Memorial Day Pre-Pre-Lube (Pub Crawl)

Our next get-together:

Chicago Hash House Harriers Memorial Day Pre-Pre-Lube (pub crawl)
Friday, May 26, 2017, 7PM

Venue: Hawkeye’s – 1458 W Taylor St.
Hash Cash: Pay as you Go
From da GM:
If you choose, there will be a Moon Hash out of Hawkeye’s (5$, not included in your rego), with circle in the basement of the bar. Otherwise, below is the schedule of the bar crawl that will not be punctual:
Hawkeye’s (1458 W Taylor St) : 7PM – 8:15PM
Drum & Monkey (1435 W Taylor St) : 8:30PM – 9:45PM
the bar 10 DOORS (1251 W Taylor St) : 10PM – 11:15PM
Little Joe’s (1041 W Taylor St) : 11:30PM – Close

Beer in a Box 2017

Beer in a Box 2016 – Sunday 4/2 – 9:00 AM
Venue: Buckingham Fountain
Hash Cash: Whatever drink tickets you can get the racists to donate to the cause

From da GM: Once again, Chicago hashers will be gathering just north of Buckingham Fountain for our Post-Shamrock Shuffle “Beer in a Box” celebration. We start as soon as the runners finish running 8k. Wave 1 starts at 8:30AM; wave 2 starts at 9:15AM. You could be drinking by 9AM, but the majority of the group will probably start gathering closer to 9:30-10AM. The group usually congregates just north of Buckingham Fountain along the fence. Be sure to ask people for beer tickets as you approach the finish line and racists leave for their cars.

Hash Ball 2017

Chicago Hash House Harriers
Hash Ball 2017
February 25 – 7PM-10PM

Venue: Stanley’s Kitchen – 1970 N. Lincoln Ave
Hash Cash: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
Theme: The 90s!

From da GM: Join us as we celebrate another year of hashing with our annual Hash Ball celebration – we’ll be revealing the results of our most recent Hash Erections, so if you’ve been nominated you should make the extra effort to attend just in case you win. Your cash will get you three hours of beers and mixed drinks (7PM-10PM), as well as Stanley’s popular food in the form of sliders, chicken tenders, and flatbread pizza.

Payment: Fill out the form below and upon completion follow the instructions for payment.

Super Bowl Kickball 2017

Super Bowl Kick Ball 2017 – 10:30AM
Venue: Jonquil Park
Hash Cash: BYOB

From da It’s Too Soft: February Madness is back again for 2017 with “Lunatic Bowl XVII” on Super Bowl Sunday in the traditional frosty confines of Jonquil Park in Lincoln Park. Yes this sounds completely insane but just ask anyone who’s done it before… you just can’t pay for this kind of entertainment!!

Here’s the tradition – on Super Bowl Sunday Festa’s old school crew would gather at Jonquil Park (Wrightwood, Sheffield & Lincoln) around 10:30am for friendly game of kickball in the snow and to have a few drinks. With orange traffic cones as the bases (regular white bases don’t show well in the snow) and there would be traditional “team meetings” between innings to take hits from a bottle of Mad Dog kept under the second base cone.

A group of 12-15 is ideal and it’s a great warmup for all those Super Bowl parties later in the day. As you are playing kickball in the snow (and some are also drinking), little or no athletic ability is required or makes much of a difference. Yes, this is the same game of kickball we played in third grade.

In keeping with ritual and tradition the 2017 game will be held at the spiritual home of Festa Super Bowl Sunday Kickball, Jonquil Park at the intersection of Wrightwood, Sheffield & Lincoln. It’s also close to environmentally-friendly public transportation (Fullerton Red/Brown Line, Sedgwick 37, Fullerton 74, Halsted 8, Diversey 76 and Clark 22 buses) and parking is usually quite ample for Beverly Hills 60614 as it’s Sunday.

Note this is a Chicago Park District property so please don’t show up with a half barrel, a case of beer or other conspicuous alcohol. Bottles in bags or pre-mixed drinks have done us well in the past.

