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The Malibu Beach Inn’s Violetta cocktail.
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12 Bars for Nonalcoholic Cocktails in LA

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The Malibu Beach Inn’s Violetta cocktail.
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Just because you’re not drinking alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t have a creative drink — and a good time — at some of LA’s top bars. These 12 Los Angeles bars use the complex flavors of nonalcoholic spirit Seedlip to execute head-turning concoctions that’ll take your night to the next level. Whether you’re in the mood for a no-booze crawl or you want to find a favorite and hang out all night, here’s where to get your nonalcoholic drink on across LA.

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1. Otium

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222 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 935-8500
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The flavorful New American dishes coming out of chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s gleaming open kitchen have been drawing in diners since late 2015. Whether you stop in to relax after a day at the adjacent The Broad museum, or make it part of a night out in downtown LA, you’re going to want a light, refreshing sip that complements the modern space and menu. Try the Seedlip Grove cocktail, which mingles Seedlip Grove 42 with yuzu honey, Meyer lemon, and sparkling water. It’s served in a coupe glass and topped with dehydrated lemon.

A pale yellow cocktail in a coupe glass and garnished with a dehydrated lemon, and Seedlip Grove 42 in a glass bottle.
Otium’s Seedlip Grove cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

2. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 278-5444
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The glam hotel lounge is back and there’s no better place to dip your toe in the nightlife waters than at this looker in Beverly Grove with crushed velvet sofas and a full lineup of entertainment. Let the No-groni cocktail charm you with its beguiling combo of Seedlip Spice 94, verjus rouge, tea with hints of cinnamon, orange, wormwood, and vanilla. It’s the perfect drink to go with the evening’s events, which runs from Monday jazz night to Wednesday salsa night to Thursday drag show. Friday and Saturday nights are when DJ Annie Sollange turns up the volume with a live DJ set.

An orange cocktail garnished with an orange peel.
Sofitel’s No-groni cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

3. Cassia

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1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-6699
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There’s a California sensibility to the Southeast Asian leaning menu from husband-and-wife culinary duos Bryant and Kim Ng and Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan. Expect to chow down on dishes like whole grilled sea bass and raw spicy scallops in the modern, airy dining room. And for a booze-free drink option, try the Garden Gimlet, served in a Schotts Zwiesel martini glass. It’s the perfect foil, with the herby hints of rosemary, thyme, and spearmint from Seedlip Garden 108 and plenty of lime. 

A pale green cocktail topped with lime in a martini glass, and Seedlip Garden 108 in a glass bottle.
Cassia’s Garden Gimlet cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

4. Malibu Beach Inn

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22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(800) 462-5428
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While the Malibu oceanside view (from inside the dining room or out on the patio) steals the show at the inn’s Carbon Beach Club restaurant and bar, there’s plenty to grab your attention on the food menu, like the croquettes made with potato truffle puree and creamy brie. And for drinks, you can still enjoy a light, sophisticated-looking cocktail without the booze with the Violetta. The drink gets bright lavender notes from a violet syrup, some herby tang from Seedlip Garden 108, and bubbles from club soda. It’s topped with lemon zest and edible flowers for panache.

A pink cocktail in a glass and Seedlip Garden 108 in a glass bottle with an ocean view.
Carbon Beach Club’s Violetta cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

5. Scratch Bar & Kitchen

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16101 Ventura Blvd #255
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 646-6085
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The “scratch” in the 22-seat Encino restaurant’s name is taken seriously at the spot helmed by  chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee. And it’s not just the food that gets the by-hand treatment, the drinks do too —  including the nonalcoholic ones. Take the Pom Star, an earthy combination of house-made hibiscus grenadine, house-fermented pomegranate vinegar, and fresh lime juice with cardamom spice sprinkled on top. Reservations are scarce and Scratch is only open from Wednesday through Sunday, so plan ahead for this one.

A red cocktail and Seedlip spice 94.
Scratch Bar & Kitchen’s Pom Star cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

6. Death & Co.

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818 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Slip into the speakeasy vibe, even if you’re skipping the liquor, at this dark and sultry cocktail den. The proper cocktail menu is organized by flavor profiles, like “fresh and lively” or “elegant and timeless,” and the expert bartenders will whip up something nonalcoholic using whatever cues you provide. For something on the bright side, try the refreshing Buko Gimlet, made with Seedlip Garden 108, coconut water, pandan syrup, and fresh lime. With a menu of bites that run from savory (buttermilk fried chicken) to sweet (olive oil cake), it’s a downtown destination with legs.

