Best Non-Alcoholic Beverages at Dallas Restaurants

We are now a couple of weeks into Lent, and if you skip alcohol for 40 days you certainly feel like you are missing out, especially given the number of bars and restaurants in Dallas.

If this is your case, or if you are not a drinker, there are still a good number of bars, restaurants and venues where you can get non-alcoholic beers. And what that is: The process of non-alcoholic beer brewing is similar to that of normal beer. It contains barley, grain and hops, just like real beer. However, after the maturation phase of the brewing process, the brewers heat the beer to the boiling point, thus boiling the alcohol out of the beer.

Just because you don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the joy of popping a cold one. Here you will find 10 bars and restaurants where you can enjoy non-alcoholic beers and alternatives.

Dallas Farmers Market

920 S. Harwood St. (downtown)

Almost every Saturday and Sunday you will find a SoCo stand with various types of non-alcoholic beers. Look out for flavors like jalapeño lime and cucumber mint this spring.

The Dubliner

2818 Greenville Ave. (Lower Greenville)

If you want to get into the Irish mood in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Dubliner is the place for you. They don’t have a large selection of non-alcoholic beers, but the non-alcoholic Erdinger beer tastes just like regular beer.

East Side

117 E. Oak St., Denton

We understand You’re in a university town and it doesn’t help that St. Patrick’s Day and spring break are within the same week. Fortunately, you can fight the temptation in Denton’s East Side for SoCo-based cocktails and other non-alcoholic beers by the bottle.

The libertine

2101 Greenville Ave. (Lower Greenville)

Still on Greenville Avenue? Come to the Libertine, where they also have Erdinger. They don’t really sell a lot of them, we are told, so you’re almost guaranteed to be able to break a cold.

Open palette

400 N. Olive St. (city center)

Open Palette is located in the Sheraton downtown and is a lovely lounge bar with colorful decor. The renowned brewery Anheuser-Busch, Inc. sells the non-alcoholic beer O’Doul’s at Open Palette. It’s perfect for a conference at the Sheraton, but can’t drink in the middle of the day.

The last estate of the people

5319 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 210 (Mockingbird Station)

While this artsy little Mockingbird Station bar doesn’t offer non-alcoholic beers, they can make you almost any cocktail you want without alcohol. Often times, any cocktail can easily be alternated with champagne or beer to use topo chico in place of the spirit.

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Ritz Carlton

2121 McKinney Ave. (Uptown)

Just because you’re feeling a bit bougie doesn’t mean you have to indulge in heavy craft cocktails. You can order a variety of SoCo-based cocktails as well as other non-alcoholic beers. Make it a night to remember – you know, one that you will actually remember.

The rustic

3656 Howell St. (Uptown)

Staying sober at concerts can be difficult, but The Rustic offers Texas Select, a premium collection of tea, coffee, and non-alcoholic beers. Get a drink and enjoy a show in the back yard. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Sidecar Social

5100 Belt Line Road (Far North Dallas)

When a large part of Far North Dallas is made up of an endless number of chain restaurants and bars, cutting out alcohol can be a challenge. Fortunately, at Sidecar Social you can try a cocktail called Limey, which has ginger ale, strawberry puree, and lime tones. Tastes as citrusy as a cold Coro – it doesn’t matter.

Sixty vines

500 Crescent Court, Suite 160 (Uptown) and 3701 Dallas Parkway, Plano

Although Sixty Vines is known for having a variety of wines on tap, you can also order kombucha on tap. It’s not exactly beer, but it’s bubbly, fermented, and good for your digestive system.

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Alex Gonzalez joined the Dallas Observer in 2018. He is from Dallas and has published his work in Local Profile, MTV News and the Austin American-Statesman. He has a diverse taste in music and enjoys writing about art, food and culture.

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