*the heading of thread was supposed to read non-alco pub options sorry.
I have recently quit drinking (6 weeks ago) for life. I'm 26f and currently a student. I love going out to the pub /gigs/festivals/exhibitions and so on. I would go out about twice a week. I have started finding the whole thing frustrating when it comes to choice of non alco beverages.
I have drank a variation of non alco beers but I find these to be super expensive and leave me with a headache, the other issue I have is people telling me it's not really an alternative and they have alcohol in them. Feel like telling them at least I'm trying >
I don't drink coke or sweet drinks like that either as I don't have a big sweet tooth. I do like tonic water but when I have gone into pubs (pubs rather than bars with larger selection) all they serve is those tiny mixer bottles for like 2 euro. People have told me to drink water, which bothers me again because surely I shouldn't have to drink an effing pint of water as a treat?
I want to feel like I'm sitting down like anyone else and relaxing over a drink that just so happens to be non alcoholic. Fed up to say the least today.
Does anyone have any alternatives they enjoy whilst out?
Would it be ridiculous to ask my friends to go to another bar because theres no choice for me? I might be too latched to the ritual of drinking still but I don't believe I should have to change my social life now I don't drink.