Are there classic books you'd like to read (or re-read) but haven't gotten around to?

Do you like to meet new people, discuss books, and have a relaxing drink?

At Classics and Cocktails, we read and discuss one classic per month (new or old), have a drink (or several if you want), and enjoy some great food at a local restaurant.  We do ask that you have at least one drink and/or an appetizer/meal so we can continue to secure a setting for our discussion.

Come join us for conversation, cocktails, and most importantly, FUN!

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Recent Meetups

  • September 24 · 7:00 PM

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    5 Readers

    The novel follows the fortunes of Jurgis Rudkis, a Lithuanian immigrant who comes to America with his fiancee and family in search of a better life.  What he finds in... Learn more
  • July 9 · 7:00 PM

    Lord of the Flies

    6 Readers | 5.00 5.002

    Time for a nice happy summer book about boys on an island!  Remember, if you come to a Meetup, we ask that you donate $1 to contribute to website administrative fees.... Learn more
  • June 4 · 7:00 PM

    A Separate Peace

    5 Readers | 5.00 5.001

    At last month's meetup, you guys suggested three books, which we were going to set up a poll for, but Tom volunteered to host "A Separate Peace," one of your suggestions... Learn more
  • April 16 · 7:00 PM

    Short Classic Series: The Stranger

    10 Readers | 5.00 5.003

    The results are in and we will read "The Stranger", by Albert Camus, to kick off our short classic series in April. If readers are interested, we can also read "The Bell... Learn more
  • March 5 · 7:00 PM

    The Catcher in the Rye

    4 Readers | 5.00 5.003

    Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his... Learn more
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  • New Member
    Judy H Judy H joined
    5 days ago
    Judy H
    "Certifiable book nerd. Enjoy contemporary literature, classics; memoirs, poetry, all of the above. Favorite dead author: Woolf. Living: Lahiri"
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    John John­ commented on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    September 24

    "Thanks Carolyn for hosting!"

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  • New comment
    Tara C. Tara C. commented on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    September 24
    Tara C.

    "I read this a few years ago, and unfortunate­ly didn't­ have time to re-read it, but hopefully I will still be able to contribute!­ Looking forward to it."

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  • New RSVP
    Tara C. Tara C. RSVPed Yes­ for The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    September 24
  • New comment
    Tiffany Tiffany­ commented on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    September 24

    "Disappointe­d I won't be able to make this. I was looking forward to meeting everyone. Next time!"

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  • New comment
    Erin Erin­ commented on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    September 23

    "Unfortunate­ly I am out of town visiting family and will not be back until the end of the week. I enjoyed The Jungle and look forward to the next assignment and to meeting everyone at the next meet up."

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  • New comment
    Jen Jen­ commented on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
    September 23

    "I read this last year, great book! I won't be able to attend though because I just joined the group so it's very short notice for me. My husband has a hockey game so I have to stay home with our toddler."

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  • New Member
    Jen Jen­ joined
    September 22
    "I am Jen. Mom to a toddler, wife, small business owner. Love to read, hike, and bake."
  • New Member
    Frank Frank­ joined
    September 20
    "I like to read the classics with other fellow travellers, and I am looking to meet new people."
  • New Member
    Joan S. Joan S. joined
    September 17
    Joan S.
    "Hi, I'm Joan. Would love to be in a group that is reading the classics!"
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