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Where to find mocktails and alcohol-free drinks in Ottawa

Whether you never partake in consuming alcohol or are sober curious, there’s been an influx of alcohol-free drinks and mocktails at local restaurants. You don’t have to sacrifice ordering a pretty cocktail just because you don’t want the spirit! Here are some of the best places to find Mocktails in the Ottawa area.


Located in Ottawa’s Fairmont Château Laurier is Zoe's. This romantic spot is named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s wife, Lady Zoe. Formerly a concert hall, Zoe’s is known for its iconic afternoon tea service and elevated dining experience.

While there are only two mocktails on Zoe’s menu; Lucid Lush, complete with cold jasmine tea and peach purée; and Greenskeeper, featuring honey syrup and Brothers celery bitters, they are both sure to delight the tastebuds.

Zoe's elevates the mocktail game with its imaginative concoctions and impeccable service. Revel in the vibrant atmosphere and savour every sip here, where each visit promises an unforgettable journey of flavour and flair.

El Camino

With two restaurants in two of Ottawa’s trendiest areas, the ByWard Market and Elgin Street, El Camino is a premier destination for taco and cocktail enthusiasts, offering a diverse selection of unique foods like ox tongue and tuna tartare crispy tacos.

While the menu may not feature the available mocktails, speak to your server about it! They can easily re-create their tastiest and most aesthetically pleasing drinks sans the alcohol.

El Camino's mocktails provide the perfect accompaniment to your dining experience. Here, you can embark on a journey of taste and discovery, making it a must-visit spot for mocktail enthusiasts in Ottawa.

Pure Kitchen

Pure Kitchen quickly became an Ottawa staple and expanded from one location to four across the city — Elgin Street, Kanata, Rideau Street and Westboro. The restaurant serves some of the city’s best vegetarian and vegan fare like their ‘radical’ cauliflower wings featuring their famous Korean BBQ sauce and their ‘fantastic’ noodles featuring maple tamari tofu and peanut sauce.

With a full alcohol-free menu, you can rest assured you’ll find something you love. The Pure Kitchen menu features four mocktails, four zero proof beer options and two wine substitutes. Pair with your meal or snack of choice for the perfect dining experience in a stylish and welcoming atmosphere.


Picture this: a liquor store, but it only sells alcohol-free products. That’s exactly what Knyota has brought to Canada’s capital city. Knyota’s storefront is conveniently located downtown on Bank Street and sells a diverse array of zero proof beers, ciders, mocktails, spirits and wines.

With a local delivery option for $5.99 and a guided shopping and tasting experience, there’s more than one way to experience Knyota’s offerings. Come here to try something new and discover your go-to favourites.


Situated in one of Ottawa’s oldest buildings, Starling is located in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market. With a unique interior, including the opportunity to dine inside a bird cage, you will definitely snap the perfect picture of Instagram here.

The menu boasts brunch and lunch items including salmon avocado toast and a porchetta sandwich and the drink list includes a “placebo” section. The placebo menu includes two mocktails, ‘Anthony’ and ‘Abigail,’ both of which will satisfy the cocktail cravings.Top of Form


Lansdowne is home to Local Public Eatery, otherwise known as ‘Local.’ Whether you’re looking for an incredible menu that caters to many dietary requirements or just checking the spot out for happy hour, Local has what you’re looking for.

While the website doesn’t showcase their ample mocktail offerings, the in-person menus do! You’ll find a variety of drinks perfect for an alcohol-free outing.

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