As Elizabeth Wake explored her entrepreneurial dreams, she thought about what downtown Springfield really needed. Her conclusion was a late-night coffeehouse and fully non-alcoholic bar, and The Wakery was born. Wake received the 2022 Isringhausen DRIVE Small Business Grant, which was instrumental in her ability to open The Wakery.
On your first visit to The Wakery you'll likely first notice the décor, which is extravagant and delightful, a blend of glamour and serious partying. An ever-changing in-house art gallery provides an aura of attractiveness.
The menu includes a number of gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free options for both drinks and foods. Non-alcoholic drinks are made to taste just like their alcoholic counterparts, but The Wakery also offers a number of craft drinks that appeal to those who just want a good-tasting drink without bar memories. Coffee and tea are also available, with Custom Cup providing the beans and Whimsy Tea providing the leaves. A selection of tasty treats made by area bakeries is offered, with some selections made in-house.
The Wakery hosts a number of open mics, including a comedy open mic (second Sundays) and an acoustic open mic (second Wednesdays). It also has live music and a variety of events. Whether you are up for a tea party or wizarding week, The Wakery has you covered. Come on in for the butter beer (my personal favorite), available for the month of October.
Private parties in this gorgeous environment are also available.