Craft spirits, incredible handcrafted cocktails, and fun vibes—need we say more? When you live at our Minneapolis apartments, you will love exploring nearby distilleries that are creating some unique and exciting spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, and more. Here are some of the most innovative and exciting distilleries near Excelsior and Grand.
The original goal of Copperwing Distillery was to make amazing spirits for distribution, then, their sights quickly shifted and they focused on creating a one-of-a-kind cocktail room. So, now they’ve established themselves as both a distillery and lounge where guests can learn about the spirit-making process, tour the facility, then sip on a wonderfully creative cocktail or housemade spirit. View their seasonal menu, learn about their story, and order online through the Copperwing Distillery website.
Making the finest European-style fruit brandies and liqueurs with an American twist, Dampfwerk Distilling is located just over five minutes from our St. Louis Park apartments. Also boasting a cocktail lounge, this distillery is dedicated to nothing but the finest quality product while keeping German traditions alive. Stop in to sample a flight of gin, brandy, or herbal liqueur, or opt for a cocktail like the Venice Skatepark Fashion, Peachie-Oh! Negroni, or a Woodstock martini. Learn more about what they’re creating on the Dampfwerk Distilling website.
Flying Dutchman Spirits
Whenever you’re looking for a high-quality spirit to enjoy on its own or to create your favorite drink, Flying Dutchman Spirits is always a fantastic choice. Their flagship creations include gin, blue agave, rum, and vodka, and each one is smooth and refined. Schedule a distillery tour or group tasting, and don’t forget to keep an eye out on their event calendar for special events and tastings. Learn more on the Flying Dutchman Spirits website.
Stilheart Distillery & Cocktail Lounge
A quick 12-minute drive from our Uptown Minneapolis apartments and you’ll find yourself at Minnesota’s first downtown distillery and cocktail lounge – Stilheart. The funky and chic 140-seat space boasts classic and signature cocktails in and modern and fun environment. On the menu, you’ll find drinks like mojitos, Manhattans, and gimlets, and more creative options like the Sage Advice, Hi-Ball Biscus, or Pump Mai Thai. Learn more about what they’re up to on the Stilheart Distillery & Cocktail Lounge website.
Royal Foundry Craft Spirits
“A Minneapolis distillery with a British spirit,” is what they claim at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits. And following what the Brits do best, this distillery is making gin, single malt whiskey, and barrel-aged rum, then mixing up delicious and unique cocktails with them. The small cocktail room and patio are the perfect place for you and your friends to enjoy a finely-crafted drink over interesting conversation. Head over to the Royal Foundry Craft Spirits website to learn more.
If cocktails and spirits are something you’re into, you’ll love living at our St. Louis Park apartments with so many fantastic distillery options nearby. Stop by Excelsior and Grand today and tour our gorgeous floor plans before going out for a tasting.