Food & Drink

Vive La Resolution

5 Dallas drink spots with marvelous mocktails on the menu.

Taylor Voth
Posted on Jan 25, 2019

Whether you're making good on resolutions for 2019, a mom-to-be or simply moving toward a healthier lifestyle, abstaining from alcohol doesn't mean you have to forego a fancy drink on a fun night out. Mocktails are back and better than ever and these Dallas digs are slinging creative concoctions that will blow your booze-free mind. Hop on over to any one of these five spots to sip on something that will ensure you a happy hour with no hangover in sight.

Mudhen Meat and Greens
Located just next to the Dallas Farmers Market, Mudhen Meat and Greens is a farm-to-table restaurant offering a delicious and healthful food and drink menu that 'tastes good, feels good and won't kill you.' Spend your morning at the market and make your way to Mudhen for an amazing brunch topped off with an Elderberry Cooler, a mocktail so good you won't even miss your mimosa. This drink, made with elderberry and fresh lemon juice, is as refreshing as it sounds and will have you toasting to another round in no time.

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HG Sply Co
Offering an unobstructed view of the Dallas skyline, HG Sply Co on Lower Greenville has, arguably, one of the best rooftops in town for happy hour sips, evening cocktails and a menu full of clean-eating options for every palette. For fair weather fun, enjoy the sprawling rooftop space and lighthearted atmosphere that has made HG a Dallas staple, but try their take on the Moscow Mule that has put them on the map. They offer a mocktail version of the HG Mule with agave, lime and buddha's brew ginger kombucha for you to savor any night of the week and wake up feeling just fine!

If you're going out on the town with mocktails in mind, you'll definitely want to plan a stopover at HIDE in Deep Ellum. Boasting an obsession with creating ingredients in-house, this bar is proud to offer brave flavor combinations you won't find anywhere else. Simply tell the mixologist at the bar what kinds of drinks you're into and watch them go to work with equipment you'd otherwise see in a science lab to concoct the perfect mocktail. Pro tip: Take the suggestion of owner, Nick Backlund, and sip on a Vanilla Sour made with lemon, lime, and house-made vanilla bean syrup over carbonated water.

Photo credit: HIDE

The People's Last Stand
Tucked away in Mockingbird Station, The People's Last Stand is a longtime staple for great drinks and good times in the shopping, dining and entertainment complex. Complete with a long list of libations, this bar is happy to whip you a tasty alcohol-free alternative. Try the Pink Cloud Compression with strawberry, basil and egg white without the vodka or, if you're feeling fancy-free, let them surprise you with something special when you order the Bartender's Choice.

True Food Kitchen
Inspired by the philosophy that the things you consume should make you feel better, not worse, True Food is creating a menu that focuses on conscious nutrition without sacrificing creativity, flavor or indulging in things you love. They showcase a variety of alcohol-free drinks on their menu including organic teas, fresh-pressed juices and natural refreshers that are packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. While they rotate their menu seasonally, the mainstay refreshers include the Medicine Man crafted with heavy brewed tea, honey, POM juice and sea buckthorn and the Hangover Rx made with coconut water, orange juice, pineapple and honey. Treat yourself to good nutrition, good vibes and good times. Cheers to that!

Photo credit: True Food Kitchen

Header photo credit: HIDE