Philosophy Think & Drinks

What can we say?  Wine, grog & spirits are right up our alley!  And talking philosophy over libations…even better! That’s why we love our community socials.  Our Philosophy Think & Drinks are casual and informal, community-oriented, intellectually stimulating, and fun.  You do not need a background in philosophy to enjoy & participate in these gatherings.  An open mind & desire to engage in thoughtful dialogue (whether from a listening or contribution standpoint) is all that’s needed!  For those who love philosophy but prefer not to partake in the libations side of things, don’t let that stop you from participating in the fun.  We emphasize the think over the drink!


Our Helena Philosophy Think & Drinks are (typically) held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7pm-9pm (Mountain Time).

Where: Reeder’s Alley (in the pavilion, Caretaker’s Lawn, or Convention Center) – (119 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601) or The Sapphire (in the wine cave room) – (101 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena MT 59601)
Cost:  Free (When in Reeder’s Alley – BYOB; When at The Sapphire – Buy your own vino, spirits, or grog)
RSVP: Contact Marisa at #406-439-5788 or [email protected]


Our Missoula Philosophy Think & Drinks are (typically) held on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 6pm-8pm (Mountain Time)

  • January 12th 2020 – Imagine Nation Brewing
  • February 9th 2020 – Imagine Nation Brewing
  • March 8th 2020 – Imagine Nation Brewing
  • April 12th 2020 – CANCELLED (Please join our Helena group via ZOOM)
  • May 17th 2020 – CANCELLED (Please join our Helena group via ZOOM)
  • June 14th 2020 – VIRTUAL/ZOOM
  • July 12th 2020 – VIRTUAL/ZOOM
  • August 9th 2020 – VIRTUAL/ZOOM
  • September 13th 2020 – VIRTUAL/ZOOM
  • October  11th 2020 – VIRTUAL/ZOOM
  • November 8th 2020 – VIRTUAL/ZOOM
  • December 13th 2020 – No T & D this month

Where: Imagine Nation Brewing – (1151 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802) or ZOOM
Cost:  Free (Buy your own grog)
RSVP: Contact Henry Kramer at [email protected], Ryan Aikin at [email protected], or Marisa at #406-439-5788 or [email protected].

What Are They About & How Do They Work?

Merlin Philosophy Think & Drinks are like “Philosophy Dojos” and are all about…

  • Sharing ideas & insights
  • Expanding & clarifying viewpoints
  • Engaging in critical & creative thinking
  • Strengthening & fostering community
  • Participating in meaningful dialogue
  • Having fun with philosophy
  • And more…

Our Merlin Think & Drink gatherings are monthly (dojo) sessions that consist of a “meeting of the minds” over snacks & libations.  After nabbing goodies and seats, getting acquainted (for those new to the dojo) & settling in…the eve begins.  First in order — the democratic selection of a question (about a specific topic).  No topics are off-limit; no questions are too broad, narrow, abstract, or concrete.  Questions are posed by participants in a “round-robin” fashion, clarified, and then voted upon collectively. Once our “avenue of philosophical pursuit” is in place, we are ready to dive into a fun night of (facilitated) philosophical discussion.

Merlin Think & Drinks Archive Page

(View pictures and see what sorts of things we talked about & explored)

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