As the new year approaches, some Victorians will begin fresh by hitting the gym, changing their diets, and cutting out alcohol—and mocktails are a perfect way to start!

If this is your time to give up the wobbly pops, mocktails are a great way to enjoy your favourite cocktails with friends, minus the liquor.

Enjoy the new year fresh at these 7 bars and restaurants offering mocktails in Greater Victoria.

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Wind Cries Mary 

Enjoy your time with family and friends with a classy mocktail at Wind Cries Mary. Here the bar is happy to serve creative non-alcoholic drink options that best suit your taste.

  • Where: 45 Bastion Square
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Clive’s Classic Lounge

Known as one of Victoria’s longest standing cocktail bars, Clive’s Classic lounge offers three classy mocktails for you and your friends to enjoy. 

  • Nogroni
    • Undone not Gin and Lumette London Dry, Undone red aperitif, Undone rosso
  • No gracias Margarita 
    • Free spirit Tequila, agave syrup, lime juice 
  • Amaretto Sour of sorts
    • Free spirit Bourbon, Lyres Amaretti, Lemon juice, egg white
  • Where: 740 Burdett Avenue 
  • When: Tuesday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Rack Bistro

Relax and enjoy your free time over a fresh mocktail with friends this new year at The Rack Bistro. 

This bistro serves a selection of west coast inspired food and a diverse drink menu. 

With no specific spirit free menu, feel free to ask your server to modify your drink to alcoholic-free. 

  • Where: The Rack Bistro, 2345 Millstream Road
  • When: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Softer Drink 

If you’re looking to order a mocktail to go. Softer Drink specializes in non-alcoholic cocktails on a wholesale basis to specialty retail shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. 

  • Where: 1030 Meares Street
  • When: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10 Acres Bistro

At 10 acres you can find their selection of alcoholic free cocktails under the ‘Drivers Cocktail’ section on their menu. 

Their menu includes an earl grey cream soda, and house-made iced tea.

  • Where: 611 Courtney Street
  • When: Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Boom and Batten Restaurant & Cafe

At Boom and Batten choose from a selection of drinks from their non-alcoholic drink menu.

Try out their ‘pina para la nina’ for a virgin piña colada inspired drink. Served with: pineapple, coconut cream, star anise, and lime.

Looking for a virgin drink with a bit more of a boost to it? Try Boom and Batten’s ‘boom cold brew’, with discovery cold brew, coconut cream, earl grey syrup, lavender cocoa nibs and coconut whipped cream.

  • Where: 2 Paul Kane Plaza 
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Citrus & Cane

This bar is the hottest place to be when it comes to chic vibes and a lively youthful atmosphere.

Citrus & Cane features a wide selection of drinks, including alcoholic free drinks

Their spirit free menu includes sodas and zero proof cocktails such as their ‘like a lotus’ and tiki tea-tollaler. Come to Citrus & Cane for drinks that equally match in flavour and design.

  • Where: 1900 Douglas Street
  • When: Thursday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

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