Dry January is upon us once again! If you plan to participate but aren’t exactly looking forward to it, we have something that may actually get you excited for the challenge. We rounded up an epic list of all the places where you can enjoy non-alcoholic drinks in Seattle. Each of these bars and restaurants has something delicious to offer the non-drinking crowd (i.e. options other than water or soda) and many of them also have excellent food, fun games to play, and exciting events to ensure you have some fun. Whether you’re a non-drinker, sober-curious, pregnant, or doing a dry month, you’ll have a blast at these Seattle spots.
Also, if you’re newly sober and don’t yet feel confident about going to a bar, that’s OK too! There are several restaurants and establishments on this list that are not centered around drinking. And you can always save this list and come back to it when you’re further along in your journey.
Here are 26 bars and restaurants serving up delicious non-alcoholic drinks in Seattle (by neighborhood):
1. Mox Boarding House
Mox Boarding House is another great place to go with friends when you’re not drinking and don’t want to be bored. You can enjoy board games, card games, role-playing games, trivia nights, and even paint nights here. Feel free to bring your own games or borrow one for free from their collection. Their locations in Ballard and Bellevue both offer food and a few non-alcoholic beverage options (but your group will be having too much fun to notice what everyone’s drinking).
Canon is a cocktail bar in Capitol Hill that is well-known for its high-quality, inventive drinks. They have a small but mighty selection of non-alcoholic cocktails that you may want to try the next time you want to treat yourself to a pricey but well-crafted adult beverage.
3. Capitol Cider
This two-level tavern in Capitol Hill is a great place to meet up with friends if you’re not drinking for whatever reason. You won’t have a moment to be bored, thanks to their hand-shuffleboard and huge selection of board games in addition to events like game nights, burlesque shows, and live music. As for their beverage options, you’ll find tea, sodas, CBD beverages, and usually a non-alcoholic cider.
4. Deluxe Bar & Grill
This Capitol Hill tavern has two yummy non-alcoholic cocktails and a few non-alcoholic beers on their menu, plus house-made ginger beer, coffee drinks, tea, and fountain soda.
5. Gemini Room
Recently opened this past December, Gemini Room is an all-day cafe and late-night bar in Capitol Hill with a really groovy ’70s theme. You can visit during the day for breakfast and coffee, but don’t be afraid to check them out after dark as well. The non-alcoholic drinks section of their menu includes Rachel’s Ginger Beer and various flavors of sparkling tea, and if you’re craving a caffeinated buzz they also serve their coffee drinks late at night.
6. Herb & Bitter Public House
This chic cocktail bar in Capitol Hill has created three intriguing alcohol-free cocktails such as a NA Old Fashioned. You’ll also find other NA options there such as ginger beer, Italian soda, and non-alcoholic beer.
7. Life On Mars
This bar on Capitol Hill is another favorite among non-drinkers in Seattle thanks to their non-alcoholic craft cocktails that enjoy a prime spot on the cocktail menu along with the boozy drinks. You can also enjoy other NA beverages such as ginger beer, kombucha, or an oat milk latte while you eat a hearty plant-based meal or browse their impressive collection of vinyl.
8. Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
This cozy restaurant right next to Elliott Bay Book Company in Capitol Hill is a beloved brunch spot (that is also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You’ll find a few delicious non-alcoholic craft cocktails on their menu in addition to sodas, kombucha, ginger beer, teas, and plenty of coffee drinks.
9. Rachel’s Ginger Beer
You may notice that Rachel’s Ginger Beer is mentioned as a NA beverage option several times on this list. This delicious Seattle-made ginger beer is a must-try if you’re not drinking and want something with some zing to it (and your drinking friends can order theirs with booze if they want). They have several locations throughout the city (Pike Place Market, University Village, Capitol Hill) and a wide variety of flavors. You can even get it with a dollop of soft serve or take a growler home for crafting your own mocktails.
10. Rose Temple
This popular Capitol Hill bar has NA cocktails available featuring Seedlip spirits. They also have fun events such as chess club and trivia nights, so you’ll be able to do something fun other than drinking.
