A Spiritual Journey: Your Guide to Dog-Friendly Minnesota Distilleries
Doggo loves going to breweries, but sometimes he wants to feel a bit more cosmopawlitan. We’re talkin’ small batch cocktails and he wants his shaken not stirred. Lucky for you, we’ve sniffed out Minnesota distilleries that welcome your pup–all for your sipping (and his looking v cool) pleasure.
P.S. Pandemic puppers: in the yikes that is 2020, we doo always recommend calling ahead!
Bent is a Twin Cities staple on the craft brewery scene, but they’re also the producer of small-batch craft spirits making them a unique hybrid operation, hence the name Brewstillery. Pup’ll ruv the doggy treats they keep on the bar.
This cocktail room is temporarily closed. Find in a liquor store near you to get your spirits up at home. The northernmost distillery in the contiguous United States, Far North Spirits has a dog-friendly cocktail room where they serve samples and handcrafted cocktails. Call ahead to reserve your spot, and let ’em know you plan to bring your dog so they can plan accordingly!
Cocktail room& patio are open by reservation only. They also offer curbside cocktail kits. Loon Liquor Co. specializes in creative, organic spirits and liqueurs made with locally-sourced ingredients. Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the cocktail room and on the patio.
RockFilter Distillery is a small, farm distillery producing bourbons and whiskeys made from their own organic and heirloom grains. Their cocktail room and patio allow well-behaved doggos, and their creative cocktails highlight their housemade spirits.
They plan to have their cocktail room closed, but patio open, all winter.Reservations required.They are adding greenhouses and fire pits to keep ya cozy. Twin Spirits Distillery, Minnesota’s first one-woman owned distillery, is located in NE Minneapolis. They have a dog-friendly cocktail room for all you well-behaved pups and a large, dog-friendly patio for those of you who need a bit more paw room.
Vikre Distillery uses wild botanicals, local grains, handcrafted oak barrels, and the clean, fresh water of Lake Superior to create their signature spirits. The lower half of the cocktail room (and patio) is pup-friendly, where they’re serving up their from-scratch cocktails and tasty bar snacks.
This cocktail room is temporarily closed. Find in a liquor store near you to get your spirits up at home. Situated in the Longfellow neighborhood, Du Nord is a small-batch craft distillery that produces artisan gin, vodka, rye, and bourbon using a grain-to-glass approach. Their cocktail room and dog-friendly patio feature handcrafted seasonal and classic cocktails. Bring food from home, a local restaurant, or enjoy some tasty eats from one of Du Nord’s featured food trucks.
This cocktail room is temporarily closed. Order from their online store to get your spirits up at home. Lawless Distilling Company prides itself on its cozy atmosphere with bartenders who know their stuff and housemade spirits that have been thoughtfully and authentically crafted.
This cocktail room is temporarily closed. Order from their online store to get your spirits up at home. Norseman makes more than 50 spirits and liqueurs. To complement their vast drink menu, they offer an industrial-chic cocktail room and a dog-friendly patio where they serve their elevated pub grub.
Patio and cocktail room are open by online or walk-in reservation. Royal Foundry mixes the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flair. They produce spirits in the classic British tradition and offer fun games and a cycling track. The patio is dog-friendly so pup can watch cyclists doo their zoomies.
This cocktail room is temporarily closed. Order from their online store to get your spirits up at home. Tattersall Distilling is a micro-distillery in Minneapolis that specializes in classic spirits as well as inventive liqueurs. While their industrial-chic cocktail room is not dog-friendly, their corgi-eous patio is.
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