Drinking Liberally is an informal, inclusive progressive social group. It gives like minded, left leaning individuals a place to talk politics. Drinking Liberally is not a "Drinking Club" nor is it a direct action network. Nevertheless, Drinking Liberally plays an important role in the web of American politics; it allows ordinary people to integrate political awareness into the fabric of their lives. It gets them used to talking and thinking about politics without asking anyone to embrace a particular philosophy or perspective.