Where to sober sip for Dry January in Philly

Dry January in Philly
Urban Farmer mocktails
Lexy Pierce


Dry January is made easy at this local brand, which has storefronts in Chestnut Hill, on East Passyunk Avenue and in Collingswood, New Jersey. While shopping at any location, Philadelphians can find zero-proof tipples and sober sips such as the Seedlip Spice 94 and the Seedlip Garden 108, available in 700 ml bottles. 

The ingredients can be utilized with different recipes as well, which can be found in “Free Spirit Cocktails: 40 Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes” ($19.95) by Camille Wilson and “Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking” ($22) by Elva Ramirez, both of which are available at Occasionette. 

Dry January in Philly
OccasionetteTistan Kim/ PUNCH Media

Multiple locations, occasionette.com

Urban Farmer

For Philadelphians looking to participate in Dry January, Urban Farmer’s list of extensive mocktails make sipping sober that much easier.

The Farm Mule ($7) is composed of Fever Tree Ginger Beer, lime mint syrup, and a dash of bitters. The Pal-No-Ma ($7) is crafted with grapefruit, lime, agave, and sea salt, then topped with soda water. The Pomegranate Spritz ($7) is prepared with Fever Tree Club Soda, pomegranate juice, rosemary, and fresh lime, and the Orange Creamsicle ($7) boasts Fever Tree Club Soda, orange juice, vanilla bean, and Chantilly cream.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, urbanfarmersteakhouse.com


This French-focused Old City bar and eatery is currently offering a Shrub and Soda of the Day, and a a tasty assortment of menu mocktails. Guests can sip on the PGL composed of non-alcoholic tequila, pomegranate, ginger, and lime juice, or opt for a drink with the featured flavor: Apple-Fig.

Philadelphians can also keep an eye out for Beverage Director Shawn Miller’s new additions which will include non-alcoholic spirits and amaros made in-house to help keep Dry January going strong.

Dry January in Philly
The PGLShawn Miller

233 Chestnut St., forsythiaphilly.com

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

Who says that participating in Dry January has to be anything less than chic? This rooftop lounge is offering The Harvest Dreams, a cocktail composed of Seedlip 108, spiced cucumber syrup, and lime juice. And the Currently Venting is prepared with Seedlip 94, huckleberry syrup, and lemon juice, topped with club soda.

433 Chestnut Street, stratuslounge.com

Iron Hill Brewery

Iron Hill is embracing the alcohol-free month with its dry-hopped water, which is available at all of their Pennsylvania locations. Iron Hill’s Hop Water is a 0% ABV sparkling beverage crafted with a blend of six hops. The drinks come in four mocktail flavors: Raspberry Limeade, Peach Tea, Blackberry Lemon, and a mojito-inspired Hop-jito.

Dry January in Philly
Iron Hill’s Hop Water.Iron Hill Brewery

Multiple locations, ironhillbrewery.com

Rex at the Royal

This southern-styled hotspot is offering two mocktail recipes on its list of sober offerings: If You Got ‘Em ($8), crafted with cold brew coffee, smoked pear, lime, rosemary, and demerara, or the Cide Eye ($8), made with apple pie cocktail syrup, lemon, sparking and a salt rim. Philadelphians can pair the drinks with some standout dishes including chicken and dumplings, smoked brisket, crab fondue, banana pudding cheesecake and more. 

1524 South St., rexphl.com

Fitz on 4th

This Queens Village spot is serving up a few treats, including Lia’s Lavender Lemonade. The concoction is described as a light lavender-infused creation with sparkling water, lemon, and a lavender sprig. While there, diners can pair their drinks with plant-based dishes such as mushroom sliders, edamame dumplings, “crab” cakes, pumpkin tid-bits and more. 

Dry January in Philly
Fitz on 4th

 743 S. 4th St., fitzon4th.com