Category Archives: Happy Hours

Keep It Clean Happy Hour

One Brick’s first happy hour of 2010 is coming up and we’re keeping it clean! 

We’re partnering with to collect travel size hygiene items for ! the homeless, the temporarily displaced, the disadvantaged, and those seeking shelter from abuse… so clean out your closet or the travel-size aisle of Walgreen’s (conveniently located next to Corcoran’s).

$10 donation at the door (or just $5 if you bring at a few items to donate).

Because Bin Donated isn’t affiliated with any single charitable group, they provide donations to whichever organizations have the greatest need for them at any given time. They are focused on finding those charities that can best use our services, and supplying them with the donations they need for the people who depend on them. This allows for more equal goods distribution in and around the city of Chicago.


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Posted by on January 14, 2010 in Happy Hours



Earth Day Happy Hour Tonight!!!

One Brick Trivia Night is back! 

6:30PM to 9:30PM- Mystic Celt – 3443 N. Southport Ave.

We’ll be dividing into teams – bring your own or get matched up with new friends. $10 donation to One Brick at the door gets you unlimited rounds of trivia (contests will be held every half hour).

If you’ve never been to a One Brick event, this is a the perfect opportunity to get to know the One Brick crew! If you have, you know how much fun our events can be. Anyone 21 and over is welcome, so bring everyone you’d love to have a drink with, and help support One Brick!

Other Event Info:

We’ll have 5 rounds of play, and each round will have 15 questions. Of course, we’ll have fabulous prizes!

Driving Directions:

Street parking is limited, so we recommend CTA. If you do drive, though, take Lincoln or Belmont to Southport and head north or take Addison to Southport and head south.

Transit Directions:

Brown line to Southport. For detailed directions from your starting point, visit


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Posted by on April 22, 2009 in Events, Happy Hours


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Good Times @ Name That Tune Happy Hour

 Thanks so much for coming out tonight for our Name that Tune event. We’ll have another one in May (date TBD), and our April Happy Hour will be a Trivia Night. We’re still working on a location, but it will definitely be off the red and/or brown line (suggestions welcome). To RSVP…CLICK HERE

We look forward to seeing you at another event soon!  … a special shout to our dance off contestants… Barb, Beth and Katie… the applause-o-meter was impressive!

-Alan, Amy, Becca, Dan, Debi, Kate, and Oscar

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Posted by on March 26, 2009 in Happy Hours



Tonight’s The Night!!!

One Brick’s Name That Tune Happy Hour from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM this Wednesday, March 25 at the Mystic Celt (3443 N. Southport Ave). We’ll have several rounds consisting of the very best 80s and 90s hits, with touches of 70s and ’00s mixed in. Winning teams will receive a bucket of beer so brush up on those billboard charts!


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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Happy Hours



Name That Tune Happy Hour!

Name that Tune Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 – 6:30PM to 9:30PM

Mystic Celt – 3443 N. Southport Ave.,

We worked out the technical difficulties, so now we’re ready to get serious! Dust off your records, tapes, CD’s, and (for you older folks) eight tracks and get ready to test your music knowledge. Yes, it’s time for Name that Tune! We’ll have teams of 5 or so folks… bring your own or be matched with others. For every correct answer (artist and/or song), your team will win a chip. Earn 20 chips and get a bucket of beer. 

It’s a fun- filled night of remembrance… those priceless songs from the 80’s and 90’s. How can you forget that magical first kiss with Madonna’s Like a Virgin playing in the background? The competition is easy. 

If you’ve never been to a One Brick event, this is a the perfect opportunity to get to know the One Brick crew! If you have, you know how much fun our events can be. Anyone 21 and over is welcome, so bring everyone you’d love to have a drink with, and help support One Brick!


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Posted by on March 17, 2009 in Happy Hours



One Brick Local Leadership Team – Meet & Greet

Do you love One Brick and want to learn more about opportunities to get more involved? If so, join us for our first monthly Meet & Greet with volunteer Chapter Leaders on March 3rd.

