Joe, the bartender at the Chicagoua Cafe, a wannabe writer, creates, Story Time Karaoke. A venue where writers, poets, and people from around the country come to tell their unique stories, to a live audience in the Chicagoua Cafe. While Joe's working, the bar is like Cheers on steroids because there're always stories being told. Elliston, a commodities broker who frequents the bar offers to let Joe in on a deal where he'll turn $$$$$into $$$$$$$$$$ within a week. Joe borrows it from the bar owner and his new friends with the promise plenty of $$$$s in return in only a week. Elliston disappears with the money. His friends become his enemies over the lost money. Elmo, once a friend, attempts to cut his eye out but is stopped by Joe's enemy, Moose, a gangster from Boston who sought revenge because Joe and a friend had kcked him out in a barroom brawl. Moose becomes Joe's only friend. Joe and Moose find Elliston and recover the money. They discover Elliston is gay and married to Joe's girlfriend's brother. Elliston and his husband defrauded more than one bar with their investment scheme, so Joe is able to take his money plus interest but is forced to return to Boston by Moose to prove Moose isn't guilty of murder. Once that is resolved, Joe returns to Chicago to discover that a famous author who promised to show his vel to her agent had published it under her name. She published it as nfiction and is sued. The lawsuit makes headlines and Joe ends up with an offer from a New York publisher to write why a famous author stole his manuscript. Can Joe find the thief to prove to his friends he wasn't the one who stole their money? Will his enemy from Boston break his bones?