Kava bars meet demand for social outings without the alcohol

Kava artwork. Photo courtesy of Matthew Clark.

Kava bars are popping up across the U.S. to meet the demand of people looking for alternative, healthy avenues to the traditional bar setting. A healthy lifestyle naturally lends itself to less alcohol consumption, and kava bars have found a niche among those interested in gathering socially in a “bar type” atmosphere, but that don’t want the side effects that can come from boozy drinks.

But, what exactly is kava, what does it do, who should drink it, and why would anyone want to visit a bar strictly dedicated to the plant?

Matthew Clark, owner of Ohana Kava Bar in Colorado Springs, Colo., spoke with The almost Natural Mama about all of this and more.

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