With plush furniture and plenty of plants, plus an outdoor garden and bocce courts, Judas Tree promises an experience that is just as aesthetic as it is delectable. Their sweet and savory charcuterie boards and colorful mocktails set against the sage green and blush pink color scheme is Instagram story perfection. Even the names of their zero-proof options are adorable: think concoctions like phony negronis and slightly spritzes. Pro tip: save room for dessert, too!
What's better than great food, great views and great company? The Dockside Bar & Grill has it all! During football season, every game day is a party, complete with weekly jersey giveaways, themed specials, and 30 TVs to watch every play. In the warmer months, the massive outdoor patio provides stunning views of the Erie Canal. If you're looking for an alcohol-free refreshment, the friendly folks at Dockside are happy to whip up whatever mixture you're in the mood for. Some favorites include the Strawberry Lemon Fizz and Cucumber Mint Fizz, both consisting of muddled fruit, fresh lemon and lime juice and club soda.
Located just across from the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Judi's is a local favorite for brunch, lunch and dinner. With inventive mocktails like the Blackberry Honey & Sage Refresher and the Barbie Girl — a glittery pink mix of dragon fruit, strawberry lemonade and soda — you're in for a sweet (and sparkly!) treat. Plus, their extensive menu has something for every palate, including the trifecta of Western New York specialties: beef on weck sandwiches, chicken wings, and the Friday fish fry.
You know you're in for a great experience when a bar's motto is "Life, Liberty, Libation." Battle Flag is a throwback-style tavern that focuses on incorporating fresh, local ingredients, so their menu is always rotating. From cran-rosemary mocktail margaritas around the holidays to floral flavors like lilac and rose in the spring, the tavern's expert mixologists have a knack for making innovative, non-alcoholic beverages that fit perfectly with the current season. Add in funky decor, mood lighting and vinyl records spinning, and you have the perfect atmosphere for an evening out. Cheers!
Lock 34 Bar & Grill, situated in the heart of Lockport, offers classic American fare, daily specials and lots of live entertainment. Happy hour is every Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and it includes a number of 'dry' drinks to choose from, including non-alcoholic beer and cider. For some fun, fruity options, consider ordering the mango mule, pineapple mint mojito or cranberry basil sangria. Many of their monthly drink specials have mocktail versions available, too!
While Hustler’s Tavern may be known as the birthplace of the cocktail (really!), that doesn’t mean they make you stick to tradition. Their River Breeze mocktail is a sweet blend of lemon, pineapple, grenadine and soda, garnished to perfection with mint and cherries. Pair it with their Detroit and New York-style pizzas, ranging from classic cheese and pepperoni to dill pickle and lemon ricotta. Afterward, take a stroll and explore the various boutique shops along Center Street.