By Tim Ryan

Our community is getting an exciting addition that you’re going to love! Ceremony, a game-changer in the world of alcohol-free drinks, has teamed up with Vessel Craft Coffee to bring us something we didn’t even know we needed—a dry bar pop-up! And the best part? It’s kicking off on November 3rd through to New Year’s Eve. Yup, it’s officially the season to be jolly without the buzz.

Picture this: a weekend hangout spot offering more than just your usual beer or wine. Whether you’re a mocktail maven or diving into the non-alcoholic scene for the first time, this place has you covered. Ceremony brings a smorgasbord of alcohol-free choices, like non-alcoholic beer, wine, mocktails, and something they intriguingly call “functional drinks.” Imagine sipping on a cold brew just as crafted as its boozy counterparts but without the morning-after regret. 😎

The ingenuity doesn’t stop there. They’ll shake and stir a new craft cocktail menu every week. The pop-up’s secret weapon? A “discovery menu” where you can mix and match any spirit with a mixer to find your new favorite drink. It’s like a playground for your palate!

For the wine lovers among us, get ready to swirl, sniff, and sip a range of red, white, rosé, and functional wines—all minus the alcohol, of course. And let’s not forget our craft beer aficionados; the pop-up is stocking wheat, ale, and stout options that’ll make you wonder why you didn’t hop on the dry train sooner.

The experience is rounded out by a neo-soul menu crafted by Chef Eric Jackson. Think veggie-forward small dinner plates and shareable boards that you won’t resist Instagramming. Come down Friday and Saturday from 5-10 pm or for a unique brunch experience on Sunday from 9 am – 3 pm at Vessel Craft Coffee + Kitchen, located at 1229 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA.

The vision for Ceremony extends way beyond this pop-up. If all goes well, we could see a long-term non-alcoholic bar here in Hampton Roads and maybe even in Richmond! Be a part of this journey and follow them on social at @enjoyceremony.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this innovative venture. It’s not just a pop-up; it’s a movement. And it’s happening right here, right now, in our vibrant Hampton Roads community. Cheers to that! 🥂