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Five Pittsburgh city spots offering mocktails

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Mocktails from The Open Road Bar
Whether you’re sticking to dry January, taking a break from spirits, or just looking for a non-alcoholic drink, these local spots have the zero-alcohol and low-proof mocktails for you.

Bridges & Bourbon

930 Penn Ave., Downtown.
Three mocktails are featured on the menu at Bridges & Bourbon: a lemon basil sparkling water; a mocktail that mixes passion fruit tea syrup, lemon, and club soda; and The Cocoon, a play on their Butterfly Effect cocktail – vodka, grapefruit, ginger, rose water, and citrus – that’s “just not old enough yet.”


2000 Smallman St., Strip District.
Kaya takes the rum out of their house mojito to make their “nojito,” available in four flavors: classic, pineapple, orange-mango, and guava.


5430 Penn Ave., Friendship.
Spork’s temperance menu is full of top-notch mocktails. There’s the housemade blueberry kombucha, something called "boom boom juice" made with bubblegum stock, a play on a mango lassi called Lassi Come Home, and chicha morada, a traditional Peruvian beverage.

The Open Road Bar
Find everything from non-alcoholic beer (that’s actually good) and wine to buzz-less spirits and zero-proof cocktails in The Open Road Bar’s online shop. The store hosts a range of no-and-low canned cocktail options from Hella Cocktail Company, The Bitter Housewife, and For Bitter For Worse. If you’re feeling adventurous, experiment and make your own mocktail with the shop’s range of spirit-free spirits.

Though The Open Road Bar doesn’t have a storefront, they do offer delivery for free in Pittsburgh and to a number of states.

Pusadee’s Garden

5319 Butler St., Lawrenceville.
The beloved Lawrenceville Thai spot has a full list of cocktails and mocktails. Try the ginger chai — a mix of chai, ginger, lemon, matcha, almond milk, vanilla, and citrus called the Green Thumb. Or, the Strawberry Letter 23, a mix of Topo Chico, vanilla bean, and strawberry “cream” lemon.