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Posted on: December 24, 2019 at 8:29 am
are an integral part of our culture. For decades, people have gathered
at their local watering hole to have philosophical (and
not-so-philosophical) debates, to check in on the local gossip, and to
simply kick back with a pint on a friday night.
bars can be fun places to meet up with friends and be a part of the
local crowd, but for someone who is a recovering alcoholic, they can be
toxic environments full of temptation.
Luckily for them, there is a new trend emerging in the bar scene: sober bars.
An Alcohol-Free Bar
right. Alcohol-free, or “sober” bars are becoming increasingly popular
across the United States for recovering addicts and alcoholics who still
want to have fun on a friday or saturday night .
These bars look and feel like the real thing- right down to the dim
lighting and dingy booths, except the usual shelves filled with beer and
liquor have been replaced with non-alcoholic substitutes like coffee
and kombucha . Guests can sit back and listen to a local musician or
join in on a round of karaoke while sipping on virgin cocktails and
Heineken 0.0 .
“I Can’t Stay Sober, But We Can”
This is a popular saying at Alcoholics Anonymous .
If you are recovering from addiction, it is extremely important to have
a community around you- you need people to support you to stay clean.
Without this support, addicts tend to isolate themselves which can lead
to depression, and make them more likely to relapse .
it is imperative in the beginning stages of recovery to avoid places
and situations where you might be tempted to relapse, which of course
means staying out of pubs and bars .
It is necessary, then, to seek support in other places and other
circles. In recovery, other sober individuals are the best people to
have around you during vulnerable times . Recovery is about moving
forward, and establishing new, sober relationships based on a foundation
of recovery encourages healthy changes and communication .
A Step In the Recovery Process
For many recovering addicts, it can seem difficult to imagine having
an active social life again, since a majority of their past activities
revolved around alcohol and drug use . This is where a concept like a
sober bar becomes so valuable.
French is the owner of one of these in Barstop, Texas, called Cherokee
Recovery Village. A former addict himself, he now works as a licenced
chemical dependency counselor and says that his bar is a crucial help
for people recovering from alcohol dependency .
The bar-like environment exposes you to triggers to potentially
weaken them, which will hopefully allow you to eventually go into places
where there’s drinking and partying without it affecting you so much
These bars also provide a community for people recovering from addictions, and helps them to stick to their recovery programs.
Recovering alcoholic Ember Zenchyshyn has been sober for three years and frequents Cherokee Recovery Village.
can’t do this alone,” she says, “I need to have the people walking
through this with me and kind of be a part of something.” Zenchyshyn
often feels like she misses out on fun times with friends. She reveals,
“I didn’t want to give up the fun lifestyle. I didn’t want just to go
home and go to sleep at 10 and not do things.” 
Not Just For Recovering Addicts
These sober bars are not exclusive to people recovering from
addictions. They are also great spaces for people who simply don’t
partake in any substance use, but still find the bar atmosphere to be
Lorelei Bandrovschi, co-owner of Listen Bar, a monthly alcohol-free
pop-up bar in New York City, want non-drinkers to have a space that is
“Nondrinkers have been made to feel like the odd ones out,”
Bandrovschi says. “We are here to say that [they] deserve their own
space and to be the star of the show.” 
Interestingly enough, only one third of the bar’s guest identify
themselves as non-drinkers. The rest are occasional or regular drinkers,
who just want a night out without the hangover the next day .
Sober Bars Popping Up Everywhere
The concept of an alcohol-free bar is becoming more and more popular
across the United States. Here are a few more sober spots that have
popped up in the United States:
in Austin, Texas is a weekly pop-up bar. They have taken their concept
on the road, and done pop-ups in Nashville, Kansas, Los Angeles, and
Washington, DC, among others.
The Other Side in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has ping pong, pool tables, and more, and offers karaoke, open mic nights, comedy and dancing.
Listen Bar in New York City is a monthly pop-up that focuses on making amazing alcohol-free cocktails.
Getaway in Brooklyn, New York features cozy couches and chic decor that make this spot perfect for Instagram.
Whether you’re recovering from addiction, you simply don’t drink, or
you just feel like having a night out without the consequences the next
morning, perhaps a sober bar is just the thing you need.