Better Sober: How to Enjoy a Great Night Out in NYC Without Alcohol

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How to Have an Alcohol Free Night Out in New York That Will Be Even Better Sober

New York City is arguably one of the most popular party cities in the world. Think for a moment how many nights you spent bouncing around the city that you don’t remember because you were under the influence of alcohol. How did you feel the following day? Did you feel horribly sick? Perhaps you felt embarrassed because you couldn’t remember what you did and worried that you may have done something that you would regret?

Once you complete your alcohol rehab program, it’s essential you focus on what you can do during a night out in the city that won’t jeopardize your sobriety. The reality is that even though the city is known for its wild nights, there are countless fun, sober-friendly activities that you can participate in. Remember, alcohol is readily available throughout the city, so if you feel as though this could be a real temptation for you, you can always opt to go out with a sober friend or family member that will help you to remain focused on the goals that you have for yourself and your sobriety.

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Recovery-Friendly Things to Do on a Night Out in New York

When you’re ready to start planning a night out, here are some great options you may want to consider in New York City:

Escape the Room

Booking a time to enjoy an escape room with your friends or family members is a great way to bond with them. If you’ve never tried an escape room before, the premise is that you will need to work with other people in your group to uncover the answer to a puzzle in a room of your choice. Each room is themed, so when you’re booking your adventure, be sure to consider your options carefully. One of the best parts about Escape the Room is the fact that this venue remains open until 11:30 PM every night so that you can book a night out after work with no problem.

24 W 25th St floor 8, New York, NY 10010


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Frames Bowling Lounge NYC

Do you enjoy bowling? Frames Bowling Lounge NYC is the place to go. Not only does this venue offer an abundance of lanes but a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a billiards and ping pong lounge. Keep in mind that this venue hosts private events from time to time, so you may want to call ahead to confirm that there are lanes available for that night. You can come to Frames Bowling Lounge NYC to bowl up to one hour before closing time every day.

550 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018


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Indoor Extreme Sports

Indoor Extreme Sports provides visitors with options to enjoy a round of laser tag or paintball, all without worrying about what the weather will be like that day. If those activities don’t appeal to you, you can opt to take part in axe throwing or archery tag. You will need to book a reservation ahead of time; however, they have activities there that are suitable for kids of all ages. Be sure to keep an eye out for the different themed events that they have on a nearly weekly basis.

47-11 Van Dam St, Long Island City, NY 11101


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Divya’s Kitchen

It’s important to remember that you have to fuel yourself with healthy food as you make your way through the different sites and sounds of the city. Divya’s Kitchen is one of the popular healthy restaurants in New York City. If you find yourself roaming the town in the afternoon that day, you may want to stop in and test out their lunch menu. Of course, they also serve dinner and delicious desserts until 10 PM every day. They offer options that are vegan and vegetarian friendly, so you don’t have to worry about disrupting your diet because you make a stop by this restaurant. You may come to find that Divya’s Kitchen becomes your new favorite place to eat for lunch and dinner in the city.

25 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003


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The Legacy Healing Center team understands the struggles that are associated with addiction and recovery. During your alcohol or drug rehab, we do everything to provide you with the tools you need to maintain a sober lifestyle and overcome your addiction once and for all. If you’re ready to learn more about our addiction treatment options for New York City residents, give us a call at 888.534.2295 today.