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July 1, 2020

How to Dry July at 2KW

Rooftop bar and restaurant 2KW has partnered with Sydney-based non-alcoholic spirits company Lyre’s, producing a mocktail menu to help raise money for the Dry July Foundation.

  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Supplied

That very special time of year has rolled around again – pandemic be damned – when many of us will come together to give up alcohol for an entire month.


2KW Bar and Restaurant
Level 8, 2 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
Mon—Fri: 10am ‘ti late
Sat—Sun: 12pm ’til late

2KW x Lyre’s Mocktail Menu:
Espresso Martini
Amaretto Sour
Mai Tai
Clover Club


And to be honest, after a concerted few months of panic-buying (and panic-consuming) the wares of a range of local booze producers, we could use a few consecutive nights of recovery.

This doesn’t mean staying away from our city’s just-reopened bars and restaurants, however, as they all still very much need our support in getting back on their feet.

The team at 2KW has developed a drinks menu with Dry July-ers in mind, partnering with Sydney-based non-alcoholic spirits company Lyre’s to produce a tasty array of mocktails.

“We’ve created a delicious new mocktail list with all the goodness you’ve come to expect from a 2KW cocktail, but with no alcohol,” Says 2KW bar manager Aidan Shaw (who co-runs his own spirits company, Threefold).

“Two dollars from every drink sold will be donated to the Dry July Foundation to help improve the comfort and wellbeing of those affected by cancer.

“Our aim is to raise $1000 over the month of July.”

Above: 2KW x Lyre’s Mojito; Right: 2KW x Lyre’s Amaretto Sour


Perhaps realising that after any given prime ministerial press conference in the near future Australia may have a new round of sorrows to drown, the Dry July Foundation has changed things up slightly this year.

While they encourage Dry July participants to challenge themselves to 31 days of no alcohol, they are also suggesting people attempt a Dry(ish) July, and go for a 21- or 14-day stint instead.

You can sign up, donate directly and find more information at the Dry July Foundation website.

But for an easy way to raise money, support Adelaide’s restaurant industry, and enjoy incomparable views of our fair city, head to 2KW throughout July and partake in a Lyre’s Espresso Martini, Negroni, Amaretto Sour, Mojito, Mai Tai or Clover Club.

Cheers to good health and drinking responsibly.

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