Bars that serve creative mocktails in Raleigh

Who said alcohol-free drinks have to be boring?

Four mocktails in front of a bright mural.

Craving an espresso martini? Swap it out with the Everything Nice mocktail.

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Whether you are loosely participating in Dry January or you are living a life without alcohol, restaurants and bars around the City of Oaks are serving up delicious, spirit-free cocktails.

Check out these local bars with curated mocktails:

The Willard, 9 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

  • Everything Nice ($10) | Espresso, chai, cinnamon, clove, ginger, half & half
  • Pink Drink ($10) | Grapefruit, pomegranate, cinnamon, clove, lemon, crushed cranberry rim
  • Bright Eyed & Mock-Tailed ($10) | Orange, cinnamon, clove, ginger
  • Lemon-Whey’d ($10) | Lemon, whey, butterfly pea flower, apple cider vinegar, honey

Watts & Ward, 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh

  • Espresso MartiNO ($10) |Seedlip Spice 94, cold brew, syrup, nutmeg
  • Garden Bubbles ($10) | Seedlip Grove 42, orange juice, soda

Killjoy, 116 N. West St., Raleigh

  • Plum Thyme Lemonade ($7) | Plum thyme reduction, lemon, simple
  • Spiced Cranberry Lemonade ($7) | Spiced cranberry simple, cinnamon, lemon
  • Orange Dreamsicle ($7) | Orange, vanilla, and cream, topped with Club Soda
  • Eat, Drink & Be Berry ($7) | A caffeinated blackberry-mandarin-vanilla spritz
  • Picture Pear-fect ($7) | A caffeinated pear-hibiscus-lemon spritz
  • Haiku-Cumber ($8) | Cucumber water, sweetened aloe, lime, orchard shrub
Two mocktails on a white marble table top with floral background.

Your City Editors like the Orange Dreamsicle from Killjoy.

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Junction West, 310 S. West St., Ste. 110, Raleigh

  • Forbin’s Ascent ($7) | Pomegranate, grapefruit, lime, agave
  • Famous Mockingbird ($7) | Lemon, lime, simple, bitters
  • Bonus: This modern bar also offers six varieties of kombucha, tea, and sparkling drinks.

The Merchant, 126 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh

  • Thai Tea Party ($10) | Thai tea, sugar, lemon, honey, ginger, ginger beer
  • Herbaceous Haze ($10) | Hibiscus & thyme shrub, lemon, aloe water
  • Greener Pastures ($10) | Lemon, fresh mint, sugar, pineapple juice, honey, ginger beer
  • Off The Wagon ($10) | Cranberry, lime, fresh orange juice
  • Red Light, Green Light ($10) | Lemon, cherry lavender, aloe, ginger beer

Sitti, 137 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh

  • Tonic Punch ($4) | Pineapple, orgeat, lemon, Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
  • Limon Nana ($4) | Lemon, mint-infused syrup, water
  • Pomegranate Spritzer ($4) | Pomegranate molasses, honey, lime, Ginger Ale, soda water
  • Lebanese Sweet Tea ($4) | Passion fruit nectar, ginger-infused simple syrup, tea; served over ice
A worker at Krave sitting behind a desk.

Kava is a root that has benefits that make you feel calm, relaxed, and happy.

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Krave Tea House & Bar, 709 N. Person St., Raleigh

  • Stop in to this alcohol-alternative bar to try indigenous roots and teas made with kava, kratom, CBD, and delta products.

Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 W. Davie St., Raleigh

  • French 00 | Elderflower syrup, lime juice, soda water
  • Mango No Tango Margarita | Mango syrup, lime juice, sour mix, pinapple juice
  • Bonus: This barcade also offers five other NA beers and beverages.

Unlikely Professionals, 212 E. Franklin St., Raleigh

  • Zero alcohol mezcal, whiskey, and gin are available to purchase online or in-store.
  • This swanky store also has multiple NA beers on-tap and to-go.

Coming soon: Umbrella Dry Bar

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