Cocktail from Norsman Distillery

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.

Lawless Distilling Co.

2619 28th Av. S., Mpls.
Customers at bar at Lawless Distilling Carlos Gonzalez

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.


Norseman Distillery

451 NE. Taft St., Mpls.
Customers drinking Norseman Distillery Renée Jones Schneider

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.

(612) 642-1933

Tattersall Distilling

1620 Central Av. NE., Mpls.
Tattersall cocktail Bre McGee

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.

(612) 584-4152