Toast Democracy

Drinking Liberally began in 2004 as a place for pissed-off liberals to commiserate over pitchers of cheap beer in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Five years and 318 nationwide chapters later, the attendees of the once not-so-happy hour finally have a reason to celebrate. Share in the revelry, discuss local politics and maybe find your next politically active plaything at either of Drinking Liberally’s two Kansas City meetings. The midweek group meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Harling’s Upstairs (3941-A Main), except the first Wednesday of every month, when it meets at Californos (4124 Pennsylvania) at 6 p.m. If you’d rather keep your imbibing limited to days that begin with the letter S, another group meets the third Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Westport Flea Market (817 Westport Road). Contact the organizers and join the e-mail list at

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; Third Sunday of every month, 7 p.m., 2009