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Halifax's Zero-Proof Cocktail Scene


Take your taste buds on a tour of Halifax’s burgeoning non-alcoholic cocktail scene.

Mocktails, zero-proof, spirit-free beverages – whatever you like to call them, one thing is certain: More and more people are changing the way they choose to drink, and Halifax’s bartenders and mixologists have responded with a variety of non-alcoholic options that rival their spirited counterparts. Visit one of these local bars and restaurants to sample their curated selections of zero-proof cocktails.

Downtown Dartmouth

Dear Friend Bar

67 Portland St, Dartmouth

A cozy neighbourhood bar serving up a couple of playful zero-proof cocktails and shareable plates.

North End Halifax

Compass Distillers

2533 Agricola St, Halifax

An award-winning distillery and tasting bar offering a small selection of decadent mocktails and small bar bites.

Downtown Halifax

Bar Sofia

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1709 Lower Water St #104, Halifax

A vibrant eatery showcasing bright Latin flavours, offering several tropically inspired zero-proof cocktails.

North End Halifax

Field Guide

2076 Gottingen St, Halifax

An intimate neighbourhood restobar offering locally sourced fare and a small selection of handcrafted mocktails.

Downtown Halifax

The Carleton

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1685 Argyle St, Halifax

An award-winning live music venue and eatery featuring an array of brightly flavoured non-alcoholic cocktails.

Downtown Dartmouth

Side Hustle Snack Bar

21 Portland St Unit 2, Dartmouth

A relaxed snack bar serving up eclectic, seasonally inspired plates, and a couple of creative zero-proof cocktails.


il Mercato Trattoria

1595 Bedford Hwy, Bedford

A warm and inviting eatery offering traditional Italian fare and a selection of handcrafted mocktails.

North End Halifax


5659 Almon St, Halifax

A bright and modern café and eatery serving up decadent brunch bites and several seasonally inspired mocktails.

Downtown Halifax


1673 Barrington St, Halifax

A stylish and cozy restaurant and bar serving Spanish-inspired tapas and a couple of thoughtfully crafted non-alcoholic cocktail options.

North End Halifax

Bar Kismet

2733 Agricola St, Halifax

An intimate restobar serving up fresh seafood and handmade pasta, offering a selection of handcrafted zero-proof cocktails on their ever-changing menu.

Note: Each of these establishments offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, providing something for everyone.