Best distillery rooms in Minneapolis
Tap into the micro-distillery craze at one of these cocktail rooms, where they make their own spirits on-site.
Leave it to Bittercube, the cocktail consulting troupe, to spin out the Twin Cities’ weirdest, wackiest distillery room. That’s a compliment, of course. Who wouldn’t be tempted by a so-called Crocktail — a warm cocktail, served in a mini crockpot? Here, drinks arrive in retro glass Fanta bottles, or accompanied by a mini bonfire and a marshmallow for roasting.
If the picture-perfect room isn’t reason enough for a visit (seriously, just try to find one corner that isn’t demanding a snap), the wide variety of spirits, in equally attractive bottles, and ultra-fun drinks should do the trick. Though the white accents, dimpled leather couches and string lights may beckon, the best seats in the house are truly at the marble-topped bar, set in front of a chalkboard work of art. Order a tiki drink, and perhaps a light bite, now that some food is offered. And get the camera ready.
One of the first distilleries to take advantage of the new state legislation allowing for on-site cocktail rooms, Tattersall has stayed atop the category as the field has gotten more crowded. Its secret? High-quality spirits, liqueurs and vermouth in a gorgeous setting. Housed in the historic Thorpe building — an open-layout space accented by steel, wood, giant chandeliers and a retractable garage door — Tattersall keeps the party going with special events, regular food truck appearances and an ever-morphing imbibe list.