). Welcome to the Phenomenon (https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/blog/26-creating-a-phenomenon).

About Meet People Chicago

Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number social party group. Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

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As soon as we reach 10000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our members to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party. https://www.facebook.com/MeetPeopleChicago

Most of our events are only $10 but you can become a MPC member for just $9.99 a month and go to events for free! Go to https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join to find out more and start meeting new friends!

Upcoming events (2)

The River North Rooftop Bar Crawl

River North

Get Tickets Here! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/mtt/185-river-north-rooftop-bar-crawl-2 Ladies and Gentleman, Maybe you've been wondering...where are the best rooftop bars in Chicago? Where can I go to see the best views of Chicago while having a nice, refreshing drink that won't kill my wallet? Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Unfortunately, I don't have all of the answers. But, let me help by answering the first two with an invitation. An invitation to Chicago's ONLY rooftop bar crawl on September 8th from 3 PM till whenever you want to call it quits! MPC is excited to bring you the BEST views of downtown Chicago in ONE day. That's 4 unique and absolutely beautiful rooftop lounges, 360 degree panoramic views of beautiful Chicago, amazing drink specials and a 100+ awesome people to drink and have fun with! Take in some fantastic views of your city; the beautiful architecture, the turquoise river as it cuts through the city and be encapsulated by the hustle and bustling vibrant energy that defines life in Chicago. Invite your friends and join the crowd as we stroll through downtown Chicago and get a complete tour of Chicago, from the bottom to the top. All while enjoying a nice, cool drink in hand. It's all about the views and your experience, right? With that in mind, we've chosen the hottest spots above ground to ensure an experience above and beyond your expectations. Delicious drinks, beautiful rooftop bars, gorgeous views and some good friends, now that's a Saturday you won't forget. So what are you waiting for?! Don't miss out, grab your friends and get yourself a ticket now before they run out! Cheers, Sam Amir | Superhost | Meet People Chicago We Like You. Like Us Back on Facebook! Tweet Tweet. Follow Us on Twitter! Smile. Snap. Follow us on Instagram! *Schedule and specials will be emailed to ticketholders the day of the event* GET TICKETS HERE! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/mtt/185-river-north-rooftop-bar-crawl-2 About Meet People Chicago - Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number one social party group - Find out why people have said they had the time of their lives with us - Great Opportunity to make some new friends in this awesome city - Enjoy the atmosphere at relaxed lounge & bar area As soon as we reach 10000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our Facebook Fans to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party. https://www.facebook.com/MeetPeopleChicago/ Special offer: Become a member for as low as $9.99 a month and go to our events free! See details here: https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

The Logan Square Bar Crawl

Logan Square

Meet People Chicago is bringing you Logan Square's only bar crawl! Join fun guys and gals as we head toward Milwaukee Avenue at Logan Square. The Logan Square Bar Crawl will visit 4 bars in 4 plus hours, 80 people, drink specials! Get your ticket here: https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/all-events/mtt/184-the-logan-square-bar-crawl-4 Unlike other bar crawls, where they just randomly throw bar addresses to you, Meet People Chicago bar crawls are uniquely different. Instead of hoping to meet people randomly, we will host the bar crawl. A super host will be with you, connecting you and introducing you to others. That means all of us, up to 80 of us will be crawling together, from start to finish. That means at the end of the night, you'll have met new friends for life! *The bar schedule will be emailed out the day of the crawl* Logan Square Bar Crawl Ticket Includes: * Meet 80 People! * Drink Specials all day! * 4 Awesome Bars in Logan Square! All new bars compared to the last Logan Square Bar Crawl! Tear up Milwaukee Avenue with Meet People Chicago with your friends! We’ll be hitting those 4 bars for 1 hour each. At the last bar, we’re free to hang out all night or if you’ve had a little too much fun you can scoot on outta there! And as usual, our members get specials on drinks. So that’s 4+ hours of great drinks, great people and great times. That sound good? Down to hang out? Perfect! Get your tickets now! https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/events/all-events/mtt/184-the-logan-square-bar-crawl-4 About Meet People Chicago - Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number one social party group - Find out why people have said they had the time of their lives with us - Great Opportunity to make some new friends in this awesome city - Enjoy the atmosphere at relaxed lounge & bar area As soon as we reach 10000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our Facebook Fans to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party. https://www.facebook.com/MeetPeopleChicago/ Special offer: Become a member for as low as $9.99 a month and go to our events free! See details here: https://www.meetpeoplechicago.com/join Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

Past events (153)

Cinco De Mayo River North Bar Crawl

River North

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