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Where to drink booze-free in Newcastle

The non-alcoholic movement has been gaining momentum in recent years, thanks to the help of initiatives like Dry July. The ever-growing list of non-alcoholic spirits, beers, and wines means it's way easier, and tastier, to ditch booze or just take a break.

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The Newcastle hospo scene has jumped on the dry wagon with some venues taking their non-alcoholic range almost as seriously as their alcohol endeavours. Whether you’re cutting the booze out altogether or just want a less intense headache, check out the non-alcoholic offerings across the city.

Bar Mellow

- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
- Non Wine | Stewed cherry & coffee
- Non Wine | Toasted cinnamon & yuzu
- Sun Seeker | Pineapple, coconut, ginger, soda, and mint
- Sweet n' Tangy | Lyre's Amaretti, passionfruit, and nutmeg
Where: 744 Hunter St, Newcastle West

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Basement on Market St

- Non-Alcoholic Peroni Beer
- Pina Colada 
| Pineapple juice, Coco Lopez, lime juice, sugar syrup, soda
Italian Passion | Passionfruit puree, pineapple and lime juice, sugar syrup, soda
Peach Keen | Peach puree, apple juice, lime juice, sugar syrup, soda
Where: 2/2 Market St, Newcastle

Bella Italia

- Summer Stand | Lychee, passionfruit, pineapple, and cranberry juice
- Frozen Bella | Crushed ice, passionfruit, strawberry nectar, sugar syrup, and lemonade
Where: 545 Hunter St, Newcastle


- Virgin Pina Colada
- Seasonal Mocktail
- Estrella Zero Beer
Where: 25 King St, Newcastle

Criniti’s Kotara

- Lychee-tease | Pineapple juice, lychee, and lime juice
- Manberry | Mango cheek, strawberries, and orange juice blended with ice
- Tutti Frutti | Banana, strawberries, coconut, and pineapple juice blended with ice
- Virgin Mojito | Mint, muddled lime, and sugar topped with ginger ale and apple juice
Where: Park Ave, Kotara

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- Buds & Beads | Ginger Rose Sparkling Tea
Fizzy Almond | Seedlip Garden, Lemon, Orgeat, Mint, Soda
Ever Bee | Lyre's Apertif, Honey, Lemon
- No-groni | Lyre's Dry London Gin, No-Rosso, Italian Orange
- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA

Good Folk Brewing

Pineapple No-jito | Pineapple and mint shrub cordial, simple syrup, lime juice, soda
Watermelon and Basil Spritz | Lyre's Pink London Non-Alcoholic Spirit, watermelon and basil shrub cordial, simple syrup, lime juice, soda

Harbour Bar

Dragonfruit Spritz | Non-alcoholic London Dry Spirit, dragonfruit syrup, soda
Panoma | Non-alcoholic Agave Blanco Spirit, grapefruit juice, lime
Mango Sour | Non-alcoholic White Cane Spirit, mango puree, lemon, aquafaba
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini | Non-alcoholic Dark Cane Spirit, espresso caramel syrup, sea salt
Where: 1 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle

Hotel Jesmond

- Heineken Zero
- Great Northern Zero
- James Squire Zero
- Giesen Pinot Gris
- Giesen Pinot Merlot
- Virgin Margarita
- Virgin Mojito
Where: 182 Newcastle Rd, Jesmond

In Forno

- Ginger Peach | Peach nectar, lemon juice, ginger beer, and mint
- Strawberry Sorbet Mojito | Strawberry puree, fresh lime, soda water, and mint
- Sober Sally Mocktail | Grapefruit juice, cranberry and lemon juice
Where: 79-81 Beaumont St, Hamilton

Jams Karaoke & Bar

“We respect your choice to not drink alcohol and have heaps of options for you: Oolong tea, soft drinks, non-alcoholic beer, and other delicious non-boozy bevvos.”
Where: 8 Union St, Newcastle West

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The Koutetsu

- Negroni 
- Whisky Sour
- Ameretto Sour
- South Side 
- Margarita
- Paloma
- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
Where: 555 Hunter St, Newcastle West


- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
- Virgin Mojito
- Waterbaby Margi
- The Evolution
- Classic Mock Margarita
- Raspberry Lemon Fizz
- Like a Zombie
Where: 104 Beaumont St, Hamilton

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Modus Brewing

- Tom's 'Zero Proof' Collins cocktail
- Nort Refreshing Ale, PA, XPA and IPA
- Plus Minus Wines - Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Sparkling
Where: 20 Merewether St, Merewether

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- Like A Virgin | Lychee, lychee juice, apple juice, mint, cherry syrup, and lemon juice
- Dump Him | Ginger, lemongrass, kaffir, and soda
- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
Where: 11 Perkins St, Newcastle

Romberg’s & Roundhouse

- Sound The Scratchley Cannon | ALTD Green Grocer, Lyre’s Classico Grande sparkling, calamansi, juniper syrup
- The Porter Sisters | ALTD Silver Princess, orangewater, juniper syrup, lemon, Wonderfoam
- Per Non Errore | ALTD Golden Emperor, Lyre’s Rosso, Lyre’s Classico Grande sparkling, Angostura bitters
- Nort Refreshing Ale
- Nort All Day IPA
- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
- Where: Level 9/282 King St, Newcastle

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- Monceau Pet Nat Kombucha Cloudy Apple
- Parc Non-Alcoholic Pilsner
- Bobby Ginger Beer and Bobby Passionfruit
- San Pellegrino Limonata or Aranciata Rossa Cans
Where: 46 Scott St, Newcastle East

Son of a Gun 

- Frozen Apple Margarita | fresh apple, house-made lemon & lime syrup, salt, and a hint of orange
- Blueberry Basil Nojito | blueberry, basil, housemade nojito syrup, and soda
- Watermelon Breeze | fresh watermelon, cranberry, tonic, mint, hint of orange, lime syrup
- Yoko's Crush | ginger, lime, lemongrass, toasted coconut, and mint

The Lost Souls

Pink Lemonade | Homemade grenadine, lemonade, seasonal fruit
Lemon Cosmo | Lyre's Dry London, lime, lemon, cranberry
- Sex on the Beach | orange juice, cranberry juice, peach syrup, grenadine
- Elderflower Mojito | Lyre's White Cane, elderflower syrup, lime, mint, elderflower tonic
Painkiller | Lyre's Cane Spirit, pineapple juice, orange juice, cream of coconut
Where: 159A Darby St, Cooks Hill

The Rooftop at QT

- Lyre's Pink Gin Spritz | Lyre's Pink London Dry Spirit, Lyre's Classico, tonic, pink grapefruit
Lyre's Tommy's Margarita | Lyre's Agave Reserva Spirit, agave, lime
Lyre's Espresso Martini | Lyre's Coffee Originale, Lyre's White Cane, espresso, vanilla
- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
Where: 185 Hunter St, Newcastle 

The Rum Diary Bar

- Pick Me Up, Don't F#*K Me Up | Boston black cold drip coffee, Lyres Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit, house island spice syrup
- Barrel Aged Boulevardier | Lyre’s American Malt, Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso, and Lyre’s Italian Orange (barrel aged in house)
- Nah Nah Colada | House coco mix, fresh pineapple juice, lime juice, and Angostura bitters
- Cheeky Tiki Collins | Muddled lemon, house island spice syrup, soda
Mai Lie | Lyres Dark Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit, Lyre's Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, orgeat syrup
- Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
- Capi Spicy Ginger Beer
Where: 529 Hunter St, Newcastle

The Underground

- Amaretti Sour | Lyre’s non-alcoholic liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters
- Two Faced Tommy | Lyre’s non-alcoholic agave reserve spirit, agave syrup, and lime juice topped with strange love lime & jalapeno soda
- Tickle Me Pink | Lyre’s pink London spirit, pomegranate/hibiscus syrup, and lemon juice topped with soda
- Lyre’s Amalfi Spritz
- Lyre’s Classico
Where: 32 Church St, Newcastle

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The Young Street Hotel

- Beer, Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz (ask their friendly staff for the current selection)
Where: 132 Young St, Carrington

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