A bartender shaving a lime over a pale white cocktail.
The Buko Gimlet cocktail at Death & Co.
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7. Eataly

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(213) 310-8000
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It’s hard to stop at Eataly for lunch or dinner without picking up some top-notch olive oil or dried pasta from the mother country. Those kinds of simple but high-quality ingredients are the same you’ll find at its rooftop perch Terra, whether you’re having food from the wood-burning grill, drinks, or both. The booze-free strawberry grove spritz is an elegant affair that melds Seedlip Grove 42, house-made strawberry syrup, lemon juice, and soda water — it’s the perfect beverage to toast to the rooftop views.

An orange cocktail served in a wine glass, placed in between a bottle of tonic and a bottle of Seedlip.
Eataly’s nonalcoholic strawberry grove spritz.
Jakob N. Layman

8. The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

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1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 854-1111
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Make an evening of it at this West Hollywood hotel, even if you’re not spending the night. Start things off on a balanced note with the London Sour, which gets a bit of sweetness from apple juice, a bright touch from lemon juice, and herbal accents from Seedlip Garden 108 and fresh rosemary and thyme. It’s available at the hotel’s clubby Boxwood restaurant, where you can order up dishes such as skirt steak with chimichurri sauce and mushroom risotto. Or, take it at the light-filled Lobby Bar and Sitting Room that transforms into a twinkling space at night.

A clear and yellow cocktail garnished with a lemon and rosemary, placed next to a bottle of Seedlip.
The London Hotel’s London Sour cocktail.
Jakob N. Layman

9. El Cid

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4212 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 668-0318
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There are a lot of good reasons to have El Cid in Silver Lake on your “for a good time” short list. There’s the flamenco show every Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the delish Spanish tapas and food (patatas bravas, croquettes de chorizo, paella), sure. And then there’s the pitch-perfect Valencia, in which mint and lime are muddled like a mojito — the alcohol-free drink is tied together by herby hints of rosemary, thyme, and spearmint in Seedlip’s Garden 108, lime juice, and a little simple syrup.

A pale green cocktail with mint and herb leaves.
El Cid’s Valencia cocktail.
Jakob N. Layman

10. The West Hollywood EDITION

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9040 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 953-9899
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The primo spot to relax and refresh at this West Hollywood hotel is on The Roof where you can sip Latin-inspired cocktails while eyeing the view. Like the Pink Lady: the pretty drink sets the night alight with a pleasant jolt from its mix of Seedlip Spice 94 (with its aromatic blend of allspice and cardamom), a hint of sweetness from strawberry, bite from Fresno chili, and a yuzu citrus tang. Get it with the crab nachos and super green Caesar salad for a perfect night out under the stars.

A pale cocktail in a glass garnished with a purple flower.
The Pink Lady cocktail at the West Hollywood EDITION.
Jakob N. Layman

11. Employees Only

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7953 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 536-9045
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This West Hollywood cocktail hot spot is beloved for its gorgeous, sippable cocktails. Thankfully, its nonalcoholic concoctions show the same attention to detail and flavor-forward approach as the boozy ones. Take the Tropikal Fizz — made with citrusy Seedlip Grove 42, pineapple juice, lemon juice, lime juice, egg white, and a little soda water — served in a Collins glass and garnished with the housemade honey pineapple ice. Your munchies are taken care of here too, especially via the taco Tuesday collaboration with the popup Metzli Taqueria.

A white-colored cocktail sitting on a wood table.
The Tropikal Fizz cocktail at Employees Only.
Jakob N. Layman

12. Laurel Hardware

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7984 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-6070
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Out on the town in West Hollywood and want the non-alcoholic version of the cocktail your friend is having? Order up the virgin Gangster at this looker of a spot and get the herbal Seedlip Garden 108 as your base (instead of its usual cucumber vodka), with freshly juiced watermelon and lime for a pretty pink cocktail with a hint of fruity bite and a cucumber garnish. The patio (with plenty of heaters to cut any chill) features leafy trees and is especially charming with fairy lights at night, but you’ll feel equally at home in the sleek industrial-leaning interior.

