Last year, after the coronavirus vaccine became available and people got outside again, the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau created The District Mocktail/Cocktail Crawl.
The idea was to have an event downtown that would get people who love booze — and those who don’t — to support downtown restaurants and bars.
Dave Kirk, director of destination management for CVB, said the event was such a success that CVB is doing it again this spring.
Nine restaurants and bars are taking part in the event, which begins Friday and ends May 27.
The list includes The Pub On Second, Lure Seafood and Grille, Brashers Lil’ Nashville, The Crème, Don Mario, The Brew Bridge, SIP, GhostLight Lounge and Burger Theory.
Five of the places – restaurants – are child-friendly.
Kirk said the crawl begins with the Bar-BQ Block Party on Friday, continues through the opening of Friday After 5 on May 20, and ends at the start of Memorial Day weekend.
Participating bars and restaurants will offer mocktails and cocktails at prices ranging from $2.50 to $10.
Drinks include Ginger Orange Summertime Cooler, Sweet Ohio Sunrise, The Dirty Pineapple, The Pub’s Roller Skater, Watermelon Moscow Mule, Liquid Cotton Candy, and Rattlesnake Cold Brew.
The CVB helps promote both the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the West Kentucky Brewery Hop.
Kirk said the Mocktail/Cocktail Crawl is designed to support bars and restaurants offering soft drinks as well as alcoholic beverages.
Regan Neal, General Manager of SIP Owensboro, said, “We have always enjoyed being part of what Visit Owensboro brings to the community. Thanks to this, we are able to satisfy those who want a drink and also those who just want something refreshing to sip while enjoying the city center.
Kirk said the event was spread over two weeks so people could space out their drinks.
A plan, the list of participants with their drinks and prices are available on Visit Owensboro.com and on the Visit Owensboro Facebook page.
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