GAST Stammtisch

Literally speaking, the word Stammtisch is a table in a bar or restaurant which is reserved for the same guests at the same time every day or every week. There is usually a sign on the table saying "Stammtisch". If you don't belong to this table, don't attempt to sit there! In the most traditional German beer halls there is a large brass plaque above the table with the word Stammtisch printed on it in bold lettering.  It has evolved to become a regular group of a dozen or more people who gather to talk about a particular interest or hobby.


 As a result, there are stammtisches for languages, stammtisches for members of the same professions, stammtisches for philosophy or politics or cooking or music or knitting. There are even stammtisches for men who like beards.

The GAST Stammtisch is located in the GAST Center Weinkeller and meets once a month, generally on the first Friday.  The GAST Stammtisch is open to members and occasonal guests.