Where to go in the City for Dry January

Where to go in the City for Dry January
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Here’s our pick of where to go this Dry January.

Bar + Block (Aldgate)

Dry January does not need to be boring. Bar + Block has a mouth-watering selection of mocktails for those doing Dry January this month or steering away from alcohol in 2024. With virgin drink choices of a Passion Fruit Spritz, which is their classic Porn Star Martini minus the alcohol, or their refreshing Virgin Mojito. Defo one to try this month.

66 Alie St E1 8PX

Straits Bar

Here at City Matters, we are huge fans of Pan Pacific London. Not only is this hotel stunning but it’s only a very short walk from Liverpool Street Station. This month, why not visit Straits Bar & Kitchen restaurant at Pan Pacific London offering stunning views of the City from floor-to-ceiling windows. Pan Pacific London has 12 delicious Asian-inspired mocktails on offer for Dry January, including refreshing new inventions such as the Berry Sensation, a unique fruity yet smoky aromatic mix of alcohol free Seedlip Spice with lemon juice, blackberry syrup, cranberry juice and soda water, as well as the creative Guava Mary for those that want to spice things up made with guava juice, lime juice, salt, fresh chili, mint and celery. This is a fabulous spot in the City that needs to be added to your list this month.

South East Asian Restaurant London | Pan Pacific Straits Kitchen
80 Houndsditch EC3A 7AB


Dry January needn’t mean depriving yourself of a tasty cocktail. This month, why not visit Wahaca – with two tasty new booze-free additions to the drinks menu. The Blackberry Sour is shaken with aquafaba, basil, apple cider vinegar, avocado leaf and rosemary for a serve that’s luxuriously smooth with a satisfying sharpness. The perfect choice for those craving the taste and complexity of a traditional cocktail but without a drop of alcohol. And new and improved for 2024, the Non-Alc Margarita packs the perfect punch to cut through even the coldest of months, with Pentire botanical non-alcoholic spirit mixed with lime, agave and jalapeño. The perfect place for Dry January this month.

140 Tabernacle St EC2A 4SD

Apothecary East

This month be sure to visit the Izakaya-inspired bar and restaurant in Shoreditch, which has created three alcohol-free serves in collaboration with Three Spirit to get your Dry January off to tantalising start. This place is sophisticated and classy, perfect for Dry Jan drinks with friends or that special someone!

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