Can Free Markets Alleviate Poverty? Join us in Denver to discuss… over beer!

Why is it that some countries are poor while others are wealthy? If we could answer that question, wouldn’t millions of people around the world be better off? Well we can answer that question, yet people still suffer in many parts of the globe. If you are interested in learning more about how free trade promotes prosperity, you won’t want to miss happy hour this Wednesday night!

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6-9 pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver
What: A Happy Hour Discussion on Free Trade

Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, pull up a chair and get to know other liberty enthusiasts in the Denver area while talking politics and philosophy to your hearts content!

That’s what Liberty on the Rocks Denver is all about.

So join us this Wednesday night as we host special guest Rich Mitchell, Executive Director of the PIER Institute, to discuss the topic of Free Trade, and how he is literally helping to promote it through his work.


$5 Burger & Fries
$1 off Dry Dock pints & $3 off pitchers

About Rich Mitchell:

Rich Mitchell designed the PIER Institute’s development model, created the Institute, and leads their policy and research initiatives. He has significant experience in international relief work, participating in relief and development projects in countries as diverse as Colombia and post-tsunami Sri Lanka. As a business attorney, he has more than 13 years experience in corporate, securities and nonprofit law representing start-up enterprises as well as international companies. In 2003, he spent six months in Costa Rica studying Spanish and interned at a Costa Rican law office. He has also taught more than 25 college courses including the subjects of International Business and U.S. Business Law. Mr. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law.

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The True Environmental Impact of Rail Projects + Beer!

Converse and drink with fellow liberty enthusiasts on Wednesday, October 12 at Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek from 7-9 pm!

Our special guest for this bonus happy hour will be Randal O’Toole of the CATO Institute, who will spend 10-15 minutes (followed by Q & A) discussing the harmful impact high speed rail has on the environment (despite claims that it is about “going green”).

When: Wednesday, October 12th (Bonus happy hour!) from 7-9 pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver, CO

***About Randal O’Toole***

Mr. O’Toole is a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues. He travels extensively and has spoken about free-market environmental issues in dozens of cities. In his book The Best-Laid Plans, O’Toole calls for repealing federal, state, and local planning laws and proposes reforms that can help solve social and environmental problems without heavy-handed government regulation.

O’Toole’s latest book is Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It, in which he presents a wide range of innovative ideas and policy recommendations for creating an effective transportation system.

Happy Hour with Author of Shakedown Socialism!

Ever wanted to explain to someone precisely why socialism doesn’t work? Why not take a few pointers from someone who has lived it?!

Join us for a special “Bonus” happy hour event on Monday, August 29th as we are joined by Oleg Atbashian, author of Shakedown Socialism, and the creator of

When: Monday, August 29, 2011 from 7-9 PM
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver

There will be trivia, group discussion, a brief talk followed by Q & A, and of course, lots of social networking and beer drinking!

More info about Oleg:

Oleg Atbashian was born and raised in the Ukraine; he has been a teacher, a translator, a freelance journalist, and at one time a propaganda artist, creating graphical agitprop for the local party committee in Siberia. In 1994 he emigrated to the USA hoping to live in a country that was ruled by reason and common sense. He is the creator of and author of Shakedown Socialism. He will have autographed copies of his book available for purchase.

Celebrate Milton Friedman’s Legacy with Liberty on the Rocks this Friday night!

Join Liberty on the Rocks this Friday night, July 29 to toast to Milton Friedman on what would have been his 99th birthday (well, the 31st will be, but it’s close!).

Mr. Friedman was a free market economist, statistician, author and Nobel Prize winner for his work with economics. He spent much of his life spreading the message of not only free markets, but liberty and freedom, across the globe.

To celebrate the life and work of this phenomenal man, Liberty on the Rocks will host a night of remembrance, complete with a short video of Mr. Friedman discussing many different aspects of liberty and free markets, which will include a message from Mr. Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute. So join us as we raise our glass to Milton Friedman and his legacy!

Don’t know much about Mr. Friedman? All the more reason for you to attend! Check out this great Youtube video of him on Phil Donahue’s show in 1979. Poor Phil didn’t stand a chance against him ; )

We will have DOOR PRIZES, FREE APPETIZERS (while they last), and FREE DRINK tickets to the FIRST TEN ATTENDEES! (limit $7.00 value) You don’t want to miss this event!

After we conclude the festivities, we will head a few blocks down to Marlowes, where the Centennial Institute is hosting an after-hour get together with Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. The first round of drinks is on them, so be sure to stick around for that!

What: Happy Hour to celebrate free market economist Milton Friedman
When: Friday, July 29th from 7-9 PM
Where: Jackson’s Sports Grill (back room) | 1520 20th Street in Denver

Why?! To raise a glass to Mr. Friedman and to learn more about his contribution to free market ideas – plus, great networking opportunities, as always!