A cocktail garnished with cucumber placed on a table.
The Gangster cocktail at Laurel Hardware.
Jakob N. Layman
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1. Otium

222 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
A pale yellow cocktail in a coupe glass and garnished with a dehydrated lemon, and Seedlip Grove 42 in a glass bottle.
Otium’s Seedlip Grove cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

The flavorful New American dishes coming out of chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s gleaming open kitchen have been drawing in diners since late 2015. Whether you stop in to relax after a day at the adjacent The Broad museum, or make it part of a night out in downtown LA, you’re going to want a light, refreshing sip that complements the modern space and menu. Try the Seedlip Grove cocktail, which mingles Seedlip Grove 42 with yuzu honey, Meyer lemon, and sparkling water. It’s served in a coupe glass and topped with dehydrated lemon.

222 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
An orange cocktail garnished with an orange peel.
Sofitel’s No-groni cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

The glam hotel lounge is back and there’s no better place to dip your toe in the nightlife waters than at this looker in Beverly Grove with crushed velvet sofas and a full lineup of entertainment. Let the No-groni cocktail charm you with its beguiling combo of Seedlip Spice 94, verjus rouge, tea with hints of cinnamon, orange, wormwood, and vanilla. It’s the perfect drink to go with the evening’s events, which runs from Monday jazz night to Wednesday salsa night to Thursday drag show. Friday and Saturday nights are when DJ Annie Sollange turns up the volume with a live DJ set.

8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. Cassia

1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
A pale green cocktail topped with lime in a martini glass, and Seedlip Garden 108 in a glass bottle.
Cassia’s Garden Gimlet cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

There’s a California sensibility to the Southeast Asian leaning menu from husband-and-wife culinary duos Bryant and Kim Ng and Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan. Expect to chow down on dishes like whole grilled sea bass and raw spicy scallops in the modern, airy dining room. And for a booze-free drink option, try the Garden Gimlet, served in a Schotts Zwiesel martini glass. It’s the perfect foil, with the herby hints of rosemary, thyme, and spearmint from Seedlip Garden 108 and plenty of lime. 

1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

4. Malibu Beach Inn

22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
A pink cocktail in a glass and Seedlip Garden 108 in a glass bottle with an ocean view.
Carbon Beach Club’s Violetta cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

While the Malibu oceanside view (from inside the dining room or out on the patio) steals the show at the inn’s Carbon Beach Club restaurant and bar, there’s plenty to grab your attention on the food menu, like the croquettes made with potato truffle puree and creamy brie. And for drinks, you can still enjoy a light, sophisticated-looking cocktail without the booze with the Violetta. The drink gets bright lavender notes from a violet syrup, some herby tang from Seedlip Garden 108, and bubbles from club soda. It’s topped with lemon zest and edible flowers for panache.

22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

5. Scratch Bar & Kitchen

16101 Ventura Blvd #255, Encino, CA 91436
A red cocktail and Seedlip spice 94.
Scratch Bar & Kitchen’s Pom Star cocktail.
Photo by Jakob N. Layman

The “scratch” in the 22-seat Encino restaurant’s name is taken seriously at the spot helmed by  chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee. And it’s not just the food that gets the by-hand treatment, the drinks do too —  including the nonalcoholic ones. Take the Pom Star, an earthy combination of house-made hibiscus grenadine, house-fermented pomegranate vinegar, and fresh lime juice with cardamom spice sprinkled on top. Reservations are scarce and Scratch is only open from Wednesday through Sunday, so plan ahead for this one.

16101 Ventura Blvd #255
Encino, CA 91436

6. Death & Co.

818 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
A bartender shaving a lime over a pale white cocktail.
The Buko Gimlet cocktail at Death & Co.
Photo provided by Death & Co.

Slip into the speakeasy vibe, even if you’re skipping the liquor, at this dark and sultry cocktail den. The proper cocktail menu is organized by flavor profiles, like “fresh and lively” or “elegant and timeless,” and the expert bartenders will whip up something nonalcoholic using whatever cues you provide. For something on the bright side, try the refreshing Buko Gimlet, made with Seedlip Garden 108, coconut water, pandan syrup, and fresh lime. With a menu of bites that run from savory (buttermilk fried chicken) to sweet (olive oil cake), it’s a downtown destination with legs.

818 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

7. Eataly

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
An orange cocktail served in a wine glass, placed in between a bottle of tonic and a bottle of Seedlip.
Eataly’s nonalcoholic strawberry grove spritz.
Jakob N. Layman

It’s hard to stop at Eataly for lunch or dinner without picking up some top-notch olive oil or dried pasta from the mother country. Those kinds of simple but high-quality ingredients are the same you’ll find at its rooftop perch Terra, whether you’re having food from the wood-burning grill, drinks, or both. The booze-free strawberry grove spritz is an elegant affair that melds Seedlip Grove 42, house-made strawberry syrup, lemon juice, and soda water — it’s the perfect beverage to toast to the rooftop views.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

8. The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
A clear and yellow cocktail garnished with a lemon and rosemary, placed next to a bottle of Seedlip.
The London Hotel’s London Sour cocktail.
Jakob N. Layman

Make an evening of it at this West Hollywood hotel, even if you’re not spending the night. Start things off on a balanced note with the London Sour, which gets a bit of sweetness from apple juice, a bright touch from lemon juice, and herbal accents from Seedlip Garden 108 and fresh rosemary and thyme. It’s available at the hotel’s clubby Boxwood restaurant, where you can order up dishes such as skirt steak with chimichurri sauce and mushroom risotto. Or, take it at the light-filled Lobby Bar and Sitting Room that transforms into a twinkling space at night.

1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

9. El Cid

4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
A pale green cocktail with mint and herb leaves.
El Cid’s Valencia cocktail.
Jakob N. Layman

There are a lot of good reasons to have El Cid in Silver Lake on your “for a good time” short list. There’s the flamenco show every Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the delish Spanish tapas and food (patatas bravas, croquettes de chorizo, paella), sure. And then there’s the pitch-perfect Valencia, in which mint and lime are muddled like a mojito — the alcohol-free drink is tied together by herby hints of rosemary, thyme, and spearmint in Seedlip’s Garden 108, lime juice, and a little simple syrup.

4212 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

10. The West Hollywood EDITION

9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
A pale cocktail in a glass garnished with a purple flower.
The Pink Lady cocktail at the West Hollywood EDITION.
Jakob N. Layman

The primo spot to relax and refresh at this West Hollywood hotel is on The Roof where you can sip Latin-inspired cocktails while eyeing the view. Like the Pink Lady: the pretty drink sets the night alight with a pleasant jolt from its mix of Seedlip Spice 94 (with its aromatic blend of allspice and cardamom), a hint of sweetness from strawberry, bite from Fresno chili, and a yuzu citrus tang. Get it with the crab nachos and super green Caesar salad for a perfect night out under the stars.

9040 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. Employees Only

7953 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
A white-colored cocktail sitting on a wood table.
The Tropikal Fizz cocktail at Employees Only.
Jakob N. Layman

This West Hollywood cocktail hot spot is beloved for its gorgeous, sippable cocktails. Thankfully, its nonalcoholic concoctions show the same attention to detail and flavor-forward approach as the boozy ones. Take the Tropikal Fizz — made with citrusy Seedlip Grove 42, pineapple juice, lemon juice, lime juice, egg white, and a little soda water — served in a Collins glass and garnished with the housemade honey pineapple ice. Your munchies are taken care of here too, especially via the taco Tuesday collaboration with the popup Metzli Taqueria.

7953 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

12. Laurel Hardware

7984 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
A cocktail garnished with cucumber placed on a table.
The Gangster cocktail at Laurel Hardware.
Jakob N. Layman

Out on the town in West Hollywood and want the non-alcoholic version of the cocktail your friend is having? Order up the virgin Gangster at this looker of a spot and get the herbal Seedlip Garden 108 as your base (instead of its usual cucumber vodka), with freshly juiced watermelon and lime for a pretty pink cocktail with a hint of fruity bite and a cucumber garnish. The patio (with plenty of heaters to cut any chill) features leafy trees and is especially charming with fairy lights at night, but you’ll feel equally at home in the sleek industrial-leaning interior.

7984 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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