Dry January Bars in London

If you're ditching the booze to take part in Dry January this year, we realise it can be a tough feat to resist that swift after work pint or quick glass of red with your dinner. But taking part doesn't mean you can't enjoy a trip down to the pub: there's plenty of fantastic places serving up non-alcoholic cocktails in London for you to sample, so check out our list of the best London bars for Dry January and get yourself along to one pronto!

Last updated on 14th January 2020




Nightjar

2450 user reviews 4

One of the best bars in the world are an obvious candidate as one of the best London Dry January bars. There's a selection of homemade, alcohol free beverages like their Galangal Beer or Tamarind Soda, but the best way to rid those Dry January blues is their bespoke mocktails. Pick a few ingredients – ask if you don't trust yourself – and get the mocktail of your dreams.

Drink Shop & Do

625 user reviews 4

One of the best choices for a Dry January bar in London, not only do they offer a range of alcohol free cocktails (that happen to be some of the most inexpensive), Drink Shop Do is a hive of activity for you to enjoy. Whether that's Lego-based dating or creative workshops, you don't have to worry about succumbing to temptation.

The Jones Family Project

28 user reviews 5

Not drinking doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to fantastic food and drink. The Jones Family Project not only serve delicious dishes from brunch till dinner, but their expert mixologists can shake you up some low and non-alcoholic cocktails. Try the Lean & Green for a very fresh alternative to the usual booze.

The Exhibit

505 user reviews 4

Boutique Cinema Hire and 10 other offers

The Exhibit is your chance to get your boozy friends to an ostensibly sober activity: cinema! They have movie screenings in the Balham bar, but also alcohol for those not really looking for a Dry January bar in London. But for you, brave sober one, there's a selection of mocktails for you to enjoy, such as the appetising Fresh Berry Mockito.

The Book Club

43 user reviews 4

£5 cocktails & Glass of Prosecco everyday until 7pm and 3 other offers

If you're not ready to go totally dry this January, The Book Club and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen are offering a menu of low ABV cocktails ideal aimed at those looking to cut back on the booze while keeping the post-Christmas festivities going.

LINO

336 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch £25

Head over to St Paul's gorgeous LINO for the chance to indulge without the next day regrets. Alongside their slick menu of unique plates, the bar and restaurant is fronting a neat selection of quality booze-free cocktails, from virgin pinacoladas to bespoke sips fronting everything from kombucha to marmalade.

Lunch Special

While a roaring beer hall may not be your first port of call during Dry January, the team at Bierschenke are offering an alternative night out for those taking the teetotal plunge. Making it as easy as possible to stay on the wagon, they've introduced the zero alcohol Kormbacher Pilsner to their menu, whilst continuing to serve up bottles of the booze-free Paulaner. Prost.

GOAT

793 user reviews 5

This Chelsea hotspot offers a little bit of class to your non-booze drinking. While your alcohol-friendly pals can dive into a range of tasty cocktails, it's also a great place to drink mocktails in London thanks to their thoughtful and inexpensive booze-free offerings. And while you're at it, why not dine in the restaurant for some delicious Italian food?

JanUary 2 for £20

If you want to eat without splashing into some red wine, try Drake and Morgan at King's Cross. While feasting on their delicious food, dive into their playful mocktails, such as the Coriander Spice, made from chilli, fresh apple, elderflower, and a healthy dose of coriander - strong enough to knock you off your feet without any of the wobbly stuff. 

Be At One Shoreditch

301 user reviews 4

In terms of variety, Be At One offers is surely the place to snap up the best non-alcoholic cocktails in London. Nestled amongst the 28-page drinks menu is a plethora of inexpensive yet equally creative non-alcoholic tipples. To hammer it home to your alcohol drinking pals, have a sip of the 'On the Wagon', made from strawberry, banana, coconut cream, and more. 

Dirty Martini Islington

10 user reviews 4

Extended Happy Hour this January

Okay, we know how this looks, but swanky Martini bar Dirty Martini aren't so obsessed with their namesake that they'd leave you non-drinkers out. They've got a whole range of tasty cocktails, from the fruity Blueberry and Rosemary Smash to the refreshing Cucumber and Dill Cup.