Glasgow is set to get its first alcohol-free bar and nightclub. Following in the footsteps of successful dry bars in other cities, recovering addict, Donna Campbell is hoping to create a space for the city's recovering alcoholics to have fun and socialise. The Glasgow-native, told the Evening Times newspaper that the city is lacking in things to do that don't revolve around booze and she wants her bar to be both a temptation-free environment, and somewhere addicts can meet their friends without having to simply sit there as others get drunk.
She is hoping to open the bar, which she plans to call The Next Step, in time for the Commonwealth Games next summer. With some 15-20,000 people in recovery from addiction living in Glasgow, there are plenty of potential customers, who Donna hopes will come and avail of a lively, alcohol free atmosphere with club nights on weekends and music and mocktails throughout the week.
The not-for-profit Glasgow dry bar will hopefully pick up on the success of bars like The Brink in Liverpool which has attracted big name celebrity fans (and Kate Middleton) or trendy Redemption, a booze-free pop up bar in London, not just attracting those in recovery, but also those simply looking for an alcohol-free night out.
And if you're a booze-free reveller who simply can't wait for Donna's bar to open net year, check out our pick of the best bars in Glasgow for non-drinkers.