For some, the start of the new year is an opportunity to reset intentions, focus on health goals and take part in what has become a new year tradition for many: Dry January. For others, choosing to abstain from alcohol is a lifestyle. Whichever camp you fall under, if you’re on the hunt for nonalcoholic… Read more »
Dry January started in 2011 with one woman in the UK and one idea: to ditch booze while training for a half marathon. Her decision sparked questions from people all around her and conversation about the benefits of getting off the sauce for a month, or more. Here we are 10 years later (although does anyone else feel like 2020 was a whole decade?) and the campaign is expected to have almost 7 million people signed up for a month without alcohol, worldwide.
We invite you this month to join us on a journey of sober curiosity, a term coined by Ruby Warrington. Check out some fantastic local options, read about leaders in the low- and no-alcohol movement, join free booze-free mixology workshops in partnership with For All Drinks’ Official Dry January Festival, get to know your neighbors’ fave alcohol-free bevs, and meet local booze-free businesses changing the landscape of the DMV.
So while we all know that D.C. is a drinking town, who says your drinks have to be boozy? My philosophy is that you can explore the DMV area from a different lens, specifically a health-minded one that challenges you to seek zero-proof alternatives.
Happy 2021 (finally!) I raise a glass to you.
Founder, Booze Free in DC
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Dry January is finally here! It’s an opportunity to take a mindful break from the booze and reflect, build healthy habits, and get creative with your home bar. All of this is easier than ever before because the D.C. area is quickly becoming a zero-proof boomtown. Without further ado, here are some of the best-of-the-best… Read more »
Alcohol-free doesn’t have to be boring. From wines and beers to kombuchas and teas, and sparkling waters to ready-to-drink cocktails, there’s something for everyone. To give you even more options this Dry January and beyond, we asked some notable booze-free locals what their favorite zero-proof beverage brands are and why. Here’s what they had to… Read more »
There are a million reasons why people choose to cut alcohol out of their life, but Sharelle Klaus – founder and CEO of DRY Botanical Bubbly – wants you to know you have options. “My big mission in life is hopefully [in five years], I walk into a bar, I ask for a cocktail and… Read more »
Anna Welker and Chris Marshall are on the front lines of the zero-proof movement as a bartender and bar owner, respectively. Welker bartends at Topside in Baltimore, Maryland and helped create the “Zero Proof, Zero Judgement” section of the bar’s drink menu. Marshall founded Sans Bar, an alcohol-free bar in Austin, Texas. Welker and Marshall… Read more »
Dry January is a familiar New Year’s resolution for many that might feel even tougher to follow after experiencing the dumpster fire of a year that was 2020. But, not drinking a single sip of alcohol for an entire month doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, it’s a good first step to weaving a… Read more »
What if we told you partaking in Dry January didn’t preclude you from dabbling in the explosive flavors of your favorite cocktail? Would you be more inclined to ditch the bottle of bourbon or let specs of dust gather between your vodka and tequila? The world of nonalcoholic mixed drinks has gained a tremendous amount… Read more »
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District Fray readers can receive a free month at any Balance Gym location. Due to Covid, readers must schedule their first visit with Naomi.
Win $1500 In Non-Alcoholic Drink Prizes
For All Drinks in partnership with the charity behind Dry January is hosting the inaugural Dry January Festival, a month of inspiring events, giveaways and support to help you stay dry, get healthy and have fun during Dry January.
Sign up for free weekly events, Dry January guides and discounts, as well as a chance to win over $1500 in non-alcoholic drink prizes. Learn more at Dry January Festival.