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SoBar, Inc.2019-01-15T17:19:29+00:00

Connection through food, intentional community, and professional collaboration for a continued life worth living in recovery.

Connection / Cuisine / Community

SoBar is a 501(c)3 restaurant and sober bar that offers the full experience of a connection-based, high-end recovery establishment with a built-in job training program unlike any other restaurant or existing recovery program. We offer a unique, seasonally rotating menu, with shared small plates and family-style meals in a setting that encourages connection and community. Our vibe is social, healthy, educational, and fun. SoBar, which has plans to open in 2019, will be located in the River North Arts District in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver.

Connection / Cuisine / Community

Sobar offers a unique, seasonally rotating menu, with options of shared small plates and family-style meals. The vibe is health, educational, philanthropic and fun! Sobar invites Denverites and Coloradans in recovery from substance use problems, as well as health foodies, and anyone interested in a new and delicious experience to come and connect and create community over a meal. We offer on the job training for people in early recovery and help them to find a job or career in a safe and healthy space without the temptations of an alcohol-infused lifestyle.

THE LOCATION

RiNo, Denver

The River North Art District “where art is made” goes by the nickname of “RiNo” and has even adopted a rhino design for its official logo, so look for creative rhinos in art and signage all around the neighborhood! The district’s interesting blend of urban charm and unique industrial revival makes it a great destination for visitors. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries, and working studios. RiNo boasts a diverse mix of creative businesses ranging from visual artists, designers and furniture makers, to creators of unique outdoor gear and small-batch coffee roasters. The art definitely extends beyond gallery walls in this neighborhood, with its colorful and innovative street art murals in alleys and on buildings around almost every corner! RiNo was also named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 neighborhoods to visit in the U.S.

THE LOCATION

RiNo, Denver

The River North Art District “where art is made” goes by the nickname of “RiNo” and has even adopted a rhino design for its official logo, so look for creative rhinos in art and signage all around the neighborhood! The district’s interesting blend of urban charm and unique industrial revival makes it a great destination for visitors. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries, and working studios. RiNo boasts a diverse mix of creative businesses ranging from visual artists, designers and furniture makers, to creators of unique outdoor gear and small-batch coffee roasters. The art definitely extends beyond gallery walls in this neighborhood, with its colorful and innovative street art murals in alleys and on buildings around almost every corner! RiNo was also named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 neighborhoods to visit in the U.S.

THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Emily Schrader, MA, LPC, CACIII

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Gina de Peralta Thorne, MS

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Lawrence S. Wall Jr., MBA, CAP, CAC II, ICADC, SAP

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Rourke Weaver

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WHY SOBAR?

The comprehensive manner in which SoBar offers weekly food specials focusing on healthy choices, non-alcoholic options, and unique pairings is exclusive to our establishment. We offer a unique, seasonally rotating menu in a setting that encourages connection and community.

Our job and career education and training help not only our market, but our community as a whole while providing a positive, safe, diverse work environment for individuals in early recovery from substance use problems who want to be a part of a cohesive, enthusiastic team.

SoBar is a social service within an engaging and entertaining environment unmatched by other eateries. SoBar seeks to serve a gap in the market, offering a space for a social night out to connect and build on recovery community in a restaurant setting.

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CHEF OR DEATH PODCAST

In this episode Eric talks to Emily Schrader and Rourke Weaver about their new venture SoBar – A non-profit sober restaurant and bar opening soon in the Downtown Denver area that hopes to be a spot for connection in recovery, a destination for creating community around delicious and healthy eats, and place that offers jobs and career training for people in early recovery from substance use disorders.

OUR PARTNERS

The support and contributions from these companies are helping to make SoBar a reality.

CONNECT WITH US

SoBar offers a unique, seasonally rotating menu, with options of shared small plates and family-style meals. The vibe is health, educational, philanthropic and fun! SoBar invites Denverites and Coloradans in recovery from substance use problems, as well as health foodies, and anyone interested in a new and delicious experience to come and connect and create community over a meal. We offer on the job training for people in early recovery and help them to find a job or career in a safe and healthy space without the temptations of an alcohol-infused lifestyle.