Whether you’re sober or sober-curious, there are many restaurants and bars that whip up delicious mocktails in Nashville. Here are a few places where you can go for creative, zero-proof drinks around town.
Enjoy warm weather nights on Hathorne’s beautifully lit patio or cozy up inside to sample the various non-alcoholic cocktails available. Try the refreshing Giovanni made with Lyre’s Italian Orange, London Dry and orange oil. Sip the unique Harvey, made with coffee, tonic, caramel and Seedlip Spice. If you’re feeling a non-alcoholic beer, Athletic Brewing Co’s “Upside Dawn” golden ale will do the trick.
A quick drive away from the downtown lights of Nashville will bring you to Sinema, a restaurant and bar converted from the 1942 Melrose Theatre. The restaurant celebrates the theatre through the architectural design and the stars who graced its big screen. Reserve a table to enjoy the innovative dishes and mocktails served. The What Happened cocktail will be an instant favorite with its ginger lime Rooibos tea, pineapple, papaya, coconut milk and Lyres dark cane. The NA Veiled Garden is a great choice as well with NKD LDY non-alcoholic gin, snap pea, mint, lemon and black pepper. Or, enjoy a non-alcoholic cabernet, chardonnay or sparkling chardonnay, beer and various sparkling water.
Sadie’s is a Mediterranean restaurant in the 12South neighborhood that serves amazing dishes like gyros, lamb shank and kebabs that pair well with the various non-alcoholic beverages available. Sip the Pathos for a refreshing mocktail, made with passionfruit, hibiscus ginger beer and fresh lime juice or the delicious Cherry Lemonade Sundrop – cherry puree, fresh lemon juice and soda. Or, treat yourself to Pineapple Express created with pineapple soda, mint, fresh lime juice and almond orgeat. Blueberry Butterfly rounds out the choices with blueberry puree, lime juice, ginger and ginger beer.
Enjoy Southern classic food while sipping hangover-free beverages at Husk. The Husk Lemonade and St. Agrestis Phony Negroni are a must. The drink menu also includes a variety of sodas such as Royal Jamaican ginger beer, Abita, Dr. Enuf, Cheerwine and local coffee from Nashville’s Crema Coffee Roasters and various teas from Nashville’s High Garden Tea.
Make your way under Nashville's 5th & Broadway for margaritas at Pushing Daisies. The bar has a speakeasy vibe and serves up delicious mocktails as well as music and dancing. Keep the party going by ordering the Paloma Refresco, a non-alcoholic take on El Cantarito Correcto or La Playa, similar to the alcohol-based Playa Bonita. If you're on the hunt for a unique taste, then you'll want to order the Limon con Coco. You won't find this combination of flavors anywhere else on the menu.
Two Ten Jack is famously known in Nashville for their generous portions of delicious ramen, sushi and yakitori but they also mix up some amazing mocktails, perfect for lunch or dinner. The Minilla is a tropical mocktail while the Rhubarb Spritz packs a tart punch. They even have a CBD mocktail, Vybes, which has 25mg CBD and 45mg magnesium mixed with a hibiscus and blackberry elixir.
Celebrated by Food & Wine has one of the "10 Best Bars in the U.S.," Fox Bar & Cocktail Club is an East Nashville oasis serving colorful mocktails in a laidback atmosphere. Take a break and sip on the non-alcoholic F-150 featuring oolong tea, Stappi bitter bianco, coconut cream, seltzer and Sichuan peppercorn. The colorful Bird of Paradise is Instagram-worthy. The mocktail is a bright pink drink featuring Dhos Bittersweet, pineapple, sesame orgeat and lime stock.
Any cocktail on Emery Wood Fired's cocktail menu can be made into a delicious mocktail that is the perfect pairing with pizza or pasta. The Class Bravo is especially refreshing as a zero-proof option with creme de violet, lemon and rosemary syrup or the sweet Pineapple Express with pineapple, ginger syrup and lime. Order crispy Brussels sprouts or truffle fries to share with the table. The wood-fired peach salad, prosciutto pizza and carbonara pastas are stand out entrees.
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