By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 12, 2024 at 1:01 PM

Whether you're in the throes of Dry January,  sober-curious or living the sober lifestyle full-time, there are an increasing number of bars and restaurants that have upped their games to accommodate. Check out this guide, for instance!

Beyond that, you'll also find a growing number of events that are created specifically for those who’d like to head out for a multi-course dinner, an appetizer extravaganza or an afternoon out with the girls that doesn’t rely on alcohol.

Check out these events coming up this month.

Jan. 14: Mocktail Dinner at Lupi & Iris

Lupi & Iris
777 N Van Buren St., (414) 293-9090

Sunday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
[Purchase tickets]  

Join Lupi & Iris for an elevated alcohol free dinner featuring five courses thoughtfully paired with zero-proof cocktails.  The menu will include: 

  • Tart A La Tomate (roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, brise tart)
    Pairing: Pomegranate ginger beer, lime, honey, black currant, mint
  • Mediterranean Tuna Tartare (bluefin tuna, clamansi vinaigrette, romesco sauce, tapenade, arugula, country french bread)
    Pairing: Lemon juice, egg white, powdered sugar
  • Couscous e Poulet Roti (couscous, chickpeas, onions, golden raisins, roasted chicken)
    Pairing: Pineapple juice, verjus, cinnamon simple syrup, sparkling soda
  • Tagine D’Agneau e Panais Mousseline (lamb, prunes, almonds, parsnips, mint) 
    Pairing: Cold brew, passionfruit, orgeat, lime juice
  • Palmier cookie
    Pairing: French drinking chocolate (hot chocolate, vanilla bean marshmallow)

Jan. 18: Mocktails & Memories Dinner at Onesto

221 N. Broadway, (414) 308-1600

Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 per person
[Purchase tickets]  

Experience an event dedicated to the celebration of Dry January. During the event, guests will indulge in a four-course dinner with expertly crafted non-alcoholic beverages in Onesto’s inviting loft-style private event space. The menu includes: 

  • Bruleed brie paired with an Italian Spritz 
  • Endive salad paired with a Cherry Blossom
  • Lamb ragu paired with a Natureo Garnacha Syrah 
  • Apple caramel espresso martini affogato 

Jan 21: Seedlip & Succulents at Stolley’s Hogg Alley

Stolley's Hogg Alley
2008 Venice Beach Rd., Delafield, (262) 646-5652

Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
[Purchase tickets]  

Taking part in Dry January or just love succulents? Head to Stolley’s Hogg Alley and unleash your creativity with this workshop led by the owner of The Poppy Girl. Enjoy a complimentary mock-tail featuring Seedlip's non-alcoholic spirits while creating your very own desert-inspired succulent arrangement. Food and other beverages will be available for purchase during the workshop. Tickets include:

  • all materials to create succulent arrangement
  • hands on instruction
  • succulent care education 
  • one Seedlip mocktail

Jan. 25: Sip & Savor Mocktail Soiree

Artisan 179
179 W. Wisconsin Ave, (262) 691-0200

Thursday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person
Contact to sign up

Enjoy an evening of delightful mocktails, heavy appetizers, live jazz music and good company at the Sip & Savor Mocktail Soiree at Artisan 179. A portion of proceeds from the event will support Team Phoenix and Addiction Resource Center.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.