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Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Options in South End

There's nothing like kicking back with a refreshing drink in hand. There are plenty of places in South End to quench your thirst without booze. Check out the neighborhood mocktail roundup and get sipping.

Learn more about how restaurants and bars are adapting to the rise in demand for mocktails, or "zero-proof" cocktails.

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Link and Pin

The culinary-driven menu is at the center of Link & Pin's restaurant experience, with food that’s chef-inspired but approachable. The cozy bar provides an ideal setting for guests to gather and sip on a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail mixed fresh by one of the experienced bartenders.


From the owners of Viva Chicken, this unique, upscale concept showcases a beautiful blend of Japanese and Peruvian fare known as Nikkei cuisine, which represents the flavors of Peru as well as its culinary influences from European colonizers, enslaved Africans and Asian immigrants. Well-known local mixologist Bob Peters designed Yunta’s bar program, including a range of non-alcoholic options. 


Explore the world of CBD at Kanna, a female-owned business in the heart of South End. With two indoor lounges and a huge outdoor patio, Kanna is the perfect stop before or after dinner in the neighborhood, when you need a lunchtime mind-break, or when you just want to hang out. They have a variety of mocktails made with fresh ingredients and naturally derived CBD, all for $10! The menu was created by the craft cocktails connoisseurs at neighboring Leroy Fox.

Pins Mechanical

Get your game on at Pins, where duckpin bowling and pinball are all the rage. The best part? You get to keep the glass when you order off their mocktail menu.


Bring your four-legged friends to Skiptown, where mocktails are made and tails are wagging. There are doggo approved drinks for everyone, including your pups! 


You'll be soy into the spirit-free menu at O-Ku. Grab half priced sushi on Monday's and Wednesdays from 4-7 pm and enjoy Asian inspired drinks. 

The Wine Loft

Whether you're looking for a drink or just in the mood for a small plate, The Wine Loft has you covered. Although not on the menu, The Wine Loft offers a variety of "zero-proof" spirits and can whip up non-alcoholic drinks based on classic cocktails. Ask for the zero-proof daquiri, zero-proof gimlet, or the "no" fashioned.


Walk towards the water tower in the Design Center and find Elsewhere, a premier craft cocktail (and mocktail!) bar in the neighborhood. Elsewhere offers "zero-proof" tequila, which they use to make drinks like the smoky, sweet, and spicy "so fun" mocktail. Be sure to check out the other non-alcoholic options on their menu!


VANA offers more than just wood-fired specialties served in an open-kitchen style restaurant with some of the best views in South End, they also have a variety of seasonal mocktail options on their menu. 

The Waterman

Known for their fresh seafood and oyster happy hour, The Waterman also offers craft mocktails that are perfect for sipping on their rooftop Topside Bar.

Other Options

Kombucha is a healthy, alcohol-free alternative to beer. Locally owned UpDog Kombucha can be found at several South End locations, including Inner Peaks Rock ClimbingEight + Sand Kitchen, Stable Hand, Roots, Lincoln's Haberdashery, Sycamore Brewing, and QC Pour House, and Resident Culture Brewing!

Cold-pressed juices are satisfying, colorful, and healthy. Head to Green Brothers Juice, Living Kitchen, or Clean Juice if you want some plant power in your cup. 

Lincoln Street Kitchen + Cocktail has a variety of natural sodas with unique flavors. Bonus, the restaurant has one of the best rooftop views in South End. 

Greenlife Remedies sells a variety of CBD infused drinks. The best part? Greenlife has a sippin' Saturday special where all drinks are 10% off!

Find non-alcoholic wines at Lincoln's Haberdashery (we promise, this stuff is SO much better than the boring sparkling apple cider).

Learn how to make mocktails at one of The Cocktailery's a premier mixology classes.

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