So you’re tired of drinking all the time says no one lol but seriously, you’re bored of the local bar scene and you’re sick of waking up with a hangover more mornings than you like to admit, but you still like a good time, what do you do? Actually, there are lots of great things you can do that don’t have to involve alcohol, here are some of them.
Head to an Indie Cinema
There are some amazing independent cinemas with really quirky venues and way more interesting movies to choose from all over the USA. Whether you love old classics like Casablanca, mind-benders like Eraserhead or world cinema greats like In the Mood for Love, you should be able to find something that you can enjoy and it’s a great way to have a good time without ever having to pick up a glass – you’ll be so absorbed in the movie that you won’t even miss your usual cocktail (or three) oat all
Break Out of an Escape Room
The escape room is really cool right now, They’re venues featuring multiple themed rooms, centering around spies, kidnappers, heist-pullers and even in some cases monsters or serial killers, which you are locked into with a few good friends. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decipher the clues in time so that you can open the doors and earn your freedom. It’s a heart-stopping, adrenaline pumping way to have a great time, no alcohol needed whatsoever.
Of course, not drinking doesn’t mean you can’t go to bars on your nights out. There are numerous ‘dry bars’ that have the same atmosphere of the local bar and some amazing mocktails without the influence of alcohol. There are also lots of great alcohol-serving bars that also serve mocktails and they are definitely worth your time too, believe me!
Hit the Board Game Cafe
I know sounds lame but board game cafes are also becoming way more popular and they are a great way to spend a leisurely evening with friends. Even though you don’t have the influence of alcohol to get the party started, you’ll have lots of fun trying to bankrupt your friends in a game of Monopoly or trying to win victory in Risk! I guarantee that you’ll love it.
Try a Meetup
Meetup is a fabulous website that connects like-minded individuals so that they can enjoy their passions. From drawing cafes and film clubs to crafting and urban exploring, there are so many unique and often unusual Meetups to try out and many of them will be alcohol-free.
See a Standup
Although most standup comedy events do serve alcohol, it’s easy to avoid the urge to drink when you’re having so much fun laughing ‘til it hurts at the comic. So, give it a try if you’re looking to have a great time with no drink in sight.
This list is by no means exhaustive, so if you don’t see anything you like, start exploring your neighborhood for more opportunities to have fun without the hangover.