There’s nothing wrong with going out and having a few drinks, but alcohol certainly isn’t for everyone. After the holiday season and New Year celebrations, many people like to take a step back from drinking and take part in what is known as “Dry January,” which is an alcohol-free month devoted to bettering health. Luckily, if you’re observing Dry January, Baltimore has plenty of places where you can enjoy all the fun of going out without consuming alcohol!
Gunther & Co.
Operating like one big family, the people at Gunther & Co. provide quality food and drinks that engage all of the senses, right in Canton. You don’t have to be a drinker to enjoy mocktails such as the PEAR-Tect Your Neck, featuring house made elderflower-shrub, lemon juice, and soda water.
Prima Dopo in Fells Point is known as Baltimore’s most dynamic restaurant for a reason. With a vibrant atmosphere and a curated menu, it is one of the ultimate go-to spots in the area. One of their signature mocktails is the Le Moxie, which combines Spice 94 seedlip, strawberry puree, lemon, agave, dill, and soda for a balanced, refreshing beverage.
The Bluebird in Hampden simply oozes class, offering a fine dining atmosphere and high-end mocktails that’ll make your palette sing. Their Laughing At Funerals mocktail is so good that you’ll forget it’s zero proof!
Fadensonnen is an atmospheric beer garden and indie music venue all in one, allowing you to hear the region’s best up and coming talent, while enjoying a delicious beverage. The spacious open-air courtyard and the more intimate upstairs are different yet complementary experiences that enhance Fadensonnen’s character. Try their Phony Negroni mocktail, a delightful drink to sip on while enjoying music.
Duck Duck Goose
Duck Duck Goose, located in the heart of Fells Point, offers chic, French dining for any occasion. The zero-proof Limondade Aux Herbes is a wonderful mix of seedlip garden, allspice berries, passion fruit, green peppercorn, honey, and sage.
A hip, modern dining option in Harbor East, Ouzo Bay brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Baltimore. With an illustrious array of seafood and signature dishes such as lamb chop, Ouzo Bay mixes old and new in a delicate yet delicious way. Their alcohol-free Arrow of Love, made of seedlip spice, grapefruit, ginger, and rose, is a must-try.
Sally O’s in Highlandtown is a bright, colorful, nature themed venue offering classic yet classy American bites. It’s fun, it’s unique, and it offers the delectable Fool’s Gold mocktail, which is composed of Lyre’s American Malt, honey, lemon, and Fee Brothers Cardamom Bitters.
Hopscotch Zero Proof Bottle Shop
If you’re looking to enjoy a night in with the same high-quality, alcohol-free beverages as you would out on the town, Hopscotch Zero Proof Bottle Shop has you covered! Featuring favorites such as the alcohol-free Prima Pave Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, Hopscotch is the go-to destination for mocktail creators all over Baltimore!
Zero-Proof Doesn’t Mean Zero Fun
Whether you choose to drink or not, everyone deserves to be able to enjoy a night out with friends, and Baltimore has amazing destinations to eat and drink no matter your preferences. So, get out on the town (or snuggle up with a drink at home), and enjoy one of these fine beverages!