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Sway’s drinking vinegars and sodas
Sway’s drinking vinegars and sodas
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13 Austin Restaurants and Bars Serving Up Creative Nonalcoholic Cocktails

No booze, no hangover

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Sway’s drinking vinegars and sodas
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It’s no secret that Austin has its fair share of craft cocktail destinations and local breweries scattered around the city. While the ample selection comes in handy for a little buzz, some days call for refreshing drinks sans alcohol. There are many reasons a person wouldn't have to drink actual alcohol.

This is Eater’s guide for excellent mocktails that are sure to please in Austin. These creative nonalcoholic cocktails go beyond simple sodas, juices, or water, ranging from Topo Chico-based sodas at Holy Roller to a fall concoction at Houndstooth Coffee to drinking vinegars at Sway. Leave without a hangover.

For other booze-free drinks, explore aguas frescas, coffee, and milkshakes. For boozy drinks, scope out the city’s essential bars and hot new ones. Plus there are Austin’s iconic drinks.

If a favorite mocktail destination is missing, let Eater know in the comments or over on the tipline.

With updates by Erin Russell.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Provision

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4200 Suite B, W Braker Ln
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 345-6999
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The North Austin bar and restaurant offers mocktails and low-ABV cocktails. Try the refreshing Garden & Green with cucumber, mint, and cilantro.

2. Yard Bar

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6700 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 900-3773
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This dog-friendly bar rotates its nonalcoholic mocktail menu seasonally. Other favorites offered year-round include the iced toddy and strawberry lemonade.

3. Easy Tiger Linc

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6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 494-4151
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Both the Linc and downtown locations of this bakery and beer garden offer two mocktails and a non-alcoholic beer. Try the ginger pear fizz with housemade pear syrup, lemon, and ginger beer.

4. L'Oca d'Oro

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1900 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723
(737) 212-1876
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This modern Italian restaurant in the growing Mueller development has house-made sodas (in flavors like persimmon and Texas apple) and ginger beer.

5. Houndstooth Coffee

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2823 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 243-8902
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The MLK location of this favorite coffeeshop has a fall-appropriate mocktail made from chai, apple juice, and a touch of citrus.

6. Olamaie

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1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-2796
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In the spirit of southern hospitality, Olamaie has a few nonalcoholic options, like a grapefruit soda with a touch of Tabasco, or a mint spritz.

7. Nightcap

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1401 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 628-0144
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The Clarksville restaurant features the Tim’s Mocktail: Thai basil, black pepper, pineapple, lemon, and mint.

8. Holy Roller

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509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 502-5119
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The punk rock diner has several spirit-free options, like the Coachelle with blueberry, orgeat almond, lemon, and sparkling water. For those looking for a slightly more complex beverage, ask the bartender to create a drink based on flavor preference.

A mocktail at Holy Roller
A mocktail at Holy Roller
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9. Hillside Farmacy

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1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 628-0168
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Simple combinations like fresh pineapple and lime juice reign at Hillside Farmacy. Other alcohol-free combinations include the Pickpocket, a combination of strawberry, basil, and balsamic; and the Country Doctor, with ginger, fresh apple, and cinnamon.

10. The Roosevelt Room

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307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4094
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The experts at essential cocktail bar Roosevelt Room offer zero-proof varieties as well, like the tropical Castaway with mint, cucumber, lime juice, coconut cream, ginger beer, sweetgrass tincture, and a N’artini.

The Castaway mocktail at Roosevelt Room
The Castaway mocktail at Roosevelt Room
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11. Eberly

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615 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-9000
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South Lamar restaurant Eberly’s brunch menu has a couple nonalcoholic options, like a pineapple mule with ginger syrup, pineapple, and lime.

12. Launderette

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2115 Holly St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 382-1599
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Launderette has rotating nonalcoholic options, like a grapefruit-fresno and a watermelon shrub. Enjoy while sitting outdoors at this Holly neighborhood favorite.

13. Sway

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1417 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-1999
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Served over crushed ice with sparkling water, the house-made drinking vinegars at higher-end Thai restaurant Sway are the perfect refresher to a flavorful meal. For a sweet and spicy flavor, opt for the mango-chili. There are also teas, kombucha, and house-made sodas.

Sway’s mango-chili drinking vinegar
Sway’s mango-chili drinking vinegar
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1. Provision

4200 Suite B, W Braker Ln, Austin, TX 78759

The North Austin bar and restaurant offers mocktails and low-ABV cocktails. Try the refreshing Garden & Green with cucumber, mint, and cilantro.

4200 Suite B, W Braker Ln
Austin, TX 78759

2. Yard Bar

6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

This dog-friendly bar rotates its nonalcoholic mocktail menu seasonally. Other favorites offered year-round include the iced toddy and strawberry lemonade.

6700 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

3. Easy Tiger Linc

6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78752

Both the Linc and downtown locations of this bakery and beer garden offer two mocktails and a non-alcoholic beer. Try the ginger pear fizz with housemade pear syrup, lemon, and ginger beer.

6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78752

4. L'Oca d'Oro

1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723

This modern Italian restaurant in the growing Mueller development has house-made sodas (in flavors like persimmon and Texas apple) and ginger beer.

1900 Simond Ave
Austin, TX 78723

5. Houndstooth Coffee

2823 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78702

The MLK location of this favorite coffeeshop has a fall-appropriate mocktail made from chai, apple juice, and a touch of citrus.

2823 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78702

6. Olamaie

1610 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701

In the spirit of southern hospitality, Olamaie has a few nonalcoholic options, like a grapefruit soda with a touch of Tabasco, or a mint spritz.

1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Nightcap

1401 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

The Clarksville restaurant features the Tim’s Mocktail: Thai basil, black pepper, pineapple, lemon, and mint.

1401 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

8. Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701
A mocktail at Holy Roller
A mocktail at Holy Roller
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The punk rock diner has several spirit-free options, like the Coachelle with blueberry, orgeat almond, lemon, and sparkling water. For those looking for a slightly more complex beverage, ask the bartender to create a drink based on flavor preference.

509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Simple combinations like fresh pineapple and lime juice reign at Hillside Farmacy. Other alcohol-free combinations include the Pickpocket, a combination of strawberry, basil, and balsamic; and the Country Doctor, with ginger, fresh apple, and cinnamon.

1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Castaway mocktail at Roosevelt Room
The Castaway mocktail at Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room/Facebook

The experts at essential cocktail bar Roosevelt Room offer zero-proof varieties as well, like the tropical Castaway with mint, cucumber, lime juice, coconut cream, ginger beer, sweetgrass tincture, and a N’artini.

307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Eberly

615 S. Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

South Lamar restaurant Eberly’s brunch menu has a couple nonalcoholic options, like a pineapple mule with ginger syrup, pineapple, and lime.

615 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

12. Launderette

2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702

Launderette has rotating nonalcoholic options, like a grapefruit-fresno and a watermelon shrub. Enjoy while sitting outdoors at this Holly neighborhood favorite.

2115 Holly St
Austin, TX 78702

13. Sway

1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Sway’s mango-chili drinking vinegar
Sway’s mango-chili drinking vinegar
Travis Hallmark/Sway/Facebook

Served over crushed ice with sparkling water, the house-made drinking vinegars at higher-end Thai restaurant Sway are the perfect refresher to a flavorful meal. For a sweet and spicy flavor, opt for the mango-chili. There are also teas, kombucha, and house-made sodas.

1417 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

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