Dry July 2023 in Brisbane: sip, savour, and support with the city’s most delicious mocktails

The Jetty Southbank's selection of alcohol-free concotions makes it one of the best cocktail bars to celebrate Dry July 2023 in Brisbane

Cheers, Brisbane! Embrace Dry July 2023 at the city’s top cocktail spots. Sip, savour, and go alcohol-free in style. Let’s toast to a month of making a difference at Brisbane bars.

Hold onto your hats, Brisbane! Dry July 2023, an epic challenge supporting adults with cancer, is on the horizon. Get ready to raise a glass (or a mocktail) and join in on the alcohol-free extravaganza. Our dining specialists have curated the hottest spots in town for you to sip, savour, and embrace the Dry July spirit. Picture cool Queensland evenings with lively conversations and refreshing mocktails in hand. Let’s celebrate while making a positive impact in Brissie!

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The Gresham

Dry July 2023 in Brisbane can be celebrated at The Gresham which offers a selection non-alcoholic cocktails

Elevate your mocktail experience at The Gresham, an award-winning cocktail bar nestled in Brisbane’s CBD. Housed in a Victorian-era building, this bank turned whisky bolthole exudes refined ambience. Prepare to have your taste buds dance with its tantalising drinks list, including Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirit-based cocktails.

📍308 Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000


Discover the secret treasure trove of Cobbler in West End. This enchanting speakeasy-inspired haunt is renowned for mind-blowing cocktail mastery. Mastery that’s also shown in its mocktails. While you won’t be presented with a menu of spirit-free options, don’t hesitate to request a virgin drink based on your favourite flavours, or seek inspiration on the cocktail list and ask for a Dry July-friendly take on one of the creations.

📍7 Browning Street, West End QLD 4101

Dr. Gimlette

Dr. Gimlette in Brisbane

Embark on a flavour-filled journey at Dr. Gimlette, sister venue to Death & Taxes. This chic sanctuary pays homage to time-honoured cocktail traditions. Let the skilled bartenders take you on a mocktail adventure that’ll take your Dry July experience to new heights.

📍109 Edward Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Electric Avenue & Mrs J. Rabbits

Dry July in Brisbane can be celebrated at Electric Avenue which offers a selection of mocktails

Prepare to be electrified at Electric Avenue, a trendy hotspot where creativity and classic cocktails collide. Explore the bar’s impressive drinks lineup while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Don’t forget to check out the upstairs speakeasy, Mrs J. Rabbits, for an extra dose of excitement. And to raise your glass to Dry July, we recommend you make A Berry Sensible Choice, with cranberry, blueberry, lime, agave, and house-made grapefruit soda.

📍23 Logan Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Stranded Bar

Hidden in the depths of Fortitude Valley’s Winn Lane, Stranded channels the spirits of punk and rock ‘n’ roll. Conjured by the masterminds behind The Zoo, this edgy and intimate cocktail bar is a haven for music lovers and cocktail enthusiasts. Be captivated by mezcal-infused concoctions, innovative shared plates, and the electrifying beats spun by vinyl DJs. Indulge in alcohol free options such as the Non-Santo Llorando or The Responsible Casa Margarita for a virgin twist on classic favourites.

📍3 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006


This Middle East-inspired vegetarian restaurant at Ovolo The Valley invites you to experience the soulful vibe of Tel Aviv. Come evening, you can settle in for a drink. ZA ZA TA’s zero proof creations are in line with the Tel Aviv-like atmosphere and Arabian spices-infused cocktail list. Raise a toast to Dry July with a Vanilla Pash featuring rok passionfruit rap kombucha, fresh lime, vanilla, fresh mint, and passionfruit, garnished with a dehydrated lemon. 

📍Ovolo The Valley, 33/1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

The Jetty South Bank

The Jetty Southbank offers a selection of alcohol-free concotions making it one of Brisbane's top cocktail bars to celebrate dry july

This vibrant riverside restaurant and bar is your go-to destination for a laid-back atmosphere paired with city skyline views and stylish drinks. The Jetty South Bank boasts a few innovative alcohol free concoctions crafted by its mixologists. Spice up your Dry July with a Chilli Ginger Ninja, a ginger beer like no other – hints of chilli, ginger, lime, and mint give the classic mixer a nice kick. 

📍River Quay, Shop/4 Sidon Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

The Matriarch

Dry july in Brisbane can be celebrated at The Matriarch which serves non-alcholic cocktails crafted with Lyre's alcohol free spirits

A historical Newstead warehouse turned 19th-century Europe-inspired bar and restaurant, The Matriarch serves high tea in the afternoon and creative cocktails in the evening. Its selection of non-alcoholic cocktails, crafted with Lyre’s alcohol free spirits, is on the indulgent side. Opt for a Velvet Underground with pink gin – one of Lyre spirits, coffee sec, strawberry jam, lemon, oat milk, and dragon fruit foam. 

📍1/22 Masters Street, Newstead QLD 4006

Stratton Bar & Kitchen

Dry july in Brisbane can be celebrated at Stratton Bar & Kitchen which serves a zero-proof version of the classic Mojito

Found within the walls of two former World War II hangars, Stratton Bar & Kitchen awaits with its trendy, industrial vibes, dishes to share, and extensive drinks menu. Ensuring that you can have fun without alcohol, the bar can offer you a No-jito, the aptly named zero proof version of a classic mojito, or a virgin Amaretti Sour.

📍3-5 Stratton Street, Newstead QLD 4006


A Japanese restaurant offering a local interpretation of Japanese cuisine, where Australian seafood takes centre stage, hôntô also hosts a dark and moody cocktail bar within its walls. At ôô bar, Japanese whisky and sake are poured alongside the classic craft beers and cocktails and there are also alcohol-free libations for you to smash your Dry July goal..

📍Alden Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Dry July 2023 in Brisbane promises sensational sips and spirited support. So, rally your mates, raise your glass (minus the booze), and join the city-wide celebration. Cheers to a Dry July like no other in Brissie!

Aude Camus

Parisian-born Aude visited her first restaurant aged just a few days old – now she's always ready for her next meal. When not interviewing award-winning chefs or looking for a new restaurant to visit, you’ll find her planning her next getaway from Hong Kong where she’s lived since 2015. Her travel writing has appeared in online publications such as Destination Deluxe and The Hotel Journal, and she runs a lifestyle platform for French expats living in Hong Kong.

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