More and more of us are now choosing to drink less alcohol or give it up altogether. That means that zero-alcohol alternatives are becoming more commonplace, including alcohol-free spirits and well-crafted mocktails that give you all the fun of a cocktail without the headache the next day. If you're not a drinker or you just fancy a break from the booze, trying out some of London's best non-alcoholic cocktails is a great alternative. This is our guide to the best mocktails in London.
The best mocktails in London
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Where to drink mocktails in London
- The Great Chase – Inclusive fine dining
- The Hide Bar – Celebrating local
- Skylight – Drinks with a view
- The Cocktail Club – Fun cocktail bars
- Florattica – Elaborate botanical space
- Tequila Mockingbird – Distinctive drinks mixes
- ESQ – Kick back and relax
- The Hari Bar – Stylish drinking spot
- Laki Kane – Time to get tropical
- Little Mercies – Neighbourhood bar in North London
- Tattu – Design-led Chinese restaurant
- Apothecary East – Japanese venue with character
- Cellar at Kindred – Elegant botanical drinks
- Tonight Josephine – Youthful party place
- My&Sanné – Mediterranean food and mocktails
- Little Bat – Sophisticated local bar
- Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie – Dining up high
- Blind Spot – Glittering speakeasy
- Bar + Block – Modern all-day steakhouses
- Le Magritte – Elegant American bar
- Ballie Ballerson – Non-stop fun
- Purgatory Bar – Distinctive space for drinks
- The Franklin Bar – 1920s cocktail bar
- Avora – Unique cocktail/mocktail experience
- Amaro Bar – Sleek West London bar
- Dirty Martini – Bold and colourful bars
- Long Bar – 80ft long bar
- The Piano Works – Lively music bar
- Nightjar – Prohibition-style cocktail bars
- Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill – Upmarket Mayfair restaurant
- Dishoom – Sought-after Indian restaurants
- The Churchill Bar – Bar with a distinctive theme
- Junkyard Golf Club – Vibrant crazy golf
- Straits Bar – Opulent Asian bar
- Hacha – Top-ranked cocktail (and mocktail) bar
- The Clink Restaurant – Alcohol-free zone
Where to drink mocktails in London
Inclusive fine dining
The Great Chase offers fine dining that's completely halal, including not serving alcohol. The booze-free bar serves a diverse range of non-alcoholic takes on favourite cocktails made with homemade cordials, as well as zero-alcohol prosecco and rare speciality teas. Pair your drink with refined food served in a rustic and inclusive setting.
At The Hide Bar the focus is on drinks and food produced in London. Based in a converted warehouse, this venue is on-trend, serving beer and spirits distilled in the capital. Low- and no-alcohol drinks are available, including a line of signature mocktails. There's also a small food menu that makes use of locally-sourced ingredients to complement the drinks.
Drinks with a view
Skylight Peckham boasts fabulous rooftop views of the city. This lively spot is open 'til late and serves tempting food as well as expertly-crafted cocktails. Sober guests won't miss out either – the venue does a small range of mocktails with fruity flavours and non-alcoholic spirits, as well as soft and hot drinks.
Fun cocktail bars
Vibrant and unashamedly fun, The Cocktail Club operates a number of bars around the city with a lively party atmosphere. As the name suggests, cocktails are where it's at here, and if you're avoiding alcohol you won't get left behind. Across the drinks list you'll find plenty of low- and no-alcohol options like a booze-free aloe vera mojito.
Elaborate botanical space
Florattica brings a vibrant oasis to Aldgate. This rooftop bar has floor-to-ceiling windows for great city views from its 11th floor location, plus an elaborate floral installation. Original botanical cocktails are a big attraction here but non-alcoholic mixes are on offer as well. Wine, spirits, and food are served too.
Distinctive drinks mixes
Signature cocktail creations are the focus at Tequila Mockingbird. Each of these modern bars has its own distinct personality and serves up seasonal cocktail menus as well as classic mixes. There's something for every preference, including if you're off the booze. Virgin versions of favourite cocktails are available here.
Kick back and relax
Enjoy a cocktail or mocktail in a sumptuous setting at upmarket lounge bar ESQ. There's a relaxed atmosphere here and drinks are crafted by skilled mixologists, including a collection of zero-alcohol and low-alcohol mixes. Booze-free spirits are also on offer. Enhance your drinks with global small plates and weekly live music performances.
