I stayed away from any places that served alcohol for a while.
I needed to put clear distance between my old life and the new life and the new me I wanted to be.
I guess I'm lucky in that where I live there are a great number of non alcohol serving or BYO alcohol restaurants.
I'd be surprised that a big foodie country like the USA hasn't got that array of choice as well, at least in the cities.
There's a vegetarian Indian place I go to every Sunday night - great food - not a drop of alcohol.
I used places like that to build up my 'sober muscles' and get used to being around people and being sociable without alcohol.
Now I've been sober for over a decade and I can go anywhere with anyone and not want to drink - but I had to work up to that.
Keep working hard on your recovery and you'll get there too, I promise