Celebrate Freedom @ Your Local Tavern with Liberty On The Rocks!

Attention Liberty Enthusiasts and Lovers of Freedom:

Join Liberty on the Rocks tomorrow evening for a fun and informative night at Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek. We’ve got lots of fun activities planned in addition to having plenty of social networking opportunities!

What: Mock Debate, Social Networking & Intro to Liberty Toastmasters
Where: Choppers Sports Grill (back room) | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver
When: Wednesday, June 1 from 6-9 PM

Mock Debate

Join us from 6-7 PM as we host our traditional mock debate. Our topic tomorrow will be “Should Grocery Stores be Allowed to Sell Full Strength Alcohol?”

This activity encourages us to act like progressives in order to test our abilities to communicate our ideals. It’s always hilarious to watch, in addition to being fun and educational. We always break down the arguments afterward, allowing the audience to provide their input as they sip on cold beverages and munch on great food!

LOTR Presents Liberty Toastmasters (LTM)!

Are you interested in becoming a better communicator when it comes to expressing your love for freedom? Do you believe that one-on-one conversations can be powerful, yet you need more practice discussing the issues in a well thought out manner? Then Liberty Toastmasters is for you!

This Wednesday, we will be joined by a few members of the Denver Tech Center Liberty Toastmasters group, who will be demonstrating one of the activities we participate in every other week: Table Topics.

Attendees will watch as current LTM members demonstrate the art of speaking off the cuff, in addition to having the chance to participate themselves. At this LOTR happy hour, you will learn more about what goes on at the LTM meetings, and will have a better sense for what it’s all about. That way, you can decide for yourself if you’d like to attend an actual meeting to learn more! Check out their website for more information on the club.


$5 Burger and Fries
$2.50 Bud and Bud Light

I hope to see you tomorrow night for our bi-monthly happy hour in Denver. Feel free to bring your friends!

Amanda J. Teresi
Liberty On The Rocks

If We Had Massive Economic Failure in the US, Would You Be Prepared?

You are invited to attend John Michael Chambers’ presentation,

“The True State of the Economy… Solutions For an Escalating Crisis”

Hosted by the Evergreen Tea Party & Liberty On The Rocks

When: Monday, June 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (pre-meeting “Beer Summit” @ 5 p.m.)
Where: Evergreen Country Day School | 1093 Swede Gulch Rd, Evergreen, CO
What: Discussing Solutions for an Escalating Economic Crisis

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We are not in an “economic recovery”. In fact we are trillions upon trillions of dollars in debt with increased unemployment approaching the great depression levels. The economies, global financial systems and currencies around the world are collapsing. The U.S. Dollar is on life support. Something must be done. Something can be done! Our personal freedom is tied to our economic freedom.

So says John Michael Chambers, Founder of the Save America Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(4). He is the Executive Director of the Economic Advisory Council, the founder of JMC Productions and the Asset Preservation Institute. John is an entrepreneur, author, songwriter, public speaker; and producer and host for the radio program “Freedom…it’s up to U.S.”

In Washington DC, John attended meetings held by members of Congress on Social Security Reform, Tax Reform and Homeland Security. Acknowledging his business leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and contributions made to the growth of local and national economies, he was twice awarded the Businessman of the Year Award for the state of Colorado by the Presidential Business Advisory Council of Washington DC in 2004 & 2005.

Earlier this year, John organized and hosted the three day, Save America Convention in Tampa. Speakers at the event included Judge Andrew Napolitano, Author G Edward Griffin, (Creature From Jeckyl Island), Rep. Tom Tancredo, (CO.), Stewart Rhodes, (Oathkeepers), Frantz Kebreau, Gov. Gary Johnson, (NM), Sheriff Richard Mack (AZ), Brandon Smith, (Neithercorp Press & Alt-Market), and Joe Farah of World Net Daily, to name a few.

Arrive early The Evergreen Tea Party hosts a pre-meeting “Beer Summit”, or “High Tea” hour at the nearby Smugglers Tavern (29017 Hotel Way in Evergreen). Join us from 5-6 p.m. before the event for food, drinks and great conversation (No Host Bar)! Also, be sure to get to Evergreen Country Day School by 6:15 p.m.for cookies & bottled water, and to ensure you do not miss a second of the presentation!

Duration: 90 minutes with additional Q/A afterwards

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Happy Hour @ Choppers Sports Grill!

Join fellow freedom lovers this Wednesday for Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour in Denver! We will be joined by special guest David K. Williams, who will take a moment to discuss the Gadsden Society, of which he is Executive Director and Founder, and how YOU can get involved with him in the fight for freedom!

Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver

Change of Plans – In Lieu of a Mock Debate we will host a Discussion Activity from 6-7 PM TONIGHT!

There are so many issues to consider when it comes to liberty and free markets…. How do we know what to think about every topic out there?

