Donna Campbell, who has been clean for the past three-and-a half-years, hopes the cafe, bar and club venue will become a mecca for recovering addicts and members of the public seeking an alcohol-free night out.
With the help of business accelerator programme ESpark, she is hoping to open in time for the Commonwealth Games, next year.
The 52-year-old, from the Gorbals, said: "There are between 15,000 and 20,000 people in Glasgow alone who are in recovery from addictions and they have got nowhere to go and socialise.
"There is nowhere for them to go that is free from alcohol. There is nothing like this in Scotland.
"There is alcohol everywhere, and for a lot of people, first it could be a temptation for them going out where there is alcohol, but also, it is really boring going out with people who are drinking because you are not on the same level as them."
Glasgow's dry bar - which Donna is thinking of calling The Next Step after the well known 12-step addiction recovery programme - will follow in the footsteps of The Brink in Liverpool.
That dry bar opened two years ago and has attracted top acts and Donna hopes similar big names will perform music, theatre and spoken word at her club.
She says her venue will serve alcohol-free fruit juices and cocktails, good food, and will be open from 8am until 10pm during the week and from 8am until 3am at weekends.
It will be a not-for-profit venture with any extra cash being ploughed back into the addiction recovery unit.
Donna said: "There has been a lot of talk in the addiction recovery community for a couple of years now and I have taken part in those talks about setting up a social business and an alcohol and drugs-free venue. But all people wanted to do was talk about it. They didn't take it forward.
"I decided in April I wanted to focus on this and to do it.
"This place was needed yesterday."
Donna is part of ESpark's Gorbals Hatchery where she is provided with business support and advice as well as opportunities to apply for funding.
She says she is hopeful that the bar will prove very popular once it opens its doors.
Donna added: "I hope people will be knocking at the door to get in and I will be at full capacity and they won't be able to get in. I think it is just going to explode."