Get ready to see more sober bars around Colorado

Less than a year since Billy and Christy Wynne started pouring mocktails at Awake in Jefferson Park, the couple is hoping to expand their non-alcoholic bar across Colorado and the U.S.

Awake opened applications for franchises on its website this week. Interested business owners can start the process by filling out an inquiry form.

“We’ve been inspired by the dozens of people from across the country who have reached out wanting to bring a radically inclusive, alcohol-free bar to their community,” Billy Wynne said in a release. “We’re honored to offer this opportunity and support the normalization of not drinking.”

No franchises have been confirmed as of yet.

“We’ve been hustling to put this together in response to the numerous inquiries we’ve gotten from people in and out of state,” Billy Wynne said.

Awake opened last May with around 40 alcohol-free beverage offerings. The bar serves coffee by morning and switches to N/A drinks around 4 p.m. (noon on weekends). Menus of seasonal mocktails and “elixirs” ($7-$14) are accompanied by sandwiches and snacking plates ($4-$25). A bottle shop onsite sells N/A beer, wine and spirits to take home.

2240 N. Clay St., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, until 5 p.m. Sunday and until 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday,   

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