Whatever your reason may be for participating in Dry January, these L.A. hotspots are here to help with an abundance of mocktails in honor of the special month. The following are the top five spots for mocktails in Los Angeles.
Formerly known as Fellow, Wolfsglen in Westwood features a polished menu with innovative bites in a biophilic, fine dining-style restaurant. The local hotspot is known for its unique plates and award-winning wine program but features another gem on its menu, a curated lineup of mocktails. Each sip is crafted using the freshest ingredients and includes concoctions like the Falooda with watermelon, holy basil seed, rose and mint or the Buzz Lively with Three Spirits ‘Lively’ zero-proof aperitivo, ginger and lime. In addition to these sips are other specialty non-alcoholic beverages like the cortado, cold brew or Exotic white tea. To learn more about Wolfsglen, visit wolfsglen.com.
Featuring an assortment of “Almost Cocktails,” Magnolia House in Downtown Los Angeles features a specialty non-alcoholic cocktail lineup, offering a variety of sips to choose from including the Hearts of Marigold with Amass Riverine, Marigold syrup, lemon, honey and aquafaba; the Matcha Made in Heaven with zero-proof spirits, cinnamon-steeped matcha, coconut cream, pineapple and lime; and the Clover Club prepared with zero-proof spirits, raspberry, lemon, sugar, orange blossom water and aquafaba, to name a few. To learn more about Magnolia House, visit themaghouse.com.
Located inside The West Hollywood EDITION and serving as its signature dining destination, Ardor boasts a veggie-forward menu complete with a lively mocktail program. Some sips guests can expect to have when visiting the restaurant include the Yellow, with Lyre’s White Cane, passion fruit and mint; the Rose, prepared with Seedlip citrus, Calpico and raspberry cordial; or the Citrine, with Lyre’s Agave Reserve, yuzu and vanilla cardamom. Like its fare, each sip is handcrafted using only locally-sourced ingredients from seasonal farmer’s markets. To learn more about Ardor, visit ardorweho.com.
Housed inside the Downtown LA Proper Hotel, Caldo Verde is the ultimate spot for mocktails in Los Angeles. Serving as a chic Portuguese restaurant in the bustling downtown scape, Caldo Verde offers a delicious duo of spirit-free sips, including the Minty Ginger Ale with ginger, mint, soda and lime or the Pomegranate Fizz with black tea, pom-honey shrub and a vegan egg white. Each sip was curated by Caldo Verde’s James Beard Award-winning team and is crafted with locally-sourced ingredients. To learn more about Caldo Verde, visit properhotel.com.
Belles Beach House
Serving up Hawaiian-inspired bites with a Japanese twist, Belles Beach House in Venice offers some of the best mocktails in Los Angeles, with a variety of sips to choose from. Some local favorites include Redwing Spritz, with watermelon Red Bull, lime, watermelon and mint; The Honey Spritz, with lemon, ginger, honey and soda water; and the Pineapple Spritz, with fresh pineapple, cucumber and soda water. There is a total of 10 mocktails on its libation menu—one of the largest in all of the city. To learn more about Belles Beach House, visit bellesbeachhouse.com.