It’s Friday night, and you’re sober (and committed) but miss the nightlife. What’s more, your friends want to go out and shake the week’s stress off! This is when the Sober Social comes as a saving grace.
This specialty mocktail and coffee bar offers a place to enjoy a drink at the end of the week, without the alcohol.
If you want to try out a new dry-bar or have a turbulent relationship with alcohol, the Sober Social is for you.
In this article, we will cover:
- What the Sober Social is
- How the Sober Social works, and how it is different from other bars
- What the Sober Social offers, including a taste of their drinks menu
- Events and activities at the Sober Social
- What we really think about the Sober Social.
Let’s get into it.
What is The Sober Social?
The Sober Social is a popular bar in Atlanta that exclusively serves non-alcoholic drinks.
The bar is curated in such a way that it mimics the atmosphere of bars that serve alcohol, allowing people who do not drink to enjoy the experience of going out without the booze.
The dry-bar specializes in non-alcoholic cocktails, with a range of traditional, and specialty mocktails. They also have options for sober wine and beer drinkers.
The growing trend of non-alcoholic bars
The call for more places for people to enjoy nightlife while remaining sober is not falling on deaf ears. Numerous non-alcoholic bars are opening all around the country, with their popularity increasing each year.
Some owners of these bars have been in recovery themselves and understand the desire to socialize at night, but are also aware of the social pressure to consume alcohol.
About The Sober Social
The Sober Social is a specialty bar serving only non-alcoholic beverages, also known as a ‘dry bar’.
The Sober Social looks just like any other middle-to-upmarket bar, with people enjoying an espresso martini at the bar, ladies with wine in hand gossiping, and men sitting around a table with beers in front of them.
There’s just one catch: every drink these people are enjoying is alcohol-free!
Their custom menu includes handcrafted non-alcoholic cocktails, zero-alcohol beers, wines, and other hot and cold drinks. The bar allows for walk-ins, bookings, and even corporate events!
Non-Alcoholic Cocktails and Beverages
Creative and flavorful mocktails
The bartenders at Sober Social specialize in creating stunning mocktails with all the flavors and feel of traditional cocktails.
Their Sober Tails menu is ever-evolving and includes specialty cocktails, along with traditional cocktails such as margarita mocktails.
On the Sober Tails menu:
Socialite: Hibiscus, Fresh Lime, Agave, Tequila alt
The Reserve: Whiskey alternative, NA bitters.
Social Live Wire: Espresso shot, Kentucky 74 Bourbon Alternative, Toffee/caramel rim
The Loner: Refreshing Gin Alternative, Blueberries, fresh lemon
Socially Awkward: Pineapple, Jalapeño, Tequila Alternative, Tajin
Anti’Social: Alt Vodka, Fresh pressed lime juice and Ginger beer
Social Butterfly: Passion Fruit Lemon Drop, Bitters, Fresh Lemons
Socially Brunch’n : Ish Rose non alcohol Peach flavoring Blue Peach Bellini
Social Experience: Flight: Loner, Socialite, Socially Awkward, Social live wire
Social Rita: Margarita: Blackberry, Strawberry, Blueberry
Their menu also includes Canna Cocktails, infused with Delta 8, which acts on the endocannabinoid system.
Selection of non-alcoholic beers and wines
For those who prefer a classic glass of wine, or beer, The Sober Social has a selection of non-alcoholic beverages for everyone to enjoy.
Their ‘Socially Wine’ menu includes both non-alcoholic white and red wines. Currently, their zero-alcoholic wine menu offers chardonnay along with both a dry and sweet rose option. They also offer a Cabernet Sauvignon for the red wine lovers.
As for their non-alcoholic beer selection, the bar has a number of favorites. Their zero-beer menu includes Heineken, Corona, and Stella Artois.
Healthy and refreshing alternatives to traditional drinks
If you’re looking for something a little different, the Sober Social offers a range of Sober Blend teas!
Coffee and House Hot Chocolate
For fellow coffee enthusiasts, there is a range of coffees available all night made with a rich Brazilian Roast. From cappuccino to espresso, their bartenders are baristas trained to brew the freshest cup!
If you’re worried about getting to sleep at night, you may like to try their house-made hot chocolate instead. Their hot chocolate is made with real chocolate pieces and slowly melted into warm oat milk to create a rich, warm chocolate delight.
Refreshing Cold Ones
The Sober Social has plenty of drink options for those who are looking for alternatives to other non-alcoholic drinks. These include fizzy drinks and healthier alternatives such as ginger beer and coconut water.
The menu also includes 2 types of hand-pressed Kava Kava, a popular drink in Polynesian countries.
Events and Activities
The Sober Social holds various events, including music nights where you can go and enjoy a nightcap with the allure of live music.
The venue can also be hired out for various private and corporate events. Their event space boasts comfortable seating for up to 40 people and is ideal for meetings, entertaining clients, and presentations.
The Verdict: Do We Recommend The Sober Social?
The Sober Social is excellent for people who are looking for an alternative to traditional alcohol-serving bars.
Some of the things we enjoyed most about the Sober Social are their charming atmosphere and creative takes on traditional cocktails.
The bar is an ideal safe space where people can experience cocktail culture without the harmful influence of alcohol.
And speaking of cocktails, the Loner and the Socialite were two of our favorite mocktails that we would happily recommend!
While the price tag was slightly higher than other mocktails, we thought the price was worth it. We also noted that they did not allow for split payments for big groups, something that is good to be aware of before you go out with friends.
Overall, if you’re looking for a dry bar or somewhere to meet up with friends on a Friday night in Atlanta, we can happily recommend The Sober Social!