The rise of alcohol-free drinks is becoming more noticeable, with places like Getaway Bar in Brooklyn, New York deciding to forgo booze altogether in its cocktails. And no, this isn't just a ploy to save the bar money -- there is a real demand for alcohol-free drinks all over the world. One study estimated that the market for non-alcoholic drinks was valued at over 1.5 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach over 2 billion by 2022.
Getaway bar was created by Sam Thonis and Regina Delleas, who found there was a need for a nightlife environment without feeling the need to drink. The alcohol-free bar has chic decor that makes it ideal for anyone looking to capture the perfect social media moment. Its cocktails include interesting flavors like tobacco syrup, peanut butter or jalapeno puree but none of the drinks contain alcohol. Even non-alcoholic beers are considered taboo as they can contain up to 0.5% alcohol.
This up-and-coming alcohol-free bar might change the traditional expectation of socializing and drinking with more individuals opting to mingle sober.
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