If cutting back on alcoholic drinks is part of your plan for the new year, have we got a list for you. Dry January can go well beyond only ordering club soda and a splash of cran with a lime when you go out with friends or on a date. These bars in the Montclair area have crafted some seriously tasty mocktails for you to enjoy. Read on for our list of mocktails in Essex County.
Bloom | 648 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
This newcomer on the food scene serves French and Korean-inspired New American cuisine. There are several non-alcoholic drinks on the menu such as the blood orange cran spritz made with blood orange syrup and cranberry juice.
The Brookdale | 1099 Broad Street, Bloomfield
Visit the lively spot for brunch, dinner, or a happy hour with friends. Some items on their drink menu are available as mocktails, including A Little Bit of Cucumber made with cucumber, lime, and rosemary.
Cafe Moso | 307 Orange Road, Montclair
All of the drinks at this casual, bistro-style American fusion restaurant are alcohol-free. Try the Twighlight Dream, a Moso exclusive with the flavors of cherry, peach, coconut, elderflower, vanilla, and ginger.
McLoone’s Boathouse | 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange
This fun restaurant is located within the South Mountain Reservation Complex, which means you can enjoy the spectacular view of the reservoir while sipping your drinks. The Blueberry Refresher made with lemonade, blueberry syrup, pineapple, and lime juice, is one of the alcohol-free offerings.
Millburn Standard | 42 Main Street, Millburn
The Standard is known for its tasty takes on familiar dishes and cozy dining room. Their extensive drink list includes the mocktail Ecto Cooler House made with various citrus flavors and lemonade.
Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street, Montclair
The husband and wife team who own this brewery keep it stocked with a revolving list of craft beers. They even have a selection of non-alcoholic craft drinks including the MB Jamaican Sorrel made with hibiscus flower petals.
Nami Nori Montclair | 378 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
This casual temaki bar caused quite a buzz in town for its open-style sushi rolls. They don’t have a liquor license so all the beverages are alcohol-free, but that doesn’t hinder their creativity. Try the Yuzu Palmer, lemon verbena tea, peach, yuzu juice, and mint.