Guide to the Best Places for Mocktails in Columbus

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on February 28, 2024

With the perfect mixture of fruit, soda, water, spices, and so much more, cocktails are the most delicious and creative drinks for good night out on the town. But if you’re trying to cut back on your alcohol intake, missing out on ordering an expertly crafted cocktail can, well, suck. Watching the bartenders combine everything into a delicious concoction is half the fun!

Lucky for you, Columbus is home to plenty of bars, breweries, and distilleries that offer extensive mocktail menus. So you can watch on in amazement as the bartenders craft your non-alcoholic cocktail without worrying about the headache the next morning.

Let us walk you through some of the best places to get mocktails in Central Ohio, from divey to bougie and everything in between, booze free.

1. Comune Restaurant

677 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206

With such an extensive and masterfully crafted drink menu, it would be a travesty if mocktail enjoyers couldn’t get in on the non-alcoholic Comune-ity (holding for applause). With nearly a dozen booze-free bevvy’s like the Shrub + Soda, which is like a pineapple-y or berry Moscow Mule, you’re sure to find your favorite new mocktail. 

Find more info here.

Photo Courtesy of Comune Restaurant’s Facebook page

2. High Bank Distillery

1051 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212

With the distinction of being awarded the best cocktails in Columbus the past 4 years, High Bank Distillery doesn’t mess around with their mocktails either. As a Mimosa and Gin and Tonic enjoyer, my personal favorite is the Gin-Free Blood Orange G&T. Pair that with a Spicy Glazed Chicken Sandwich? I’m no sommelier but that food and drink combo is guaranteed to knock your socks off.

More here.

Photo courtesy of High Bank Distillery’s Facebook page

3. Watershed Distillery

1145 Chesapeake Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Watershed is determined to share the flavors of the world with Central Ohio with their “Watershed: A World Tour” drink menu. And while the cocktail menu is extensive, there are several non-alcoholic versions that allow you to taste the world without ever having to leave the distillery! With Africa, Chile, Japan, India, and Mexico on the menu, you’re sure to find an area of the world with flavors that resonate with you.

Find more info here.

Photo Courtesy of Watershed Distillery’s Facebook page

4. VASO Rooftop Lounge

6540 Riverside Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

What’s better than sipping on a good mocktail? Sipping on a good mocktail at a panoramic rooftop bar, of course! With five unique, specially crafted mocktails on their extensive drink menu, you’ll be able to find your favorite booze-free drink to go alongside their delicious Spanish cuisine.

Find more info here.

Photo courtesy of VASO Rooftop Bar’s Facebook page

5. Level One Bar + Arcade

130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235

Booze-free cocktails aren’t exclusive to bougie spots, ya know. If mocktails and arcade games sound as incredible to you as it does to me, then Level One Bar + Arcade is your new spot. They have 47 arcade games, 23 pinball machines, and 6 different mocktails for your pleasure. If you think you can take me down in Galaga, meet me at Level One and we can settle this once and for all.

More info here.

Photo courtesy of Level One Bar + Arcade

6. Condado Tacos

1227 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

A Columbus staple, Condado Tacos has been pumping out creative tacos and drinks for a decade and has now expanded across state lines to Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and even Michigan (excuse me while I go wash my mouth out with soap). Their creative menu features mocktails like the Nojito, which is, you guessed it, a non-alcoholic version of a Mojito! I still contend, however, that nothing goes better with overindulging on tacos than their Cactus Juice mocktail featuring prickly pear, pineapple, ginger beer, and lemon.

More here.

Photo courtesy of Condado Tacos’ Facebook page

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