The best bars & distilleries in Minneapolis.

Discover the Nearby Distilleries When You Live in Our Minneapolis Apartments

Sipping on fine spirits and enjoying handcrafted cocktails in an ambiance filled with fun—what more could you ask for? Our Minneapolis apartment dwellers revel in discovering the nearby distilleries that are pushing the boundaries with their one-of-a-kind spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, and beyond. Let’s dive into some of the most innovative distilleries in close proximity to Excelsior and Grand.


Copperwing Distillery

Initially setting out to craft superb spirits for distribution, Copperwing Distillery swiftly pivoted to developing a unique cocktail room experience. Today, they serve as both a distillery and a lounge, offering guests the opportunity to delve into the spirit-making journey, tour their facilities, and then relax with an artfully made cocktail or in-house spirit. Explore their seasonal offerings, uncover their narrative, and make purchases online via the Copperwing Distillery website.


Dampfwerk Distilling

Located a mere five minutes from our St. Louis Park apartments, Dampfwerk Distilling prides itself on producing the highest quality European-style fruit brandies and liqueurs, all with an American spin. With a cocktail lounge on-site, this distillery is committed to supreme quality while honoring German traditions. Pop in for a tasting of gin, brandy, or herbal liqueurs, or enjoy a crafted cocktail such as the Venice Skatepark Fashion, Peachie-Oh! Negroni, or a Woodstock martini. Discover their creative process on the Dampfwerk Distilling website.


Flying Dutchman Spirits

For those moments when only a premium spirit will do, either straight or in a beloved drink, Flying Dutchman Spirits stands out as an exceptional option. Their standout products include gin, blue agave, rum, and vodka—each distinguished by its smoothness and quality. Arrange for a distillery tour or a group tasting, and keep an eye out for special events and tastings on their event calendar. Learn more at the Flying Dutchman Spirits website.


Stilheart Distillery & Cocktail Lounge

A brief 12-minute journey from our Uptown Minneapolis apartments leads to Stilheart, Minnesota’s pioneering downtown distillery and cocktail lounge — Stilheart. The trendy, 140-seat venue offers both classic and signature cocktails in a vibrant, modern setting. On the menu, options range from mojitos, Manhattans, and gimlets to more inventive selections like the Sage Advice, Hi-Ball Biscus, or Pump Mai Thai. Find out what’s new at the Stilheart Distillery & Cocktail Lounge website.


Royal Foundry Craft Spirits

Identifying as “a Minneapolis distillery with a British essence”, Royal Foundry Craft Spirits excels in producing gin, single malt whiskey, and barrel-aged rum, crafting them into innovative and delightful cocktails. The intimate cocktail room and patio serve as ideal spots for indulging in expertly made drinks amidst engaging conversations. Visit the Royal Foundry Craft Spirits website for more information.


For aficionados of cocktails and spirits, residing in our St. Louis Park apartments places you amidst an abundance of exceptional distillery choices. Make your way to Excelsior and Grand today to explore our beautiful floor plans, then venture out to experience a tasting.

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