What we're about

Building on the success of our 5,000+ members in San Antonio Texas and Stuttgart, Germany, we are a group of locals, internationals and visitors alike who aren't afraid of thinking while drinking.

We are dedicated to the following:

Open Communication
In Person Social Networking
Adventures
Community Involvement
Good Times with Great People

We are open to anyone with an open mind, drive for new ideas and of course a friendly liver.

We are currently offering this meetup in English only, but will soon being offering in Deutch as well.

//Ian & Co.

**********Reviews of our group:

* I was new to San Antonio and eager to find a fun, interesting crowd. Enter T&D under the inspired leadership and direction of one Ian C. Perry. It's been a 18 months of great conversations, killer hangs and hilarious misadventures. And I met my best friends and boyfriend through the meetup! These are my kinda people. -- Sherry, 38, Tennessee

* Thinkers n Drinkers has been a fascinating experience for me. It is a discussion group with a wide range of topics and a diverse group of people that NEVER got heated. Even though the topics can be controversial and polarizing, no one was ever shouted down or became visible angry, only diplomatic and personal conversations. Thinkers n Drinkers is a safe space where one can speak and share freely. Ian is a fantastic facilitator that sets a space that is open and inclusive. All perspectives are welcomed, encouraged and nurtured. The community created through Thinkers n Drinkers lives on outside of the weekly meetings through friendships and adventure outings. Thanx Ian!!!! -- Alexei, 37, Texas

* Drinkers and thinkers is a place that challenges your thinking and to learn about perspective. I always loved being intrigued by other people's opinions and learn more about the topic of that night. I am more of a listener than a talker but it did make me more confident in speaking and not being judged. Its a great group that I got to experience a few times. -- Juanita, 19, Colorado * The best part about this group is getting to meet really cool people. You get share and express your ideas and opinions on different topics of life and also welcome in new ideas you may never have thought about before. Plus the drinking part is always fun. -- Lacey, 26, Florida

* It all started a couple years ago with a discussion on what defined happiness. Since being hooked by that enlightenment, I have enjoyed many discussions (with beer in hand) over subjects ranging from relationships and religion to success and money. Sometimes broad like "What is success". Sometimes specific like "Is monogamy necessary in a relationship". I always thought the taboo topic of politics would have made things interesting for the diverse/open minds in the group, but maybe it would have led to unfriending on Facebook, so better left unspoken and we all stay Thinkers, Drinkers and Friends. -- Joe, 63, Texas

* Moving across the country is like any big change in life. Finding yourself in new surroundings and meeting new people is simple enough however, most often you find yourself having superficial conversations and making light acquaintances. Thinkers and Drinkers was a breath of fresh air. I found myself surrounded by people who like me wanted to have meaningful conversations, people who wanted to delve deeper than the normal light chat we all find in a bar. The group breaks down the barriers by combining fun, social activities like meeting in bars, camping, outdoor activities, coupled with honest exploration of a variety of topics.
I would highly recommend this to anyone searching for good conversations and great friends. -- Jason, 38, Connecticut

* Diverse, witty, brain stimulating, and headed by the most awesome Meetup organizer. I miss it tremendously and might move to Stuttgart. Wait no more and join the fun. -- Ikram, 35, Morocco

* A friend invited me to a Thinkers and Drinkers meet-up. I don't drink, so I was a bit doubtful. I am SO glad I went! The conversation was wonderful, and the people even more so. I've since gone on multiple camping trips and other various T and D events, made new friends, connections, and a slew of inside jokes. The events are always well-organized, and the founder, Ian, is a total hoot. You are and always will be welcome, and he makes sure you know it :) -- Kara, 29, New York

Connect:

Instagram: @ThinkersDrinkersInternational

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinkersdrinkersinternational/

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/user/thinkersdrinkersinternational

Email: ThinkersDrinkersInternational@gmail.com

Upcoming events (5+)

The Think n Drink | Burger House (West) | Topic: Friendship

||| LOCATION - BURGER HOUSE WEST / SCHWABSTR. ||| Our original meetup, and a great way to start the week. **Newcomers will be confirmed from the waiting list, so sign up even if it's full!** RSVP's are limited, so sign up quickly in order to secure a spot. PLEASE don't sign up if you're going to skip. Your environment will make you what you are. Friends are a great factor of this. They form you and guide you. They will help you if you need a hand moving from one place to another or even if you find yourself in a bad situation. They may disappoint and hurt you sometimes. In some cases, these situations will end your friendship. What role does friendship play in your life? // We'll be in the back room. This is a great location with plenty of items on the menu. Sit down and order some drinks or coffee at 1900, conversation starts at 1930. This could be the best night of your week! //Julia

Critical Mass Bike Ride | Bright Colors | Feuersee

Critical Mass Bike Ride - This Month's Theme: Bright Colors -- summer is finally here, so let's celebrate with bright vibrant colors. This also helps us find each other in the herd, as it gets quite popular during the summer with thousands of riders coming out. https://criticalmassstuttgart.wordpress.com/ Let's get a group together and ride in the Stuttgart Critical Mass! This summer we want to try to do a theme each month to the ride. They are very easy, and would be much more fun if we dressed up for them, like anything :-). Dress up in the theme mentioned above and we'll have a great time. Don't forget to bring a few beers for the end of the ride! This is a huge ride that happens each and every first Friday of the month. Make sure to bring extra tubes for your tires, lights and safety gear, spare cash for food and drink if we stop, and maybe some beers in your backpack for rest stops! Riding in a big group is super fun. Route and duration are to be determined (check website). All types of bikes and experience levels are welcome. //Thinkers & Drinkers Organisers

Boozy Game Night | Games, Drinks, Music, Fun | Ian's Flat

**Be sure to sign up even if the event is full -- We'll select Patreon subscribers and newcomers off the waiting list. ** Let's get together and have some drinks, music and games at the Thinkers Stuttgart HQ! We'll have some games including cards against humanity and some others. Bring other games if you like, but definitely some drinks and/or snacks to share and your outgoing, fun Thinkers attitude. We'll kick off the evening around 7pm, but show up whenever you like. Make sure you update your RSVP if you won't be able to make it as there'll surely be a waiting list for this one. //Ian

Summer Camping Trip | Stargazing at the Lake | Aichstruter Stausee

Aichstruter Stausee

$25.00

Let's get together and spend some evenings under the stars and some days chilling at the lake. We'll invade one of our favorite campgrounds at the Aichstruter Stausee. This is an easy going campsite with plenty of room for big groups. It's on a little lake as well. Cost: $25 USD per person ( about 22 Euro). Your payment covers: - 2 nights camping at the site - We provide all the basics for the group -- Coolers with ice -- Gas grill -- Canopy -- Table / Chairs -- Music -- Float toys -- Breakfast for Sat / Sunday -- Electric pumps for inflating / deflating What you need to bring: - Tent - Sleeping pad / sleeping bag - Food for your lunches / dinners ( you can use the grill) - Drinks for you - Swimsuit and float toys - Sunscreen - Transportation to /from campsite (post on the wall) - Parking is ~6 euro per day and must be paid in coins The location has some wide open spaces, access to the little lake and a big sand volleyball court. They say that campfires are forbidden this year, so we'll bring plenty of sparkly lights to properly set the mood. Additionally there are big bathrooms with toilets and showers and they are kept pretty clean. There is a biergarten and cafe as well open during the day. Sometimes the lake is low, but not to fear, there is a big, beautiful lake just a 10 minute drive away from the campsite. Let's gather out under the sun and stars and have great conversation, food and summer fun! //Ian

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