Looking for inclusive drinking options in central Wisconsin? Find a variety of zero-proof drinks at local restaurants or in the comfort of your home with hand-crafted mocktails. Packed with flavor while looking the part of a regular cocktail, we've rounded up some of the best places to find a mocktail in the Stevens Point Area.Header photo from @sirenshrubs
What is a Mocktail?
Whatever the reason you're choosing to not drink alcohol, opting for a mocktail is a way to participate in mindful drinking while enjoying a delicious beverage. From simple to complex, mocktails can be made up of just about any ingredient which most of the time include soda, simple syrups, fruit, herbs, and more - and often take just as much time and care to craft.
Go Out & Get a Taste
Explore local flavor by trying a mocktail at a bar or restaurant in the area. Have a favorite mocktail spot that we missed? Let us know!
MIKEY'S BAR & GRILL3081 Village Park Dr., Plover
Equipped with an already impressive beer, wine, and spirits menu, it makes perfect sense that Mikey's has some great mocktails too. A can't-miss on their menu is their triple berry lavender fizz made with mixed berry and lavender-infused simple syrup, lemon, and seltzer.
GUU'S ON MAIN1140 Main St., Stevens Point
Grab a refreshing drink - with a non-alcoholic spin - from Guu's on Main and their mocktail menu. Their menu features a N/A mule, mojito, cucumber gimlet, and a French OJ drink made with orange and pomegranate juice and sprite.
PJ'S RESTAURANT601 Michigan Ave. N, Stevens Point
Serving up good eats and drinks on the regular, be sure to check out PJ's for one of their signature mocktails. Served with strawberry basil simple syrup, line juice, and press - try their Strawberry Basil Refresher for a refreshing sip.
Don't be shy! When visiting other restaurants or bars, many times you can ask for mocktails to be made off the menu.
MAIN GRAIN BAKERY & EATERY1009 1st St. Suite C, Stevens Point
While mocktails aren't always on the menu, be on the lookout for when Main Grain Bakery & Eatery features their tasty concoctions. When tasting their featured mocktails, you'll instantly be transported to a place and time as they're carefully crafted with clear intentions behind every flavor.
Their mocktails often feature a spritz of local maker, Siren Shrub.
Great Northern Distilling1011 2nd Street, Stevens Point
Featuring an elite menu of carefully crafted cocktails, you'll also find a handful of tasty mocktails on Great Northern's menu. For unique flavors and a just as unique name, try the Come on Skipper, Let's Get Chipper which features dragon fruit, lime, vanilla, sugar, and blue sprinkles!
Daisy Lounge1040 Main Street, Stevens Point
At the Daisy Lounge, you'll find an exceptional mocktail selection. In fact, every drink is a mocktail, and those looking for a cocktail must specifically request it. Every drink has a story, and Daisy Lounge brings those stories to life. While you are visiting the lounge, don't skip digging into the menu where they describe each of the drink's historical or cultural point-of-view. We recommend trying the Collins Me By Your Name, a delightful concoction featuring seedlip Grove 42, honey syrup, a splash of lemon juice, and seltzer.@tammy_bashore
Mix Your Own
Take a taste home with mocktail ingredients from local makers.
Make yourself a mocktail in the comfort of your living room with Siren Shrubs. As a locally owned company, Siren Shrub Co. aims to elevate drinks for drinkers and non-drinkers alike by offering mixers to craft the perfect drink at home.
Don't know where to start? Check out Siren Shrub's recipes featuring their shrubs - a concentrate best served as an accompaniment to elevate drinks.
TAPPED MAPLE SYRUP
Take maple syrup to the next level by mixing it into a mocktail with Tapped. Featuring a variety of different infused syrups, mix Tapped in with other fresh ingredients for a thirst-quenching, delicious, hand-crafted mocktail.
With over 170 flavors of traditional and specialty teas, Diversi-Tea offers unique flavors to add to a mocktail. Some recipes to try with tea include a matcha mojito, green tea mai tai, or a cherry lime cooler.
See for Yourself
Looking for a good meal to pair with a mocktail? Grab inspiration with our guide to 22 food and drinks to try in 2022 or our guide to the best burgers in the Stevens Point Area. Then while you're out, be sure to tag us @StevensPointArea or by using the hashtag #StevensPointArea for a chance to be featured!