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Our Favorite Restaurants for Dry January

Guide By Cole Bubenik
Every year around 35% of adults in the United States take part in Dry January. Whether the goal is a post-holiday detox, or to test out a healthier lifestyle, January is a great time to reset.
Traditionally, it's been a challenge for those choosing not to partake to participate in fun nights out with friends. Now, with the influx of nonalcoholic options – like mocktails or zero-proof beer and wine – it's easier than ever to celebrate the new year and deliver on Dry January goals.

Here are some of our favorite restaurants and bars in the inKind network with delicious non-alcoholic options, so Dry January doesn't have to cramp your style.

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Our Favorite Restaurants for Dry January

City Winery

Multiple New York City Locations
City Winery is known for their premier venue spaces, bringing in live music and comedy shows by top artists. Don't let the name fool you – City Winery offers a wide variety of zero-proof options, including mocktails, Rasāsvāda (invigorating 100% whole-plant decoctions) and non-alcoholic beer. Note that menu offerings vary at each City Winery location.

Mercado Little Spain

10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
Explore a variety of diverse cuisine at this Spanish food market by world-famous Chef José Andrés and the Adría Brothers. You'll see plenty of kiosks and stalls offering delicious and inventive food featuring completely alcohol-free menus, perfect for the foodie looking to expand their palette in 2023.

Nat's on Bank & Nat's on Bleecker

51 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 | 170 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
If you're searching for a local neighborhood spot with great non-alcoholic options, look no further than Nat's on Bank and Nat's on Bleecker. Nat's serves New York classics with a touch of whimsy - both on your plate and in the restaurant decor. Both locations offer "Booze Free Fun" like the Cherry No-Jito at Nat's on Bleecker and the Fruit Cocktail at Nat's on Bank.

The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina

2nd & PCH, E-200 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach
The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore is an eclectic restaurant with an incredible selection of California-inspired cuisine. With its water-front location and thoughtfully curated decor, it's a great spot for dinner and drinks with friends.

For those participating in Dry January, The Bungalow Kitchen's drink menu includes a selection of zero-proof drinks and non-alcoholic drinks like their Oceanie (Lyre's Italian Spritz, Tonic, and Grapefruit) or their Forget Me Not (Lyre's London Spirit with Cucumber and Tonic.).

Beretta

1199 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
A long-time favorite in San Francisco's popular Mission District neighborhood, Beretta specializes in contemporary Italian comfort food. Their dishes are fresh, organic, and use ingredients sourced from local farmers whenever possible. Beretta offers non-alcoholic versions of classic cocktails, including a mojito and a paloma.

Higher Ground

720 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701
Higher Ground is a social space for enlightened spirits with a creative cocktail menu, lively brunch events, and elevated entertainment that brings soul to the heart of downtown Austin.

This place already feels great to sit and socialize at, but for those partaking in Dry January, Higher Ground is rolling out a menu of tasty mocktails. Included in the list are fruity sinfully signature drinks like the Before Sunset (featuring hints of orange, lemon, house grenadine) or the Feel Good (lemon, ginger, honey, cucumber, angostura, and soda). You can see their whole new mocktail menu over on their Instagram page.

Paperboy

1203 E. 11th, Austin, TX 78702
Paperboy is an Austin staple for breakfast and brunch with sit-down and to-go options. Serving traditional brunch classics alongside pastries, and beautifully crafted coffee and espresso drinks. Paperboy is great for enjoying a crisp winter morning with loved ones without leaning into the traditionally boozy tropes of Austin brunch.

Parson's Chicken & Fish

Multiple Chicago Locations
With four locations in Chicago, Parson's Chicken & Fish is a great hangout spot, offering fried chicken & fish, burgers, salads, and more. In addition to a robust selection of mocktails, including non-alcoholic versions of an Aperol Spritz and a Negroni, there are also several non-alcoholic beers on Parson's drink menu.

The Hampton Social

164 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
The Hampton Social serves coastal-inspired cuisine focused on seasonal dishes. They're known for their love of rosé but for Dry January you can sip on a number of zero-proof drinks like their virgin Sparkling Rosé or their Lighthouse (a Sicilian lemonade with hints of rosemary).

You'll also enjoy planning brunch at any of their playful and modern locations in Chicago, Nashville, Orlando, or Florida.

Bar Spero

250 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Bar Spero is inspired by the spirited, fast-paced energy of the Basque nightlife and dining scene. Their menu draws inspiration from traditions of open-fire grilling, freshly shucked seafood, and masterful versions of modern classics. They serve a selection of zero-alcohol drinks perfect for Dry January including their housemade soda and their Jörg Geiger Cider.

Michele's

1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Michele's is a New French-American Experience inspired by Chef Matt Baker's late mother and his family connections. Serving a prix-fixe menu offering an upscale New American dining experience with a french accent and international flair that stands on its own even without the alcohol pairing.

Inspired by family stories and connections, Michele's is a "deeply personal venture" that's perfect for the usual social drinker. Throughout the night you'll dine on multiple courses while swapping stories, sharing memories, and satisfying your craving for a truly social outing.

Ted's Bulletin

Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA, Reston, VA, Gaithersburg, MD
Ted's Bulletin is a staple in the DMV (DC, Maryland & Virginia area). Known for their all day breakfast, you can expect classic American favorites any time of the day. Plus, if you're looking for mocktails that feel close to the real thing, Ted's Bulletin is the place to go. Their Rum That Ran, Peachy Keen, Whiskey Surprise and Garden Party mocktails all use Ritual zero-proof liquors.

Complete Dry January at These Restaurants and More With inKind Pass

Let inKind Pass help you get across the finish line this Dry January. With inKind Pass, you can visit all the restaurants and bars featured in this guide, plus hundreds of other lounges, venues, coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants across the country.

Plus, you'll get a bonus when you purchase or reload a balance to your inKind Pass account. That means you'll enjoy more shared meals with friends and family all while accomplishing your 2023 resolutions.