I will bring all the sporting goods (traffic cones and foursquare balls) for the game thanks to my participation in kickball league in Milwaukee back in the day so just come as you are and bring yourself and your favorite refreshment i.e. “warm you up drink” (like schnapps, hard cider, Mad Dog, etc) or any nonalcoholic potables for those so inclined.

I will try and get Festa himself to make another celebrity appearance at this event he originally founded back in the ’90’s for a classic matchup between Team Fuji “the Harlem Globetrotters” vs. Team Festa “the Washington Generals”.

As always there will be lots of post-kickball actual Super Bowl (the other game that day) activities to choose from and postgame we’ll probably have a drink or two and warm up at a nearby tavern as there are a “few” bars on Lincoln between Fullerton & Diversey.

A few quick things to keep in mind:

1) Please remember this is the beginning of February in CHICAGO so despite alleged global warming it will likely be VERY COLD and usually there will be snow on the ground so please dress appropriately. Speaking of which, this is an outdoor game so wear something you don’t mind getting a little dirt/mud/grass/snow on if you plan to play (cheering sections are welcome too).

2) I will be there a little early to setup. Games will start after we get rough quorum and run as long as people are in the mood to play.

3) Please remember this is a Chicago Park District park so those who want to bring “grownup drinks” please be discreet. Note that many of us are watching some sort of football game afterwards (likely with more grownup drinks too) so pacing is not a bad idea.

4) The other usual playground rules apply – three strikes is a strikeout, as is a foul ball third strike (like in softball), there are no walks (everyone has to kick!). Runners cannot lead on bases and deliberate throws to the head are discouraged. Teams will be chosen odd/evens (avoid the dreaded “last picked in gym class syndrome”) and best out of three in rock-paper-scissors will determine which team kicks first.

5) Please don’t forget this is for fun. Those deemed “playing too competitively” may find themselves doing penalty shots of Mad Dog and/or Boone’s Farm. And don’t make me bust out the Malort. We will have longer than usual between inning breaks for folks to socialize too (another tradition).

See y’all Super Bowl Sunday 10:30am @ Jonquil Park! Game on!

CH3 #2062

Chicago HHH #2062 – Sunday 10/9
Marathon Beer Stop: 10:00 AM @113 W 33rd St
Regular Hash: 2:00 PM @ Venue below

Hares: Mudsucker
Venue: Turtles – 238 W. 33rd
Hash Cash: $8

From da GM: This is our post-Marathon hash. Marathon beer stop will start at approximately 10AM over on the corner of 33rd and LaSalle. Bring beer, paper cups, costumes, and signs to cheer on all of those idiots.

Directions
Environmentally-Friendly Public Transit
From Lincoln Park/Lakeview: Take the Red Line south to Sox-35th – take the 33rd St exit from the station. If you’re going to the beer stop, go east at the top of the ramp and cross the highway. If you’re going straight to the hash, go west to the bar. (Approx. 35 min)

From Wicker Park/Bucktown: Take the Blue Line into the Loop. Transfer to the Red Line at Jackson. Take the Red Line south to Sox-35th – take the 33rd St exit from the station. If you’re going to the beer stop, go east at the top of the ramp and cross the highway. If you’re going straight to the hash, go west to the bar. (Approx. 40 min)

Driving
Hop in your hooptie and cruise to 33rd and Wells – be prepared to fight through ridiculous traffic because of all the street closures due to the marathon.

CH3 #2035.5

Chicago HHH #2035 v 2.0 – Friday 6/3 – 6:00 PM
Hares: Fuji
Venue: Roofdeck de It’s Too Soft – 933 W. Wolfram Rooftop
Hash Cash: None. We got this. Just please bring some beer and ice if you want to drink like Friday night crazy.

Well those fun folks who organized CH3 Memorial Day main event waaaay overbought food so their leftovers became the main course for my hangover hash and much of the food I procured never even got cooked, like a half dozen pounds of fresh marinated chicken and more Polish sausages than you can shake a stick at as well as that damn birthday cake.

