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Guide to Bars & Restaurants Good for Mocktails in Buffalo & WNY

City Guide, Cocktails, Drink, Food & Drink, Nightlife

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on November 26, 2021
“N.Y. State of mind” Mocktail made with Piloncillo, Fresh Lemon, Not Wine / Photo courtesy of Hartman’s Distilling Co.

There are a ton of reasons not to drink, and if you’re looking for non-alcoholic cocktail options in Buffalo and Western New York, it might seem like daunting task at first. However, there are tons of bars and restaurants serving up delicious booze-free beverages in all kinds of atmospheres from neighborhood bars to craft cocktail lounges, restaurants, and more.

Here’s a list of spots to start your search if you’re on the hunt for a delicious mocktail – some even have full on mocktail menus!

Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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Ballyhoo Links & Drinks

211 South Park Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

AmericanDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

SOB Says: A Cobblestone District favorite, Ballyhoo is as nice inside as it is homely on the outside. They offer housemade sausages and sides, craft cocktails ...

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Breezy Burrito Bar

1000 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

Tex-MexMexican

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

BRINGING BOLD FLAVOR TO TEX-MEX CUISINE The legacy of Breezy Burrito Bar dates back to 2016 where we started as a boutique-style restaurant in Downtown ...

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Buffalo Distilling Company

860 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $

South Buffalo

Bar

At Buffalo Distilling Company, we take pride in making our spirits with 100% local grains, fruits, and honey sourced from small farms around Western New ...

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Dobutsu

500 Seneca St. Suite 119 Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$

SteakhouseAsianNew AmericanSeafood3469

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Dobutsu says: Dobutsu, (pronounced doe-boot-sue) is a new casual pacific fare restaurant in the beautiful 500 Seneca building in downtown Buffalo, NY. ...

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Free Street Tavern

1469 Niagara Street, West Village Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

Friendly neighborhood place for food and drinks. Step Out says: If you want to go out to watch the Bills, Sabres or any other team play, most corner ...

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Fresh Catch Poke & The Galley Lounge at 500 Pearl

500, Pearl Street, Downtown Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AsianSeafood

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

There are a lot of fast-casual restaurants popping up these days. Our aim is to stand out from the crowd. At Fresh Catch, we believe our poke is more than ...

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Graylynn

537 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

A European styles bistro with a Gin focus ...

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Hartman’s Distilling Co.

55 Chicago St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

American

Buffalo

Bar, Casual / Full Table Service

At Hartman's Distilling Company, we're turning back the clock to an age when summer days were long, sunsets were never long enough, and family and friends ...

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Hydraulic Hearth

716 Swan Street Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$

AmericanPizzaVegetarian

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant and Brewery, located in the historic Larkin District, is a happy hour, dinner, and brunch destination. Our menu is focused ...

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Jack Rabbit

1010 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar, Take Out

Serving scratch soups, snacks, burgers, Buffalo food, banging rotisserie chicken and cast iron pizza. Look out for live music events too!   More ...

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Lago 210

4038 Hoover Rd Hamburg, NY • $$

New American

Other

Casual / Full Table Service

They say there’s much to be found at the water’s edge—Peace. Clarity. Purpose. And just as it serves up inspiration and awe, at Lago 210, water is ...

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Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$

SteakhouseItalianPizzaSeafood3469

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Fine Dining

SOB Says: In my mind what sets Ristorante Lombardo on the top of the heap is the total package, the 'dining experience'. Don't get me wrong, the food is ...

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MARBLE + RYE

112 Genesee St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$

AmericanNew AmericanSeafood3469

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

This is quality, 'honest' food served in a pleasant, casual atmosphere. The concise menu covers all the right bases and preparation is unpretentious. The ...

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Mister Sizzle’s

346 Connecticut Street Buffalo, NY 14213 • $$

Burgers

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

Everyone is welcome at Mister Sizzle's. Our casual atmosphere, quick service, and good food makes us the perfect hangout. With ten different types of burgers, ...

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Misuta Chow’s

521 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

AsianJapanese-Sushi

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

MISUTA CHOW'S IS FINALLY HERE $ IT'S EVERYTHING WE HOPED IT WOULD BE - 'I think there's going to be a bunch of 'wow' moments all throughout the place,' ...

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Panorama on Seven

95 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Enjoy the best views of Buffalo, Lake Erie and Canalside while serving prohibition style cocktails and perusing a Southern European and local Buffalo ...

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Rec Room

79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

Pub FoodVeganAmerican

Buffalo

Bar, Casual / Full Table Service

Located in the heart of Buffalo's entertainment district. Now a full service Restaurant - Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian food options available. ...

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Remedy House

429 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$

Cafe-Coffee

Buffalo

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Inside, you'll find a hand-painted drink menu with all the beverages you need for a caffeine fix. This shop is serving coffee from Propeller Coffee aka ...

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Resurgence Brewing Company

55 Chicago Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

BreweryBeer Bar/HallAmerican

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

Resurgence Brewing Company and Beer Garden brews high-quality craft beer to be enjoyed in our taproom, beer garden or at home. Buffalo has always been ...

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Shirt Factory

115 West Center Street Medina, NY 14103 • $

Small PlatesCafe-Coffee

Other

Bar, Cafe / Coffee Shop

Located just off the Four Corners of Medina, NY, the Shirt Factory has been operating as a successful cafe since opening in 2006. In 2018, four Medina ...

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The Chocolate Bar

114 Chippewa Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

New AmericanPizzaSeafoodWine Bar

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

We have a passion for great food and desserts. Combine our incredible drinks, a sexy hip atmosphere and a trendy location and that's the Chocolate Martini ...

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The Grange Community Kitchen

22 Main St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$

American

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service, Fast Casual / Counter Service

SOB Says: Whether you're religious or not, we're willing to bet you'll be shouting on Hallelujah from the rooftops (probably only figuratively) after one ...

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Waxlight Bar àVin

27 Chandler St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$

New AmericanWine Bar

North Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

Waxlight Bar à Vin is a modern, wine-focused restaurant in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo. We're led by a team of owner-operator sommeliers ...

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Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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Written by Step Out Staff

A group of Step Out Buffalo team members worked together to create this post from research and writing to editing and imagery. Thanks for reading!

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