Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

Promoting democracy in Utah one pint at a time.

May 27, 2010

Drinking Liberally at Saturday’s Voyeur

Saturday's Voyeur invite

by @ 1:41 pm. Filed under Group News, Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

April 8, 2010

Drag Queen Bingo for the ACLU of Utah

The ACLU of Utah is the lucky charity selected to benefit from the monthly Drag Queen Bingo fundraiser in April. Since it sounds like a lot of fun and it’s for a good cause, we thought we’d let our fellow liberal drinkers know about it. Hopefully you can come out and participate.
A benefit for the ACLU of Utah
Doors open at 6:15 with the show starting at 7, and it will be held at the First Baptist Church at 777 S and 1300 E. See you there!

by @ 12:01 pm. Filed under Local Happenings, Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

December 2, 2009

Santa Pub Crawl 2009

A lot of people are asking about the Santa Pub Crawl this year, and like the last couple years there’s some confusion about when it is. So we’ll help clarify:

On Saturday, December 12th, the Salt Lake City Beer Drinkers Club is doing Santacon (Click for the event page). Here’s the schedule:

7:00-8:00 Lumpy’s – 125 Piedmont
8:00-9:00 O’ Shucks – 22E 100 South
9:00-10:00 Keys on Main – 242 S Main
10:00-11:00 Green Pig – 31 E. 400 South
11:00-??? Gracies – 326 S West Temple

And then on Friday, December 18th, there’s the Santa Pub Crawl (Click for the Facebook event page) started by Babs Delay. Here’s the tentative schedule:

6:00-7:30: O’Shucks – 22 East 100 South (downstairs)
7:30-8:30: The Beer Hive – 128 South Main Street
8:30-10:00: Murphy’s Bar and Grill – 160 South Main Street
10:00-10:30: KUTV News Live Broadcast
10:00-11:00 Cheers to you
10:30-11:00: Crawl through downtown…
11:00-Last Call: TBD

UPDATE: The Santa Pub Crawl on the 18th has another site besides Facebook here: The route already differs from what’s above, so check the google site to get the most current info.

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under Local Happenings, Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

July 21, 2009

Pioneer Day Party with Sister Dottie S. Dixon! – $15

This Pioneer Day, Drinking Liberally will be celebrating in true Utah style. Our party/fundraiser will feature the hilarious quintessential Utahn Sister Dottie S. Dixon (!

$15 dollars will get you in the door (or $10 if you bring a casserole for the casserole contest that ‘casserole connoisseur’ Sister Dottie will be judging), which includes potent punch, or if punch isn’t your thing we’ll have other drinks available. And we can’t forget the jello – we’ll have some little cups of jello for you to try.

There will be a haiku contest as well, so start thinking of your Utah-themed haikus. We’ll also have a great view of the fireworks at the baseball stadium.

We highly encourage you to take Trax!

What: Party/fundraiser celebrating Utah in Drinking Liberally style

Who: You and your liberal friends + Sister Dottie S. Dixon

Cost: $15 per person, or $10 per person with a casserole (entrance includes drinks)

When: July 24th at 6pm (We’re trying to beat the crowds for parking since it’s so close to the baseball stadium)

Where: Get onto 1300 South, then turn North onto West Temple. Turn East into parking lot of Associated General Contractors and continue back toward the warehouse.

Parking: Take Trax if possible, but if you’re driving there’s an adult corrections building just north of the warehouse that usually has some parking. The baseball game starts at 7:05, so if you’re driving try to get there early.

by @ 12:06 pm. Filed under Group News, Local Happenings, Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

February 13, 2009

The Boxcar Children

So we have reached that time in the legislative cycle where lawmakers frantically try to get their bills heard during this legislative session. You see, last Thursday was the last day to submit bills without the House or Senate considering it beforehand.

In an effort to get things in order, lawmakers will – in legislative speak – have the “bill numbered by title without any substance.” These bills are known as “boxcars” in political jargon, and act as a way for lawmakers to hold their place in line when they are finally ready to put a bill froward. Now these bills have nothing in them and literally consist of just the bills name, number, and sponsor – no change of legal code, not radical ideas that would plunge the state into chaos, no…just the bills name, number, and sponsor.

