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50+ alcohol-free drinks in Nashville

Beer not, sober-friendly fun in Music City is possible with these mocktails and sips.

Three non-alcoholic cocktails sitting on a table.

Order The Lighthouse (back left) to experience summer year-round at The Hampton Social.

Photo via The Hampton Social

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Whether you’re out on the town listening to live music or frequenting a new cocktail bar with friends, scouring the menu for alcohol-free selections can be a daunting task.

Keep your gin up and bookmark this guide for 50+ options in Nashville — including mocktails, non-alcoholic wines and brews, and even a few of bottle shops.

The midday move

The Hampton Social, 201 1st Ave. S. | This downtown social club offers rotating seasonal zero-proof cocktails year-round. Right now, you can order The Lighthouse (Sicilian lemonade and rosemary), Gingerly Thymed (ginger beer, thyme, orange, and lime), and Pom & Pepper (non-alcoholic sparkling rosé, pomegranate, black pepper, and lime).

Greenhouse Bar, 2211 Bandywood Dr. | Plant yourself in this tropical environment and sip on the Ginger & Tonic (ginger syrup, Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic, spices, and lemon), Mary Mule (Gosling ginger beer and lime), Lavender Lemon (lavender, lemon, and sparkling Maypop), and Virgin-Rita (prickly pear, lime, sparkling Maypop, and hibiscus salt rim).

M.L.Rose, multiple locations | Beers and burgers, anyone? Enjoy four non-alcoholic beers at M.L.Rose locations, including a sour, cider, and hazy IPA.

Rosemary & Beauty Queen, 1102 Forrest Ave. | Keep things simple and order our recommendation, the Ginger Mock-tail (guava, mango, ginger, strawberry, and lime).

Jasper’s, 1918 West End Ave. | Explore the “I’m Not Drinking Today” menu for a variety of handcrafted non-alcoholic cocktails, specialty sodas, and growing list of non-alcoholic beers. Editor’s pick: Blackberry Beret (blackberry basil, lime, ginger beer, and soda).

Someone holds up a red cocktail in front of greenery.

This is the only kind of Left On Read we want to experience.

Photo via White Limozeen

Hotel hangs

Mimo Restaurant and Bar, 100 Demonbreun St. | If you’re in the mood for southern Italian cuisine, try one of two Mimo mocktails: Blue Jean Baby (Lyre’s Italian orange non-alcoholic spirit, hibiscus blueberry tea, blueberry honey lemon, and limonata) and NashVegas (pineapple juice, coconut milk, orange juice, lime, and orgeat syrup).

Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club, 811 Main St. | This East hangout offers the Garden Party (Seedlip Garden non-alcoholic spirit, passionfruit, and ginger ale) and Bitter Bliss (Lyre’s Italian orange non-alcoholic spirit, Fever Tree soda, and strawberry).

Blue Aster, 1620 West End Ave. | This restaurant named after the native Tennessee wildflower offers the Clean Heat (Seedlip Spice 94, jalapeno, lime, and ginger), Cool As A Cucumber (Seedlip Garden 108, mint, cucumber, lime, and honey), and Pomegranate Cosmo (Seedlip Grove 42, pomegranate, agave, lime, and lemon).

Thistle + Rye, 1620 West End Ave. | Cocktails on the menu are inspired by eras of time. Sip on the NA Spritz (Italian spritz, apéritif rosso, and lim-yuzu soda), NA Boulevardier (Lyre’s American malt, Italian orange, and apéritif rosso), and NA Negroni (Lyre’s London dry, Italian orange, and apéritif rosso).

Eddie Ate Dynamite, 1810 Broadway | Hotel Fraye’s elevated rooftop bar has an entire zero-proof menu featuring wine, beer, and five mocktail libations like the No Come Down (Seedlip Spice 94, espresso, demerara). Try this: Two CBD and THC-infused sips.

Denim, 401 Korean Veterans Blvd., Floor 21 | This swanky rooftop bar offers sweeping skyline views and two mocktails. Try the Something Cozy (Lyre’s dark cane, Lyre’s apéritif rosso, orange, vanilla bean cordial, and lemon) + Harvest Select (Lyre’s agave blanco, apple, pumpkin, fall-spiced honey, and lemon).

White Limozeen, 101 20th Ave. N. | This pretty in pink bar atop the Graduate Nashville just picked up Prima Pave non-alcoholic sparkling rosé, Casamara Italian non-alcoholic sodas, and is featuring a few new mocktails as well. Try this: Left on Read (blood orange puree, vanilla syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and egg white).

Bourbon Steak, 201 8th Ave. S. | The steakhouse located on the 34th floor of JW Marriott Nashville (read: 360-degree views of the skyline) serves a traditional zero-degree mocktail (Luxardo maraschino cherry, lime, and ginger) and rebellious zero-degree mocktail (apple and cinnamon shrub club soda).

A pink mocktail with a dried grapefruit garnish sits on a table.

Pink is always our pick.

