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Best Dry January Spots in California for Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Best Dry January Spots in California for Non-Alcoholic Drinks

In recent years there's been an explosion of places that offer tasty and artful non-alcoholic drinks, perfect for Dry January or year-round. Team


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January 11, 2024

January, the month of resolutions and new beginnings, often brings with it a goal many embrace: Dry January. It's become much bigger in recent years as people reevaluate their relationship with alcohol or look for non-alcoholic beverages to drink, while still being able to go out to certain restaurants with friends. For those in California looking to partake without missing out on the vibrant bar scene, there's no shortage of spots that offer a delightful array of non-alcoholic drinks. From San Francisco to Los Angeles, let's explore some of the best places to enjoy Dry January in style.

Casements, San Francisco

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, Casements is a bar that breaks the mold with its unique take on non-alcoholic beverages. This spot is renowned for its creative mocktails that use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. With a cozy ambiance and a menu that frequently changes, Casements offers an experience that is both refreshing and memorable. Whether you're a fan of fruity flavors found in the We Want A Shruberry or the cleverly named Irish Coffee Without the Irish, their expert staff got you covered.

Dry January is a growing trend and goes alongside the explosion of non-alcoholic options.

Ocean Beach Cafe, Richmond

Overlooking the picturesque views of the Pacific, Ocean Beach Cafe in Richmond is a haven for those who love the sea breeze with their drinks. This cafe specializes in non-alcoholic versions of classic cocktails, ensuring that you don't miss out on the fun of a well-mixed drink. You'll find unmatched flavors as Ocean Beach Cafe because these mocktails are their sole focus. There's a wide menu to choose from, ensuring you'll find something that hits the spot. Their signature mocktails, combined with the laid-back, beachy atmosphere, make for a perfect daytime retreat.


Boisson in San Francisco is a unique establishment dedicated entirely to non-alcoholic beverages. It's a bottleshop that focuses on non-alcoholic spirits, wine, and beer. Boisson's extensive selection caters to a variety of tastes and can fit into anything you're looking for. Whether you want to woo your friends with a mocktail or discover new brands that create non-alcoholic drinks, Boisson is absolutely worth a visit.

Norah, West Hollywood

Situated in the heart of West Hollywood, Norah presents a chic and elegant setting for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Their non-alcoholic drink menu is as exquisite as their food, featuring innovative mocktails that are perfect for a sophisticated night out. From the aptly named Spice to the Norah Temple, these go far beyond generic mocktails. The ambiance at Norah, combined with their attention to detail in every drink, makes it a top choice for a Dry January evening. 

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The New Bar, Los Angeles

The New Bar in Los Angeles is an exciting spot that embraces the spirit of Dry January with gusto. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and friendly staff, this shop specializes in a  wide range of non-alcoholic options that are both delicious and inventive.  This is another spot that packs many different brands, allowing you to use Dry January to spend time exploring the world of non-alcoholic beverages. Whether you're in the mood for a tangy mocktail or a smooth, alcohol-free brew, The New Bar has something to suit every palate.


For a truly luxurious Dry January experience, Ardor in Los Angeles is the place to be. This upscale establishment prides itself on its selection of high-end non-alcoholic drinks. Ardor's mixologists create masterpieces that rival their alcoholic counterparts in complexity and flavor. The elegant decor and impeccable service add to the overall experience, making Ardor a must-visit for those who appreciate the art of mixology.

Whether you're participating in Dry January or simply exploring the world of non-alcoholic beverages, these California spots offer a fantastic range of options that promise not to disappoint. From the cozy corners of Casements to the sophisticated elegance of Ardor, there's a perfect spot for every preference. So, raise a glass (of mocktail) and toast to a healthier start to the year!

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