El Morro, the Merrier — Join Us for a Party With Moxie on December 3

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El Morro Lounge in Humboldt Park. Image: Google Street View

Join us next Thursday for the second in our series of monthly meet-ups for Streetsblog readers. This one is a festive holiday gathering with our friends from Moxie, a meet-up group for LGBT urban planning and public policy professionals. Here’s the skinny:

Moxie and Streetsblog Chicago Holiday Party
Thursday, December 3, 6-8 p.m.
El Morro Lounge
4247 West Armitage
$10 suggested donation

El Morro is a cozy, LGBT-friendly pub in the heart of the Hermosa community. Naturally, people of all orientations are encouraged to attend this party in support of smart urban planning, as long as you’re not hopelessly auto-erotic.

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Photo: El Morro

The $10 suggested donation will be split between Moxie and Streetsblog. Our share will go towards our effort to raise $80,000 by next April in order to fund our next year of hard-hitting livable streets coverage. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

We’ll also be holding a raffle featuring items from Armitage Avenue business, as well as great prizes donated by local bike stores and copies of former transportation commissioner Gabe Klein’s new book “Start-Up City.” Raffle tickets will be available for sale for $5 each or four for $15.

Joining us to promote commerce on the Armitage corridor will be 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, who will be making remarks at 7:15. If you live in the ward, this will be a great opportunity to share your thoughts about sustainable transportation with the alderman.

And, since car-centric streets are a drag, the party will conclude with a fun performance by two of El Morro’s talented female impersonators. Steven Vance and I will be hanging out at the bar after the party until at least 9 p.m.

We hope to see you at what promises to be a fabulous soiree. RSVPs are greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping us get a head start on funding next year’s Streetsblog Chicago coverage!


  • You’ll be hanging out at least until 9 a.m.? You’re a wild bunch!

  • Cbird2

    This bar is called EM Lounge and it’s located in Hermosa?

  • John

    Heart of Humboldt Park? Better check your map.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    I stand corrected on the neighborhood: http://tinyurl.com/o9xd89q
    Fixed, thanks.

    I believe I stand correct on the name of the bar.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Yeah, this ain’t Amsterdam, buddy.

  • Right, in Amsterdam hanging out until 9 a.m. might actually happen. Chicagoans drink their morning coffee at that time…

  • Cbird2

    Thanks. I go there a decent amount, I know the owner. https://www.facebook.com/pages/EM-Lounge/321977207895688

  • Cbird2

    I wanna come but I’ll be in Minneapolis. My boyfriend will be there though.


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