January 29, 2018

As a leader in addiction treatment, American Addiction Centers (AAC) is committed to breaking the stigma associated with addiction and recovery. In honor of the big game on February 4th, AAC experts have put together a list of the “Top 9 Sober Eats & Drinks in America.”

“With having one of the largest alumni networks in the addiction treatment industry, we know how important a supportive environment is for those in recovery,” said Nicole Vasquez, AAC national alumni manager. “Those in recovery from any drug often commit to a lifetime of sobriety, including alcohol. It is a new way of living. That’s why we wanted to recognize and commend these restaurants for creating an inclusive environment. It may seem like a small thing to offer non-alcoholic specialty beverages on your menu, but for someone in recovery it can mean a lot.”

The Top 9 Sober Eats & Drinks in America

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Quaker Steak and Lube
  • Tilted Kilt
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
  • Bennigan’s
  • Bar Louie
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Yard House

The Top 9 list was determined by the following guidelines:

  • The business has more than 50 locations in more than 10 states
  • The business televises sports games/matches and plans to air the the big game
  • Food and alcohol is served commercially at all locations
  • The menu has four or more non-alcoholic drinks available to customers at any given time
  • Non-alcoholic specialty drinks do not include soda, tea, coffee, nor water

“We would also encourage those hosting their own watching parties to consider offering sober-friendly options as well,” said Vasquez. “This is not just a campaign, it’s a conversation starter. We do recover and we can have a fun time doing it!”