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Are Mocktails Gaining Momentum in DC..?

Are Mocktails Gaining Momentum in D.C.?

Booze-free pop-up Sans Bar takes place May 4, and other area bars are beefing up their alcohol-free options.

BY    LAURA HAYES for WCP    APR 30, 2019 1 PM

BY LAURA HAYES for WCP

APR 30, 2019 1 PM

D.C. is the next stop for a national roving pop-up bar that doesn't serve booze. Sans Bar was founded in Austin by addiction counselor Chris Marshall. He teamed up with Bethesda resident Laura Silverman for the D.C. event on May 4. Like Marshall, Silverman is in recovery and runs the blog The Sobriety Collective. But Sans Bar is "not just for 12-step fellowship," according to Silverman.

"We’re tapping into the momentum of the full sobriety spectrum," she says. "That encompasses everyone from hardcore recovery people and straight edge people who’ve never had anything before to the sober curious and our pregnant friends who want a night out without feeling like they’re the party pooper."

Some people who drink might just want a night off. "It can appeal to everyone who wants a chill environment that fosters authentic connections with fun things to do and no pressure to drink if they don’t want to," Silverman continues.

Read more via WCP…

Sober by Southwest - Austin, TX - Saturday, 3/16!

Hear ye, hear ye! All you Austinites and SXSWers: Sober by Southwest is this Saturday, March 16th at Sans Bar in Austin, TX!

This joint effort is brought to you by Chris Marshall of Sans Bar and Tricia Lewis of Recovery Happy Hour.

Do not miss this amazing musical lineup - not to mention food trucks, arcade games, healthy and delicious spirit-free beverages, and authentic connection. Plus…I’ll be there!

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Beverage sponsors: Dry Soda, Topo Chico, and Portland Syrups!

Other SBRxSW sponsors: MSW Lounge, Clean and Sober Love Dating App, Game Flash, We are 4.

Hope to see you there! Comment below if you’ll be making an appearance!
xoxo,
Laura

Got Happy Hour Fatigue?

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Maybe you boozed it up over the holidays and want a liver detox and a mental reset. Maybe you notice you drink without thinking about it — if it’s a happy occasion, you drink; if it’s a somber occasion, you drink. You just drink. And you want to change. Or maybe you’re in recovery and you already get it - but you want an article to send family and friends outlining statistics (and some spirit-free recipes to boot).

We have you covered with this amazing and informative piece compiled by Healthline in collaboration with the American Liver Foundation.

Just take a peek at some of these elegant alcohol-free concoctions. Click the link below to get the full scoop on Healthline!