Dry January 2024: 7 London bars with alcohol-free cocktails so good you won't miss booze
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Now that the festive season has ended and the new year has begun, many Londoners will be in the early days of Dry January, maybe even reluctantly so.
In the last few years, pubs serving alcohol-free drinks have become more common, for those who still want to meet up with their friends in their local whilst cutting down on how much they drink for the new year.
LondonWorld has compiled a list of just some of the venues in London serving mocktails and nolo beers, including the official Dry January Bar of 2024, Torstig.
Torstig is the official Dry January Bar of 2024, opening on Friday, January 5. It seeks to create a "new and inclusive atmosphere" with plenty of non-alcoholic options. Torstig sells drinks up to a maximum percentage of 0.5% ABV (alcohol by volume), which is as about as much as a banana. Torstig is at 93 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AE.
This tasting room and bar in Covent Garden has a selection of draft beers, all of which are zero alcohol or low alcohol. Club Soda offers memberships that aim to make you more mindful about drinking. The membership involves a monthly round-up of news and events. Club Soda is at 39 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RR.
This pop-up has locations in Borough Market, Shoreditch and Soho, and offers a good selection of cocktails at all three of these spots. Non-alcoholic offerings can currently be found on Swift’s various winter menus for Londoners to enjoy. Swift is at 12 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TQ; 66 Borough High St, London, SE1 1XF; and 91-93 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HZ.
A restaurant and bar that has a healthy mocktail menu all year round, Luca also offers a fine dining experience and the opportunity for private hire. Luca is at 88 St John St, London EC1M 4EH.
Stereo, Covent Garden
Situated in Covent Garden, Stereo offers live music and a restaurant set to serve up a non-alcoholic menu, with its own detox January section on the website. Stereo is at 35 The Piazza, London WC2E 8BE.
Nightjar, Shoreditch/Carnaby Street
With their old-fashioned atmosphere, both the Shoreditch and Carnaby locations offer non-alcoholic cocktails on their menus. With live music too, Nightjar is a perfect place for Londoners who are looking to enjoy the city’s nightlife whilst watching their booze better. Nightjar is at 129 City Road London, EC1V 1JB and Kingly Court, 49-51 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9PY.
This London spot is all about sustainable and conscious cooking, so of course it has a plentiful non-alcoholic drinks menu. Striving to use British ingredients in their cocktails, Apricity is a place Londoners should have on their list of Dry January spots this month. Apricity is at 68 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JU.