Coming Soon: Get Ready For Australia’s First Permanent Non-Alcoholic Bar

Bars, Drink / 26 February 2021

That’s right, Brunswick Aces delivers Australia’s first booze-free bar.

No matter what bar or pub we visit, one thing’s for certain: they’ll be pouring something boozy. Whether they specialise in craft cocktails, natural wine, or small-batch beer, there’s always an alcoholic option on the menu. But now, a new breed of bar is about to change all that.

You read that headline correctly: Australia is about to score its first booze-free bar. The crew responsible for this daring new concept are Melbourne-based distillery, Brunswick Aces. The team is about to open Australia’s first permanent bar designed for non-drinkers.

It’s a smart step for the team, as ditching booze is becoming a more common option for Aussie drinkers. In fact, this new alcohol-free bar hopes to normalise drinking in moderation and make staying sober a more attractive option.

The bar is due to open in Melbourne in late April 2021, slated to have a capacity of 150 punters. It’s going to find its home on Weston Street in Brunswick East, offering the first dedicated space of its kind for non-drinkers.

So, what’s set to be on the menu at this booze-free bar? Non-drinkers will be delighted to hear they’ll be a stack of premium booze-free options on the menu, including alcohol-free beers, wines, and even the distillery’s signature 0% alcohol gin alternatives (Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir and Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir).

And don’t worry, there are no fruity or sugary mocktails on this drinks list.

Whether you’re craving a Negroni, Espresso Martini, Tom Collins or even a classic G&T, you’ll be able to sip them all (minus the booze) at this upcoming bar. Plus, the venue also functions as a working distillery, so you can watch the action as you sip your drink.

While this first outpost will be opening in Melbourne, the team has plans to open new alcohol-free bars in Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide over the next two years. To find out more and be the first to hear when Brunswick Aces’ bar launches, click here. 

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