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Apr 20, 2010 07:50 PM

Fun restaurant with nonalcoholic cocktails?

Chowhounds - looking for a place to invite friends for a birthday dinner. Looking for a place with good food that can accommodate a good sized group (10 or so on a Sunday evening.) I'm pregnant, and would love to celebrate my birthday and be able to have more than just a half glass of wine. Can anyone recommend a place with great nonalcoholic drinks? Recently I've had ginger mint limeade (founding farmers), a blueberry/mint/lime concoction (zola). Can anyone think of another place that would fit the bill? I've heard rumors of interesting drinks at Zaytinya but can't seem to find a menu showing nonalcoholic drinks. Thanks in advance!

701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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  1. BlueHIll Tavern. Piv's Pub. Prime Rib. All restaurants can make your dwinks without alky.


    1. I would go to PS7. The food is excellent and it's a fun place to celebrate with a group.

      Gina is an amazing mixologist and can turn any of her cocktails in to a mocktail...just let her know what you like.

      PS7 Restaurant
      777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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      1. re: Elyssa

        Second PS7 for this.

        PS7 Restaurant
        777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

      2. Had dinner at Ceiba recently. Their faux-mojitos were very good.

        1. Resurrecting this post: I am in this exact same boat - I turn 30 (and 22 weeks) in August. I am very, very tired of faux mojitos and faux just-leave-out-the-alcohol type drinks -- they usually don't taste that great. I'm coming from out of town and would love a couple additional recs . . . !

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          1. re: meels

            Zola has several mixed non-alcohlic drinks that stand on their own, not simply an alcohol-free rendition of a standard cocktail.

            1. re: meels

              Cafe Atlantico and Oyamel have lots of aguas frescas and Cafe Atlantico has some interesting fruit and lemonade drinks as well. The most interesting non-alcoholic drinks I have had in the DC area were at Restaurant Eve - the bartender there can make many of his drinks in a tasty non-alcoholic version. Of course, not the place to go for a cheap, fun dinner, but for the $13.50 bar lunch, it's a wonderful deal.

              Cafe Atlantico
              405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

              Restaurant Eve
              110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314