Grand Rapids is known around the world for our incredible selection of beers and breweries. In fact, Grand Rapids earned the title of Beer City USA because we have the most breweries per capita of anywhere in the US.

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When I moved to Grand Rapids, I was super excited to live in a city with such an amazing night life and concert scene, but as of this week I'm two years alcohol free. So, what do you do if you're living in Beer City and not partaking in our biggest export?

You drink fancy non-alocholic drinks. And you'd be shocked to find out that this city has just as many options as they do the opposite.

Here are some of the many places to get a non-alcoholic beverage that's fun and tasty:

Kung Fu Tea

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Rated America's #1 Bubble Tea chain by Food Network, Kung Fu Tea Grand Rapids has an incredibly large menu that has something for everyone (even if you think boba is a little weird.)
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Plus, they've got some pretty tasty looking desserts, and the ability to order ahead on their app. So, no excuses not to drive over and check them out.

Max’s South Sea Hideaway

While they may be known for their legendary cocktail list, their mocktail list rivals it. They also offer to make many of their cocktails as mocktails, so you don't have to explain to anyone why you aren't drinking too.

 

 

 

 

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A post shared by Max’s South Seas Hideaway (@maxstiki)They also offer Brix sodas so you can keep it local with some great flavor.

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I can't tell you how obsessed I am with this vendor at the Downtown Market. If you're looking for a niche soda or drink, there is a high likelihood you'll find it on their shelves. I highly recommend one of my favorites, Ale8-One, which is a ginger ale from Kentucky that is very similar to Vernors.

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Malamiah Juice Bar & Eatery

 

 

 

 

 

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A post shared by Malamiah Juice Bar & Eatery (@malamiahjuicebar)If you're looking for something healthy that will feel good for the community too, this is a perfect fit for you.

Malamiah Juice Bar was founded by Jermale Eddie, and his mission is to elevate community wellness through healthy products, local partnerships and youth employment. Treat yourself, and feel good about it inside and out.

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A post shared by The Electric Cheetah (@electriccheetah)Their food rules, but do you know about their amazing root beer selection?! Seriously, thank me later when you're struggling to decide which one suits your mood the best.

Knoop Rooftop Garden


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Sure, this rooftop beer garden is known for it's incredible drink selection when it comes to all things alcohol. They still pride themselves on their huge selection of mocktails including a NA mule. So the next time you're going out downtown and want to offer up a location that can suit everyone, throw Knoop into the mix.

So if you're not drinking this weekend (or for the rest of your days) there are so many amazing options throughout Grand Rapids and West Michigan that can be fun for you, too.

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