A nightclub without any alcohol? That’s the vision for Andy Fray, who is launching his events company Zero Point Zero with a “conscious clubbing” party at the Elks Tower (921 11th Street) on Saturday, July 18. Instead of beer, dancers can guzzle cold-pressed juice and kombucha-based cocktails from Metro Kitchen & Drinkery and nibble on appetizers from Strings Urban Kitchen.
Sober for four years, Fray wants a nightlife alternative for those in recovery. But he’s also finding there’s a lot of support for substance-free parties with the yogi and health-conscious communities, as well as women who want to dance without unwanted advances from drunk idiots.
The first of the soon-to-be-monthly events will be 21-and-over though. “We want this to feel like a nightclub event with a more adult crowd,” Fray said. “Some people will just not come if it’s 18-and-over.”
What will happen if someone shows up wasted anyway? Anyone clearly under the influence will be turned away—and refunded—at the door.
“There are 100 other places to go and have that kind of fun,” Fray said.
As for future expansion plans, Fray hopes to add some 18-and-up events, spawn a movement in the Bay Area and partner with more Sacramento eateries and venues.
Click here for more info and tickets to the first Zero Point Zero party. Admission costs $15, VIP grants pre-party penthouse access for $25. Expect electronic dance music all night long, headlined by DJ Pat Allen, a regular at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.