Kim's Story Little Sober Gifts

In the latest part of her sober journey, Kim talks about Little Sober Gifts: how much easier it is to appreciate the little things when you’re not drinking. Loving sobriety I love sobriety; it keeps giving me little unexpected gifts. In the last few weeks I’ve gone to a London group meeting – they saw The…

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London Cocktail Week Review lower-alcohol options

I set off to try out three of the London Cocktail Week lower-alcohol cocktail options last night, across three different venues in the Shoreditch/Spitalfields area, to feedback to Club Soda members and followers. The thought process behind these offerings is explained in the blog we posted last week so I went along to see how…

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London Cocktail Week Moderation

London Cocktail Week, the world’s biggest cocktail festival, is coming up – but what if your friends are going and you’re a moderate drinker, or you tend to steer clear of short drinks with high alcohol content, or you’re a bit worried that you’ll get carried away and the whole event will just become an…

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Mindful drinkers and pub managers

Club Soda knows mindful drinkers – they are our members. But we have also got to know many pub and bar managers with our Club Soda Guide project, listing the best places for mindful drinkers. In this special post, we share some of the great videos we’ve recorded with them in the last couple of…

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Planning sober night

Planning a sober night out, it can be hard right? We set off with certain intentions, and it all sort of backfires. Either we end up drinking when we initially wanted not to, or we spend the evening bargaining with ourselves on how much to drink, just to drink more than we intended… If there’s one…

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Railway Tavern pub

Changing pubs and bars For the last nine months, Club Soda has been working on a little side project with pubs and bars. It all started with an observation we made: many Club Soda members complained that if you don’t want alcohol, there’s never anything to drink in a pub. When we spoke to some…

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What to Order at the Pub

What to Order at the Pub There are all sorts of awesome soft drinks and exciting mocktails you can get hold of, but generally when you actually get to a pub, the options are somewhat less than thrilling. The good news is that things are improving with the growth of non-drinkers and necessity of having…

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Haggerston fridge

We’ve been thinking about the experience of going into pubs and bars as part of our Dalston Burst project. In particular, what happens if you are not planning to order any alcoholic drinks? We all had similar thoughts: it’s usually not very nice, the soft drink options are really bad, mocktails cost the same as…

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Soda drinks in a fridge

Pubs and bars We’ve been thinking about the experience of going into pubs and bars as part of our Dalston Burst project. In particular, what happens if you are not planning to order any alcoholic drinks? We all had similar thoughts: it’s usually not very nice, the soft drink options are really bad, mocktails cost…

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Bars and Pubs Ideas for Non Drinkers

Big drinker, big ideas As a big drinker I was full of ideas. Big ones. They would change the world. If only I could have remembered them in the morning. Mind you, the few I could recollect were often, well, shit on second reading! So our co-design workshop last Saturday was like a light bulb…

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