The latest data on non-alcoholic beverages and where to drink them in Chattanooga

Learn what it means to be sober curious, the current popularity of non-alcoholic beverages, and where you can enjoy a mocktail in Chattanooga.

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Enjoy the fun flavors of a cocktail when you try a mocktail instead.

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Now more than ever, data shows that consumers are experimenting with what it means to be “sober curious.” The result has been a spike in sales of non-alcoholic beverages and a declining interest in alcoholic drinks.

Here are a few stand-out stats:

  • Total dollar sales of non-alcoholic beverages grew by 20.6% between August 2021 and 2022. Non-alcoholic beer accounted for 85.3% of those sales.
  • 36% of US consumers reported to have “lost interest in drinking alcohol in general” while 13% reported to be “interested in alternative non-alcoholic beverages.”
  • Sales of non-alcoholic beer, wine, and spirits rose from 0.22% of total alcohol sales in the US in 2018 to 0.47% in 2022.
  • Global Market Share predicts that the non-alcoholic drinks market will grow to $30 billion by 2025.

Wanna know where you can enjoy a mocktail in Chattanooga? These are some of the local spots we love + what to drink there:

  • The Rosecomb | Introducing the Grady Hendrix, this mocktail is made with holy basil, cucumber, lime, serrano + agave.
  • Unknown Caller | Try the Jalapeño Business mocktail made with pineapple-jalapeño shrub (think: a drinking vinegar), lime + grapefruit soda. Bonus: This spot recently rolled out a full mocktail menu.
  • Civil Provisions and Bar | Craving a refreshing beverage? The Soli Swizzle mocktail is made with fresh lemon juice, pineapple + grapefruit juice, a seasonal shrub, and bubbles.
  • Easy Bistro & Bar | The Sober Sunset is made with orange, grenadine, lemon + tonic water.
  • No Hard Feelings | The Blackberry Basil Gimlet can be made non-alcoholic with Seedlip Garden 108 (NA spirit), blackberry syrup + lemon.
  • Matilda Midnight | Order the Abundance mocktail, made with coconut water, house cream, pineapple, lime, lavender syrup + soda.
  • The Boneyard | This spot recommends trying a NA Paloma made with grapefruit, lime, and triple syrup + can make other mocktails on request.

Looking to keep the party going? Check out even more local joints we love for NA beverages.

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