You CAN feel comfortable discussing just about every liberty-oriented topic there is, but it takes practice. So grab a beer, come on out to happy hour, and join us as we organize our first discussion activity. The purpose is to get us talking to each other about our viewpoints on different topics, so we may become better aware of what we believe and why, and what we have no opinion on (yet!). There is no doubt about it – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had while learning at the same time!

What is LOTR?

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles. It is also the happy hour for you if you’re interested in getting better informed or involved in the liberty movement.

LOTR Denver is proud to promote free market and/or liberty-based institutions and groups, both local and across the country. When attending a Liberty on the Rocks happy hour, be sure to grab information near the door to learn about think tanks and groups in your area – and stick around for our 30-second soapbox as we allow anyone to promote their group, event or idea to the crowd.

Specials of the night include:

$5 Burgers and Fries & $2.50 Bud and Bud Light! Get there early for .50 cent tacos or $4 cheese pizzas (deal ends at 6 pm)!

Atlas Shrugged Mania @ LOTR Happy Hour in Denver!

Join us this Wednesday for Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour! In anticipation of the upcoming opening night for Atlas Shrugged Part 1, we plan to celebrate Ayn Rand, her timeless classic Atlas Shrugged and the Objectivist philosophy she founded.

Mock Debate: 6-7PM
Happy Hour: 7-8PM
Featured Guest: 8-8:30PM

Special Guest Diana Hsieh!

Diana Hsieh is a young philosopher who specializes in practical ethics. She received her Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2009. She is a prolific writer and dedicated educator. She hosts a blog called NoodleFood and also conducts podcasts, including one solely dedicated to exploring Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. If you want to know more about Objectivism, Atlas Shrugged, or Ayn Rand in general, Diana is the one to ask!

Mock Debate: Is Capitalism Moral or Immoral?

We hope you will join us early for our mock debate (6-7PM). Anyone is welcome to participate and engage in the discussion following the “debate”. To learn more, visit

Win a Pair of Tickets to see Atlas Shrugged!

Test your knowledge of Atlas Shrugged! Liberty on the Rocks Denver will be giving away a pair of tickets to the opening night of Atlas Shrugged in Westminster to the person who answers our trivia question correctly. So come with your thinking caps on for your chance to win!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others in the liberty movement – or those simply interested in the values of freedom. We welcome and encourage all to attend! So grab a beer, whiskey or glass of wine and get to know the other liberty enthusiasts in the area, all while having a great time. Hope to see you Wednesday!

Update: Jon Caldara to Join LOTR Denver this Wednesday Night!

Liberty on the Rocks is proud to host featured guest Jon Caldara, President of the Independence Institute, this Wednesday night for happy hour at Choppers Sports Grill (80 S. Madison Street ) in Denver. So come on out and have a drink with the number one political pundit in Colorado!

When: Wednesday, March 16 from 6-9PM
Click this Link for More Information or to RSVP


We are also celebrating Ladies Night so women get their FIRST DRINK FREE! Don’t miss out on this great deal!


Of course there is more… we’ve also got a mock debate to kick things off at 6 and Open Mic is from 8-8:30. Lastly, we will be hosting a contest this Wednesday night where the lucky winner will go home with a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Hope to see you there!

Ladies Night, Open Mic & The Chance to Win $100 This Wednesday!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a night early – and join fellow freedom lovers for happy hour with Liberty on the Rocks! We meet at Choppers Sports Grill (in the back room) located at 80 S. Madison Street in Denver.

Mock Debate from 6-7 PM (anyone is welcome to attend and participate!)
Happy Hour from 7-8 PM
Open Mic from 8-8:30

Ladies Drink FREE*!

You won’t want to miss happy hour this Wednesday, especially if you’re a lady! In an effort to get more women involved in the liberty movement, we’d like to do what we do best – bribe them with drinks (after all, isn’t that what we do each month by hosting happy hour?)!

All ladies attending our March 16th happy hour will receive one free drink ticket, so bring your friends and come on out! It may be a double standard, but it’s our right to do it – and we’d like to celebrate that right!

Chance to Win $100

Liberty on the Rocks is looking to expand – so we need your help! In exchange for a small donation, attendees at LOTR can enter to win a $100 Visa gift card! (This contest is optional to attendees)

Open Mic Night

In addition to our pre-happy hour mock debate (see below), we will also be hosting a 20-minute open mic night where we will give participants 2 minutes to get in front of the mic to talk about anything liberty related – whether it’s a joke, a short story, or an idea for promoting liberty – anyone is welcome to come up and share!

Mock Debate

This week’s mock debate will surround the important topic of free trade. Participants will be asked: Should Government Regulate Free Trade? We already have volunteers for the pro-liberty side, but could use one more on the “progressive” side. To learn more about the mock debates or to sign up for a role visit:

*Free drinks are limited to one per female attendee