Alcohol-free bars – level 3
A new wave of bars is creating a buzz without the booze as a growing number of people explore sobriety.
Alcohol-free bars serving non-alcoholic beer and cocktails are popping up as global sales of non-alcoholic drinks are surging, and the category is growing ahead of its alcoholic counterparts. Last year, no-alcohol spirits grew to around 30%, whereas globally, despite the pandemic, the spirits market fell about 7%. Abstinence challenges like Dry January and growing interest in health and wellness are behind the trend.
However, it´s more than people who quit drinking entirely who are indulging in a non-alcoholic drink. A lot of people want to socialize without having the hangover, without having any alcohol, or less alcohol.
Millie Gooch, the founder of the Sober Girls Society, said that when she drank alcohol, she had bad anxiety for the next two to three days. She realized that alcohol had a big impact on her mental health, and when she stopped drinking alcohol, it had a positive impact on her physical and mental health, her finances, and relationships with her friends and family.
Difficult words: buzz (an atmosphere of excitement and activity), booze (an informal word for an alcoholic drink), sobriety (when you do not drink or do drugs), abstinence (the practice of not doing or having something that´s wanted or enjoyable).
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