Thinking While Drinking 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.

Inspired by the School of Life (theschooloflife.com), where they say it best:

"We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world"

...or maybe just San Diego County in our case 😉

Each event has the following format:
First half hour is an opportunity to grab a drink/food, introduce yourself to other group members, and select which group you'll sit in. At the half hour mark everyone sits down in the small groups (set up by the organizers) and the facilitators lead 1.5-2 hours of conversation on the topic of the day.

We have a 10 participant to 1 facilitator ratio for each event. We set caps on each event based on the following four factors:
1) Location Capacity-space
2) Location Capacity-noise/ambiance
3) Facilitator Capacity-Interest
4) Facilitator Capacity-training/skill set

For any given event, any combination of these factors could be the limiting factor. Please stay on the waitlist and you will be informed if a spot opens due to someone else's cancellation.

Facilitators are our amazing team of volunteers who help guide the conversations of each event.

Visit the Contact Us page and send a message with your name, preferred email, and the message that you're interested in facilitating.

We discuss a variety of topics all orbiting the concept of emotional intelligence. For a full listing of topics check out the Topics page.

We meet all over San Diego and North County. For a full listing of locations check out the Locations page.

1) Sign up to facilitate!
2) Donate

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.