What we're about

Thinking While Drinking (http://thinkingwhiledrinking.org/) is a group for anyone in the San Diego area interested in discussing topics that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind - all while enjoying a drink at different locations in our beautiful county.

For each event, the facilitators will come prepared with a handful of thought provoking questions and concepts on the topic at hand, we'll see what everyone has to say and go from there...

We are not suggesting that life's difficult and fascinating questions will be neatly answered during our meetups nor that any sort of professional therapy or dogma will take place. This is just a space to meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page (http://bit.ly/twdfaq) for more group info. To see a list of every topic we have discussed hop over to our Topics page (http://bit.ly/twdtopics) and every place (pre Covid) we have visited is on our TWD SD Chapter page (http://bit.ly/twd-sd).

Last but not least, our group is run entirely by volunteers and your donations go a long way to keep us afloat. Help support us by contributing to our Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thinkingwhiledrinking) or buying a custom TWD T-shirt (http://bit.ly/twd-tshirt) or pint glass (http://bit.ly/twd-glass).

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you (online for now) at an upcoming event!

Upcoming events (2)

Spinoff Event: Karaoke at Pal Joey's 🎤🎵🎶

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Come Karaoke at Pal Joey's 🎤🎶

Meet and Greet at 8:30 🕣
Karaoke starts at 9 PM 🕘

Come along and sing a song! 🎵🎤
If you don't Iike to sing, no problem!
Come watch, cheer, dance 💃🕺, and/or enjoy with everyone who does!
You can also order plenty of delicious drinks 🍹 from their full bar

This event is cross posted with other groups, including "Ready for Real Love Singles Events and Speed Dating", "The Official 20's and 30's Social Group, San Diego", and more.

Spinoff Event July 22nd FULL MOON POTLUCK PICNIC BONFIRE! Music Dancing, Karaoke

OKAY for big OUTDOOR events! BIG POTLUCK BONFIRE Friday, July 22nd with Music, maybe dancing and Karaoke Fun! If not vaccinated yet, GET VACCINATED! Steve is fully Moderna vaccinated, with both boosters.

Steve W, organizer of Hiking in San Diego Meetup and member of Thinking While Drinking, invites TWD members to join in a POTLUCK picnic with BONFIRE. Everyone bring good food to share! Also please bring some dry firewood if you possibly can! BRING LAWN CHAIRS! And dry FIREWOOD!

TWD friends will be there along with some hikers and various friendly mixed members from several other very active Meetup social groups! Usually many rsvps as well from those other groups! Have a guitar or other musical instruments? Bring em! Fun raucous crowd each time, and once in 2019 we had EIGHT guitars playing with some fun Karaoke singers! IF you can bring your guitar maybe singalong? Karaoke gear? Bluetooth wireless speakers will be there! Bring yours? Some dancing!

Grab your beach chairs, plan some nice potluck food to share and utensils for it, case of cold sodas, smores? Have a warm jacket in your car, maybe flashlight/lantern, and some dry FIREWOOD very much appreciated! (not whole pallets- cut any up in pieces) May be a warm day & cool evening! But fun around a BIG BONFIRE! BRING DRY FIREWOOD!

Main courses or big entrees are best for this potluck group, bring something that YOU would like to eat, so then you know it will be there. Pre-cooked food unless you also bring a BBQ and fuel to cook your food. Or long metal cookers to hold over fire. Cut food into small pieces! Please ask Costco to double slice large pizzas!

Please specify what you are bringing in your rsvp, you can also update it in comments here closer to the event date.

If you need ideas, plan something YOU like or stop by Costco and pickup a party tray or their rolled turkey sandwiches, chicken tenders, etc. Or bring large fresh pizzas! Cases of water or cases of cold sodas! Maybe a few could bring smores fixings? Got bluetooth speakers?

**NO SMOKING or vaping allowed at Mission Bay Park or at this event.**
NO ALCOHOL (or glass) is allowed on city beaches or parks, they might sometime come around and check. They DID come by checking twice two years ago! **Please show your true face picture and real first name on your profile here to attend the BONFIRE!**

POTLUCK PICNIC starts about 5pm but come early if you can for best parking, you could play games or walk a few miles along beautiful Mission Bay while you are down there. Anyone for scrabble or Bocce?

Steve will go very early and most likely get the furthest west double picnic tables and closest fire ring. ( The Sun sets in the West, for non-scouts ) Walk sidewalk to the northwest end and then look for us at the double picnic tables and closest fire ring. 3 lanterns on table after dark.

Coming North on I-5 take Clairemont Dr offramp and turn West, crossing 5 and then turn right onto E Mission Bay Dr. Go to De Anza Rd.

Coming South on I-5 you may take Balboa/MBayDr offramp (or if very heavy traffic at Balboa ramp just continue South on 5 to Clairemont Dr turn off), proceed straight on Mission Bay Dr thru six stoplights before taking sharp right turn from right lane just before entering 5 South again, West into N Mission Bay Dr, turn right at stop sign and go North to De Anza Rd.

If you miss that sharp right turn and end up on H-5 South, you can still take the next offramp Clairemont Dr and get on E Mission Bay Dr going North along there to De Anza Rd.

We will have a large orange beach umbrella with a Red STAR mylar balloon hung on it, by our double picnic tables there, with three lanterns after dark.

You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on this event! No organizer/host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. RSVP YES here confirms your full acceptance of all responsibility.


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