The 4 Best Spots For Mocktails In San Francisco

Sam MacKinnon | April 20, 2021 | Food & Drink Feature

These four San Francisco bars and eateries feature some of the best mocktails the city has to offer.

Cotogna’s nonalcoholic Old-Fashioned PHOTO BY JOSEPH WEAVER/COURTESY OF COTOGNA
Cotogna’s nonalcoholic Old-Fashioned


Perfect for those abstaining from alcohol, ABV’s two cocktail concoction, Lime Ginger and Na-Groni, each come in full bottles available for pickup or delivery. The former is a blend of sparkling water with lime and ginger-flavored cordial and, though it sounds simple in its design, is exceptionally tasty and refreshing. For a deliciously balanced bitter and fruity blend, go for the latter, made with Giffard Aperitif syrup, Bittermilk No. 5 Charred Grapefruit Tonic and water. 3174 16th St.


This restaurant, owned by the team behind the three-Michelin-starred venture Quince, in San Francisco, is known for its impressive food and also off ers a range of mocktails that matches the high-end menu. Cotogna’s take on the classic Old-Fashioned tastes like the real deal and pairs beautifully with a number of the entrees. For its rendition of the iconic drink, bartender Michael Kudra chars a variety of citruses in a wood-fired oven, then adds angostura bitters, rosemary and cinnamon to complement that citrus syrup, which is poured into a glass and garnished with an orange peel. The result? A one-of-a-kind sipping experience. 490 Pacific Ave.


Located in the heart of the Marina, this bar is a favorite among young tech employees throughout the city and, in addition to its regular drink menu, offers a great range of mocktails. The Immunity Boost Juice is made with orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice and muddled ginger, and finished with turmeric, which gives the entire concoction a depth of flavor that rivals a regular cocktail. 3138 Fillmore St.


Owners Evan and Sarah Rich aim for a relaxed, vivacious vibe at their restaurant Rich Table, and on top of delectable food and cocktail options, they serve delicious booze-free drinks. The Spritz Face Killah stands out with its high-end flavor profile, featuring Seedlip, Vermouth Rosso and grapefruit soda. 199 Gough St.

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