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More Seattle bars are offering mocktails with zero- and low-proof ingredients like Oddfellow’s Pathfinder Collins, made with Pathfinder’s amaro-like, hemp-distilled nonalcoholic spirit.
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11 Great Seattle Spots for Elaborate Nonalcoholic Drinks

It’s not just Shirley Temples anymore: these destinations serve outstanding beverages, certified hangover-free

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More Seattle bars are offering mocktails with zero- and low-proof ingredients like Oddfellow’s Pathfinder Collins, made with Pathfinder’s amaro-like, hemp-distilled nonalcoholic spirit.
| The Derschang Group

Seattle bars and restaurants are becoming more inclusive of the sober and sober-curious crowd. Thanks to a boom in the zero-proof industry over the last two years, bartenders have an increasing number of tools to make elaborate cocktails for those who don’t drink, whether that’s for Dry January, or just the next round.

Capitol Hill bar Life on Mars has a nonalcoholic cocktail menu for the month, featuring drinks made with ingredients from zero-proof spirit companies like Pathfinder, Lyre, and Seedlip. In Northgate, Watershed Pub & Kitchen offers a robust selection of nonalcoholic cocktails like the Dry Fashioned, made with Lyre’s American Malt, or the Tropical Mist, made with Seedlip’s Garden 180, lime, and pineapple.

Here are eleven great places in Seattle to get a nonalcoholic cocktail, from nonalcoholic renditions of Cosmopolitans to Pathfinder Spritzes and housemade yuzu sodas. Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing seattle@eater.com. As usual, this list is not ranked; it’s organized geographically.

King County requires proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours, for everyone ages 12+ at indoor establishments, restaurants, and bars. Studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when eating outdoors, and the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Please visit King County’s COVID website for resources and current information.

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Stampede Cocktail Club

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Fremont’s hip cocktail spot has a penchant for cleverly-named drinks, like the gin and mezcal cocktail Asleep In The Bath Again, and its nonalcoholic selections are just as plucky. In addition to zero-proof versions of old fashioneds and rum drinks, check out the Small Town Drama, a strawberry and tangerine spritz with spirits Seedlip and Som Cordial.

Stampede Cocktail Club’s swank interior, with curtains and green wallpaper.
Stampede Cocktail Club transformed the former Helm space in 2018.
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Kamonegi

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Eater award-winning restaurant Kamonegi is a destination for its handmade soba noodle dishes, but it also serves nonalcoholic options that perfectly complement its Japanese cuisine. The yuzu tonic is made from the base of salt-cured yuzu that is made once a year, mixed with tonic water and topped with ice. Also noteworthy is the umeshiso soda, featuring ume sour plums macerated in sugar with shiso leaf.

Revolver Bar

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Revolver Bar is known for its towering wall of vinyl records behind the bar. It recently debuted four new nonalcoholic cocktails for Dry January made with Seedlip spirits. Try the zero-proof Cosmopolitan, made with Seedlip, cranberry, and lime.

Watershed Pub & Kitchen

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This family-owned pub and restaurant has everything you’d want in a neighborhood bar: close proximity to the Kraken Community Iceplex and the Northgate TC, and indoor and outdoor seating. It also has a dedicated nonalcoholic cocktail menu. Watershed has a well-stocked supply of nonalcoholic spirits with drinks like zero-proof versions of traditional drinks like the NAddy Toddy and Dry Mule.

Life On Mars

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Part record shop, part bar and vegan restaurant, Life on Mars has long been a proponent of mindful drinking. Starting last year it introduced a monthly night called “N/A in the Mix,” featuring a new menu of nonalcoholic cocktails alongside the regular drink menu. For January, it has expanded its nonalcoholic selection by adding a month-long special menu with zero-proof herbaceous and botanical-infused spirits, like the Self Portrait, with Pathfinder, Minor Figures Mocha, mint, and bitters; and the Bird of Paradise, featuring Lyre’s White and Dark cane, pineapple shrub, and orgeat.

Deluxe Bar & Grill

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This Capitol Hill institution is no stranger to nonalcoholic mixology. Deluxe offers ginger beer made in-house, and several nonalcoholic cocktails like the CosNopolitain, made with Seedlip Grove 42, cranberry, and lime; and Spring Fling which features Seedlip Garden 108, coriander, and muddled snap peas.

Bait Shop

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Nautical-themed bar and restaurant Bait Shop might not have a dedicated mocktail menu, but it’s known for nonalcoholic takes on traditional drinks. In a recent promotion with Seedlip and Sober Influencer @thedryyear, the Bait Shop featured zero-proof drinks like the Not-Toddy, and the Self-Care, a nonalcoholic version of a gin gimlet.

Oddfellows Cafe

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This all-day cafe and bar boasts reliable nonalcoholic favorites like Mystic Kombucha, iced teas, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer. Last year it added a drink called the Pathfinder Collins, made with amaro-like hemp drink The Pathfinder, orange cordial, and blood orange soda. While the drink was meant to be seasonal, it quickly found a way on the permanent menu thanks to the overwhelmingly positive reception.

A spacious, light-filled bar area.
The spacious Oddfellows Cafe is a hip hangout from morning till night.
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Rachel’s Ginger Beer

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Seattle’s Rachel’s Ginger Beer opened its Pike Place location in 2013, just before the nonalcoholic spirits industry took off. Since then, the company has expanded, adding new flavors (mainly from fruit purees, herbs, and teas), vegan soft-serve floats, and more. At its four locations around town, Rachel’s Ginger Beer serves both cocktails and exceptional mocktails.

