Skeptics in the Pub is your chance to get together with other Skeptics, Freethinkers, and Atheists in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to talk, debate, and just hang out. To meet the unique needs of the Indianapolis area, we've broken this up into two kinds of meetings.
Skeptics in the Pub is the traditional meetup that will occur in Pubs and Breweries around town. We try to hit a variety of places in order to reach a max number of people. These will always be age 21+ meetings because of the alcohol involved. However, we recognize that there are people out there that are under 21 who need or want to have similar meetings, so we've opened the second meeting type up, which is Skeptics in the Cafe where we will follow the format of the Pub meetings, just at different Coffee/Tea shops around town. These meetings will be open to all ages, though if you bring your small ones with you, you are solely responsible for them.
Skeptics in the Pub/Cafe is open to everyone regardless of identity or religious affiliation. However, we are focused on discussing topics critically and skeptically in a respectful, non-confrontational manner. Religion, Science, and yes, Politics are often topics of such debates, and many attending will have strong opinions on these topics. We want to create a safe space where these debates can take place in a respectful manner, even if no opinions will be changed. If you think that sounds like something you'd like to do and you're looking to make a few new friends, come join us, we'd love to have you!
(Membership Dues are voluntary are are more like a donation to help us raise funds to keep the site up, get speakers, and pay for other expenses that will pop-up from time to time. You DO NOT have to pay to attend any of our regular meetings.)
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers