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Where to Order No-Proof Drinks in New Orleans

13 restaurants and bars serving drinks with all the flavor and none of the booze

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A non-alcoholic Bronze Mosaic from Compere Lapin
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There need be no specific reason to seek a refreshing spirit-free beverage, but the start of a new year prompts many to abstain for a month. Though it may not fit the stereotype, plenty of New Orleans bars and restaurants offer superb alternatives to alcoholic drinks, ranging from the herbaceous and bitter to the sweet and tropical. Here are the best bars and restaurants around town that have gained a reputation for interesting, delicious booze-free beverages.

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1. Cure

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4905 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 302-2357
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Long a local leader in the spirits world, acclaimed cocktail bar Cure has been on top of the no-proof libation game for some time, and you should feel comfortable making a request with your flavor preferences to any of the bartenders here. It also offers a selection of low ABV options, great for long parade days.

Inside Cure.
The bar at Cure
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2. Zasu

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127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 267-3233
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The lovely Mid City restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef Sue Zemanick has a strong bar program, and welcomes diners to offer preferences for a bartender-concocted creation, whether it be bitter or sweet. For example? Bar Manager Tyler Correa says his mix of lime juice, ginger syrup, Giusto Sapore n/a bitter, and Urban Moonshine Cider Vinegar bitters served on the rocks is “effervescent and has more of a ‘cocktail’ taste with the bitter components.”

The bar at Zasu
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3. Saffron Nola

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4128 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 323-2626
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Not only does Saffron Nola offer a list of mocktails, bar program director Ashwin Vilkhu tells guests they’re welcome to order almost any of the house cocktails sans booze and receive something similar. A Gudamba brings together roasted mango, mint, and lime; the Limbu Pani is lime, lemon, orange, salt, pepper, and sugar; and an iced cardamom tea rounds out the menu.

The bar at Saffron Nola
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4. Toups Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Cajun-Southern chef Isaac Toups’ Mid City restaurant Toups Meatery has offered bartender-crafted mocktails for some time, with a hibiscus lemon soda and a “Mull it Over” among options, the latter combining cranberry juice, mulled syrup, lemon juice, a dash of saline, and soda.

The Mull it Over from Toups Meatery
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5. Coquette

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2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 265-0421
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Known for an excellent wine selection and pairing options, at the upscale Coquette from James Beard Award-nominated chefs Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus, patrons can also sip on non-alcoholic beverages like peach-shiso soda, blueberry-mint kombucha, or a watermelon cooler.

The bar at Coquette
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6. Palm & Pine

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308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 814-6200
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One of the newest spots to add fresh flavor to the French Quarter also offers a few exceptionally thoughtful non-alcoholic options, including the Clarity, made with cantaloupe, grapefruit, habanero shrub, and ginger beer, and a Rampart Retreat with cilantro, mint, orange blossom water, and pineapple.

7. Compère Lapin

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535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-2119
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The always cutting-edge Compere Lapin added a spirit-free cocktail list last year like the rest of its libations, the options are top-notch. The pictured Bronze Mosaic mixes non-alcoholic beer, coconut, honey, and chrysanthemum; the Opera Mauve includes pineapple and denatured wine; and Rose Strange Page is a grapefruit-ginger-raspberry herb concoction. (Compere also has all the good San Pellegrino sodas and Fever Tree tonics).

The alcohol-free Bronze Mosaic from Compere Lapin
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8. Bar Tonique

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820 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 324-6045
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Classic French Quarter watering hole Bar Tonique has a whole page devoted to “temperance” options, full of sodas and shakes made with fresh fruit syrups. Bonus — if you’re the designated driver, your drinks are free.

Inside Bar Tonique
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9. SoBou

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310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 552-4095
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Opt to “Hold to Booze” at cocktail hotspot SoBou with its aptly-named menu, which mostly consists of the ability to choose from 14 fresh-made syrups to build your own soda with fun flavors like passion fruit, cherry jalapeno, and gulab jamun. Excitingly, non-alcoholic tepache, a fermented beverage made from pineapples and flavored with cinnamon, is also offered.

10. Longway Tavern

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719 Toulouse St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 962-9696
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The newest restaurant from the owners of popular cocktail destinations Sylvain and Barrel Proof offers a similar mix of sophistication and irreverence; high-design but casual. Feel emboldened to stop in here even if you’re not imbibing; Longway Tavern offers non-alcoholic beer and bartenders who will make you a taste-based concoction.

11. Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

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321 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 609-3811
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As leaders in the local cocktail scene and a gathering spot for New Orleans’s service industry, bartenders at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 have long been happy to make a booze-free but balanced tropical drink; just be sure to be helpful in pointing in the right direction.

Latitude 29, one of New Orleans most influential bars of 2014.
Latitude 29
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12. Muriel's Jackson Square

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801 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 568-1885
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This classic Jackson Square tourist spot is keeping up with its hipper counterparts by offering a few solid alcohol-free cocktail options, including a cherry ginger sour and blueberry-thyme spritz.

