Chris Marshall


Chris Marshall, Founder of Sans Bar

Chris Marshall is the owner and founder of Sans Bar, an alcohol free space and community based in Austin, Texas. He has been alcohol free since February 16, 2007. Chris started working as Substance Use counselor in 2009 and witnessed his clients struggle to remain abstinent from alcohol after they exited treatment. He created Sans Bar in 2017 with the belief that everyone deserves a safe, sober, and inclusive environment where they can authentically connect with others. Chris identifies as a person who is thriving despite a mental health diagnosis, and is an advocate for mental health in Austin and across the country. Chris has been featured in Men’s Health magazine, The New York Times, and USA Today.