We're a radically inclusive alcohol-free bar, bottle shop and coffeehouse here to change the way we relate to each other.
Message from the Founders: A New Chapter for Alcohol Freedom
February 9, 2023
We appreciate your patience as we have explored options for reopening Awake in Denver. After considerable effort visiting new locations, pursuing new capital, partnering with potential new management, and much personal reflection, we have concluded that selling Awake to new ownership is in the best interest of its mission and everyone impacted. If you believe you are a leader who can carry the Awake torch forward, please contact us.
Since Awake opened, the alcohol-free movement has grown exponentially. There are now more delicious, high-quality alcohol-free beverages on the market than we could have imagined when we first built our collection. There are several AF bars around the country and even more AF bottle shops. We look forward to the day when choosing alcohol freedom is as normal as the choice to drink. It’s coming soon.
The term alcohol freedom means so much more to us now than it has ever before. It’s intensely personal, with perspectives about it as varied as there are people who have ever chosen to forego a drink. To us, it means liberation from attachment to alcohol, not just the chemical but the anticipation of it, planning around it, preoccupation with avoiding it, and judgment of the choices others make in this regard. It’s a wholesale letting go; an aspiration that we can only intend to achieve in each new moment.
If you’ll afford us one more contribution to this dialogue, our hope would be that all of us who support normalizing not drinking embrace and support one another wherever we are on the path, whatever alcohol freedom means to us, however we choose to practice it.We want to conclude with thanking all of you – each of you – for the incredible support, love, and energy you have given to Awake and to us personally. It has been palpable from the first day we opened our doors. Awake is most definitely you; you are Awake. We could not be more grateful. You have inspired us beyond measure.
We carry that inspiration forward into new endeavors. Billy is launching a mindfulness-based coaching and meditation training service while continuing his health policy work. Christy is a founder and partner with The Zero Proof Life, an all-women-run growth community exploring radical self-care through alcohol-free living and mindfulness. We would love to stay connected with you as our collective alcohol-free journeys unfold.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
From our hearts to yours,
Billy & Christy Wynne
Awake In The News
We believe in the notion that we are all capable of socializing without alcohol. In fact, sobriety fosters genuine, connected relationships; alcohol inhibits them.
Stop by and join a conscious community where you can speak with integrity, listen with attention, and relax without regret.
A truly unique
Our bar offers a welcoming and sophisticated environment to enjoy casual conversations, listen to live music, and treat your mind and body to high quality, alcohol-free drinks and artisanal light fare.
Our bottle shop offers Colorado's largest selection of nonalcoholic beer, wine and spirits under one roof to support your sober conscious or alcohol-free life.
Our craft coffeehouse proudly offers a wide array of lovingly prepared specialty coffee drinks and delicious breakfast treats, all sourced from primarily local, high-quality vendors.
Our bottle shop is here for you to peruse our curated collection of NA beer, wine and spirits and stock your alcohol-free home bar.
Our Last Event at Awake 1.0
Mobilize Recovery Tour: Comedy and Storytelling!
Join Mobilize Recovery, Shamebooth, and our Denver community for an evening of storytelling & comedy. This is going to be an unforgettable event featuring Anna David (NYT Bestselling Author of "Party Girl"), Eddie Pepitone (Acclaimed Comedian & Star on Netflix's "Bitter Buddha"), Nadia Weber, Shamebooth founder Paula Williams, & more!Tickets are $12 per person which covers your first nonalcoholic beverage to support Awake. This event event is open to all non drinkers and friends of recovery. Come celebrate with us!
See What Others Are Saying
What a beautiful space and concept! I am not sober, but prefer not to drink. It's refreshing to see a gorgeous and safe space to work, grab coffee and a non-alcoholic beer, or drink with friends. I love this place!
So excited to find this place! It's really awesome to have options for sober folks - the drinks & grilled cheeses were so great. Service was incredibly kind & attentive. Live music was a really great addition this evening.
Beautiful bar with great ambiance, drinks, and staff ...minus alcohol and all the yuck that can go with that. Supports community organizations. Highly recommend.
The charcuterie board was great and the drinks were amazing! Great place if you want a place to chill and drink without alcohol. Staff was super friendly as well!
Absolutely worth checking out! I love the concept, and I think is hilarious that I can honestly say I had two beers, a Manhattan, and a mojito and then drove home soon after...stone cold sober.