It’s that time of year again! Between New Year’s resolutions to reduce alcohol intake, Dry January goals, and all the other reasons to be sober curious, chances are you or someone you know is trying to abstain from alcohol by imbibing non-alcoholic drinks. If you’re in Los Angeles County, then you’re in luck because we’ve got the best mocktail bar in the nation right in our own backyard. Shirley’s Temple is a woman owned, black owned, and the first and only mocktail bar in Signal Hill. Plus, it’s been named number one on Yelp’s list of Top 25 Places to Get a Mocktail in the U.S.!
Shirley’s Temple focuses on creating a beautiful and entertaining atmosphere for socializing without a reliance on alcohol. Their non-alcoholic drinks are so good that you won’t even miss the alcohol because their craft mocktails are more than “just juice”. During the day they offer food like deli sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps, and a delicious weekend brunch, but at night they transform into the secret sober speakeasy of your dreams. They offer live entertainment like stand-up comedy, music bingo, poetry and open mic night, and a sober convention. Plus, their curated 1940’s art deco decor makes you feel like you’re stepping into a glamorous time past. This is the classiest vintage sober bar you’ve ever seen.
While they may be a vintage sober bar, their ingredients are anything but vintage. Glance through their mocktail menu and gaze upon the healthy additions to each mocktail such as L-theanine, vitamin B-12, adaptogens, and hemp. They even have a special January menu of health forward mocktails with no added sugars, a lower calorie count, and special added adaptogens. But of course, the highlight of the menu is The Shirliest Temple which is “an upscale take on an old childhood classic”.
This spot deserves a place on your favorite bar rotation even after Dry January is over. Between the delicious food, amazing non-alcoholic craft cocktails, enticing weekend brunch, and live evening entertainment, there’s something for everyone at Shirley’s Temple. Drive yourself on over to Signal Hill because you won’t need a designated driver to get back home. A win for everyone!
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