Cafe Sobar is an innovative and vibrant alcohol-free cafe and venue in the city centre of Nottingham. Established in January 2013, with the support of a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, it acts as a safe ‘hub’ for people in recovery to build supportive social networks and provides voluntary employment opportunities for them to gain a foothold in the job market. The venue hosts a range of events and activities, including live music and comedy performances, art exhibitions, informal groups and discussions, family fun days and other varied social activities. Open seven days a week, the venue stays open late to host regular recovery groups and other events.

Operating as a social enterprise on the high street, any profits go directly to support the work of the charity, Double Impact.

To find out more about groups taking place at Cafe Sobar which support recovery, please call 0115 824 0366 or email

More details about local AA groups can be found at

More details about local NA groups can be found here.

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