Game Dev Drink Up is an event that happens on the second Thursday of every month for people in the games industry or wants to be in the games industry to spend the night relaxing, having fun, and socializing. From the event page: It's that time, and we can't help but feel loved that you'll be spending Valentine's Day Eve with your local DrinkUp chapter. What better way to celebrate your passion of video games than with your local game development community! So, join us, Thurs., 2/13 for a candle-lite evening of networking, tasteful libations from Twitch & raffles of surprises you'll hope to win.
I'm just posting the San Francisco one here but there is a Drink Up event in other locations, too, such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Las Vegas, St. Louis, and Tokyo. You can find more information about those meetups on the event's website at http://www.gamedevdrinkup.com/
RSVP'ing isn't necessary, it's just to help get an idea of the numbers that will be there. Not a game developer? Not a problem! This is open to everyone and is a great opportunity to meet people you might like to work with some day, ask a few questions, and - more importantly - have a few beers among friends.