Third places in Chicago?
June 8, 2011 1:17 PM Subscribe
I just moved from Philly. What parts of Chicago have high concentrations of "third places" easily accessible from Union Station and the L lines? I'm looking for coffeeshops, bars, food courts, and other cool places that wouldn't mind 6-14 paying customers hanging out for a couple of hours and talking at moderate volume.
posted by zeek321 to Human Relations (5 answers total)
I typically like to hold stuff from 2-4pm on Saturday in a coffeeshop and then subset of attendees go and find a bar for drinks and dinner.
It's better if you point me to both specific venues and whole neighborhoods because places (coffeeshops, at least) that meet criteria for meetups tend to go out of business within six months (no joke).
If there are community centers that don't require a huge deposit and would welcome ~$2-3/person/week for a bunch of low-key people hanging out on couches and at tables and possibly being a bit loud (and sometimes talking about controversial and even X-rated topics), that could work, too.