Local mocktails + non-alcoholic drinks in Boston

🍹 Whether you’re sober curious or just prefer a spirit-free sip, here’s a round up of 18 local restaurants and bar shaking up mocktails to try.

Sample a "Nongroni" this Dry January | @madreosteria_milton

Sample a “Nongroni” this Dry January

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If you’re continuing your Dry January journey (a campaign that encourages individuals to live sober for one month), temporarily taking a break from booze, or exploring a sober curious lifestyle, you can still raise your glass to celebrate. Boston has plenty of zero-proof offerings so you can keep up your social calendar without ordering soda and tea, again.

For those who choose not to booze, add one of these 18 bars with mocktails to your list.

Back Bay

Citrus & Salt, 142 Berkeley St.
The drinks at this Instagrammable eatery are known for being sweet and aesthetic, and the agua frescas are no different. Sip on a Fruity Pebble Iced Tea, made with herbal tea, agave, and lemon, or try the Strawberry Piña Colada for a tropical escape.


Chattermark Distillers, 200 Terminal St.
The Charlestown distillery has something for everyone, including a variety of mocktails. Check the menu for the most up-to-date selection, which currently features the Charlestown Fawn, with lemon, simple syrup, strawberry, and ginger beer + Flying South, made of orange, jalapeno, lime, and seltzer.

A Coffee Old Fashioned mocktail from Daiquiris & Daisies.

Head to High Street Place for this Coffee Old Fashioned from Daiquiris & Daisies.

Photo via @highstreetplace


Daiquiris & Daisies, 100 High St.
Located inside High Street Place, this cocktail bar is shaking up your post-work beverages with offerings like the Coffee Old Fashioned and the Nitro Strawberry, made with strawberry, lemon verbena, elderflower, and champagne acid.

Scholars, 25 School St.
This bistro and cocktail lounge offers something for everyone, including a few mocktails like the Jalapeno and Blood Orange Margarita and the Lemon and Cherry Hemp-Infused soda.

Tiki Rock, 2 Broad St.
Grab one of the “Landlubbers” drinks like a Virgin Colada, Strawberry Lemonade, or a Pain Reliever (read: not a painkiller). The tropical-inspired bar and restaurant also offers pan-Asian eats to go with your drinks.


Grace By Nia, 60 Seaport Blvd., No. 325
The new jazz bar is serving up spirit-free sips like the Pear Pressure, made with alcohol-free bourbon, pear, Madagascar vanilla, and lemon or the Achiote Agave featuring alcohol-free tequila, achiote, lime, and orange.

Lifted Bar at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, 450 Summer St.
Head up the fifth floor bar and restaurant to sip on an Atta Boy! with Guava Reàl, two types of Red Bull, and a splash of grenadine; the Rio Perdido Faux ‘Rita made with fresh lime juice, orange juice, and blue spirulina powder; or the beachy Pitaya Faux Tai with blood orange and guava flavors.

Puttshack, 58 Pier 4 Blvd.
Sip on a Hibiscus Mock Mule, Cotton Candy Crush, or a Peach Free Bellini while you play a round or two at the new Seaport mini-golf bar.

South Boston

Shy Bird, 12 Old Colony Ave.
This rotisserie offers a variety of zero-proof cocktails, including the Cloud Nine, Tilden Lacewing, and Side Eye made with hibiscus, orange, and grapefruit.

Yellow Door Taqueria, multiple locations
This Tex-Mex eatery has a few boozeless beverages on the menu like the Spill the Tea, Surfside, and Spa Day, made with cucumber dill cordial, aloe water, pineapple, and lime.

Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar, 110 Dorchester Ave.
Head to South Boston to indulge in a Ginger Snap featuring spicy ginger, cranberry, lime, and soda, or a Virgin Mojito with mint, lime, and soda. Simple + delicious.

Wink & Nod, 3 Appleton St.
This speakeasy features a few mocktails to wet your whistle. Sip on The Bounty Hunter with macha, vanilla, non-alcoholic tequila, and whipped cream; a bubbly Carrot Limeade with cold-pressed carrot juice, lime, and seltzer; or the Not An Old Fashion made with non-alcoholic whiskey, peach, and caramel.


A4cade, 292 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Try one of the winning mocktails at this arcade speakeasy in Central Square, like the Sozin’s Comet made with iced green tea, apertif syrup, honey, strawberry, and lemon, or a tropical Sandy Cheeks with passionfruit, berries, orange, cinnamon, and coconut.

Alden & Harlow, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge
Try a Morning Dew, made with raspberry, mint shrub, cucumber tonic, and lime demerara. The restaurant also offers the Queen’s Cobbler with iced earl grey tea, pineapple, ginger, and lemon. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a Strawberry Lime Ricky either.

ArtBar, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge
Located in the Royal Sonesta hotel, this eatery offers five drinks on the alcohol-free menu. Try the “Mockscow Mule” with Scottish lemonade or the “Sansgria” with Sevilla red.

Lamplighter Brewery, 284 Broadway, Cambridge
Visit the Broadway location to sip on a refreshing lemon lavender-flavored seasonal soda + try a cold brew coffee or kombucha.

Little Donkey, 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
For a refreshing mocktail, sip the “Stair Car” made with grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon, and hoppy refresher, or grab an alcohol-free Lagunitas and Topo Chico.

Shy Bird, 390 Third St., Cambridge
The Kendall Square location rotisserie offers the same zero-proof cocktails as the South Boston location, plus the Ghia in the Jungle, featuring ghia apertif, pineapple, lime, and chai.

Greater Boston

Madre Osteria & Bar, 88 Wharf St., Milton
It’s worth a ~30-minute drive to Milton for these mocktails. Madre Osteria serves up a delicious “Nongroni” with New London non-alcoholic gin, giffard aperitivo, and blood orange. There are also mocktails with non-alcoholic tequila and rum if gin isn’t your thing.

Did we miss your favorite local mocktail? Let us know and we’ll add it to our list.

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