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all of our drinks are made from scratch but without the alcohol in them unimpaired Iowa city feels just like a regular bar. Even in the afternoon, just off the corner of Clinton and East Burlington street, The usual space, the usual entertainment, live entertainment DJs. Um, you know all our craft cocktails, we can make anything that a normal bar can make anything without alcohol. It’s a personal mission for co founder Amber Haynes, I am four years sober myself. I don’t drink, I still like to go out and socialize. I still like to dance and sing karaoke believe it or not sober karaoke. So I just thought why couldn’t there be a place like this? Especially around to college so that we can be there for the 18 to 21 year old crowd. Haynes has always had an eye on expanding into Iowa city. She says they’re working with the University of Iowa to offer events like open mic nights or slam poetry giving college students a new option for a night out. I recently gone sober but I love working in restaurants definitely. I’ve never heard of anything like this before. I didn’t even know there was so many options that you could try or choose and still have a bar. Like feel Haynes says they aren’t opposed to alcohol but she wanted to create a social space where drinking, it didn’t have to be a factor. We just really want to be that space that people can come to where they can feel safe, There is no peer pressure involved here whatsoever. Everyone is just here to really socialize, have fun, let loose, hang out.

Bar offering no alcohol opens in Iowa

Unimpaired in Iowa City feels just like a regular bar, with all the classic components like cocktails, games, pizza, and karaoke.The only difference: There’s no alcohol involved.Just off the corner of S. Clinton and E. Burlington streets, this is Unimpaired’s second location in the state, KCRG reports. It first opened in Davenport last year. It’s a personal mission for co-founder Amber Haines.“I am four years sober; I don’t drink, I still like to go out and socialize. I still like to dance, and sing karaoke, believe it or not. Sober karaoke,” Haines said. “So, I just thought, why couldn’t there be a place like this? Especially around a college so we can be there for the 18- to 21-year-old crowd.” Haines said the goal is to offer a space where people can socialize and hang out, without any potential pressure to drink. She’s always had an eye on expanding into Iowa City. The establishment’s staff is working with the University of Iowa to offer events like open mic nights or slam poetry, focusing on giving college students a new option for a night out.“I definitely hadn’t heard of anything like this before, I didn’t even know there were so many options that you could try or choose and still have a bar-like feel,” Amanda O’Donnell, the general manager of the Iowa City location, said.O’Donnell said she was excited to be a part of a unique bar like this.Unimpaired is already hosting events like karaoke and trivia. It’s open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. for Friday and Saturday.

Unimpaired in Iowa City feels just like a regular bar, with all the classic components like cocktails, games, pizza, and karaoke.

The only difference: There’s no alcohol involved.

Just off the corner of S. Clinton and E. Burlington streets, this is Unimpaired’s second location in the state, KCRG reports. It first opened in Davenport last year. It’s a personal mission for co-founder Amber Haines.

“I am four years sober; I don’t drink, I still like to go out and socialize. I still like to dance, and sing karaoke, believe it or not. Sober karaoke,” Haines said. “So, I just thought, why couldn’t there be a place like this? Especially around a college so we can be there for the 18- to 21-year-old crowd.”

Haines said the goal is to offer a space where people can socialize and hang out, without any potential pressure to drink. She’s always had an eye on expanding into Iowa City. The establishment’s staff is working with the University of Iowa to offer events like open mic nights or slam poetry, focusing on giving college students a new option for a night out.

“I definitely hadn’t heard of anything like this before, I didn’t even know there were so many options that you could try or choose and still have a bar-like feel,” Amanda O’Donnell, the general manager of the Iowa City location, said.

O’Donnell said she was excited to be a part of a unique bar like this.

Unimpaired is already hosting events like karaoke and trivia. It’s open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. for Friday and Saturday.