There’s a positive trend on the horizon and it’s a direct reaction to America’s omnipresent alcohol culture. Boozeless bars are officially a thing, and for people in recovery, it’s a healthy alternative that’s been a long time in coming.
Nationwide, alcohol-free bars are popping up as a way of crafting lively entertainment spaces without the negatives that can come with alcohol such as risky behavior, hangovers, DUIs, the list goes on.
Think about it: alcohol-free spaces provide the opportunity to meet people with zero peer pressure to imbibe. What’s not to like? In addition, the concept of the non-alcoholic party space has migrated to concerts where increasing numbers of substance-free zones are popping up.
Alcohol is implicated in around 90,000 deaths each year, at a cost of nearly $250 billion, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Tragically, almost one-half of all murders are alcohol-related. Studies show that alcohol abuse is linked to cirrhosis, anxiety, depression, heart disease, dementia, and cancers including those of the liver, breast, mouth, throat, and colon.
Sans Bar in Austin, Texas, is one of the first and best alcohol-free party zones in the U.S. Their mission is to, “To provide a safe and sober environment for people to have fun while promoting personal and social wellness.”
The forward-thinking business has held pop-up events around the country where the mocktail drinking crowd tends to lean toward female patrons from all across the sobriety spectrum.
Keeping in line with the alcohol-free theme, numerous other events, like dry reading groups, are growing in popularity.
In the end, events and spaces like these seek to create a sense of positive camaraderie and socialization we all crave, without the negative side effects.
That is something to raise my mocktail to!
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