Taking a break from booze can be difficult, but Richmond has a growing number of non-alcoholic options, from mocktail menus to NA craft pours. Here are 13 places to sip, minus the hard stuff.
This Carytown spot offers mango, hibiscus, and corazon mocktails, plus NA margaritas and aguas frescas.
Enjoy small plates and specialty mocktails at this intimate cocktail bar.
Head to Libbie Mill for locally sourced eats and specialty mocktails.
Try mocktails like the Afternoon in Monaco with strawberry, basil, lime, and soda water.
Non-alcoholic options include lychee lemonade, a virgin Thai mojito, and the Winter Mule with lime, cranberry juice, and apple cider.
Sip a non-alcoholic Japanese old fashioned, Tokyo sour, or blood moon.
Order a seasonal mocktail like the Friendly Fire with pomegranate, spiced hibiscus, lime, fizz, and mint.
Grandstaff & Stein
Reader Kristin C. says the team at this downtown speakeasy can make a mean mocktail.
The Daily Kitchen & Bar
Choose from an entire menu of mocktail and kombucha options. Try this: the Cucumber Cooler with basil, lemongrass, coconut water, and soda.
Pro tip: When in doubt, ask your server or a bartender what they can whip up for you. You could help invent a new favorite drink.
Breweries + distilleries
Three Notch’d RVA
This Charlottesville-born brewery’s “Uncool” line includes three IPAs, a sour, and a wheat beer.
The Veil Brewing Co.
The Ever Calm Gose features pineapple and passion fruit purees for a fruity finish.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Both Hardywood locations offer local kombucha and sodas as well as seasonal house-made lemonade and ginger beer.
The tasting room offers non-alcoholic versions of several cocktails. Try This: the NA Tangerine Sour with lemon, honey, and sage.
Bonus: Richmond is home to non-alcoholic bottle shop Point 5.