Dry January Bars
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 3rd January 2018
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.
A liquid haven in the heart of Clapham, those of you steering clear of the booze this month will like what SO.UK have to boast. A roster of well-thought out mocktails sits alongside regular cocktails as though there were never a difference between them at all.
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.
Coming up trumps on the non-alcoholic front in the City of London is Indian eatery and lounge bar, Mint Leaf. Rustling up booze-free favourites, those looking for a guilt-free January can enjoy an Apple Mojito, their Peach Passion, a zingy Fruit Cup cocktail and more.
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.
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.
Don’t settle for a diet coke because you aren’t drinking: The Dandelyan offers an extensive list of creative cocktails inspired by different themes and they infuse that same imagination into their mocktails. Try a refreshing Million Dollar Smile or the fascinating River Phoenix to really get those taste buds moving.
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?
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.
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 Worship Street Whistling Shop is a speakeasy-type bar, and if you’re on your own version of prohibition, you are in luck. Their cocktail menu is historically based, taking inspiration for cultures around the world, and that’s true for their alcohol free mixes too, where you can sip on everything from the Norseman to Shanghai Switchel.
The beauty of going booze free this January in London? That some of the coolest and most unique bars in town are still craving to cater. Go sub-zero at Ice Bar and not only can you enjoy an alcohol free mocktail, you get to sip it out of the strange ice cube cups.
Dry January doesn't have to be all about mocktails, so how about some alcohol free beers in London instead? Boasting an alcohol free beer in the shape of their Erdinger Alkoholfrei; sip on a cold one without the fuss of a hangover afterwards.
A stylish lounge bar and dashing retreat from the bustle of London life, Anise is a top notch spot for non-alcoholic cocktails in London. Guests can gorge to their heart's content on mocktails, including the likes of their Raspberry Cooler, Basil Lemonade and the Nojito.
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.