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Who says the party has to stop when the alcohol dries up? Bring some fizz and flavor to this upcoming Dry January by celebrating the art of non-alcoholic cocktails. Talented mixologists and bartenders in and around Philadelphia have crafted a fresh lineup of non-alcoholic creations, even featuring N/A wine offerings, available at locales including At The Table, Butcher Bar, Bolo, Char & Stave, Forsythia, MilkBoy, Panorama, Red Owl Tavern, Stratus Rooftop Lounge, Townsend EPX, and Urban Farmer. 

At The Table, Wayne’s venerable and award-winning fine-dining restaurant from chefs Alex Hardy and Tara Buzan-Hardy, has recently launched an all-new beverage menu replete with specialty, classic, and non-alcoholic cocktails.Imbibers looking to enjoy Dry January on the Main Line can get excited for the bold Blackberry Mojito ($8), comprised of blackberry, mint, lime, simple, coconut water, sparkling water, and red grapefruit juice, and the effervescent Thyme Fig Fizz ($8), made with lemon, fig and thyme syrup, non-alcoholic orange liqueur, egg white, and tonic.  

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 5 – 10pm, Happy Hour Tuesday through Thursday 5 – 7pm  

118 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 | 610.964.9700 | Website Instagram Twitter Facebook


Butcher Bar, the Rittenhouse hub for comfort food, an expansive brown spirits collection, and grilled fare that hearkens to the local butcher’s revered place in American culture, is the perfect spot for imbibers participating in Dry January to enjoy a mocktail (or two!). The Rittenhouse mainstay’s non-alcoholic menu boasts a Mocktail of the Month for January, dubbed Collins, Agave Collins ($10), fashioned with blueberry lemon agave and club soda, in addition to libations like Outta Thyme ($9), crafted with house made cranberry thyme cordial, lime, and ginger beer, and Pineantula ($9), made with pineapple syrup, lemon, lime, and ginger beer.

Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday 4 – 9 pm, Thursday 4 – 10 pm, Friday 4 – 11 pm, Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm and Sunday 11:30 am – 8 pm, with Happy Hour served Monday – Friday 4 – 6:30pm. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am – 3 pm.

Butcher Bar | 2034 Chestnut St | | Instagram: @butcherbarphl 


Bolo, Chef Yun Fuentes’ Latin American dining room and rum bar nestled in bustling Rittenhouse Square, boasts a delightful selection of non-alcoholic sippers on its extensive beverage menu, perfect for Dry January and beyond. Those seeking a zero proof cocktail to imbibe can enjoy Punch It! ($11), composed of mango, ginger, and coconut cream, No-Jito ($10) fashioned with fresh mint, lime, sugar, and sparkling water, Hibiscus  Lemonade ($10) crafted with the de Jamaica and lemon juice, and a non-alcoholic version of Bolo’s housemade holiday cocktail, Coquito n/a ($11) available while supplies last.

Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday, 5pm – 10pm for dinner, Saturday 10pm – 12am for late night, and Monday through Friday, 5pm – 7pm for happy hour

2025 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Website Instagram


Char & Stave, Bluebird Distilling’s coffee roastery and full-service café-by-day and cocktail bar-by-night, boasts a zero-proof menu full of coffee-inspired libations. From the trendy Espresso Tonic ($8), made with espresso, citrus, agave, thyme, and tonic, to a Barrel-Aged “Old Fashioned” ($8), crafted with the roastery’s signature barrel-aged espresso, bitters, sugar, and orange peel, to a Matcha “Mojito” ($8), fashioned with house matcha, mint, sugar, lime, and seltzer, there’s something for every mindful imbiber. For the full menu, visit Char & Stave’s website.

