Where can I order a mocktail in

Western New York?

Lockhouse Distillery

If you’ve ever found yourself asking this question, trust me, you’re not alone.

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know that I don’t drink. It’s a personal choice, I just don’t like how alcohol effects me, so I stay away from it. But even though I do not like alcohol, I do LOVE tasty beverages. When I’m out with my friends for dinner or just at a bar hanging out, I prefer to order something other than water or Pepsi. Thankfully, mocktails have hit the scene pretty hard in Buffalo.

I always get asked where to find the best mocktails in WNY, so I decided to put together a list of sober-friendly bars and restaurants that are slaying the mocktail game. If you’ll notice below, I added the location, linked to their website, and listed the ingredients of the drinks (if I remembered to ask.) Please keep in mind that some of these drinks may be seasonal and not available year-round, but I’m positive that your friendly neighborhood bartender will be able to whip you up something just as delicious.

I’ll be adding more bars and restaurants as I visit them, so please keep checking back! Also, if you don’t see your favorite place listed here, please send me an email at nickelcitypretty@gmail.com with your recommendations!

Angelica Tea Room

517 Washington Street, Buffalo

  • Lemon, Orange, Pineapple, Ginger Beer

Angelica Tea Room

Black Button Distilling

149 Swan Street, Buffalo

Black Button Distilling

The Black Sheep

367 Connecticut Street, Buffalo

  • Raspberry puree, rhubarb puree, ginger ale, lemon

  • blueberry, lemonade, mint

Black Sheep
Black Sheep Buffalo

Buffalo Distilling Co.

860 Seneca Street, Buffalo

  • Blueberry simple syrup, lemonade, cranberry, ginger beer, lime

  • ROSEMARY simple syrup, ginger beer, orange

  • Ginger simple syrup, ginger ale, cherry

Buffalo Distilling
One Foot Cock
Buffalo Distilling Company

Community Beer Works

520 7th Street, Buffalo

  • raspberry lavender syrup, ginger beer, lime

Community Beer Works

The Dapper Goose

491 Amherst Street, Buffalo

Photo by Ryan Kell

Photo by Ryan Kell

The Grange Community Kitchen

22 Main Street, Hamburg

  • pineapple

  • cucumber, mint

  • strawberry jam, ginger

The Grange Community Kitchen

Hydraulic Hearth

716 Swan Street, Buffalo

  • blueberry ginger shrub, cinnamon syrup, lemon, mint

  • butterfly syrup, strawberry, cucumber, lemon

  • mai tai

  • seedlip n/a gin

  • bottled soda: paloma, Mai tai

Hydraulic Hearth
Hydraulic Hearth Drinks
Hydraulic Hearth mocktails

lloyd Taco Factory

1503 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo

  • blueberry shrub, ginger beer, lemon, mint

lloyd taco factory

Lockhouse Distillery

41 Columbia Street, Buffalo

  • pear, lime, honey, cinnamon, basil

  • pineapple, demerara sugar, lemon, bitters, mint

Lockhouse Distillery Buffalo
Lockhouse Buffalo
Lockhouse Distillery Buffalo

Marble + Rye

112 Genesee Street, Buffalo

  • pineapple, passion fruit, cream, green tea

  • rhubarb, hibiscus, strawberry, basil, lemon

Marble and Rye
Marble and Rye Buffalo

Misuta Chows

512 Main Street, Buffalo

  • cranberry, ginger ale, lemon

Misuta Chows

The Shirt Factory Cafe

115 W Center Street, Medina

  • butterfly tea, pineapple, tonic, lime, mint

Photo: Scott Robinson

Photo: Scott Robinson