Whether you’re kicking off the new year by participating in Dry January or have made the choice to steer clear of alcohol altogether, we’re sharing seven non-alcoholic options around the Holy City.
Bonus: We’ve also included an upcoming alcohol-free dinner and a local bottle shop to grab your own ingredients + experiment at home.
Camellias | Hotel Bennett, 404 King St.
Grab your besties and head to this pink champagne bar — arguably one of the most picturesque spots in town — to sip on four non-spirited cocktails including Mint To Be, with Amethyst Blueberry Mint, fresh lemon, blackberry, and mint.
The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits | The Restoration Hotel, 75 Wentworth St.
Take in the quintessential Charleston skyline view at this rooftop restaurant with a zero-proof drink in hand. We’ve got our eyes on the Slowburn Marg featuring Slowburn bonbuz, grapefruit, jalapeno, and lime.
Minero | 3140 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island
Minero offers a Margarita Zero made with sparkling water and a Paloma Zero with grapefruit soda — because who says you can’t have your favorite spirits turned spiritless?
Little Palm | The Ryder, 237 Meeting St.
Order a Bartender’s Choice to spice up your mocktail game or play it safe with a Shallow End, featuring Seedlip Grove 42 with citrus flavors, fresh berries, lime, and seltzer for that refreshing taste.
Park & Grove | 730 Rutledge Ave.
Sip on $8 mocktails including Rising Sun (pineapple, ginger, turmeric, lime, and agave), Pink Clouds (pomegranate, lemon, lime, and lavender bitters), and Blood Moon (cherry reduction, lime, and sprite). We’re sold on the names alone.
Frannie + The Fox | Emeline, 181 Church St.
Pair your beef and pork meatballs with a No’Groni or a tasty citrus Rosemary’s Bambina.
The Gin Joint | 182 E. Bay St.
Indulge in three mocktail options: The Ninth House featuring jackfruit, lemon, and orange blossom, European Outlaw with raspberry, thyme, ginger, lemon, and Lapsang Souchong tea, or The Unknown Coast including cranberry-orange syrup, tonic, faux-pari, lime, CO2, and mint.
Sèchey | 540 King St.
Hosting a weekend get-together? Head to this local bottle shop to browse a selection of alcohol-free spirits, wine, and beer. Sèchey even offers cocktail kits for that seamless grab-and-go experience.
Dry January Dinner | 39 Rue de Jean, 39 John St.
Grab a ticket for this four-course dinner featuring five alcohol-free cocktails hosted in partnership with Spiritless cocktails.
Not seeing your favorite local mocktail? Let us know and we’ll add it to our list.