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 7am – 11pm, Friday through Saturday 8am – 12am, Sunday 8am – 11pm

21 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore PA | 8441 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA | | Instagram: @charandstavecoffee


Forsythia, Chef Christopher Kearse’s contemporary and innovative French restaurant and bar in Old City, Philadelphia, is an ideal spot for enjoying Dry January, whether perched at the polished marble bar or watching the open kitchen from the intimate dining room. Beverage Director Shawn Millerboasts a duo of non-alcoholic cocktailsincluding 75 Year Old Virgin, composed of  juniper, cara cara, lemon, and non-alcoholic sparkling wine, alongside Free Spirit, comprised of non-alcoholic tequila, hibiscus, plum shrub, lime, and club soda. For those looking for a beer alternative, Forsythia offers Stella Artois Liberté 0.0% non-alcoholic beer.  

Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 5pm – 10pm, and Sunday from 5pm – 9pm for dinner, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am – 2pm for brunch, and Monday through Friday, 5pm – 7pm for happy hour 

233 Chestnut St, Philadelphia | 215.644.9395 |Website Instagram  Twitter Facebook


MilkBoy, the iconic Philadelphia-born brand known for booze, bites, and music, offers two excellent venues to enjoy Dry January, both of which have a host of zero proof offerings in-store. MilkBoy South Street sports two non-alcoholic beers, Sam Adam’s Just The Haze N/A IPA and Athletic Brewing Co. Upside Dawn, as well as zero proof versions of some of their “Greatest Hits Cocktails”, including Purple Rain, Apple Cider Spritz, and Cranberry Mule, and a featured non-alcoholic cocktail The Strawberry Refresher, made with Strawberry, lime, soda, and a dehydrated lime wheel.  

MilkBoy Philly also feature two non-alcoholic beers, Athletic Brewing Co. Cerveza Athletica and Guinness 0.0, plus two seasonal mocktails: Pink Friday, comprised of raspberry, hibiscus, lime, orange bitters, and tonic water, and Nine in the Afternoon, a combination of house-brewed espresso, simple, and grapefruit. These beverages will be available not only for Dry January, but all season long. 

Hours of operation at MilkBoy South Street: Sunday through Tuesday 11am – 12am; Wednesday through Saturday 11am – 1am   

Hours of operation at MilkBoy Chestnut Street: Monday through Friday 7am – 2am; Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2am   

MilkBoy South Street | 401 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | Website Instagram Facebook Twitter 

MilkBoy Philly | 1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Website Instagram Facebook Twitter 


Panorama, Old City’s premier wine bar located in the Penn’s View Hotel boasting a Guinness World Record for its custom winekeeper with 120 wines on tap, is partnering with Drew Davis of Gem Life + Bar, a booze-free bottle shop and pop-up offering an unforgettable wellness experience, for a Sensible Sips Happy Hour on Thursday, January 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm featuring N/A wines and cocktails

Tickets are $65/person and include assorted chef selected hors d’oeuvres, three different n/a wines and a zero proof Aperol Spritz. Attendees will be able to mix and mingle with Drew Davis and William Eccleston, Panorama General Manager and Wine Director, ask questions and learn more about sensible sipping. Tickets can be purchased here

For those who can’t make it to the event, for the remainder of January, Panorama will be featuring a Low ALC-itude wine flight with five n/a wines and three zero proof cocktails:

Low ALC-itude Flight ($37)

1.5 oz taste of each de-alcoholised wine from around the world:

Sparkling Airen “La Mancha” Vinada (Spain)  

Chardonnay “Rhein” Carl Jung (Germany) vegan  

Rosé, Giesen (NZ)  Merlot “Rhein” Carl Jung (Germany) vegan 

Cabernet Sauvignon “Made with Organic Ashwagandha & Reishi” Allay (Wash State)  

Sensible Sips ~ N/A Cocktails ($14/each):

Aperol Spritz  Roots Divino n/a Aperitif Rosso, Sparkling Airen “La Mancha” Vinada from Spain   

Negroni  Ritual n/a Gin, Roots Divino n/a Aperitif Rosso & Bianco, Orange Twist, On a Rock