Stylish drinking spot
Intimate and glamorous, The Hari Bar is an ideal venue for a range of occasions, including simply enjoying a few drinks. The bar has its own brand of gin that's ranked as one of the world's best, but there are still enticing choices if you're not into alcohol. A concise but diverse range of mocktails are served, as well as alcohol-free wine.
Time to get tropical
Escape Upper Street for the tropics with a visit to Laki Kane. This lively party venue is a lush tiki bar with thrilling entertainment, tempting food, and exotic cocktails. Experiences like cocktail masterclasses are held here too. Drinks have exciting presentation and there's a selection of alcohol-free versions of signature mixes.
Neighbourhood bar in North London
Open since 2018, Little Mercies is an award-winning neighbourhood bar in Crouch End. The interior is slick and stylish. Classic and signature cocktails are served, as well as non-alcoholic takes on a few of the classics. If you get hungry, an eclectic selection of small plates are served that pair well with drinks and are ideal for sharing.
Design-led Chinese restaurant
Centred on a traditional Chinese courtyard house, Tattu is an elegant and highly aesthetic restaurant and cocktail bar encompassing a number of spaces. Modern Chinese cuisine is on the menu along with elaborate cocktails with impressive presentation. Teetotallers won't miss out – there are a number of equally-exciting mocktails on the drinks list.
Japanese venue with character
Quirky Japanese tavern Apothecary East is a modern and lively spot for Japanese small plates like sushi or grilled skewers and expertly-crafted cocktails. Weekend DJ sets keep the vibe going. In addition to alcoholic cocktails, this place does a small range of mocktails made with non-alcoholic spirits and fruity flavours.
Elegant botanical drinks
Housed in a striking Grade II listed mansion, Kindred is a multipurpose venue offering co-working space, events, and a bar. You can also become a member to get access to exclusive events. The Cellar is the bar area where you'll find an exciting range of drinks, including a selection of sophisticated botanical mocktails.
Youthful party place
Neon-lit paradise Tonight Josephine is a playful party place. Expect bottomless brunches, heaps of cocktails, music, and an exciting venue for events. Beer and wine are served but the extensive range of cocktails are what you really come for. A varied selection of non-alcoholic mixes are also served so no one misses out.
Mediterranean food and mocktails
With bright and fresh decor, My&Sanné is a stylish spot for Mediterranean dining, with influences from Italy, Greece, and Asia. Brunch and dinner are served at this on-trend restaurant, with a varied choice of drinks to go with a meal. If you're not drinking alcohol there are smoothies and heritage juices, plus a variety of flavoursome mocktails.
Sophisticated local bar
Colourful venue Little Bat has been serving up cocktails in a comfortable setting in Islington for 13 years. The venue combines traditional style with bold modern touches. This is an award-winning local bar with a sophisticated spin. It's not just the boozy cocktails that are on point – a number of refined no-alcohol mixes are also served.
Dining up high
Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie gives you awesome views whilst you have a drink or a meal. There's a spacious outdoor terrace too. Try the relaxed brasserie or have a fine dining experience in the restaurant. You can also visit for the bar, where the drinks list includes a wide selection of mocktails with sophisticated fresh ingredients.
Blind Spot is a luxury speakeasy set behind a boutique tea counter. The venue feels glamorous with lots of glittering metallics. The unique globally-inspired cocktails will transport you around the world, and creative non-alcoholic options are available too. Upscale nibbles are served to pair perfectly with the drinks.
Modern all-day steakhouses
Contemporary steakhouse Bar + Block is open throughout the day. These eateries are fresh and modern with no stuffiness. Steak is a big part of the menu but there are other food options too. When it comes to drinks, a huge selection of cocktails are offered including virgin versions of old favourites and creative signature mocktails.
Elegant American bar
Based at The Beaumont, Le Magritte Bar & Terrace is an all-day destination for cocktails, cigars, and snacks. This 1920s-style American bar is classic and elegant. A varied selection of cocktails are on the menu including a couple of stylish mocktails – choose a fresh and floral drink or a mix that's full of citrussy zest.
Jump in the ball pit at Ballie Ballerson and relive your youth. This on-trend bar features an adult ball pit, as well as a relaxed bar area and a dance floor for keeping the party going. There are cocktails for everyone here – distinctive signature mixes, twists on the classics, and a considerable range of fun mocktails.
