Fallout 76: Where to Find All Nuka-Cola Varieties

There are a number of different varieties of Nuka-Cola located throughout Fallout 76.

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Nuka-Cola offers a fizzy delight for all ages that comes with buffs, quenches thirst, and gives you a cap just for opening it. With almost a dozen flavors that are frequently the subject of challenges, this is where to find all Nuka-Cola varieties in Fallout 76.

How to Find Nuka-Cola Flavors in Fallout 76

There are 11 different flavors of Nuka-Cola, including the original, found throughout Appalachia. If you’re looking for a specific variety, you can head to Nuka World or speak with Bubbles at the Whitespring Resort. You’ll be able to purchase what you’re looking for at either location, if they have it in stock. This is the most certain way to get a specific variety. I typically check out the booth at Nuka World before talking to Bubbles.

If you’re more of a gambler, you can use the Nuka-Cola Mystery Machine. For just 15 caps, you get a random bottle of the soda. It can be built in your C.A.M.P., or you can try other player’s bases if you don’t have the plan for it. I have one set up to help fulfill dailies that require me to get any type of Nuka-Cola.

In addition to the above methods, you’ll find soda bottles all over the wasteland. Nuka-Cola vending machines, coolers, and more can contain the thirst quencher. Places, such as Camden Park, have bottles on tables or counters. I pick up every single one I see since they offer various effects, including healing.

These methods often net you just the bottle or two of a particular type. For larger quantities, check out the spawn areas for the flavor you’re hunting.

All Nuka-Cola Locations in FO76

For ease of reading, I’ve put together these links for you to jump down to the drink(s) you’re looking for:

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Nuka-Cherry is the second most common variety of the beverage. If you need a few bottles, however, this is where to look.

  • Tyler County Fairgrounds
  • Nuka World near the Nuka Launcher
  • Fourth and fifth floor of the Garrahan Estate
  • Whitespring Bunker


Ah, the original flavor that took over all other sodas. Running low on pop? Head to these locations to refill.

  • Camden Park
  • Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant
  • Nuka World
  • Pleasant Valley Station
  • Tyler County Fairgrounds
  • Garrahan Estate

Nuka-Cola Cranberry

A seasonal beverage, Nuka Cranberry is a bit tougher to find. You’ll have the best luck heading to Cranberry Bog when searching for it.

  • Watoga Underground
  • Belching Betty
  • Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant
  • Sludge Works
  • Point Pleasant

Nuka-Cola Orange

Nuka Orange, the soda cut with arsenic, is hard to find outside of vendor locations. There’s only one place to go:

  • Eta Psi House

Nuka-Cola Dark

Much like hard sodas exist in real life, Nuka-Cola Dark was their attempt at an alcoholic beverage. You can make your own boozy bubbly after obtaining the plan during the Tipsy Taste-Test daily. Otherwise, a bottle can be found:

  • Eta Psi House

Nuka-Cola Quantum

The famous, glowing soda stands out among the others, as well as in vending machines. Easy to spot, you can find some at the following places:

  • Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant
  • Mount Blair
  • West side of New River Gorge Bridge
  • Overseer’s Home

Nuka-Cola Twist

Drinking a bottle of Nuka Twist not only heals you, but confers a random buff. It can’t be found while exploring, but it is a reward for finishing Nuka World events.

  • Most Wanted
  • Seismic Activity
  • Spin the Wheel
  • Tunnel of Love
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Nuka-Cola Wild

Another rare variety, this root beer soda can only be found at:

  • Eta Psi House


Drinking this grape soda will reduce any radiation you’ve taken, but can be hard to find.

  • Black Mountain Ordnance Works TNT Dome 7
  • Graton Steel Underground

Quest-Specific Nuka Variants

There are two versions of Nuka-Cola you can obtain through quests. Afterwards, you’ll be able to craft them yourself.

Nuka-Cola Scorched, Nuka-Cola Vaccinated, Nuka-Cola My Blood’s In It

The recipe is obtained during the quest The New Arrivals. While all the same, there are three different names you can choose from. Once named, you can’t change it, but the only thing it impacts is the branding.


Wasted on Nukashine grants you the Fermentable Nukashine recipe, craftable at a Brewing Station. Reading any of the party posters found close to Vault-Tec University begins the quest. If you’re just looking for a bottle, there are a few places to go.

  • Pi House
  • Crimson Prospect

That’s where to find all flavors of Nuka-Cola across Appalachia in Fallout 76. For other resource locations, where to find cryptids, or how to kill a Yao Guai, check out our guide vault.

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Ashley Erickson

Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.