City guide: Bristol

January 2018 | 6 minutes

Pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants in Bristol are supporting this year’s Dry January. Throughout January, the council will be working to prove that Dry January doesn’t have to mean a drop in profits for local businesses that are licensed to sell alcohol. Instead they are being encouraged to promote exciting alternatives alongside the usual alcoholic options!

Plan your sober night out!

Want to find venues who have signed up to Dry January? Check out this map of all of them here, and start planning your sober night out in Bristol. Plus you'll be able to recognise them because they'll be displaying the Dry January logo!


The Dry January map of Bristol

Increasing support for Dry January - in Bristol and beyond

Every year, support for the Dry January campaign has been growing. A recent YouGov poll showed that almost five million people across the country took part in Dry January in 2017. And it's growing in popularity in Bristol too.

We spoke to Bristol Councillor Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor for Neighbourhoods including Public Health. He said, “Traditionally January is seen like quite a tough month emotionally. But we are seeing more and more people choosing to see in the New Year by feeling good. Evidence shows that people who’ve taken part in Dry January have saved money, had better sleep and more energy and lost weight."

You can still enjoy Bristol’s night life while doing Dry January!

Councillor Asher Craig added, “We’re hoping to offer businesses a chance to get ahead of the trend this January and get on board with the campaign. We don’t want to stop people from enjoying our great night time economy but encourage people to overcome any dependency they may have on alcohol and feel better as a result."

If you’re a business, get in touch and find out how Bristol Council can help you take advantage of this new health-conscious market! Businesses can sign up simply and quickly via the Bristol Council website, or text your name to 07876 814 570 to get a call from the team.