Non-alcoholic cocktail pop-up soBAR is coming to Seattle March 4
Want a fun night out without the hangover? soBar in Seattle has got you.
Seattle’s first sober craft cocktail bar pop-up is making its way to Greenwood on March 4 and promises to serve up tasty mocktails without the embarrassment of an alcohol-fueled evening.
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After her brick-and-mortar shop fell through at the last minute, Audra Goetz decided to branch off on her own to make her non-alcoholic craft bar dream a reality.
Being an events planner with over 15 years of experience, Goetz told Daily Hive that she’s not only lost her father to alcoholism and substance abuse, but she’s also seen firsthand how the food and beverage industry tends to create alcoholics. Her experiences made her want to give back to the community by kickstarting a “sober night out revolution.”
“[Going sober] changed my productivity, it changed who I was as an entrepreneur, it changed the way my body looked. I mean, the effects of it were so incredible,” she says.
So why not just order a mocktail at a regular bar? The atmosphere.
“[At soBAR] there’s nobody else that’s going to be on [alcohol] that you’d have to be like, ‘Hey, look at this asshole,'” she says, “soBAR is a place where you can go out and have a fancy beverage, have a good time, and not have to worry about the temptations or negative effects of intoxication.”
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The 21+ bar will serve up specialty mocktails in an artsy lounge setting, complete with dimmed lights, a DJ, as well as live music. All shrubs and syrups are made in-house, and fresh-pressed with organic ingredients. soBAR is proud to serve healthy-ish drinks with no added sugars, as part of the sobriety movement is to be conscious of what’s put into one’s body.
Featured drinks include Knees of Bees, Emerald City, NOgroni, High Tea, as well as Goetz’s favorite, Ruby Red Shoes with mint and cherry shrub, fresh-pressed lime, and tonic, a homage to her hometown of Kansas City.
She also let Daily Hive in on a little secret: the spot is currently working with an apothecary to create a health tonic with local elderberries — “an immunity booster to help people fend off coronavirus,” she joked.
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The bar is set to open on March 4, a nod towards moving forward and marching into the sobriety movement.
The pop-up will be located at the Corner Store Studios from 6 to 10 pm. While tickets may seem steep at $20, Goetz mentioned that all of the purchasing has come out of pocket, and she’s hoping that ticket sales can cover the costs of drinks.
soBAR will continue popping up elsewhere across the PNW. Those interested in keeping up to date can register online at sobarseattle.com to receive event alerts.
When: March 4, 2020
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Corner Store Studios — 201 NW 82nd Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $20 online or $25 in-person
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