What we're about

Inspired by the crazy group on How I Met Your Mother... We’re a fun, rowdy bunch… Think... that big, random group of crazy friends in college that always had the best stories. We're 25-40 mostly, men & women, gay, straight, single, coupled… as long as you can hold your own at a Karaoke bar, tell a good dirty joke or pull the crazy answer to that final trivia question out of your a**, you’ll fit right in.

I have a feeling you'll enjoy our group if you're looking to expand your social circle with cool men and women, keep it fresh, have some random adventures and explore all the free(ish) fun this city has to offer.

Strictly Social is all about helping people build fun, platonic friendships on the cheap, enjoying Chicago culture and building an open accepting community to help foster the fun. We encourage an entertaining, laid back, open environment where people can come hang out, escape the voracious singles scene, and just be themselves. Obviously, if members develop something more than friendships, that's awesome, but we encourage members to think of this as an escape from the dating and networking scenes.

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Upcoming events (4)

Meet people playing Kickball, Softball or Beach Vball! Join solo or with friends

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

Spring seasons are starting up! But there's still a few league options with space: Tuesday Wrightwood Park Softball: Starts 4/30, 6 weeks - 3 guy & 3 girl spots left, register solo or play w/ friends! Just $65 w/ code 'MeetupHookup' http://s3leagues.com/tuesday-wrightwood-park-softball-spring-league-details.html BEACH VOLLEYBALL played Tues-Fri nights at North Ave & Montrose Beaches starting late May also have limited space for full teams, individuals & groups! http://s3leagues.com/spring-beach-volleyball-leagues.html -------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: The listed date and location for this Meetup are just placeholders. READ BELOW. IT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING ABOUT THE LEAGUES! These Simply Social coed rec leagues give you an exciting weekly activity to look forward to and break up the week that keep you active, social 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 week after week during the 5-7 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, simply hang tight and before your season begins 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! You can be a part of these seasons for just $50-$85 w/ promo code 'MEETUPHOOKUP' ($20 off!) *********************************************** FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://s3leagues.com/register-now-for-spring-softball-kickball--beach-volleyball-leagues-starting-in-aprilmay.html Meetup Group Members & Your Friends Get $20 OFF Softball & Kickball Player League Fees! USE PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' *Beach volleyball is already super cheap at just $50-$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. I look forward to meeting everyone at your league "Meet Your Team Initial Event" and then at games! Cheers, Ben :) ____________________________________________________________________________________ LEAGUES INCLUDE: (see each league page for full details) - 5-8 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 totally separate divisions based on records for playoffs and the winner of EACH division gets a team party prize! I hope you let me show you what makes S3 Simply Social Leagues so great. I promise 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

Tuesday Night Coed Rec 16" Softball League! Join solo or w/ friends! 6 wk season

Spring is almost here! When it warms up in Chicago your goal in life should be to have as many outdoor activities as possible. That's where this laid back social 16" softball league comes in! Everyone joins these leagues both to play in a fun activity of course but also to meet people over drinks at our post-game bar that everyone walks to after! Hanging out with the same group of 100 people week after week for 6 weeks over the season makes it pretty effortless to really get to know people and build relationships. AND TONS OF PEOPLE JOIN THESE LEAGUES BY THEMSELVES OR WITH A FRIEND OR A FEW! *Want to get placed on a team but can't make it to every game? No problem! We put extra players on every team that we make for this very reason. Full details and registration: http://s3leagues.com/tuesday-wrightwood-park-softball-spring-league-details.html ***PLAY FOR JUST $65 ($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: Monday, April 29th - 7:00 pm @ Diag (2856 N Southport Ave, our sponsor bar every team walks to after games!) - At this event you meet your teammates, grab shirts and pick a team name and captains. Right 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, April 30th. Games start between 6:30-9:00 pm each day and your team's game time rotates weekly. LOCATION: Wrightwood Park (2534 N Greenview Ave). The streets around the park are unzoned and there's always available spots! LENGTH: 6 Weeks. Final day Tuesday, June 4th (potentially pushed back if there are rainouts). PLAYOFFS: Final night playoff tourneys and ALL teams make it! The top 4 teams play in their own division and the bottom 4 teams play in another separate one. EACH winning team gets a party to schedule at our bar! COST: Only $65 per player!! Use promo code 'MeetupHookup' REGISTER HERE: http://s3leagues.com/tuesday-wrightwood-park-softball-spring-league-details.html Hope to see you there! Cheers, Ben

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.

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.

Past events (1,333)

Sunday Karaoke Party

Fritzy's Tavern

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