13. Cane & Table

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1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 581-1112
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The Caribbean-inspired Cane & Table is another leading New Orleans cocktail bar that won’t blink an eye at a request for something creative but spirit-free, even if there’s no designated menu for the category.

Inside Cane & Table
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1. Cure

4905 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Inside Cure.
The bar at Cure
Nikki Mayeux

Long a local leader in the spirits world, acclaimed cocktail bar Cure has been on top of the no-proof libation game for some time, and you should feel comfortable making a request with your flavor preferences to any of the bartenders here. It also offers a selection of low ABV options, great for long parade days.

4905 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Zasu

127 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
The bar at Zasu
Zasu/Facebook

The lovely Mid City restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef Sue Zemanick has a strong bar program, and welcomes diners to offer preferences for a bartender-concocted creation, whether it be bitter or sweet. For example? Bar Manager Tyler Correa says his mix of lime juice, ginger syrup, Giusto Sapore n/a bitter, and Urban Moonshine Cider Vinegar bitters served on the rocks is “effervescent and has more of a ‘cocktail’ taste with the bitter components.”

127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Saffron Nola

4128 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
The bar at Saffron Nola
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Not only does Saffron Nola offer a list of mocktails, bar program director Ashwin Vilkhu tells guests they’re welcome to order almost any of the house cocktails sans booze and receive something similar. A Gudamba brings together roasted mango, mint, and lime; the Limbu Pani is lime, lemon, orange, salt, pepper, and sugar; and an iced cardamom tea rounds out the menu.

4128 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
The Mull it Over from Toups Meatery
Toups Meatery/Official Photo

Cajun-Southern chef Isaac Toups’ Mid City restaurant Toups Meatery has offered bartender-crafted mocktails for some time, with a hibiscus lemon soda and a “Mull it Over” among options, the latter combining cranberry juice, mulled syrup, lemon juice, a dash of saline, and soda.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Coquette

2800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
The bar at Coquette
Bill Addison/Eater

Known for an excellent wine selection and pairing options, at the upscale Coquette from James Beard Award-nominated chefs Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus, patrons can also sip on non-alcoholic beverages like peach-shiso soda, blueberry-mint kombucha, or a watermelon cooler.

2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Palm & Pine

308 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112

One of the newest spots to add fresh flavor to the French Quarter also offers a few exceptionally thoughtful non-alcoholic options, including the Clarity, made with cantaloupe, grapefruit, habanero shrub, and ginger beer, and a Rampart Retreat with cilantro, mint, orange blossom water, and pineapple.

308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The alcohol-free Bronze Mosaic from Compere Lapin
Compere Lapin/Facebook

The always cutting-edge Compere Lapin added a spirit-free cocktail list last year like the rest of its libations, the options are top-notch. The pictured Bronze Mosaic mixes non-alcoholic beer, coconut, honey, and chrysanthemum; the Opera Mauve includes pineapple and denatured wine; and Rose Strange Page is a grapefruit-ginger-raspberry herb concoction. (Compere also has all the good San Pellegrino sodas and Fever Tree tonics).

535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Bar Tonique

820 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Inside Bar Tonique
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Classic French Quarter watering hole Bar Tonique has a whole page devoted to “temperance” options, full of sodas and shakes made with fresh fruit syrups. Bonus — if you’re the designated driver, your drinks are free.

820 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. SoBou

310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Opt to “Hold to Booze” at cocktail hotspot SoBou with its aptly-named menu, which mostly consists of the ability to choose from 14 fresh-made syrups to build your own soda with fun flavors like passion fruit, cherry jalapeno, and gulab jamun. Excitingly, non-alcoholic tepache, a fermented beverage made from pineapples and flavored with cinnamon, is also offered.

310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Longway Tavern

719 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The newest restaurant from the owners of popular cocktail destinations Sylvain and Barrel Proof offers a similar mix of sophistication and irreverence; high-design but casual. Feel emboldened to stop in here even if you’re not imbibing; Longway Tavern offers non-alcoholic beer and bartenders who will make you a taste-based concoction.

719 Toulouse St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

321 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Latitude 29, one of New Orleans most influential bars of 2014.
Latitude 29
Brasted/Eater NOLA

As leaders in the local cocktail scene and a gathering spot for New Orleans’s service industry, bartenders at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 have long been happy to make a booze-free but balanced tropical drink; just be sure to be helpful in pointing in the right direction.

321 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Muriel's Jackson Square

801 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116

This classic Jackson Square tourist spot is keeping up with its hipper counterparts by offering a few solid alcohol-free cocktail options, including a cherry ginger sour and blueberry-thyme spritz.

801 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116

13. Cane & Table

1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Inside Cane & Table
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

The Caribbean-inspired Cane & Table is another leading New Orleans cocktail bar that won’t blink an eye at a request for something creative but spirit-free, even if there’s no designated menu for the category.

1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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