The weather in Charleston has been warming up, and that means the drinks will start flowing! If you are anything like me and don’t drink alcohol but still love frequenting Charleston bars, check out the list below for some great MOCKtails to try around Charleston!
First and foremost, if you find yourself at a bar or restaurant that doesn’t have a specific mocktail menu — don’t give up! Just ask if they can make you one, or if their drink menu can be made without alcohol. Nine times out of 10, bartenders are more than happy to accommodate!
Mocktails Around Charleston
- Ellis Creek Fish Camp, James Island
My family saw Ellis Creek Fish Camp one day while driving in James Island, and knew we had to stop! First of all, this place has an amazing view and a perfect area to eat outside. You order at the window before sitting down, and I noticed the Harbor View Lemonade on their cocktail menu. I simply asked if they could make it without the booze, and they were more than happy to! This did not disappoint, and my little guy even liked it!
- Camellias in Hotel Bennett, Downtown
Camellias is one of my all-time favorites in Charleston. It is the cutest pink champagne bar that I am sure you’ve seen all over your Instagram feed! My best friend and I grabbed a few drinks from here for my birthday last year, and it was so much fun! They have four non-spirited mocktails on their menu, and my favorite has to be the Keep Calm & Berry On.
- The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits, Downtown
Not sure about y’all, but The Watch had me at rooftop! I love a good Charleston rooftop bar to take in the gorgeous view, while also enjoying a beverage! The Watch has a zero-proof menu that highlights an alcohol-free take on margaritas and spritz. Sign me up!
- Little Palm, Downtown
Little Palm sits poolside, so it oozes coastal vibes! It’s a cafe and cocktail bar, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. They have a No ABV menu, but you can also order the Bartender’s Choice if you are feeling adventurous!
- Park & Grove, Downtown
Park & Grove is a seasonal eatery located minutes from historic Hampton Park in downtown Charleston! The menu (including mocktails) is always changing, so you are in for a unique experience each visit. The Dahlia on the mocktail menu immediately caught my eye! It features cucumber, melon, and a non-alcoholic spirit!
Charleston is a city known for amazing bars, but it doesn’t forget about those of us who don’t (or can’t) partake!
Where around Charleston have you found awesome mocktails? I am super excited to try them all!
Looking for more local eats and drinks? You’ll find plenty right here!