London’s best alcohol-free bars you didn’t know existed
Alcohol-free bars in London are becoming super popular. More people want to limit how much alcohol they drink – plus there are many more alcohol-free drinks available nowadays. It’s no wonder that alcohol-free bars are becoming a top choice when looking for a night out — without the next-day hangover.
Whether you want to enjoy tasty drinks at classy bars or opt for a cosy brewpub, here are our recommendations for the best alcohol-free bars in London.
Affordable alcohol-free bars in London
London has a wide range of alcohol-free bars to suit all budgets: from the perfect place for a low-cost night out to splurge-worthy bars for a celebration.
Barrio Soho is a bright and modern bar with colourful Latin-style interiors. Soak up the fun atmosphere, while enjoying a delicious alcohol-free cocktail. The Latin theme continues into their drink and food menu. You’ll find a wide range of cocktails with tropical fruit flavours, like the Raspberry Beret: mixing raspberry, hibiscus, vanilla, passion fruit and pineapple. Best of all, their whole menu of cocktails is available alcohol-free, starting at just £6.50.
If you’re hungry, try their Latin-inspired food: tacos, loaded fries and Mexican-style fried chicken wings.
Where? 6 Poland Street, Soho Book here to get a table
Be at One Bar
Be at One Bar is a classy, chic cocktail bar with locations all over London. Be at One is sleek and modern, perfect for dates and celebrations. Of course, every Be at One bar location is different, so visit them all to find your favourite.
Be at One has an impressive range of 100 cocktails. They’ve got everything from classics to modern drinks (just ask for no booze), but they also have a special menu of no-alcohol or low-alcohol cocktails. Be at One bar have locations in Soho, Covent Garden, and other parts of London.
Alcohol-free bars in London for music lovers
The Book Club
The Book Club is the perfect location if you want to sip on alcohol-free drinks while listening to great music. It’s set in an old Victorian warehouse, giving the bar character. It’s also famous for its DJ sessions, but if you fancy something a bit different, check out their poetry sessions and drag events.
While you’re there, sip on great alcohol-free cocktails, like the ‘Nojito’. If you’re hungry, they also serve food on the lower floor, including 2-for-1 pizza on Wednesdays.
Where? The Book Club is at 100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH If you want to guarantee a table, book here
Nightjar is a cosy, classic speakeasy-style bar. If you like a vintage vibe, Nightjar is the place to visit. You’ll find a wide range of mocktails, inspired by drinks from history – including, of course, the Prohibition Era in true, speakeasy-style.
Nightjar also serves up small plates and nibbles to go with their signature drinks. As for the music? Nightjar has live jazz and blues acts that perform well into the night.
Where? 129 City Road, London, EC1V, 1JB Book here to make sure you get a table.
Alcohol-free bars for foodies
Albie at the Hoxton
Albie at the Hoxton is a great destination for delicious food and mocktails. Pair their ‘Gin-ish Mocktails’ with mouth-watering Mediterranean-influenced food, including light bites, sharing plates and mains. You won’t be disappointed by the interior: light and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows and cosy-yet-sleek seating. This bar is super stylish and is well-known for being a cool hangout spot.
Where? 40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NY Book here for a table
Near & Far
Near & Far cover two locations – Camden and Peckham – and combines great food with amazing alcohol-free drinks and a light, modern vibe. Both bars have delicious alcohol-free options, including their special ‘Designated Driver’ and the ‘Virgin Mary’.
You’ll also be able to pick from alcohol-free beer and soft drinks. Their food menu is tasty, full of small plates, burgers, mains and sides, so there’s something for everyone.
Where? 48 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AJ, & Level 6, Peckham Levels, SE15 4ST
Book here for a table
Permit Room is part of the famous restaurant chain Dishoom, styled after Prohibition Era Bombay. This means you’ll find Indian-inspired foods to enjoy, including curries, samosas, stews and many other incredible dishes. We can promise you won’t leave hungry!
Teetotal Tipples include mocktails made with Indian green tea and alcohol-free gin. Permit Room has a cosy, classy atmosphere and manages to stay different to other Prohibition-era bars.
Where? 5 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB Book here to avoid queues
Lyaness is a slick, modern bar with a unique menu. The stunning interiors are complete with plush seating and an impressive marble bar. Some of their must-try mocktails are the Seedlip Grove, made with oyster honey. While their food menu is small, there’s still something for everyone: from flatbreads to burgers to oysters. They also serve afternoon tea with fresh teas and booze-less cocktails.
Where? 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD Book here to make sure you get a table
Alter is a mix between hip dining and a back-street Tokyo noodle bar. You’ll find plenty of exciting Asian-inspired sharing dishes to try. Whether you want noodles, dumplings or Alter’s take on pizza, you’ll find something new and exciting to dig into. All the food is vegan; a bonus for your plant-loving friends.
Pair their reimagined street food with a range of alcohol-free beers from breweries across the UK, or test out their refreshing infused waters and seltzers.
Where? The Leman Locke Hotel, 15 Leman Street, London, E1 8EN Book here to get a table
Alcohol-free breweries in London
BrewDog is well-known and their bars are well worth a visit. BrewDog has over a dozen bars in London. All of them have their own unique style, with hip industrial décor – so there are plenty of excuses to visit more than one.
BrewDog is famous for its selection of non-alcoholic craft beers, including the ‘Punk AF’ tropical fruit IPA and the ‘Nanny State’ alcohol-free hoppy ale. BrewDog bars also serve great bar food, including enormous burgers, wings and snacks – and half of their menu is vegetarian and vegan.
Whichever location you want to try, book here to guarantee a table.
Rake is a great location for people who love beer but are looking for alcohol-free brews. Rake may look small, but the lively atmosphere is one of the main reasons people go to this busy bar in Borough Market.
Rake makes plenty of alcohol-free brews, so there are plenty of no-alcohol and low-alcohol beers to choose from, like their 0.5% Hoppy Pale Ale. The Rake also serves beers from all over the world, so you can find interesting new low-alcohol beers to try.
Where? Borough Market, 14A Winchester Walk, SE1 9AG Book here to guarantee a table
Alcohol-free bars with a view
The Sky Pod Bar
If you’re looking for a stunning view across the city, The Sky Pod Bar is one of the most impressive, with a panoramic view of London. Find it within Sky Garden – London’s highest public garden. While taking in the view, enjoy non-alcoholic cocktails such as a ‘Spiced Mocktail Mule’.
The bar is part of the Sky Garden restaurant, so tables often get booked up in advance, especially around sunset.
Where? 1 Sky Garden Walk, London, EC3M 8AF
Book here to secure the best view
Heads + Tails
Heads + Tails is a popular, award-winning bar. Split over a couple of levels, and you can pick what vibe you want to go for with your friends.
Heads is a slick modern cocktail bar, while Tails goes for a more intimate, cosy feel. Head upstairs to enjoy their rooftop terrace. Heads + Tails serves lots of alcohol-free options. Try the summery ‘Old Pals’ elderflower mocktail for a refreshing drink on a warm day.
Where? 175 West End Lane, NW6 2LH Book here to make sure you get a table in the section that takes your fancy.
Thinking of a stay in London to experience all these great bars? Book one of our great hostels, perfect for friends or a bigger group. With plenty of central locations, we’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay with us!