We are all about living the mocktail life. Any type of non alcoholic drink is something we want to know about and try. When we heard that mocktail bars were becoming increasingly popular, we couldn’t contain our excitement. Sure, we love making mocktails at home but having a place to go where everything on the drink menu is a mocktail sounds like a real dream!
Not only are mocktail bars becoming more popular in big cities, but you may even see a mobile mocktail bar zooming around your neighborhood. A mocktail bar wedding is also a trend that we are seeing all over the place. We are so excited about mocktail bars that we wanted to write all about them!
From the best mocktail bar menu to making a DIY mocktail bar, we are going to cover it all. So keep reading to find out everything you need to know about mocktail bars.
What is a Mocktail Bar?
Do non-alcoholic bars exist? They sure do! A bar that serves only non alcoholic drinks is called a mocktail bar. They are completely void of alcohol but make delicious, mixed drinks that are perfect for anyone looking to abstain from alcohol. Mocktail bars are perfect for kids and adults. They are a fun way to have tasty drinks without ever worrying about liquor consumption.
Where are best Mocktail Bars?
Are you wondering “is there a mocktail bar near me?”. Well, we bet there is! Mocktail bars are becoming so popular that you can find one in almost any metropolitan area. From a Denver mocktail bar to a mocktail bar NYC location, they are all over the place!
Here are a few of the most well known mocktail bars in the country that you may want to try.
- Mocktail bar NYC- Rouge Tomate in Chelsea, NYC at 126 W 18th St.
- Mocktail bar Chicago- Bar Kumiko at 630W Lake St
- Mocktail bar Austin- Sans Bar at 1818 E 12th St
- Mocktail bar Portland- Suckerpunch at 1030 SE Belmont St
- Mocktail bar Downtown Denver- Awake at 2240 N Clay St
- Mocktail bar Los Angeles- Giannini Bar at 649 S Olive St
- Mocktail bar Brooklyn - Getaway at 158 Green St
- Mocktail bar Jacksonville- Wildcrafters at 2105 Park St, Jacksonville, Fl
- Mocktail bar Orlando- The Bandbox at 1817 N Orange Ave
- Mocktail bar San Francisco- Temperance Bar at 734 La Playa St.
As you can see, there are quite a few great mocktail bars and these are just a few from a big list. If you are searching for a mocktail bar near you, be sure to also search for “non alcoholic” bars. You may find even more options under this listing.
Set Up a DIY Mocktail Bar And Blow Your Friends
If you do not feel like venturing out to a bar or restaurant, why not set up your own mocktail bar at home? This is also a great way to make your next dinner party exciting and different. Everyone loves a DIY mocktail bar!
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make your own mocktail bar. Keep these in mind if you want a mocktail bar wedding, a mocktail bar baby shower or just a mocktail bar at your house! You never know when you’ll need to whip up a non alcoholic cocktail…
Mocktail Bar Menu
Whether you are making a home mocktail bar or planning a zero proof bar for an event, you want to think about what kind of drinks you will be making. The easiest way to do this is to make a mocktail bar menu.
Write down the different drinks you want to make. Do you want to serve non alcoholic beer or just mixed drinks made with fun juices, herbs and seasonings? Do you like drinks with a little fizz or do you want an alcohol free, carbonation free mocktail bar? Are you making cold mocktails or hot mocktails?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to mocktails so making a clear menu for your mocktail bar is a great idea. Consider the season, consider your audience and consider what groceries you will need to buy as you plan your menu. Check out all the incredible mocktail recipes on our site to give you a good idea of the type of drinks you can make.
How Do You Stock a Mocktail Bar?
Once you have planned your mocktail bar menu, you are ready to stock the bar with everything you need to make your drinks. What you need to set up a mocktail/cocktail bar is pretty simple. Make a list of important juices, sodas and flavorings that you will need. Be sure to also have all of these items completely stocked at your mocktail bar:
- Cocktail Shaker
- Small Cutting board and knife
- Measuring cup and measuring spoons
- Cocktail Stirrer or spoon
- Mini Fridge (if possible)
- Alcohol free spirits
- Alcohol free beer
- Simple juices like orange juice, cranberry juice and pineapple juice
- Sparkling water, seltzer or sprite- simple carbonated beverages are a great way to add excitement to a drink
- Lemons and limes
- Honey or maple syrup
Having these basic ingredients and tools are a great start to a fully stocked mocktail bar. Your mocktail bar will vary based on your menu and, if you are setting up an at home mocktail bar, your bar will naturally grow over time. A perfectly stocked mocktail bar will evolve with your mocktail tastes!
Mocktail Bar Decorations
After you have your mocktail bar completely stocked, don’t forget to decorate it! A good mocktail bar should be pretty and eye-catching. You want to be excited and inspired at a mocktail bar.
You can decorate your mocktail bar just like any regular cocktail bar. Instead of alcohol logos, consider hanging juice logos or posters of your favorite sparkling water brands.
Skip branding completely and decorate your mocktail bar with artistic photos of your mocktail creations. Some twinkle lights always liven up a bar set up and some paper flowers make for a pretty bar scene.
If you are decorating you wedding mocktail bar, be sure to include some pics of the bride and groom. A little framed note about why they chose mocktails over cocktails is a great way to add a personal touch.
Mobile Mocktail Bars
The mobile mocktail bar may just be our absolute favorite type of non alcoholic bar. Mobile mocktail bars are essentially little drink mobiles. They drive around neighborhoods, bringing mocktails to everyone! Imagine an ice cream truck but with mocktails rather than frozen desserts. We definitely want one of these to come down our block!
There are also many mobile mocktail bars for hire. You can schedule a mocktail food truck to come and serve your next party or get together. They are also super easy to have at a wedding, offering your guests customized mocktails in a fun setting. Who doesn’t love a good food truck!
Mocktail bars are fun, exciting and delicious. They are perfect for anyone who is staying sober but still looking for tasty, interesting drinks. You don’t need alcohol to have a good time and mocktail bars prove this!
Look for a mocktail bar near you or make your own DIY mocktail bar in your house. Call a mobile mocktail bar to serve a big party so you can sit back, relax and have a good drink. It’s always a good day for a mocktail!
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