If you’re tee-total or simply want to avoid the hangover the next day, why not try any of these five bars offering non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin?
Sourcing non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin is a lot easier than it once was, thanks to the growing population of movements like Dry January and One Year No Beer.
With drinks companies catering to the sober and sober-curious in a more creative way than ever before, gone are the days when a night on the dry meant a boring soft drink.
Whether you’re tee-total, driving, or just in the mood for a non-alcoholic night, you can’t go wrong with these five top spots for non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin.
5. Against The Grain – for extensive range of 0% beers
Are you a beer nut? Then don’t let being off the booze take you away from your passion! Against the Grain craft beer pub is one of our favourite choices for non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin because of its extensive range of 0% beers.
And no, we’re not just talking about the usual Heineken Zero – this place stocks the off-the-beaten-track stuff.
The only reason this one isn’t further up the list is the fact that non-alcoholic options come bottled rather than on-draft – but this is still a lot more than most Dublin pubs stock. Bravo, Against the Grain, for backing those going against the grain with their drink choices!
Address: 11 Wexford St, Saint Peter’s, Dublin, D02 HY84, Ireland
4. The Vintage Cocktail Club – top secret speakeasy in the city
This top-secret speakeasy and restaurant is renowned for its creative cocktails, and just because you aren’t drinking doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun.
A team of experienced cocktail mixers are on-hand to speak to you about your flavour preferences and will whip you up a bespoke booze-free beauty every bit as impressive as your friend’s classic drink.
The hidden doorway can be a bit of a pain to locate in the middle of bustling Temple Bar, but for drinks as tasty as these, it’s worth it!
Address: 15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 E229, Ireland
3. The Shelbourne – for non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin in style
Okay, so this is not for every night of the week, but for a special occasion, a few mocktails in The Shelbourne is the way to have non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin in style.
The iconic No. 7 Bar doesn’t just offer tee-total versions of the usual big-hitters – no, it goes ten steps further by creating unique non-alcoholic options so tasty they’d tempt the hardest of drinkers.
Our recommendation? The Fresh Me Up. With a hint of pistachio syrup giving it that extra something, this is a drink you’ll order again and again – and you won’t feel at all ill the next day!
Address: 27 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland
2. MVP – for the cocktail menu
MVP previously ran a regular Sober Sundays event, and although this is no longer on their calendar, the wide array of drinks options Sober Sunday brought with it remains.
From Seedlip non-alcoholic spirits to Findlater’s non-alcoholic wine, this is one spot where not drinking doesn’t mean you have to indulge any less in tasty tipples.
Oh, and the non-alcoholic cocktail menu here is definitely something to write home about – our favourite is the Strawberry Fields. Delish!
Address: 29 Clanbrassil Street Upper, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 8, D08 E1X9, Ireland
1. The Virgin Mary – where you aren’t the odd-one-out
It’s easy to feel like the odd one out sometimes as a non-drinker, but at The Virgin Mary, you never are. Why you ask? Well, this trendy Capel Street bar serves only non-alcoholic options.
Yep, you read that right – never shall a sip of booze accidentally pass your lips as you peruse the extensive cocktail menu, or sip on a creamy pint of Raven Nitro Coffee (a pretty wonderful dupe for Guinness).
The chilled atmosphere and polished interiors are conducive to relaxing and chatting with pals – and prove once and for all that you really don’t need a drink to have a good time in Dublin.
For having the guts to completely commit to the no alcohol movement, The Virgin Mary is our number one choice for non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin.
Address: 54 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 C9K2, Ireland
So, there you have it, our definitive countdown of the top five spots for non-alcoholic drinks in Dublin. Whatever your reason for not drinking, and whatever your preference in a beverage – there’s an option here that you’ll absolutely love. Cheers!