L'Oursin

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This Central District French restaurant, bar, and market offers a selection of drinks sans alcohol, from fizzy gingerade to the N/A Panache, made with barley, honey, bitter orange, and lemon. 

Bottlehouse

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Madrona’s cozy wine bar and bottle shop might be known for its decadent eats (check out the goat cheese and ganache or oyster and bubbly nights), but it also has a solid selection of nonalcoholic beverages, like the yuzu rosemary house soda and pear cardamom house shrub.

The white-painted interior of Bottlehouse, with one patron sitting at the left of the frame, and an empty table and chairs to the right.
Bottlehouse is a cozy neighborhood wine shop in Madrona, but offers many beverage options.
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Stampede Cocktail Club

Fremont’s hip cocktail spot has a penchant for cleverly-named drinks, like the gin and mezcal cocktail Asleep In The Bath Again, and its nonalcoholic selections are just as plucky. In addition to zero-proof versions of old fashioneds and rum drinks, check out the Small Town Drama, a strawberry and tangerine spritz with spirits Seedlip and Som Cordial.

Stampede Cocktail Club’s swank interior, with curtains and green wallpaper.
Stampede Cocktail Club transformed the former Helm space in 2018.
Suzi Pratt

Kamonegi

Eater award-winning restaurant Kamonegi is a destination for its handmade soba noodle dishes, but it also serves nonalcoholic options that perfectly complement its Japanese cuisine. The yuzu tonic is made from the base of salt-cured yuzu that is made once a year, mixed with tonic water and topped with ice. Also noteworthy is the umeshiso soda, featuring ume sour plums macerated in sugar with shiso leaf.

Revolver Bar

Revolver Bar is known for its towering wall of vinyl records behind the bar. It recently debuted four new nonalcoholic cocktails for Dry January made with Seedlip spirits. Try the zero-proof Cosmopolitan, made with Seedlip, cranberry, and lime.

Watershed Pub & Kitchen

This family-owned pub and restaurant has everything you’d want in a neighborhood bar: close proximity to the Kraken Community Iceplex and the Northgate TC, and indoor and outdoor seating. It also has a dedicated nonalcoholic cocktail menu. Watershed has a well-stocked supply of nonalcoholic spirits with drinks like zero-proof versions of traditional drinks like the NAddy Toddy and Dry Mule.

Life On Mars

Part record shop, part bar and vegan restaurant, Life on Mars has long been a proponent of mindful drinking. Starting last year it introduced a monthly night called “N/A in the Mix,” featuring a new menu of nonalcoholic cocktails alongside the regular drink menu. For January, it has expanded its nonalcoholic selection by adding a month-long special menu with zero-proof herbaceous and botanical-infused spirits, like the Self Portrait, with Pathfinder, Minor Figures Mocha, mint, and bitters; and the Bird of Paradise, featuring Lyre’s White and Dark cane, pineapple shrub, and orgeat.

Deluxe Bar & Grill

This Capitol Hill institution is no stranger to nonalcoholic mixology. Deluxe offers ginger beer made in-house, and several nonalcoholic cocktails like the CosNopolitain, made with Seedlip Grove 42, cranberry, and lime; and Spring Fling which features Seedlip Garden 108, coriander, and muddled snap peas.

Bait Shop

Nautical-themed bar and restaurant Bait Shop might not have a dedicated mocktail menu, but it’s known for nonalcoholic takes on traditional drinks. In a recent promotion with Seedlip and Sober Influencer @thedryyear, the Bait Shop featured zero-proof drinks like the Not-Toddy, and the Self-Care, a nonalcoholic version of a gin gimlet.

Oddfellows Cafe

This all-day cafe and bar boasts reliable nonalcoholic favorites like Mystic Kombucha, iced teas, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer. Last year it added a drink called the Pathfinder Collins, made with amaro-like hemp drink The Pathfinder, orange cordial, and blood orange soda. While the drink was meant to be seasonal, it quickly found a way on the permanent menu thanks to the overwhelmingly positive reception.

A spacious, light-filled bar area.
The spacious Oddfellows Cafe is a hip hangout from morning till night.
Oddfellows/Official

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Seattle’s Rachel’s Ginger Beer opened its Pike Place location in 2013, just before the nonalcoholic spirits industry took off. Since then, the company has expanded, adding new flavors (mainly from fruit purees, herbs, and teas), vegan soft-serve floats, and more. At its four locations around town, Rachel’s Ginger Beer serves both cocktails and exceptional mocktails.

L'Oursin

This Central District French restaurant, bar, and market offers a selection of drinks sans alcohol, from fizzy gingerade to the N/A Panache, made with barley, honey, bitter orange, and lemon. 

Bottlehouse

Madrona’s cozy wine bar and bottle shop might be known for its decadent eats (check out the goat cheese and ganache or oyster and bubbly nights), but it also has a solid selection of nonalcoholic beverages, like the yuzu rosemary house soda and pear cardamom house shrub.

The white-painted interior of Bottlehouse, with one patron sitting at the left of the frame, and an empty table and chairs to the right.
Bottlehouse is a cozy neighborhood wine shop in Madrona, but offers many beverage options.
Bottlehouse/Facebook

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