It’s a great way to learn more leadership roles within One Brick! Whether you have eight hours a month or eight hours a week to contribute, following are just a few of the ways to step up:

  •  Event Managing / Coordinating: Our Event Managers (EM) and Event Coordinators (EC) work together to make sure each event is a success. This involves arriving a little early, welcoming volunteers, signing them in, picking a place for the post event social, and then engaging folks to make sure they have a fun and rewarding time. Is this role for you?
  • Non-Profit Networking: If you like to find or set-up projects with our existing and new partners, this could be the committee for you! No time to talk on the phone? No problem! You’ll get a One Brick email account and can communicate any hour of the day or night!
  • Setting up Socials: Do you know the best bars in town with the best specials? Do you love Name That Tune, Trivia Nights, and Bingo? If so… this could be the team for you!
  • FUNshine: This committee meets every 4-8 weeks to show appreciation for our Chapter Leaders and Super-Volunteers. Whether you like to craft homemade cards, send birthday e-greetings, or send thank you notes to donors, this is the group for you!
  • FUNdraising: Do you want to coordinate a fund-raising scavenger hunt? Have you planned or participated in an annual fund-raising campaign? Do you know or would you like to learn more about matching grants? Are you looking to develop skills in preparation for a career change? If, so check us out!
  • Other Event Info: Our only request (beyond interest) is that you have attended at least one volunteer event before you RSVP. Why? Volunteering with us is the best way to learn what we’re all about and, yes, we also want to know that you love One Brick!

Did you Know? Each One Brick event provides 50-100 hours of volunteer service to a worthy cause within our community. This translates into 1-2 WEEKS of service for the local food bank, school, etc. Based on a research report released by Independent Sector, Chicago volunteer labor is calculated to be valued at $21.09/hour, which means that each event (assuming a conservative average of 50 total hours of service) delivers more than $1,000 of service to that nonprofit.

Now that’s leverage!



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Mardi PAWS Happy Hour!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

6:30PM to 9:30PM

Corcoran’s Bar & Grill – 1615 N Wells St

Click here to RSVP

One Brick adds a twist to Fat Tuesday… instead of the standard Mardi Gras Happy Hour, we’re hosting a Mardi PAWS Happy Hour, and rallying for donations of supplies that we’ll deliver en masse to the Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) animal shelter.

If you’ve never been to a One Brick event, this is a the perfect opportunity to get to know the One Brick crew! If you have, you know how much fun our events can be. Anyone 21 and over is welcome, so bring everyone you’d love to have a drink with, and help support One Brick!

One Brick is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has brought more than 30,000 volunteer hours to our community partners (including PAWS). Thank you for your help!

Other Event Info:

$5 donation to One Brick at the door with a generous donation of the following supplies (or $10 without). Following are the special requests from PAWS Chicago. Please note that for the health and safety of the animals, we can only accept new (unused) toys and fresh, unopened food.

For the Dogs
* Science Diet(r) puppy and dog canned foods (unopened)
* Natural Balance canned and dry food (unopened)
* Nylabones
* Stuffed and/or rubber toys (unopened)
* Combs/Brushes
* Gentle Leaders (medium and large)
* Stainless Steel Water/Food Bowls
* Large/Medium/Small dog beds
* New or gently used (clean) bath towels

For the Cats
* Cat litter (clumping)
* Litter boxes
* Cat nail clippers
* Combs/Brushes
* Interactive toys (i.e. wands with feathers)
* Science Diet(r) Dry Cat/Kitten Food (unopened)
* Fancy Feast(r) moist food (unopened)
* 9Lives(r) Tuna (unopened)
* Wellness(r) cat food (unopened)
* Natural Balance cat food (unopened)
* Small unopened jars of turkey or chicken baby food (make sure only ingredient is ground meat – NO additives like onion powder)

General Supplies
* Paper towels
* Toilet Pape
* 409(r) cleaning spray
* Glass cleaner
* Computer/Copier paper
* Sharpie(r) brand pens
* 30-50 gallon heavy duty garbage bags

Transit Directions:

Brown line to Sedgwick 
or visit
for specific directions from your starting place.

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Posted by on February 16, 2009 in Annoucements, Happy Hours