Distinctive space for drinks
Purgatory Bar is a distinctive drinking destination with its own escape room. The interior features gothic architecture with Gaudi influences and plush furniture for relaxing on. The drinks list boasts an exciting selection of cocktails, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic mixes. These are creative drinks packed with vibrant ingredients.
1920s cocktail bar
Full of glamour and 1920s style, The Franklin Bar is a hotel bar with a rich and sophisticated feel. Cocktails are the speciality here, where drinks with distinctive ingredients are served to give guests an immersive experience. The comprehensive selection includes a number of creative mocktails. Food is available too, from light snacks to full meals.
Unique cocktail/mocktail experience
Immersive cocktail-drinking experience Avora takes you on a journey into a new utopian world. Discover the storyline and enjoy drinks along the way, with the theatrics enhanced by actors and costumes. Although this experience features alcoholic drinks as standard, you can have non-alcoholic alternatives. This is a sustainable experience and all the drinks are vegan-friendly.
Sleek West London bar
Amaro opened in late 2021 but soon made a splash on the bar scene. The venue is slick but it's still friendly and welcoming. The bar staff mix up a varied selection of signature and vintage cocktails, but if you're staying sober you have a choice of flavoursome non-alcoholic mixes. Snacks like olives and charcuterie are also served.
Bold and colourful bars
At Dirty Martini you'll find a bold and vibrant venue with distinctive wall art. There's plenty to enjoy here including brunches and happy hours. The colourful cocktails on the menu are eclectic, offering something for everyone, including those who are off the booze. A number of low- and no-alcohol drinks are available made with alcohol-free spirits and ingredients.
80ft long bar
Long Bar measures a mammoth 80ft and has seats overlook the courtyard gardens of the Sanderson London Hotel. This style-conscious social space was specially designed by Phillipe Starck. This slick bar serves cocktails, as well as a small choice of distinctive mocktails. Beer, wine, and spirits are also available, and DJs play here every weekend.
Lively music bar
You're guaranteed a lively time at The Piano Works. These party bars do bottomless brunch, dinner, and drinks, all accompanied by the sounds of a live band who are there to play your requests. A considerable range of classic and signature cocktails are on offer, and every one of them can be made with alcohol-free spirits.
Prohibition-style cocktail bars
With two bars in the city, Nightjar is a cool destination for cocktails and live jazz. These stylish bars have a classic look and prohibition vibes. Well-presented cocktails from throughout the ages are served, including fun sharing cocktails. There's a small selection of well-considered mocktails as well, served with eye-catching garnishes.
Upmarket Mayfair restaurant
Open since 1916, Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill is an upscale seafood restaurant in Mayfair. It's also popular for its expansive heated terrace. You'll find a variety of international dishes on the menu, plus wines and cocktails. The drinks list features a few mocktails with alcohol-free spirits but bar staff can also suggest other zero-alcohol cocktails if you'd prefer.
Sought-after Indian restaurants
Dishoom is a favourite for Indian food in the capital – you'll typically see a long queue snaking from its entrance. Once you're in you'll find a lively restaurant inspired by the Indian street food scene. The drinks list includes ample non-alcoholic cocktails, including alcohol-free spirits that are homemade to ensure their integrity.
Bar with a distinctive theme
Award-winning hotel bar The Churchill Bar & Terrace is inspired by a certain politician. The space is glamorous and enhanced with unique memorabilia. Innovative and sustainable craft cocktails are the main draw here, including a small selection of mocktails inspired by various continents of the world. Coffee, flowering tea, cigars, and snacks are available too.
Vibrant crazy golf
Golf comes with a party atmosphere at Junkyard Golf Club. The vibrant venue is kitted out with neon, graffiti, crazy golf courses, and unique charity shop finds. There's an extensive drinks list with classic and original cocktails, including a number of mocktails with fun ingredients. Bar snacks are also available here.
Opulent Asian bar
Straits Bar is an opulent champagne bar offering more than 150 varieties. Asian-inspired cocktails are also available, as well as one of London's longest mocktail lists full of inspiring flavours. Upscale Asian bar snacks are served to go with them. This luxury setting is ideal for special occasions and celebrations.
Top-ranked cocktail (and mocktail) bar
Hacha is a top-ranked cocktail bar serving a range of drinks and Mexican bites. You don't have to miss out if you're staying off the sauce - you can swap out the tequila or mezcal in any drink for a non-alcoholic spirit instead. This trendy place has a relaxed vibe and friendly service, with seats available indoors and outdoors. Tacos and tostadas are available to go with drinks.