Sips for Dry July

Now that July has arrived, here’s a few Melbourne venues that are participating in Dry July. There is plenty to inspire, with $10 mocktails and killer views of Melbourne’s CBD from Bomba Rooftop to non-alcoholic gin mocktails at St Kilda’s iconic Stokehouse, plus much more.

103 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Keep dry at Melbourne’s much-loved Bomba Rooftop. With $10 mocktails, killer CBD views and a fully weatherproof space, there is plenty to celebrate this July. Sip on Rhubarb and Virtues (rhubarb, green grape, soda, dill), Mandarin Mule (mandarin, spiced citrus, ginger beer, thyme) or Miel Meow (sparkling yuzu, juniper, eucalyptus honey).


242 High St, Windsor VIC 3181
This July, patrons that are going dry can sip their way through the month with Tipico’s delicious assortment of mocktails that are sure to quench any thirst, including options like the refreshing Lemon Ginger Spritz. Comprising zesty lemon sorbet, house-made lemon syrup and ginger syrup, lemon juice and soda, this non-alcoholic mix is pumped full of freshness and flavour. The Lemon Ginger Spritz is $12.


30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182
Take to the bayside at Stokehouse St Kilda for its specially curated mocktails by Van Haandel Group sommelier, Gavin Cremming. Enjoy three delicious mocktails including the San Spritz with Seedlip Grove 42, San Pellegrino Sanbitter Red and soda; the Seedlip Lady with Seedlip Spice 94, pineapple, lemon and orange and cinnamon syrup; as well as the Spiked Ginger Beer with pineapple shrub, lemon, cucumber and ginger beer.  


Tokyo Tina
66A Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181
The G-rated side of Tokyo Tina’s drinks menu still packs a punch with mocktails that are light on alcohol and heavy on flavour. These include the Cucumber Yuzu Soda that sees fresh cucumber and zesty yuzu sweetened with honey, while the Tropico marries a fruit-filled concoction of pineapple, apple, rhubarb and citrus.

Image credit: Karina Patten


26 Esplanade, Williamstown VIC 3016
Basque-inspired beachfront Williamstown venue Sebastian will be offering a range of delicious mocktails throughout the month of July for those taking a break from booze. Try the Virgin Pomegranate Mojito – freshly pressed pomegranate and lime juice, mint, sugar and soda water.

Image credit: Sammy Green