So to clear space in my fridge for non-hash food I’m gonna have another rooftop party. Friday night after work looks like the best weather day this week. Not planning on any trail unless someone wants to set some, just grilling and drinking with friends on the new Party Central SkyDeck.

I got about a case of beer that I found in various coolers this morning but the way you cats drink please bring more beer along with some ice if you want to tie one on. Desserts and sides are welcome and appreciated too as always. On on.

Directions
Environmentally-Friendly Public Transit
From Lincoln Park/Lakeview: Hoof it to 933 W Wolfram. Go around back and take the stairs to the roofdeck. (Approx. 10 min)

From Wicker Park/Bucktown: Take the 50 bus north to Diversey. Transfer to the 76 Diversey bus going east. Exit at the Brown Line station, hoof it north on Sheffield and then east to 933 W Wolfram. Go around back and take the stairs to the roofdeck. (Approx. 30 min)

Driving
Hop in your hooptie and cruise to Wolfram and Sheffield. Hoof it up to the roofdeck and plead with Its Too Soft to give you a guest parking pass, then hoof it back down to your car to discover that you’ve already been ticketed. City’s got to get paid somehow!

Memorial Day 2016 Pre-Pre-Lube Pub Crawl

Chicago HHH Pre-Pre-Lube Pub Crawl – Friday 5/27 – 7:00 PM

ROUTE –
North Down (3244 N Lincoln Ave) : 7PM – 8:15PM
Grand River (3032 N Lincoln Ave) : 8:30PM – 9:45PM
Lincoln Tap (3010 N Lincoln Ave) : 10PM – 11:15PM
Will’s (3030 N Racine Ave) : 11:30PM – Close

From da GM: Pub Crawl on the Friday night before Memorial Day, because why the hell not.

Beer in a Box 2016

Beer in a Box 2016 – Sunday 4/3 – 9:00 AM
Venue: Buckingham Fountain
Hash Cash: Whatever drink tickets you can get the racists to donate to the cause

From da GM: Once again, Chicago hashers will be gathering just north of Buckingham Fountain for our Post-Shamrock Shuffle “Beer in a Box” celebration. We start as soon as the runners finish running 8k. Wave 1 starts at 8:30AM; wave 2 starts at 9:15AM. You could be drinking by 9AM, but the majority of the group will probably start gathering closer to 9:30-10AM. The group usually congregates just north of Buckingham Fountain along the fence. Be sure to ask people for beer tickets as you approach the finish line and racists leave for their cars.

Directions
Environmentally-Friendly Public Transit
From Lincoln Park/Lakeview: Get on the Red Line and head into the Loop. Exit at Harrison and hoof it east over into Grant Park and then back north to Buckingham Fountain. (Approx. 25 min)

From Wicker Park/Bucktown: Get on the Blue Line and head into the Loop. Exit at Jackson and hoof it east over into Grant Park and then south to Buckingham Fountain. (Approx. 25 min)

Driving
Don’t even try it.

Hash Ball 2016

Chicago HHH Hash Ball 2016 – Saturday 2/27 – 7:00 PM
Venue: Atlantic Bar & Grill – 5062 N. Lincoln Ave
Hash Cash: $35 ahead of time / $40 at the door
Theme: Yacht Rock
Rego cash dollars in person to Soul Taco or PayPal to sbarne7 at gmail dot com

From da GM: Another year of hashing is in the books. We’ll reveal who the winners of last year’s Hash Awards are and determine who our new GM is!

Directions
Environmentally-Friendly Public Transit
From Lincoln Park/Lakeview: Take the Brown Line to Western. Go downstairs and grab the 49 Western bus going north. Hop off the bus at Winnemac and hoof it west a block to Lincoln and the bar. (Approx. 25 min)

From Wicker Park/Bucktown: Grab the 49 Western bus going north. Hop off the bus at Winnemac and hoof it west a block to Lincoln and the bar. (Approx. 40 min)

Driving
Hop in your hooptie and cruise to Winnemac and Lincoln – there’s a parking lot just south of the bar – if you can’t park there, there is street parking on Winnemac west of Lincoln.