An Alternative to Bars

An Alternative to Bars

In this photo provided by the Australian Defence Force, an Australian Army helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, safe and healthy after missing for three days. The men were missing in the Micronesia archipelago east of the Philippines for nearly three days when their "SOS" sign was spotted by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said. (Australian Defence Force via AP)

So I talk a lot about tequila and it’s really no secret that I love the way it tastes. I promise this is not gonna be one of these lectures on “the dangers of alcohol” or a redemption story.

I just discovered a new place to hang out and I wanted to share it with you. This might become a thing on Long Island. Have you ever heard of kava? Kava is a natural root that is used to make drinks that are believed to have calming effects. It’s very popular in the Pacific but it has been making its way to the East Coast.

I started hanging out at one of these kava bars that popped up in Port Jeff called Roots, just on a whim as I was walking around town. What I found inside is why I’m writing this. I saw people hanging out, laughing, playing cards, playing video games, and hanging out. There are shelves with books to read if you wanna get nerdy and there is music cranking if you wanna rock. It was a place anyone can go to, but I immediately thought of some friends who have been openly trying to avoid the bar scene for multiple reasons. These Kava bars give ANYONE the social feeling they might be looking for if THEY were doing their best to limit their time in bars. You know me. No judgement here if you hang out at bars. I hang out at bars. I also hang out at places like Roots and love the company of those that hang out at Kava bars. It’s pretty cool so I though you’d dig hearing about it.

(Photo credit: AP Newsroom)