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.
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.
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.
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