But, man, some of them are sooooo tantalizing; here are a few I would love to write about if they just had some meat to them:

H.B. 171 – Children’s Health Insurance Program Amendments – K. Holdaway
H.B. 335 – Health Insurance Transparency – J. Biskupski
H.B. 336 – Concealed Firearms Amendments – C. Wimmer
H.B. 339 – Legislator – Benefit Plans – E. Hutchings
H.B. 347 – Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Modifications – G. Hughes
H.B. 349 – Heavy Beer Amendments – C. Oda
H.B. 376 – Revisions to Alcoholic Beverage Control Act – G. Hughes
H.B. 384 – Public Lewdness Amendments – D. Ipson
H.B. 400 – Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission amendments – C. Oda
H.B. 405 – Geothermal Pool Amendments – K. Sumsion
H.B. 414 – Eminent Domain Modifications – C. Frank
H.B. 417 – Revision to Local Government – M. Noel
H.B. 426 – Tobacco Monies – M. Newbold
H.B. 428 – Unemployment Insurance Amendments – S. Mascaro
H.B. 440 – Nuclear Power Generation and Distribution – J. Seegmiller
S.B. 72 – Taxes on Motor Fuels – J. Valentine
S.B. 190 – Acquisition of a Billboard by Eminent Domain – W. Niederhauser
S.B. 203 – Revisions to Transportation – S. Jenkins
S.B. 205 – Redevelopment Agency Amendments – C. Bramble
S.B. 215 – License Plates Amendments – G. Bell
S.B. 218 – License Plates Modifications – P. Knudson
S.B. 223 – City and County Carbon Credits for Sequestration of Waste Stream Materials – R. Romero
S.B. 224 – Highway Construction Material Amendments – C. Bramble
S.B. 239 – Transportation Revisions – S. Killpack

by @ 11:18 am. Filed under Local Issues, Other Meet-ups

September 25, 2007

Drinking Liberally at the Utah Brewers Festival

Utah Brewers Festival

We are excited to have been invited to have a booth at the Utah Brewers Festival on October 6th. It will be held at the Gallivan Center (239 S. Main Street) and will have quite a number of local breweries.

This will be a great opportunity to find more Liberal Drinkers in Salt Lake, extend our liberal social circles, and try some good local beer.

The Brewers Festival has offered to waive the standard booth fee, but we need to get volunteers to thank them. If you’re interested in spending a few hours helping sell T-Shirts, help with a dart tournament, etc. please send us an e-mail and we’ll get you in touch with the organizer. saltlakecity at

by @ 5:40 pm. Filed under Group News, Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events, Volunteer

March 31, 2007

Democracy For America’s Training Weekend

Howard Dean’s presidential bid may have fizzled in 2004, but Democracy for America is still alive and kicking. The local chapter, aptly titled Democracy for Utah, still meets monthly and maintains an excellent blog and calendar.

D4U’s president, Carrie Ulrich, visited DL last night and told us about a weekend training workshop put together by Democracy for America. DFA is trying to ensure that we continue to elect progressive leaders in 2007 and beyond. The training if for anyone involved in a progressive group, running for office, working to elect someone, local activists, and grassroots supporters.

Visit Democracy for Utah’s website for more information or to RSVP and pay online.

by @ 6:57 am. Filed under Activism, Group News, Local Issues, Other Meet-ups

September 11, 2006

DL Screening Liberally: “Why We Fight”

Upon departing his presidency, Eisenhower issued a stern, cogent warning about the burgeoning “military industrial complex,” foretelling with ominous clarity the state of the world in 2004 with its incestuous entanglement of political, corporate, and Defense Department interests.

Where: Screening will be held at the home of the DL admins. Email drinking[at] for directions.
When: Sept. 11th, 2006 7pm

by @ 7:00 pm. Filed under Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

September 7, 2006

Young Dems of Utah “Classic Campaign Kick-off”

Ever felt like throwing on a pair of roller skates and making an ass of yourself? Here is your chance!
Join the Young Democrats of Utah for their “Classic Campaign Kick-off” Party at Classic skating.
Free food, music, fun and give-aways including a new iPod!

When: Thursday, September 7, 2006 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Where: Classic Skating, 9151 South 255 West, Sandy
More info: or Young Democrats of Utah on

by @ 6:00 pm. Filed under Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

August 31, 2006

Electile Dysfunction (movie)

“Electile Dysfunction” is a documentary that chronicles the difficulties of modern voting. A panel discussion follows the screening, put on by the Salt Lake City Film Center.

When: Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 @ 7pm
Where: Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, 210 E. 400 S.
Cost: Free

by @ 7:00 pm. Filed under Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

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