11. Starbucks Reserve Roastery
Hear us out. This may not be your drinking friend’s first choice for a night out but if you head to Seattle’s huge Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Capitol Hill in the early evening after the tourists are gone, they can order a cocktail while you get a jolt of caffeine from concoctions like a cold brew malt milkshake. You can also have fun with sparkling NA cocktails, coffee and espresso flights, and yummy food.
This French restaurant in Seattle’s Central District is a great option for date night when you’re not drinking. The sophisticated non-alcoholic options are just what you’d expect from this chic spot, ranging from NA craft cocktails to virgin Campari soda.
13. Chuck’s Hop Shop
This beer bar has three locations in Seattle: Greenwood, Central District, and Seward Park. You’ll find food trucks, snacks, and tons of non-alcoholic drink options at each location. The Seward Park location is inside Third Place Books, so you can go and browse the bookstore if your drinking friends become tiresome.
14. Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge
Located downtown on the top floor of Seattle’s Lotte Hotel, this restaurant offers stunning views and a spot on their menu dedicated to non-alcoholic cocktails such as a Rosemary Mule.
15. Deep Dive
Located underneath the Seattle Spheres, this speakeasy-style bar has a full page of their menu devoted to creative and complex non-alcoholic cocktails.
16. Fog Room
This indoor/outdoor rooftop bar in downtown Seattle offers three non-alcoholic craft cocktails (in addition to ginger beer, sodas, coffee, and tea).
17. Here Today Brewery
Here Today is a new brewery that just opened this October near the Seattle waterfront. You might wonder why you would want to go to a brewery when you’re not drinking. Well, at Here Today you can order any of the cocktails on their menu to be made without alcohol! Plus the interior is such a vibe and their food is bomb. Read all about Here Today Brewery before you go.
Fremont / Wallingford
Head to Dreamland in Fremont for delicious food, fun decor, and fun events such as weekend drag brunch. Oh yeah, and you can also enjoy their hearty non-alcoholic drinks menu that ranges from a NA margarita to Rachel’s Ginger Beer.
This tiny Japanese restaurant in Fremont is mostly worth going to for the handmade soba noodles and delicious small plates, but you’ll also find some yummy non-alcoholic beverages to pair with your meal such as a fresh yuzu tonic.
20. Le Coin
If you want a special night out, get dinner at Le Coin in Fremont. This little French restaurant features five non-alcoholic cocktails on its menu, including an Amalfi Spritz and the Non-Negroni.
21. Pablo y Pablo
A popular Mexican restaurant in the Fremont/Wallingford area, Pablo y Pablo caters really well to the non-drinking crowd. They can make any of the margaritas on the menu alcohol-free, and they also have over a dozen non-alcoholic cocktails on their menu such as a decadent Mexican hot chocolate and a NA Paloma with lavender bitters.
22. Stampede Cocktail Club
This bar in Fremont has such a cool vibe (it’s no surprise that the afore-mentioned Dreamland is their sister bar). They also have an impressive lineup of non-alcoholic craft cocktails featuring unique ingredients such as peppercorn syrup and pistachio honey orgeat, as well as NA beer.
Madrona / Madison Valley
There’s a good chance that someone in your social circle will want to go to this cozy wine bar in Madrona, and when that happens you can actually look forward to going thanks to their non-alcoholic offerings of Rachel’s Ginger Beer, the Pear Sage Shrub cocktail, their cinnamon apple house soda, and a wide variety of loose leaf teas in addition to coffee.
24. Kamp Social House
Located in Madison Valley, recently-opened Kamp is one of our top recommendations on this list for non-drinkers. It’s clear that they put serious thought into their alcohol-free options, rather than making them an afterthought. You’ll be able to choose from non-alcoholic beer, sparkling wine, and over half a dozen zero-proof craft cocktails. And if you return to drinking after Dry January but want to ease back into it, they have half-proof cocktails as well. Oh, and the food is amazing.
25. Harry’s Beach House
This coastal-style restaurant right by Alki Beach is a popular brunch option in West Seattle (and they also serve lunch and dinner). Treat yourself by getting their booze-free hibiscus ginger lime cocktail or guava coconut NA cocktail in addition to your coffee order.
26. The Nook
This cozy lounge and cocktail bar in West Seattle has a great non-alcoholic cocktail menu, espresso, delicious bites, and a really cool vintage vibe.