How Restaurants Are Changing to Accommodate Sobriety - Banyan Boca

How Restaurants Are Changing to Accommodate Sobriety

After finishing alcohol detox in Boca Raton and alcoholism treatment, you’ll likely never want to see another drink again.

So, what do you do when your sober friends invite you out to a restaurant or worse yet, a bar? Luckily, alcohol consumption is slowing worldwide, with alcohol volumes in America dropping by 0.8% in 2018. 1 This is following a trend of growing sobriety, with many patrons choosing mocktails and alcohol-free creations over beers or other booze. With a growing popularity in sobriety, businesses are finally starting to take notice and provide sober-focused creations for patrons.

Fewer People Are Drinking

As more people focus on their health, the long-term effects of alcohol are enough to keep any health-conscious person from drinking. Many people, even those without a history of problematic alcohol consumption, are choosing sobriety. Americans under age of 35 contributed to a notable decline in wine consumption nationwide, with the United States wine drinking population declining from 88 million in 2015 to 84 million in 2018.2 With more millennials dining out sober, restaurants have had to adjust to the changing sober tastes of consumers.

Alcohol-Free Restaurants are on the Rise

More restaurants are making the switch to go alcohol free or develop a greater selection of mocktails and sober drinks. Sober restaurants are increasingly popular, meeting the needs of customers who are dining out sober rather than having alcoholic drinks.

Some restaurants are focusing on mocktails, with alcohol-free beverages becoming the norm on menus.3 As more consumers continue to trend away from alcohol consumption, more restaurants will make the change to sober drinks. While not all will go alcohol free, the options for dining out sober are growing beyond club soda as restaurants embrace sobriety with unique creations.

Getting Sober in Boca Raton

At Banyan Treatment Centers Boca Raton Detox Center, we’re here to help people through the recovery process. One of the most common misconceptions about addiction is that the recovery process has to be difficult.

Recovery can be a smooth process and our team is here to help. Call 888-280-4763 to get started on getting sober.


  1. Wall Street Journal – As Americans Drink Less Alcohol, Booze Makers Look Beyond the Barrel
  2. Food & Wine – Adults Under 35 Are Behind a 'Marked Decline' in Wine Consumption
  3. Press Herald – Mocktails now standard on menus as more people turn away from alcohol

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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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