Top 10 Bars in America to Sip Non-alcoholic Cocktails This Winter
As winter's chill settles in and the holiday season approaches, there's a magic in the air that calls for celebration, delightful cocktails, and many toasts. But what if you’re dieting, training, or taking a break from booze? If you're seeking the warmth of good company and the taste of exquisite beverages without the alcohol, we have a curated list just for you.
From the vibrant scenes of Chicago to the laid-back land of LA and the warm hospitality of Texas, these bars set the stage for a winter filled with flavor, ambiance, and the joy of guilt-free indulgence. Each bar on this list boasts a unique charm and, of course, non-alcoholic cocktails that don’t compromise flavor, authenticity, or sophistication.
Bar Goa (Chicago, IL)
To start, we have a bar in Ritual’s very own hometown. Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Bar Goa is an upscale Indian restaurant and a clubby cocktail bar all in one. Their menu features an array of non-alc cocktails whether you’re enjoying dinner or taking in the late-night electronic beats.
Whiskey Girl Tavern (Chicago, IL)
When it’s blistering cold and the winds howl off of Lake Michigan, Whiskey Girl Tavern offers inviting vibes, a steady stream of sports on the big screen, and plenty of zero proof options to keep you warm and happy.
Cole’s (Los Angeles, CA)
Known as the birthplace of the French Dip sandwich and its historic landmark status, Cole’s is classic in every sense. So, if you’re looking for a hearty meal and an elevated cocktail list of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, you can’t go wrong here.
The Mermaid (Los Angeles, CA)
Whether you're looking to escape the cold or the mundane, The Mermaid offers a tropical haven with fresh and fruity tiki cocktails. Dive into exotic flavors and their charming nautical theme while sipping their stellar Tropical Ritual Margarita.
Tony’s Siesta (San Antonio, TX)
Behind the inconspicuous-looking front walls, Tony’s Siesta is a local treasure. You can expect a welcoming group of regulars, great cocktails, and If you’re lucky, you may even meet the owner and San Antonio legend – Tony himself.
Sans Bar (Austin, TX)
Introducing the first non-alcoholic bar in North America, Sans Bar! Enjoy an upscale ambiance, an incredible community of people and social scene, and (of course) some of the best non-alc cocktails around.
Taco y Vino (Dallas, TX)
Two of life’s greatest joys come together here (Tacos y Vino), along with a solid non-alc section to compliment the exceptional Mexican cuisine. Ritual Tequila Alternative margarita, anyone?
Mayer’s Garden (Dallas, TX)
Initially founded in 1881, this open-air beer garden is the welcoming neighborhood hangout you've been looking for. While the original featured a zoo, the current version of Mayer’s Garden surely does the original justice with its energetic and friendly vibes (just without the lions and tigers).
Pizza Lupo (Louisville, KY)
When you think pizza, you likely think beer, which they have no shortage of (both with and without alcohol). But they have a surprisingly robust cocktail menu as well. On a dreary winter day, we can think of nothing better than a wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and your favorite cocktail in hand.
The Breeze (Lousiville, KY)
Located near the Logan Street Market, The Breeze is home to Louisville's biggest and best selection of natural and eclectic wines…and now non-alcoholic spirits and cocktails. If you are a zero proof cocktail enthusiast and a wine-lover, this spot is perfect for you.