Well, it's been a few months since we lost Hyde Park Tavern, and we've had a pretty good summer of Progressives in the Park and Eating Liberally.
But now it's time to start thinking about a new home for Drinking Liberally, District 2. So, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 7:30PM, we'll be trying out a new location: Dutch's Bar and Bottle Shop in East Hyde Park.
Some of you may be familiar with the beer and wine store that Dutch's was and still is. In the past couple months, they purchased the building next store and added an intimate little bar with outdoor patio and bocce court.
In addition, they are dog-friendly (to friendly, well-behaved dogs, of course) and have a huge beer selection. For example, on the night I went there they had Unibroue Emphémère Apple on tap. Nice.
The one disadvantage of Dutch's it shares with Fries: they do not serve food. We'll be ordering out pizza from Hyde Park Pizzeria, which delivers right to Dutch's.
Dutch's is at 3378 Erie Avenue, right next to the Starbucks down from the corner of Marburg and Erie. The 69 bus stops right at Marburg and Erie, the 51 about three quarters of a mile away at Paxton and Erie and the 24 at Observatory and Shaw about one and a quarter miles away.
We hope to see you there!