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Whether you are committing to Dry January for the first time this year or continuing an annual tradition, restaurants and bars around Chicagoland are offering up ways to enjoy all the flavors of your favorite alcoholic beverages, without the buzz.

Found Kitchen & The Barn Steakhouse

  • Baby G&T - Grapefruit juice, house-made tonic water
  • Mount Etna Sour - Seedlip Grove, lemon juice, blood orange juice
  • The Railroad - Heavenly Body non-alcoholic golden wheat beer, rosehip syrup
  • Fireworks - Seedlip Spice smoked ginger ale


  • The Hummingbird - Basil, bitter lemon 
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The Baby G&T can be enjoyed at both Found Kitchen & The Barn Steakhouse. (Photo courtesy of Huge Galdones)

I|O Godfrey

At I|O Godfrey, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage Grant Gedemer features mocktails with colorful presentation including:

  • Mint to Be - Choice of peach, strawberry, or raspberry acai with muddled mint, raspberry purée, fresh lime, lemon and ginger ale
  • Peach Out - Made with blueberry, yucca peach tea, muddled agave, and rosemary 
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The Mint to Be mocktail at I|O Godfrey. (Photo courtesy of I|O Godfrey)

Big Drop Brewing

Big Drop Brewing is celebrating Dry January by introducing its fourth NA brew in the U.S. – the new Coba Maya non-alcoholic Mexican-style brew. To celebrate, Big Drop ha a cooler giveaway and is dropping in at Dry January tasting events throughout January. Big Drop is currently available on tap and in cans at more than 200 bars, restaurants and retailers across Chicagoland. 

Coba Maya has a crisp, clean taste with a balanced malt punch on the palate and a gentle, spicy, herbal aroma. Coba Maya joins Paradiso IPA, Pine Trail Pale and Galactic Extra Dark for a buffet of NA brews for anyone going all-in for Dry January, or just lightening up their alcohol intake.


Big Drop is giving away heavy-duty Big Drop Coolers so people can keep chilled Coba Maya on-hand all year long. Enter the giveaway on Instagram @bigdropbrewco_us, at any sampling event and via QR codes at retailers across Chicagoland. 

  • SAMPLE SATURDAYS at Great Central Brewing Company (221 N Wood St)

Get a can of Big Drop Brew with ANY purchase (taproom draft or carry-out) every Saturday in January!

Saturday, January 15, 22 and 29 from 12 noon - 9 p.m. 

  • BEER NA PIZZA at Beer Cellar in Geneva (204 W State St)

Enjoy a tasting of all Big Drop brews with pizza from Aurelio’s Thursday, January 20, from 5-7 p.m. 

  • BEER NA BURGER at Bitter Pops (3357 N Lincoln Ave)

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January 21-30, get a complimentary Big Drop brew with any burger at Bitter Pops. 

Plus, Big Drop will offer samples at Bitter Pops on Friday evening, January 21 and at Bitter Pops’ FIT Walk-Run event on Sunday, January 30. 

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Photo courtesy of Big Drop Brewing

Sunda New Asian

  • Strawberry Fields - muddled fresh strawberries, lemon, lime, orange, fennel syrup
  • Blackberry Limeade - lime, rosemary syrup, muddled fresh blackberries, club soda 
  • Grass Tiger - lemongrass, lime, orange, ginger beer, fresh spanked mint, club soda, jalapeño  
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The Grass Tiger mocktail at Sunda New Asian. (Photo courtesy of Sunda New Asian)


Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market, offers a variety of vibrant, colorful mocktails to make Dry January exciting. From the No-Jito with Fresh Mint, Lime, Simple Syrup and Soda, to the Flor Picante with Hibiscus, Ginger, Syrup, Lime and Soda, guests can sip on something special with their meal this month, sans alcohol. The restaurant also offers a variety of flavorful seasonal offerings, including a lemonade and Agua Fresca. For the complete menu or to make a reservation, diners may visit www.carnivalechicago. 

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Photo courtesy of Carnivale


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