Whether or not you’re participating in Dry January — or “DIY January,” for that matter — knowing a spot with a great mocktail is always a handy trick to have up your sleeve.
If you’re looking for spot to visit with an alcohol-free friend, trying to go light on the booze after the holidays, or just hankering for a delicious and refreshing drink, here are 12 places to try in Austin.
Note: We asked our readers for recommendations, too — their suggestions are marked with a 🍹.
Armadillo Den | 10106 Menchaca Rd.
Mocktails come on draft at this massive outdoor bar, which also has food trucks and live music. Pro tip: Parking is limited, but the bar offers 10% off your tab if you arrive via rideshare.
Try This: The Frescadillo Paloma, featuring grapefruit, guava, fresh lime juice, and sea salt
Bouldin Creek Cafe | 1900 S. 1st St.
In addition to an expansive coffee and tea menu, this South Austin cafe offers CBD drinks and non-alcoholic beer.
🍹 High Noon | 2000 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Order a booze-free drink at this funky, retro-styled bar and relax on the back patio. Pro tip: Save some room for tacos and flautas from Texsueño, a food truck that often parks out front. You won’t regret it.
Hillside Farmacy | 1209 E. 11th St.
Add CBD to your mocktail for an extra-relaxing meal.
Try This: The Pickpocket, featuring strawberry, basil, and balsamic
🍹 Joann’s Fine Foods | 1224 S. Congress Ave.
Although this SoCo spot has impressive mezcal and tequila menus, they also serve up five kinds of fresh juices and a range of smoothies.
🍹 JuiceLand | Multiple locations
We don’t need to sing JuiceLand’s praises to longtime Austinites — they already know this locally grown spot is a go-to for healthy and refreshing drinks.
Try This: The I Dream of Greenie, featuring hemp milk, peach, banana, avocado, kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber, celery, and spirulina
Sans Bar | 1818 E. 12th St.
This East Austin spot, founded by counselor Chris Marshall, is Austin’s first non-alcoholic bar.
🍹 True Food Kitchen | 222 West Ave., Ste. HR100
Make your brunch a little healthier with one of this downtown restaurant’s superfood refreshers.
Try This: The Adaptogenic Tulsi Tea, featuring holy basil, ginger, and honey.
Vic & Al’s | 2406 Manor Rd.
Wash down one of Vic & Al’s delicious Cajun dishes (we recommend the red bean fritters) with a seasonal shrub or mocktail.
Vinaigrette | 2201 College Ave.
Take your pick from this healthy restaurant’s list of sodas, tinctures, tonics, and teas.
Try This: The Earth Bite, featuring red beet, ginger, pineapple, lime, bitters, and soda
🍹 Yard Bar | 6700 Burnet Rd.
Both you and your pup will have a barking good time at this northside space — all mocktails are made with Seedlip Non-Acoholic Spirits.
Try This: The Afternoon Delight, featuring Seedlip Garden, Grapefruit Juice, and Cucumber Mint Syrup
W Austin | 200 Lavaca St.
This swanky downtown hotel is offering two brand new, zero-proof cocktails this January. Try the Hibiscus Jasmine Green Tea or A New Leaf, which is made with Lyre’s botanical syrup, lemon and cranberry juice, simple syrup, and elderflower tonic.
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