Cocktails & Conversations - The Big Three: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle


This event combines

food and drink,

a casual Manhattan intellectual environment,

and a social atmosphere

for New Yorkers to get together, mingle, and discuss.


How to Attend the Live Event

All members in good standing are welcome to RSVP and attend.

Due to the limited spots at our events,

anyone who has been a no-show for a past event

must pay the $10 no-show fee online before RSVPing for another event.

See our Attendance Policy for details.



Over the course of the evening, members gather in small groups for discussions. Between each discussion round, everyone socializes and has a chance to order food/drink. With a chance to join several groups throughout the event, attendees have a chance to meet many others while engaging in spirited debates in a highly social atmosphere.








This is *not* a typical meet-and-greet open social,

this is a "Cocktails & Conversations"-styled event

with three rounds of active and challenging debates.


It will be crowded, it will be edgy, it will be fun -

we ask everyone to keep noise levels down

and participate in all discussions.






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Hope You Can Join Us!


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  • Chloe

    The topics were good, but Chelsea Manor was a poor venue. There were lines for the bathroom, one was out of order, they had no toilet paper, they started DJing before we were finished, and the drinks were slightly more than Irish Rogue. I had the feeling they wanted to kick us out.

    June 24, 2013

  • Nicole

    Beautiful venue, but very loud.

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • john p.

    Yes too noisy

    2 · June 6, 2013

  • Dave

    Meh. Some interesting topics, but in both of my small groups, discussion tended to be dominated by uninteresting (but loud) people. Best part was the informal first hour.

    June 6, 2013

  • BobMM

    The people were good. The food and service were good. The noise level was abominable.

    June 6, 2013

  • Lidia

    I really enjoyed this particular meet up simply for the reason that all of the ppl I've talk to were well rounded and were happy to share their knowledge with others.

    2 · June 5, 2013

  • Allan

    Thought-provoking evening but..... I wish I could have felt more comfortable with the venue. It was sooooo noisy, crowded and warm in that back room. The worst was the noise level. It was difficult to converse during the discussion and during the mingle time. I had a hard time hearing people and making myself heard. And yes, I realize it was even nosier at the bar area. Maybe I am getting too old for this type of scene but frankly I don't get it. This environment is just not condusive to conversation. I had to leave after the first discussion as I couldn't take it anymore. That's my two cents worth.....

    2 · June 5, 2013

  • Steven

    Ouch. Just got back in communication with the real world. Can't make it.

    June 4, 2013

  • Martha

    I don't understand, was I moved from the wait list or am I still on it? I cant tell from the iPhone app. I didn't know in advance, so I didn't leave work on time. I wish I could have made it :(

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn I cannot get out of work! So sorry for the last minute cancellation. :-(

    June 4, 2013

  • Michael

    Just got lucky.
    JK unfortunately work.

    June 4, 2013

  • John P

    My flight was delayed last night getting into LGA and I thought I would be fine today and able to make the meetup. But I am beat and need to get some sleep tonight. Sorry for the late notice.

    June 4, 2013

  • Louiza

    Will this be recorded?

    June 4, 2013

  • Svetlana

    I won't be able to make it today. Something just came out. See you next time.

    June 4, 2013

  • Trevor De La R.

    Sorry to cancel last minute, gotta work. Looking forward to next time.

    June 4, 2013

  • Bill

    Sorry to bail again... Working late tonight. Peace!

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like fun!

    June 4, 2013

  • SusanW

    Boss just told me we are filing a brief tomorrow morning...gotta burn the midnight oil. Have fun, catch you soon!

    June 4, 2013

  • Drew

    Darn it, last minute cancellation for me; was really looking forward to this event.
    You folks have a beautiful evening. Catch ya next round.

    June 4, 2013

  • Dee


    June 4, 2013

  • John R.

    Sorry, got a conflict.

    June 3, 2013

  • Dan

    I'm afraid a conflict just came up.

    June 3, 2013

  • John

    Hope everyone is looking forward - this event has been in development for a while and is obviously going to be quite active :-)

    The agenda for the evening at Chelsea Manor includes a social hour from 6-7 (to get acquainted), followed by three rounds of discussions wherein everyone joins into new groups each hour, interspersed with breaks.

    If your plans prevent you from arriving at 6, you can still participate in some or all of the discussions :-). Also, be sure to sign in. Cheers!

    June 3, 2013

  • Alicia S.

    sorry, can't make it now. Hope someone can take my place.

    June 3, 2013

  • Joan C.

    Very Interested to discuss views

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have a church study group that starts that night.

    June 2, 2013

  • john p.

    hi..the event is 6-10pm..i will be there a little this ok?

    June 2, 2013

  • Marie

    I've never planned this far ahead. Ha! (Total INFP) but I loved to discuss these big three and have plenty of time to brush up.

    February 13, 2013

    • Chloe

      I'm a total xNxP and I use Google calendar to keep track for me. Used to use a dollar store calendar.

      June 2, 2013

  • ScottW

    I would LOVE to be there for this but unfortunately I will be out of town

    May 30, 2013

  • Anna A.

    Unfortunately, due to work responsibilities I will not be able to attend this event. Hope you all have a great time!

    May 28, 2013

  • John

    Thanks, Scott! Also, after the nice feedback we heard about Chelsea Manor, we have now gotten them to agree to be the new 'home' for NY Phi as our default location for 2013. We are also varying between Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Next week's topics were assembled months ago by a philosophy professor and have been refined since, so the event should be an interesting foray into classical philosophy.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • ScottW

    Everyone please note that the date of this meeting was changed a couple weeks ago to June 4. If you cannot make the new meeting day, please change your RSVP to NO (sending a comment alone is not sufficient), because otherwise: Due to the limited spots at our events, anyone who has been a no-show for a past event must pay the $10 no-show fee online before RSVPing for another event.
    This sounds like a great vevent and looking forward to seeing everyone.

    May 28, 2013

  • vince l.

    sorry I will not be able to attend.

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    May 23, 2013

  • Myriam

    Far away but worth the wait.

    December 8, 2012

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