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 30+ options in Nashville — including mocktails, non-alcoholic wines and brews, and even a couple 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), San Dunes & Sunsets (yuzu lime, cayenne, and gold), and The Shoreline (spiced strawberry syrup and pink grapefruit ginger beer).
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 five non-alcoholic beers at M.L.Rose locations, including a sour, kombucha, and IPAs.
Mimo Restaurant and Bar, 100 Demonbreun St. | If you’re in the mood for Southern Italian cuisine, try one of two Mimo mocktails: Sage of the Day (limonata soda, pineapple juice, yuzu, and sage) and Nashvegas (pineapple juice, coconut milk, orange juice, lime, and orgeat syrup).
Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club, 811 Main St. | A new kind of hangout in East offering the Wild One (Seedlip, basil, lime, and tonic).
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).
Hotel Fraye, 1810 Broadway | The hotel has created Cafe Antlers, a running a pop-up bar at Gathre that features non-alcoholic craft beer, wine, and cocktails to sip on throughout January every Friday + Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The Rutledge, 151 1st Ave. S. | Your go-to pick if you’re looking for a sophisticated and upscale vibe. Try the Cucumber Gimlet (cucumber, soda, simple syrup, and lime), Strawberry Burlesque (strawberry puree, mint, ginger beer, honey, and lime), Rosemary Blueberry Smash (blueberries, rosemary, honey, lemon, and soda), and Coconut Cooler (coconut water, cucumber, mint, and lime).
Denim, 401 Korean Veterans Blvd., Floor 21 | This swanky rooftop bar offers sweeping skyline views and two mocktails. Try the Winter Wonder (Seedlip Spice 94, pomegranate, cranberry, apple cider, ginger, and lemon) + Break The Ice (Seedlip Grove 42, blood orange, agave, and lemon).
Night out on the town
The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club, 2905B Gallatin Pk. | A vibey bar that also highlights new spirit-free seasonal options. Year-round non-alcoholic sips include Brighton Beach (Seedlip Spice 94, coconut cream, madras tincture, pineapple, lemon stock, ginger, and seltzer), Cool In Nippon (yuzu, orange blossom, hops, and seltzer), and Bird of Paradise (Dhos Bittersweet, pineapple, sesame orgeat, and lime stock).
Pushing Daisies, 570 Broadway | A new 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).
Jane’s Hideaway, 407 Gallatin Ave. | This Nashville favorite recently relocated to East and serves two alcohol-free drinks: The Bunny Slope (ginger, coconut, citrus, and nutmeg) and Twenty Twenty Bee (lemon, honey, almond, tonic, and mint).
Rosemary & Beauty Queen, 1102 Forrest Ave. | Keep things simple and order the Winter Mocktail (ginger, citrus, and berries).
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 a cold brew — hello espresso martinis.
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.