Top 10 alcohol-free drinks in bars

Erynn Blansjaar | December 2018 | 6 minutes

Out and about and worried about what to drink during Dry January? We've got your back with these 10 drinks widely available throughout the UK. Here they are, in no particular order:

1) Big Drop Beers

Stocked in All Bar One as well as plenty of other places (see here), we’ve reviewed several beers in the Big Drop range – the chocolate milk stout, spiced ale and lager are all must-tries!

2) Teetotal GnT by the Temperance Spirit Co

Who says you can’t have a G&T when you’re off alcohol? Teetotal makes a great booze-free alternative (we reviewed it here). You can find out exactly where it’s stocked here.

3) Adnams Ghost Ship 0.5%

This great beer is available in Wetherspoon’s, so there’s no excuse not to try it! Read our review of it here.

4) Heineken 0.0

This is perhaps one of the most widely-known alcohol-free beers on the market. We wrote a review of this one too, which you can read here.

5) Mocktails!

Most bars now have alcohol-free cocktails on the menu. But if you nothing on the menu appeals to you, why not ask the bartender to surprise you with something? Mocktails look the part, and are a great, fun way to stay sober on an evening out!

6) Kopparberg Mixed Fruit/Pear

If fruity cider is more your drink of choice, the low-alcohol options produced by Kopparberg will be right up your street. They come in bottles just like their boozy counterparts, so people won’t know you’re not drinking until they closely check the label. We’ve reviewed the Mixed Fruit and Pear for you here.

7) Ceder’s gin

This alcohol-free gin is available in all Bill’s restaurants, so if you want a G&T with your meal but want to cut out the booze, this is perfect! Read our review of it here.

8) Ginger beer

This is a classic go-to drink for those wanting to stay sober. It looks a lot like beer once it’s in a glass, so if you’re trying to keep your sobriety a secret this is a pretty good option. And the best bit? You can get ginger beer at almost any pub, bar or restaurant.

9) BrewDog’s Nanny State

BrewDog’s 0.5% ABV beer, Nanny State, is a great low-alcohol craft beer. We’ve reviewed it here.

10) Seedlip

This alcohol-free spirit is sold in high-end bars, mainly in London, Birmingham and Manchester. You can find the full list here. You can read our Seedlip’s Spirit 94 and Garden 108 review here.

These are just a selection of the alcohol-free drinks on offer in pubs, bars and restaurants - there are loads more, just ask at the bar!

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