What we're about

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." ---J.R.R. Tolkien.

This group is for anyone who craves the pleasure of high-quality conversation in a fun and relaxed setting, with plenty of food and drink.

We converse to learn. We listen first, speak second. We respect diverse viewpoints and recognize that we're likely to learn the most from those whose opinions and experiences differ from ours. We apply sound reasoning to sound facts. We especially crave fresh ideas, creative thinking, and positive attitudes. We love people who read! Not all of us drink the alcoholic stuff, but those of us who do drink don't do so to get drunk but simply to enjoy. We are mostly a QUIET group.

We accommodate the conversational styles of introverts and extroverts and everyone in between. This group will feature mainly evening meetings.

If you respect your fellow humans, are a kind and patient listener, have some creative ideas and a love of sound thinking--and if you crave the quiet company of like-minded folks--this is the meetup for you!

Q: Why "drinking" thinkers? Do I have to like booze to join?

A: We love you no matter what you drink! Coffee, tea, water, it's all good!

Q: Do I have to talk, or can I just listen?

A: No have-tos other than to treat each other with respect. Talk if you like, or just listen if you prefer!

Q: Your meetings have a theme--does that mean there's homework?

A: Sometimes there will be optional reading or viewing (links to TED talks and such) but never required.

Q: Can I suggest topics or moderate a meeting?

A: Yes, please!

Upcoming events (1)

Intellectual Potluck

Pistarro's

Bring something uplifting and inspirational that will help our group move forward into 2022 on a positive note! Share a poem, essay, song, joke, book report, short story, juggling act, stand-up comedy routine--or whatever else you have in mind. It doesn't even have to be your own! Are you required to bring something to share? Of course not! Just bring yourselves!

Past events (37)

Conversational Free-for-All!

Modern Asia

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