So you’re pregnant, teetotal, religious, detoxing, skint or just not feeling it… whatever we hear ya and so do most of the best bars out there. Sit back, chill out… it’s cool, let’s get you something to drink…
PS. If you really need something more than a list of banging mocktails, then check these bars with benefits (who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?)
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HOT & DRY BARS
Has gotta be top of the pile. A sexy bar dedicated to treating your body like a temple - all the cocktails on the list are booze-free, so absolutely no temptation going on here. And naturally everyone in here's a solid 8+.
6 Chepstow Rd, London W2 5BH
320 Old St, London EC1V 9DR
These guys are so damn brilliant even you won't know you're not boozing, with three *non-alcoholic* drinks on the menu that taste and sound exactly like the real deal. Choose from a Gin & Tonic in which the flavours of the gin have been distilled into water and mixed with tonic, a Campari & Soda or an Aperol Spritz. The guys are so clever they've distilled the spirit and collected the by-product which is basically booze flavoured sugar. Genius!
Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF
These guys have some non-alcoholic drinks that sound so good it makes you want to turn teetotal. Although there are only a few options BarChick loved the Lost Valentine with lemon sherbet churned with chilled green tea, smacked mint and a touch of orange, spiced with nutmeg or go for a Shirley Temple with hot ginger beer, grenadine and lime juice.
66-70 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UP
A team of hot-shot bartenders bring you experimental cocktails and dishes from the upstairs brasserie. The sexed up Victorian gin Palace also serves faux cocktails with fresh and seasonal ingredients like the Beetroot and Rose Fizz with beetroot juice, rose and agave syrup, lime juice and fresh red grape soda.
22 Great Marlborough High Street, London, W1F 7HU
HOT & DRY RESTAURANTS
Coya is all about pisco, tequila, mezcal and delicious ceviche, but that doesn't mean they don't know a thing or two about shaking up a good mocktail. Get loco with a Mangoloco made with mango, coconut and lime, or release your inner green goddess with a Virgen Picante made with avocado, apple, Tabasco, coriander and agave.
118 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NW
Although Hawksmoor do some mega cocktails we all know the star of the show is that meat (and trimmings). So you’re not drinking? Who cares?! They’ve got some soft drinks for everyone available at all Hawksmoors. Here for breakfast? Get the Cornflake Milkshake for £4… otherwise, the guys here are known for their Shakey Pete’s Ginger Brew so why not order their Ginger & Juice to feel like you’re getting some of it, they obviously use the same ginger syrup. Not your thing? We also liked the Apple & Mint Swizzle (each are three quid, bloody bargain).
157 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ
Whether you’re in the café bar upstairs or in the dark and dirty restaurant through an old sex shop entrance, you can get involved with this amazing Mexican menu. We’re talking tacos, tostaditas and shiz off the grill… hell yes. Sure your mates will be washing this all down with tequila but whatever because you can get involved with either their hibiscus water, Passion Fruit Ting with passion fruit, ting, cranberry, lime and grenadine or the Jax Cooler, jax coco water, apple and vanilla! With this much food who cares?!
16 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NH
You might think curry and beer is the ‘done thing’ but you’re wrong. Traditionally you should team your spicy food up with a fruit juice, lassi or punch - how convenient for you! So needless to say these guys have got LOADS of drinks for you to choose from including fruity, herby, tea infused or some serious chai flavours. We loved the Bhang Lassi atraditional Holi drink, with fresh shreddedmint instead of hemp (boo!), ginger,grenadine, candied fennel sprinkles and coconut milk. The beauty of this is you can have it with or without rum, so anyone can enjoy!
7 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7JE / 12 Upper Street, St Martin's Lane, WC2H 9FB
HOT & DRY HOTELS
This BarChick hotel fave has also totally nailed their booze-free list. Head to this epic bar on the South Bank and make a beeline for the Bradsell cocktail, it's insane - Cold brew coffee, malt syrup and chai spices. Died--->gone to heaven.
20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
10. The Beaufort Bar
This place is so fancy it’s a shame to let it go to waste just because you aren’t drinking, plus they have live entertainment every night. Ignore the Champagne and instead sip on The Carnival made with passion fruit, fresh lemon, vanilla syrup, orange flower water, cream and soda water - churned until ice cold. Or choose the House Made Flavoured Lemonade - fresh lemon, soda water, bitters and your own choice of flavour - choose from rhubarb honey, raspberry, honey, vanilla, cardamom, fig leaf or pineapple!
But of course, if you want something else, tell them your taste and they will whip something up for you. Sit back in these grand surroundings, sip your drink and enjoy the show.
The Savoy Hotel, 189 Strand, London, WC2R OEU
11. The Connaught
Going here is special whether you’re drinking or not; and if you’re not then don’t worry cos these guys have some seriously well balanced virgin cocktails on offer for you. Try the Tea Rinfresco (meaning ‘I refresh you’), a blend of ginger syrup, lemon juice, pear nectar and Jasmine tea, shaken and served in a highball glass and garnished with dried pear and fresh mint. Yes please.
Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL
This bar is outrageous and is always voted the in the world, believe us, you don’t want to miss out just because you’re not drinking! These guys have a whole menu filled veggie cocktails – but even if you’re off the booze, they haven’t forgotten about you. Order in a Moshi Moshi which is a juice drink made with kale, celery and melon, we feel healthier already!
1C Portland Place, London W1B 1JA
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