Redemption, set to launch as a pop-up initially at Netil 360 from July 21 (before moving to a permanent residence at Westbourne Park), aims “to offer people a fun place to go out and socialise without being tempted to drink alcohol.” The bar will replace cocktails with mocktails, and beer with healthy iced teas. There’ll also be coconut water “martinis,” “superfruit”-infused tipples, and a food menu concocted for a nutritionist's sensibility — because who needs delicious melted cheese all over their bar snacks anyway?
As socially responsible and health-friend as it does sound, we're not convinced the public will see it as the answer to winding down after a 40-hour week. That said, there will be DJs on hand and live music performances to remind you that, despite your herbal tea, you are at a bar and it is a Friday night. So, what do you think? Do you need to drink to have fun? (Evening Standard)
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