The New Year brings new starts, and for many, that may include cutting out alcohol. Whether you’re abstaining for the month of January, year round or just looked for a tasty nonalcoholic drink, there are many zero-proof sips to choose from at restaurants and bars throughout the city. Read more to find out where you can get a mocktail in Baton Rouge!

Hayride Scandal

Hayride Scandal Drink

A cool speakeasy bar hidden off the beaten path, Hayride Scandal may be best known for its whiskey-infused cocktails, but if you prefer to pass on the liquor, you’ve got a choice of three zero-proof mocktails to try. You’ll find these drinks under the menu’s Temperance Cocktails, with options that include Deliver Us From Gin, made with zero-proof gin, lime, and mint; a New Fashioned, crafted with zero-proof whiskey and zero-proof bitters; and the No Lomo, made with zero-proof tequila, grapefruit, and lime, soda. 

The Gregory

Sitting directly off the lobby of the WATERMARK Hotel Baton Rouge is The Gregory, an upscale restaurant and bar serving farm-to-table modern takes on Southern classics along with a selection of spirit-free libations. Pair your brunch, lunch, or dinner with refreshing mocktails, like The Steward, made with lavender syrup, lime yuzu, and lime club soda, or the Raincheck, featuring muddled cucumber, green tea, apple juice, and simple syrup.

The Gregory barstools


A local watering hole and arcade in one, Baton Rouge's BR.cade is all nostalgia, with a full-service bar whipping up adult beverages and mocktails inspired by old-school games. Non-alcoholic drinks include the Blinky Spritz (fresh lemon juice, vanilla, strawberry, and soda), the Bride of Piña Colada (fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut), and Mikey’s Mojito (fresh lime juice, mint, and soda) with flavor add-ins. Grab a drink and test your skills on the vintage arcade machines, scoring free entry during the weekly happy hour or all day on Sunday.

Tap 65

Nestled inside the White Star Market building, Tap 65 offers (you guessed it) 65 rotating beers, wines, and bourbons alongside a self-pour tap wall fully equipped with craft cocktails. While specializing in alcoholic beverages, Tap 65 also offers enticing non-boozy drinks, including the Blue-Grass Harvest mixed with blueberry, cardamom, and ginger beer, the Pretty in Pink made with lychee, hibiscus, and Sprite, and The Barbie with hibiscus tea and lemonade. 

Eliza Restaurant and Bar

A comfy and casual neighborhood joint in Baton Rouge, Eliza Restaurant and Bar is home to contemporary Creole cuisine and one stand-out, must-try mocktail–the Cucumber Basil Mule (ginger beer, lime, simple syrup, and soda water).

Cheers to Mocktails

With an impressive selection of mocktails served at some of the best restaurants and bars in Baton Rouge, you’ll never have to worry about finding solid alcohol-free options for Dry January and beyond.