Dry January Bars in London
If you're ditching the booze to go dry this year, we're here to help you resist that swift after-work pint or 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. Check out our list of the best bars for Dry January and make it a sip to savour.
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.
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 and more.
Partnering with low ABV açai berry blend, Woodstar, this slinky Soho spot is launching a whole dry January initiative that will see them offering a complimentary glass of Woodstar to all those abstaining from the hooch this New Year.
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.
Who needs booze when you can spend your evening noshing on sourdough pizzas and playing old school games in a stylish Bethnal Green bar? Fugitive Motel are also offering a selection of non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails for you quaff throughout the night.
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.
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 on the planet - according to The World's 50 Best Bars, let alone London - Lyaness is a top choice from drinks any time of the year. Head over to the Southbank gem this January where you'll be treated to knockout views of the Thames and alcohol-free cocktails.
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.
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 mocktails such as the coriander spice, made from chilli, fresh apple, elderflower, and a healthy dose of coriander.
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.
Near & Far has created one of the city's largest non-alcoholic cocktail menus. Stop by their South London outpost for tropical vibes from the bright interiors and drinks such as 'The Designated Driver', alcohol-free beers, wines and spirits.