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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 28 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 beginning your Dry January journey (read: 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 28 bars with mocktails + non-alcoholic sips to your list.

Back Bay/ Fenway

Citrus & Salt, 142 Berkeley St.
The drinks at this Instagrammable eatery are known for being sweet and aesthetically pleasing, 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.

Moon Bar, 129 Columbus Ave.
Visit our friend Jake Smith for a new mocktail offering like the Lassi Lassi made with coconut, aji amarillo, thai basi, yellow mango and citrus or the Off-Duty featuring zero-proof gin, green cardamom, lemongrass, grapefruit, cinnamon, and shiso leaf.

Time Out Market, 401 Park Dr.
The Fenway food hall has added new mocktails for the month, including No New Friends with turmeric and hibiscus teas, agave, lime and aquafaba or The Razzle Dazzle featuring blood orange, almond orgeat, cinnamon, and ginger beer.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, 138 St. James Ave.
Sip on a refreshing Tonic Rickey made with tonic water, soda water, lime, and angostura bitters or a spicy Honey Badger with lemon, grapefruit, honey, and ginger beer.

Oak Long Bar and Kitchen's new Dry January mocktails.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is serving up three new sips (left: Tonic Rickey, middle: Pineapple Spritz, right: Honey Badger).

Photo provided by OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

Charlestown

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 + Starlite, made of orange juice, lemon, tonic, and star anise.

Good Company, 100 Hood Park Dr.
This new Charlestown spot is pouring a few zero proof options, including a White Negroni with herbs, roots, bark, botanicals, grape, and citrus + a mule with carrot, curry, lime, and ginger beer.

Prima, 10 City Sq.
Visit the Italian Steakhouse to try a Beffardo Breeze made with seedlip, giffard aperitif syrup, and lemon soda.

A mocktail sitting on a coaster at Good Company

Visit Good Company in Charlestown for a White Negroni.

Photo by Elissa Garza

Downtown

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 Jalapeño and Blood Orange Margarita and the Hibiscus Pomegranate Lemonade.

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.

A Coffee Old Fashioned mocktail from Daiquiris & Daisies.

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

Photo via @highstreetplace

Seaport

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 Free Your Mind featuring alcohol-free tequila, blood orange, lime, and agave.

Boqueria, 25 Thomson Pl.
This Spanish tapas restaurant is also serving up zero proof sips, like the Peacock with butterfly pea flower, thyme, honey, lime, and ginger beer + the Genciana made with rosemary, gentian, lemon, and soda.

Coquette, 450 Summer St.
Channel a visit to the Mediterranean coast with a Reviver featuring grape fruit, elder flower, earl grey tea, and lemon or try the Lo-Fi with cucumber, sea salt, verjus, and Mediterranean tonic.

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 Safety Dance, Horchata, and a Miami Nice, made with strawberry, coconut, lime, and spiced pineapple cordial.

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.

Cambridge

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 Blackberry Lime Rickey or sip on the Winter Wreath with cranberry, pineapple, rosemary, demerara, and lemon.

ArtBar, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge
Located inside the Royal Sonesta hotel, this eatery offers five drinks on the alcohol-free menu. Try the Llama Palama with green tea, simple syrup, lime juice, fresh mint, and seltzer.

Lamplighter Brewery, 284 Broadway, Cambridge
Visit the Broadway location to sip on a refreshing lemon and 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 of the rotisserie offers similar zero-proof cocktails as the South Boston location, plus the Cloud Nine, featuring coconut, lime, and club soda.

Greater Boston

Shortpath Distillery, 71 Kelvin St., Everett
This local distillery is shaking up low and no-ABV beverages like the Staycation, made with passionfruit, habanero, lime, and sparkling grapefruit.

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.

Non-Alcoholic Beer Offerings

NightShift Brewing, Multiple locations
Featherweight IPA is the brewery’s first non-alcoholic beer made for those who enjoy a hoppy punch with juicy notes of tangerine and mango.

Sam Adams Boston Brewery, Multiple locations
Just the Haze is a non-alcoholic hazy IPA with a refreshing and juicy flavor.

Reader recommendations

  • “Barlette for sure! They have 9 zeroproof options, and they are thoughtful and delicious well, the ones I tried anyway.” — Rachel T.
  • “Comfort Kitchen in Dorchester.” — Ashley G.

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