Photo via The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club

Night out on the town

The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club, 2905B Gallatin Pk. | This vibey bar offers an expansive drink menu, including four non-alcoholic sips: F-150 (spiced fig gastrique, pomegrante, molasses, tarragon, and seltzer), Cool In Nippon (yuzu, orange blossom, hops, and seltzer), Bird of Paradise (Dhos Bittersweet, pineapple, sesame orgeat, and lime stock), and The Count (Torino vibrante vermouth, Stappi rosa, tingflower, juniper, and black pepper).

Pushing Daisies, 570 Broadway | An underground margarita bar? Say less. Try one of three tropical mocktails: La Playa (fluffy pineapple, toasted cinnamon, pomegranate, and drunken chia seeds), Paloma Refresco (ruby grapefruit, lava salt, fresh lime, and fizzy water), and Limón con Coco (naranja agria, coconut purée, lime, and grated nutmeg).

Pullman Standard, 209 10th Ave. S. #260 | Located in the historic Cummins Station, this cocktail bar “is inspired by the renowned dining and ‘sleeper’ train cars that originated in the 1860s.” Try The Conductor (grapefruit, orgeat, cinnamon, lemon, and star anise), The Yardmaster (pomegranate, lime, club soda, mint), and a sangria (alcohol-removed cabernet sauvignon, pomegranate, orange juice, cinnamon, and club soda).

Harper’s Steakhouse, 2 Lea Ave. | Take flight at this globally inspired steakhouse offering the Cucumber Fizz (cucumber, ginger, lemon, and sparkling), Pearadise Dream (prickly pear, cream of coconut, orgeat, mint, and citrus), Jalisco Sunrise (strawberry, jalapeño, passion fruit, and lime) + Arnoldo Palmer (earl grey tea, Sicilian lemonade, honey, and lemon juice).

Tailor, 620 Taylor St. | A-la-carte spirit-free options complement Tailor’s dinner party-style menu. Try the $60 spirit-free pairing option including five beverages to accompany dinner.

etch, 303 Demonbreun St. | Choose from three non-alcoholic options at this downtown staple, including the Grapefruit Sunspritz (grapefruit juice, simple syrup, lime juice, and soda).

Bad Idea, 1021 Russell St. | Wine down with non-alcoholic by the glass rosé and Riesling from this East hang in a renovated church.

A mocktail with a salted rim and lime garnish up close

It’s all daisies with a mocktail from Carne Mare.

Photo by Brianna Balducci via Carne Mare

Carne Mare, 300 12th Ave. S. | The Italian chophouse from Chef Andrew Carmellini highlights a “Not-Tails” non-alcoholic program with the popular Faux Daisy (Aplós Arise, lime, agave, and orange bitters).

Le Loup, 1400 Adams St. | Gather the group for oysters and sip on a variety of mocktails: Lift To The Scaffold (lemon, mint, cucumber, alfalfa, and tonic ), Générique (watermelon cardamom shrub and club soda), Woodyn You (sudachi, sea buckthorn, cream, and seltzer), and Four (grapefruit, calpico, pineapple, ginger, and chili).

The Iberian Pig, 607 Overton St. | Order Spanish tapas over the Coffee Date (cold brew, date demerara, and cream) or April Come, She Will (hibiscus, basil, lime, and rose).

Blind Barber, 606 8th Ave. S. | Head to the Backroom for a Sweet Tropics (pineapple, strawberry, lime, and mint) or The Refresher (grapefruit, ginger, lime, and soda water).

Deacon’s New South, 401 Church St. | Explore the “Temperance Cocktails” at Deacon’s and sip on the current “star of the show,” a non-alcoholic Cold Fashioned (lemon, Chinotto soda, and house-made ginger shrub).

Joe Muer Seafood Nashville, 500 11th Ave. N. | Dive into the seafood-forward menu with a non-alcoholic pairing including Virginia’s Rose (Seedlip Grove 42, Jalisco 55, lime, and pomegranate grenadine), Mental Health (grapefruit juice, lemon juice, fresh beet juice, Tahitian vanilla syrup, raspberry preserve, grapefruit crescent, and lemon wheel), and NAgroni (Ritual Gin Alternative, Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso, Ghia Apéritif, and orange peel).

Bottle shops

Killjoy, 2020 Lindell Ave. | Find this booze-free beverage shop at The Loading Dock inside the gallery. You’ll uncover a variety of adaptogens, wines, ready-to-drink sips, spirits, and beer. Pro tip: Bookmark the events tab for regular opportunities to connect with the community and sample products.

Corkdorks, 1610 Church St. + 4009 Hillsboro Pk. | Hosting a cocktail party at home? Shop a selection of alcohol-free mixers, spirits, wines, and beers. Bonus: We even spy local options — hey, Eli Mason.

The Bottle Shop, 1556 West McEwen Dr., Franklin | From gin tonic mix and orange liqueur to IPAs and Riesling, you’ll have everything you need on deck for a Saturday night in.

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