Jan 2, 2024

Dry January: Bars, Pop-ups, and Shops To Check Out in Los Angeles

No-ABV cocktails now boast the same refinement and premium ingredients as their spirit-based counterparts. Whether you're exploring sobriety, taking part in Dry January, or abstaining from alcohol for any reason, we've compiled a guide to kickstart your journey into this sophisticated world of mocktails.

The New Bar

Location: Venice

Summary: The New Bar is stocked with nonalcoholic spirits, wine, mixers and gift items. The retailer simplifies the search for NA offerings with its in-person and online marketplace, which provides products, tools and information to help consumers find what works best for their lifestyle. It also offers mocktails and weekly brand tastings..



Location: West Hollywood

Summary: One of the OGs of the LA bar scene, Naomi Schimek features a trio of NA cocktails at Soulmate to pair with Chef Rudy Lopez's Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine: Catch a Wave (Passion Fruit, Mango or Guava), Honey, I'm Home! (Lemongrass, Mint, Rose, Cardamom, Saffron, Fennel) and the Pillow Talk (Lapsang Souchong, Pineapple, Vanilla, Lemon).


Bar Nuda

Location: Various Locations

Summary: Bar Nuda, Los Angeles’ newest and only Mexican inspired non-alcoholic pop-up, is redefining the way we drink in any social setting. Bar Nuda provides a unique space with beverages that promote wellness and healing. Each handcrafted cocktail has a functional objective in mind (i.e. relaxation, concentration, rejuvenation, etc.) and is made with mindfully sourced ingredients. Check out their Instagram for upcoming events.



Location: Downtown

Summary: At Chef Ray Garcia's Asterid, Chris Chernock - previously the beverage director at Garcia's Broken Spanish - features a No-ABV section on the cocktail menu aptly named Dry January: Coconut Milk Punch (Lyre’s Cane Spirit, lemon, pineapple, black tea, baking spices), Dry Shake (NA Persimmon Vermouth, winter citrus, pomegranate, bubbles) and the Spritz (NA Aperitif, sparkling hops, orange, mint). There's also French Bloom "Le Blanc" 0.0% sparkling wine and Brooklyn Brewery's Special Effects Pilsner.


Tea at Shiloh

Location: Arts District

Summary: No place has captured the heart and minds of L.A. TikTokers more than Tea at Shiloh, an underground Arts District teahouse offering a quiet co-working space by day and oft-crowded evening teahouse sessions—both only accessible by advance reservation.  Beyond its "daylight hours" and "late-night tea" offerings, Shiloh's annex space serves as a venue for a variety of community events. 



Location: West Hollywood

Summary: Situated on the ground floor of the West Hollywood Edition hotel, Ardor is adorned with floral decor, complementing the freshness of its drinks. This hidden gem is perfect for a power lunch or an intimate dinner, offering a menu of meticulously crafted mocktails that pairs perfectly with the food. 


The Grant

Location: Glassell Park

Summary: The Grant emerges as Glassell Park's chic new Art Deco hotspot. Boasting a stylish, art deco-inspired interior, it features a menu inclusive of low-alcohol and no-alcohol options. Drawing in a laid-back crowd, you'll find first-date nightcaps, friendly neighborhood gatherings, and young parents squeezing in one final round before the babysitter signals the end of the evening.

Soft Spirits

Location: Silver Lake

Summary: Soft Spirits is a woman-owned non-alcoholic bottle shop that opened in 2021, nestled along Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. The store has a wide array of non-alcoholic options and hosts pop-up bar events, which you can find out about on Instagram


Shirley’s Temple

Location: Signal Hill

Summary: Shirley's Temple is nestled in a hidden industrial area of Long Beach(Signal Hill). They specialize in non-alcoholic craft cocktails that aren't "just juice". With a mission is to promote a fun and social atmosphere without the reliance on alcohol. 


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