January 06, 2023

15 Detroit-area hotspots to visit for a non-alcoholic cocktail

Sometimes all you want is the refreshing taste of a sophisticated and thoughtfully made fizzy and fruity concoction, without assaulting your liver. It's a bummer when you want to drink something non-alcoholic and the only beverage available is pop, so ahead find a curated list of all the hotspots around town that specifically offer mocktails — aka drinks sans the buzz — for nights when you don't want to get hammered.

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The Monarch Club
33 John R. St., Detroit; 313-306-2380; monarchclubdetroit.com
The Monarch Club might be known for its rooftop views of the city, but the cocktail bar has a selection of mocktails like the Coco Lassi, a fruity and spicy coconut drink.
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The Monarch Club

33 John R. St., Detroit; 313-306-2380; monarchclubdetroit.com

The Monarch Club might be known for its rooftop views of the city, but the cocktail bar has a selection of mocktails like the Coco Lassi, a fruity and spicy coconut drink.
Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails
9215 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-332-0607; ivykc.com
Many places serve a Shirley Temple, but at Ivy Kitchen, you can get a Shirley Ginger, club soda and ginger beer with a splash of lime and grenadine.
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Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails

9215 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-332-0607; ivykc.com

Many places serve a Shirley Temple, but at Ivy Kitchen, you can get a Shirley Ginger, club soda and ginger beer with a splash of lime and grenadine.
Grey Ghost 
33 John R. St., Detroit; 313-306-2380; greyghostdetroit.com
You don’t have to feel left out at Grey Ghost. Whether you’re looking for something “dark” like the Cola de Jamaica, or “light” like the Spa Water, you can find a quality mocktail here.
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Grey Ghost

33 John R. St., Detroit; 313-306-2380; greyghostdetroit.com

You don’t have to feel left out at Grey Ghost. Whether you’re looking for something “dark” like the Cola de Jamaica, or “light” like the Spa Water, you can find a quality mocktail here.
Dragonfly Detroit
2929 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; dragonflydetroit.com
At Dragonfly, the cocktail bar that’s right next door to its sister restaurant Freya, there is a wide selection of low- and non-alcoholic beverages.
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Dragonfly Detroit

2929 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; dragonflydetroit.com

At Dragonfly, the cocktail bar that’s right next door to its sister restaurant Freya, there is a wide selection of low- and non-alcoholic beverages.
M Cantina13214 Michigan Ave., DearbornChips, salsa, and agua frescas baby. This Dearborn cantina features seasonal cocktails and horchata .
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M Cantina

13214 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Chips, salsa, and agua frescas baby. This Dearborn cantina features seasonal cocktails and horchata .
Republica1942 Grand River Ave., DetroitSometimes a night full of booze-infused sugary drinks isn't what you're looking for. Republica, a family-run gastropub in Berkley, recognizes this and is hosting an event where only mocktails will be served.
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Republica

1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit

Sometimes a night full of booze-infused sugary drinks isn't what you're looking for. Republica, a family-run gastropub in Berkley, recognizes this and is hosting an event where only mocktails will be served.
Brooklyn Street Local1266 Michigan Ave., DetroitThere's no need to feel awkward about ordering a mocktail here, they've dedicated an entire section of their menu to it.
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Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit

There's no need to feel awkward about ordering a mocktail here, they've dedicated an entire section of their menu to it.
She Wolf Detroit438 Selden St., DetroitRaspberry, ginger, and lemon; the fruity combo of She Wolf Detroit's nonalcoholic drink, Venezia Spiaggia.
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She Wolf Detroit

438 Selden St., Detroit

Raspberry, ginger, and lemon; the fruity combo of She Wolf Detroit's nonalcoholic drink, Venezia Spiaggia.
Castalia at Sfumato3980 Second Ave. E., DetroitThis Midtown cocktail staple focuses on not just taste, but scent as well. The brand itself is based on eight signature fragrances, which by day are sold at the store on Second Avenue, but by night the establishment converts into an 18-seat craft cocktail lounge. Six of its drinks are mocktails and all of them pair with a corresponding scent you can purchase at the store.
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Castalia at Sfumato

3980 Second Ave. E., Detroit

This Midtown cocktail staple focuses on not just taste, but scent as well. The brand itself is based on eight signature fragrances, which by day are sold at the store on Second Avenue, but by night the establishment converts into an 18-seat craft cocktail lounge. Six of its drinks are mocktails and all of them pair with a corresponding scent you can purchase at the store.
Lost River Tiki15421 Mack Ave., DetroitIn white lettering on its menu, you'll find type that reads "We have mocktails!" If they're using an exclamation point to emphasize excitement for these non-alcoholic goodies, then you should probably order one.
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Lost River Tiki

15421 Mack Ave., Detroit

In white lettering on its menu, you'll find type that reads "We have mocktails!" If they're using an exclamation point to emphasize excitement for these non-alcoholic goodies, then you should probably order one.