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RECLAIMING THIRSTY THURSDAY WITH RIAD BAKEER

RECLAIMING THIRSTY THURSDAY WITH RIAD BAKEER

At Sip City, we’re on a mission to help you drink mindfully, in the same ways you eat and exercise mindfully. We’ve found that our city takes "work hard play hard" to an extreme: DC is both the “fittest city in America,” and also the state with the highest alcohol consumption per capita second only to New Hampshire. And within the bar and restaurant industry, these habits are taken even further to an extreme due to the late nights, proximity to substances, and high-stress environments. We’re hoping that by opening an honest dialogue around these issues, we can help people reflect on their habits and our drinking culture. With that open dialogue in mind, we’re launching our new blog series called Reclaiming Thirsty Thursday. We’ll be using this platform to converse with industry folks about these topics, and how we can all support each other.

To launch our series, our team member Katie sat down with Drink Company bartender Riad Bakeer to talk about his experiences and his new love for switchel: