Whether you’re participating in Dry January, have set resolutions to drink less in the new year or are abstaining from alcohol for any other reason – there are some great places to cheers with a mocktail on Ingersoll Avenue! Visit these three spots for a non-alcoholic Happy Hour without feeling like your only options are soda or water.
The “Spirit Free” section of The Bartender’s Handshake (3615 Ingersoll Ave) menu has been a staple since the bar’s inception. With more than a handful of options just as creative as the rest of the cocktail menu, you won’t feel like you’re missing out. Try the “Karate Kid” (carrot juice, ginger, lime, ancho chili, ginger beer, mint) or the “Fame is the New Art” (pineapple, espresso, egg white, lime, honey).
Gusto Pizza Bar
The expanded food menu at Gusto Pizza Bar (2301 Ingersoll Ave) is matched by the new and more extensive beverage program that features beer, wine, cocktails – and mocktails! Some of the offerings are even made with zero-proof versions of popular spirits, like the “New Fashioned” (pictured) made with Kentucky 74 N/A bourbon, Wilderton Botanical Distillery elixir, orange bitters, agave, lemon peel and cherry.
Eatery A (2932 Ingersoll Ave) is well-known for its half-price beer and wine during happy hour, but their pizza would also pair well with one of their virgin cocktail selections. Choose from fresh-squeezed lemonade, limeade or Virgin Pimm’s with pomegranate, mint, cucumber and lemon. Eatery A’s beverage menu also features a selection of hot or cold teas from Gong Fu Tea, juices, and coffee drinks.