Blood Orange Margarita Little Saints n/a St Mezcal, Blood Orange Nectar, Agave, Lime, over ice Salted Rim

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Thursday 5 – 9pm, Friday 5 – 10pm, Saturday 3 – 10pm, Sunday 3 – 9pm

14 Front St • 215.922.7800 • Website  Instagram  Facebook  Twitter


Red Owl Tavern, the contemporary kitchen and bar located across from Independence Hall in Old City, has a festive holiday zero proof libation, perfect for getting a head start on Dry January dubbed Scrooge Juice, comprised of Lyre’s Zero Proof Italian Orange, cinnamon blood orange syrup, lime, grapefruit, and club soda. Additionally, several of Red Owl Tavern’s hyper-seasonal craft cocktails, curated by Lead Bartender Christopher Devern, can also made alcohol-free with either Lyre’s Zero Proof or Seed Lip non-alcoholic spirits, including The Matterhorn, anespresso martini riff and the Après-Ski, an herbaceous combination of cardamom, fig, grapefruit, and lime.  

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 – 10:45am, Saturday and Sunday 8 – 10am (breakfast); Monday through Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm (lunch); Monday through Friday 4:30 – 10pm, Saturday 5 – 10pm (dinner); and Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 2pm (brunch).

433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215.923.2267| Website Instagram Facebook

Stratus Rooftop Lounge, the chic rooftop venue on the 11th floor of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City, offers the sober curious a trio of non-alcoholic cocktails, idealfor late-night revelers looking to observe Dry January atop Old City’s swanky rooftop lounge. Courtesy of Lead Bartender Patrick Banko, the freshly minted sippers includes Amalfi Coast, a riff on the Aperol Spritz with Lyre’s Zero Proof Bitter Italian Liqueur, Fever Tree Club Soda, and orange, Dark and Not So Stormy, a mixture of Lyre’s Zero Proof Dark Cane Spirit, fresh lime, and ginger beer, and Spiced Cos-no-politan, a playful take on the Cosmopolitan, fashioned with cranberry, winter spices, fresh lime, and Fever Tree Club Soda. 

Hours of operation: Thursday 5pm – 12pm, Friday 5pm – 2am, Saturday 5pm – 2am 

433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215.925.2889 | Website Instagram Facebook


Townsend EPX, Chef Townsend Wentz’s French restaurant and bar on East Passyunk Avenue, provides an upscale, but cozy, atmosphere for Dry January observers and the sober-curious in South Philadelphia. The East Passyunk Avenue locale boasts a robust catalogue of craft cocktails and French wines, including non-alcoholic options. Imbibers can get excited for the N/A G&T, a zero-proof riff on the classic gin and tonic, comprised of juniper-based simple syrup, lime, and tonic water, as well as the N/A Cranberry Mule, an ultra-seasonal effervescent tipple made with orange juice, lime juice, cranberry, and ginger beer. Additionally, Townsend EPX also offers a N/A IPA from Collective Artsfor the beer-inclined.

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 5pm – 12am 

1623 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | 267.239.5643 |

Urban Farmer, the modern American steakhouse located in the Logan Hotel known for its locally-sourced ingredients and in-house butcher shop and mushroom program, boasts a no proof cocktail menu, perfect for those participating in Dry January or cutting back in the new year. Guests can enjoy tipples such as the Happy Accident ($12) made with non-alcoholic aperitivo, grapefruit, and fever tree club soda, the Dirty Chai Shakerato ($12) with chai, espresso and sugar, the Cadillac Shirley Temple ($12) made with housemade grenadine, verjus, lemon-lime soda and cherry, and the Flight of the Dove ($12) with grapefruit, lime, red pepper jelly and topped with soda. 

Hours of operation:  Tuesday through Saturday, 8am – 9pm, and Sunday, 8am – 3pm

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | Website  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook

– Nicole Schofield