There’s momentum building around the alcohol-free movement in Los Angeles, as evidenced by a booze-free craft cocktail pop-up happening this weekend in Mar Vista.
The sober curious can head to Alana’s Coffee Roasters on Saturday, September 24, for a non-alcoholic cocktail party hosted by Zero Proofed and featuring a live karaoke band. If nothing else, the pop-up will certainly answer the question of what’s possible when omitting alcohol while singing in front of strangers. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s $5 to sing, and an RSVP is required for entry.
The pop-up is just the latest in the zero-proof trend sweeping Southern California. Los Angeles has seen two non-alcoholic bottle shops open recently, with Soft Spirits landing in Silver Lake last October, and Venice’s the New Bar opening in July.
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