Introducing “SHWINKERS”… the Social Network for Drinkers

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Shwinkers is a social network for drinkers. It’s a social club for everyone … who likes to drink.

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Shwinkers is a social club and iPhone app for adults who like to drink and socialize at bars

We’re drinking towards a higher goal: to bring the ‘social’ back to the social network one Shwinker at a time."

Shwinkers, Inc. cheered to the debut of its social network for drinkers at Pitch San Francisco ‘11 at AT&T Park yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Like the drunken love child of Groupon Now! and Facebook, Shwinkers will serve up exclusive drink deals with geolocating technology and a social twist.

The brainchild of startup entrepreneur Louis Meckle ( and Hollywood screenwriters Patrick J Clifton and Beth Rigazio (Raising Helen, Go Figure), Shwinkers is a niche network that caters exclusively to the cocktail community.

“With Shwinkers, we’re drinking towards a higher goal: to bring the ‘social’ back to the social network one Shwinker at a time,” said Clifton. “We’re ecstatic to open the doors to an online social club where drinkers — from the twenty-something scenesters to the seasoned vets — will never need to ask, ‘Where’s the party?’”

The Shwinkers iPhone app delivers members-only drink alerts, bar listings and real-time activity feeds directly to your phone. The user-friendly, speakeasy-inspired design launches in beta this month in San Francisco’s Mission District; an Android version and Los Angeles launch are in the works.

The app makes it easy to mobilize your Shwinking Buddies for a night out and even easier to make new ones at your local bar or in a city you’ve never been to before. And being a private social club, Shwinkers’ profiles are not Google-able or viewable by non-Shwinkers.

Shwinkers, Inc. is looking for likeminded social drinkers to join the team, as well as motivated angels who share its dream of spreading worldwide cheer. Visit for more information and join our Facebook party at and follow us on Twitter Or come meet us in person at the Pitch San Francisco ’11 expo, where 2,000 attendees will meet the founders of the latest web and mobile startups, get hands-on demos and connect with other likeminded tech entrepreneurs. Pitch ’11 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park runs from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m on Sept 8., 2011. Go to for more information.


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