5 Popular San Antonio Meetups You Should Try

Jean Jones
(October 16, 2014)


As every resident of San Antonio knows, there’s no shortage of fun things to do, places to go, or things to see in this city. It’s the 7th largest city in the United States, and if you can’t find something that piques your interest here, it would be hard to find it anywhere! That being said, even if you have a huge list of things you want to do here, it’s just not as much fun when you aren’t experiencing them with friends. And if you’re new to this big city, finding friends to do all these activities with can seem a bit daunting. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, however, there are several ways you can remedy this. Our favorite is Meetup.com.

Meetup.com is a website where users can search for different groups and clubs in their area that share the same interests as them. They can check out upcoming events and “meetups” for these groups, and get connected with people who are into the same thing. It’s a great way to try new things, meet new people, and just get out and explore the city. In fact, to help give you an idea of some of the groups that are out there, here are 5 of the most popular Meetups in San Antonio:

1. R-U-N (Are You In?)

Do you love running, but aren’t looking for any competitive pressure? Whatever your goals, whatever your running ability, you’ll surely find a home with R-U-N. They claim to be the friendliest Meetup group in Texas and offer the most comprehensive running and outdoor sports schedule anywhere, so check out one of their next runs if you’re looking to get out, get active, and meet some new running partners.

2. 20s, 30s, and New in Town

Can you venture a guess at who this group is for? If you’re between the age of 21-39, recently moved to San Antonio, and are simply looking for people to hang out with, this group is perfect for you – especially if you’re single.

3. San Antonio Beer Club

Are you a craft beer connoisseur? Do you like cold beer and good conversation – sometimes about cold beer? Then the San Antonio Beer Club is the group for you. Discuss your love of all things hoppy with other beer enthusiasts, visit local breweries, and just get together for a good time. The only requirement is that group members are 21 and older!

4. Texas Pack & Paddle

If you’re passionate about kayaking and canoeing, or you simply want to try it out, the Texas Pack & Paddlers is certainly worth a look. All trips are led by a professionally licensed “All Water Guide” with over 34 years of experience in Texas rivers, so it’s hard to find a better paddling excursion. The group meets nearly every weekend, and rentals are available for those without equipment, so make sure you check it out.

5. San Antonio Dining & Nightlife

Looking to get out and explore the best restaurants and nightlife San Antonio has to offer? The San Antonio Dining & Nightlife Meetup is right up your alley. Whether you’re into American, Japenese, Mexican, Jamaican, or Thai food, there’s no shortage of places to try in this city, and this Meetup is dedicated to finding the best spots.

To view the rest of the available Meetups in the San Antonio area, please visit Meetup.com.

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