8 Great Sober Nights Out In London
8 Great Sober Nights Out In London

8 Great Sober Nights Out In London

Chances are, someone in your group’s doing Dry January right now so you’re going to need some alternative forms of entertainment. Or maybe it’s you that’s sober curious. Either way, these are our favourite booze-free nights out in London – remember to thank us when you wake up with a clear head on a Sunday morning…
By Eleanor Magill
Dry Disco
Dry Disco


Sober Girl Society, Various Locations

Sober Girl Society is an online and IRL safe space for the already sober or anyone thinking about changing their relationship with alcohol. It has amassed an impressive 213k followers on Instagram who want news of its regular virtual meet-ups as well as its agony-aunt advice for those on sober journeys. It also regularly holds regular booze-free socials all over the UK. These include boozeless brunches with bottomless alcohol-free drinks, mixers to help women find like-minded friends, plus dance classes to help give women the confidence to get on the dancefloor stone-cold sober.

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Dry Disco Club, Various Locations

Founded by Millie Gooch (founder of Sober Girl Society) and Steph Elswood (founder of no-alc spirit Carouse), Dry Disco Club is making sure you don’t have to miss out on a thing. Kicking off last year, the event is an alcohol-free festival designed to show us all how to have fun, dance and socialise in a club environment without alcohol. Its last two events at the Ministry of Sound had over 300 attendees, and we bet this is just the start.

Visit DryDisco.com

Sober Girl Society
Sober Girl Society


The Lucky Saint, Marylebone

If you want the vibe of a pub without the smell of stale beer, alcohol-free brand Lucky Saint has breathed new life into an iconic old boozer. Taking up prime real estate in the middle of Marylebone, the Mason Arms now has a wide range of nolo beers and ciders, including Lucky Saint’s own signature lager and recently introduced IPA. You’ll also find other low-alcohol favourites from big-name breweries like Erdinger, Mash Gang, Big Drop and Asahi. 

Visit LuckySaint.co


Club Soda Bar, Covent Garden

For alcohol-free options that go beyond ginger beer, Club Soda is a cool spot packed with ‘nolo’ beers, spirits and wines. The venue – a tasting room, shop and bar all in one – is the first permanent sober space of its kind in the UK. It hosts a monthly alcohol-free cocktail club as well as Queers Without Beers, a dedicated night for London’s LGBTQ+ community. Close to Covent Garden and Holborn stations, it’s open late on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, so you can get that weekend feeling without the hangover.

Visit JoinClubSoda.com


The House Of Happiness, Vauxhall

House of Happiness is an event centred around joy, inclusivity, and sobriety. This queer-led gathering brings together all the enjoyable elements of a night out – fantastic DJs, stylish outfits and glitter – without any of the drawbacks. At Fire nightclub in Vauxhall, the bar offers an excellent selection of alcohol-free options, including prosecco, and the events run during the day, ensuring a worry-free journey home. 

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk

Club Soda Bar
Club Soda Bar


Torstig, Hoxton

For a clear-headed start to 2024, you should know that Brighton's Torstig is heading to Hoxton for a two-week stint. Created by Luke and Emmi, who drew inspiration from Copenhagen's nolo culture, Torstig swaps your favourite cocktails for note-perfect replicas. From the Agerup (the team’s take on a margarita) to the Strandby (a dupe for an espresso martini), this is true ‘can’t tell’ mixology. Find Torstig at 93 Kingsland Road from 5th to 20th January.

Visit TorstigBar.com


The Book Club, Shoreditch

The Book Club is a great spot for a drink – even a non-alcoholic one. There are plenty of nolo beers and ciders on offer, while the resident DJ ensures the dance floor is never empty. For lovers of hip-hop, disco, funk, R&B and soul, ‘The Get Down’ should be your Friday night motive. Plus, that £5 pizza is a strong incentive to get there before 7pm

Visit WeAreTBC.com


Ecstatic Dance London

The team behind Ecstatic Dance have a few house rules: no booze, no shoes, no phones, no chit chat. While strictly a club night, this event has a heavy focus on the wellness aspects of sober living, offering guided meditation to help you get out of your head and into your body. The aim of the night is to dance like nobody’s watching and, with the live DJ set and killer sound systems, you probably will. To round things off, nights finish with a relaxation session, ensuring you are ready for the best post-disco sleep of your life. Most of the events are on Saturday nights, but there are regular collabs with universities in London, so keep your eye out for upcoming events.

Visit EcstaticDanceLondon.com



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