18th Amendment Spirits Co.

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$31 to $50
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The Spirit of Downtown Muskegon. We are a group of partners who care deeply about – and believe in – Downtown Muskegon. We are also passionate about spirits, craft cocktails, and good food. By definition, 18th Amendment Spirits Co. is a craft distillery. At the same time, our Muskegon location, to be located at 350 W. Western Ave in the former Savings and Loan Bank, is far more than a distillery or bar. The building houses a vintage Brunswick bar, originally built in Muskegon, where patrons can enjoy exceptionally well-crafted cocktails at reasonable rates. Beyond that we offer entertainment, a restaurant, educational events, and a retail outlet. It is our hope that the former Savings and Loan Bank will become a destination for locals and tourists alike − a place to congregate, imbibe, shop, and enjoy the newly reinvigorated spirit of Downtown Muskegon.
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We reserved a table for 1:30pm on Open Table, drove up from Grand Rapids, got there and the door was locked. Time on the door said it didn’t open until 4pm. So we enjoyed wine next door instead and then drove to Grand Haven for lunch.

R
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and will definitely return. The Humus appetizer was excellent and our dinner entrees were plentiful.

JS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Pizzas are good sized for 2 people. The Charcuterie had a lot on it! Almost a meal in itself. Dinks are so good!!! Actual cocktails!

ZG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The waitress messed up our order and when we called her on it she argued with us. Later when she brought our food she continued to argue with us. Ruined the dinner very quickly.

Service was very slow, food is nothing special and the drinks were good but expensive. Go next door to the brewery for a better evening.

AP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When I arrived for my reservation made via Open Table on August 9 at 5:45PM I discovered that the restaurant was closed that day from 5-9pm for a private event. I had planned my reservation for a week in advance for a co-worker's good-bye party and had received a text on August 8th to which I confirmed my reservation. I called the restaurant standing at 18th Amendment's front door. The manager who took my call said that all he did was manage the food--he didn't have anything to do with the online reservation system but that someone should have blocked out the time for the private event. No sorry, no offer of anything. So that is six professionals of all ages in Muskegon who have a very negative view of the 18th Amendment and it would have been the first time there for all of us. I do not hold Open Table responsible--I work with online systems every day and know that garbage in, garbage out. Someone at 18th Amendment dropped the ball badly in regards to their reservation system and the on site manager wasn't very concerned about that.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails and a menu not like anything downtown. Super experience.

JS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place, especially the live jazz on Fridays.

JH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table for 8 at 18th Amendment for a celebratory business dinner. The table was set and ready upon arrival with zero wait time. Server was prompt and attentive. She knew the drinks and food very well. We recommend any of the house-made bourbon and especially The Chesterfield. The presentation with smoke capped in the bottle is very cool and the drink is exceptional. Apps were tasty and we sampled the pretzels, peppadews, and babaganoush. Entrees were served promptly as well. We tried a variety and all were enjoyed including the Avrumel, falafel salad, and several paella skillets. The paella was a bit salty but overall quite good.

OT
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Met with friends for dinner, drinks and jazz. Jazz combo was great. Food and drinks very good. Server was ok st best. Missed orders, messed up checks, didn’t check back frequently

GR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful surprise. We hadn't heard about this restaurant and picked it because of it's close proximity to the Frauenthal Theater. We loved the eclectic look - felt very urban. The food was delicious and our waiter couldn't have been better. It was a delightful evening and I will be returning with other friends.

BS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a group of twelve that met after a concert. We had made reservations, so we had a place to sit when we arrived. Waitress was attentive. Drinks took a bit of time, but understandable with the specialty drinks that are unique and very good. I had the Hummingbird and very much enjoyed it. Another person had the smoked bourbon (don't remember the name), and that was very good as well.

Even though people arrived at different times, our waitress took care of everyone in a timely fashion. Food order came in reasonable amount of time for a group of twelve. Everyone enjoyed their food and had good conversation. Nice to be able to hear everyone at the table without having to yell.

B
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great drinks and food! We had the Artichoke dip and Charcuterie plate and they were both plentiful and tasty!

S
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Our waitress was not attentive. We had 4 different guest checks, only one accurate. Very noisy, hard to have a conversation if group is large. Decor is unique, cocktails are good, food satisfactory. We would go back again, if asked by friends. Second chance is always needed to make a true judgement.

B
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind of low key and perfect for a business meeting.

DP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great pizza, nice ambiance, staff was nice and prompt

SM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Great setting but the service was awful. We started timing our drinks as a joke and it was a 25 minute average. I would hate to see what it would have been had they been busy. Food was good at least.

JS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going here. The jazz they have on weekends is great.

OT
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative drinks and food was fresh.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Menu is limited, but much of it is good. However, they should take the pasta dishes off the menu. Not good, very little flavor. We had 2 of the 3 they off

R
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the drinks, food, and ambiance very much. However I did miss a couple of the gin cocktails that are no longer on the menu.

MS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food choices were fantastic, sampler/shareables were awesome!! Server was very knowledgeable about all Distilled choices.

H
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good acoustics inside, never seemed loud. Staff was attentive and made nice recommendations. Cocktails were presented nicely, their Sazerac was good. Brick oven pizza was great as well, could have been more crispy but overall tasty and very relaxing. Nice alternative to some of the breweries.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, food and drinks!

EK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Pretty disappointed with the food. Fries were good but pizzas were all underdone and lacked flavor. Used to love whistle punk pizza but we either hit a bad night or the quality has diminished. Either way we won’t be back at those prices to gamble on improved food.

18th Amendment Spirits Co.
Responded on January 6, 2019

Hello there! We are very sorry to hear that your visit was not what you were expecting. It is always disappointing for us to see these reviews. Nevertheless, your feedback is extremely important to us. It allows us to improve and grow as a restaurant, bar, and distillery. Your comments have been passed onto our management team. We hope you will give us another chance and come back to see us. We would love the opportunity to change your mind about 18th Amendment. All the best, 18th Amendment

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LP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time visiting. The first time I was not impressed at all. This second visit was very good. Service was good. Our daughter ordered the pasta; husband and I ordered the pizza, all food was very good. Little pricy for my liking; but for a special occasion, I would visit again.

BW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We went on a Tuesday evening and the service was terrible and it wasn't even that busy. My friend ordered her steak tips medium and they came out still moo-ing. The drinks are overpoweringly strong, which is great sometimes but not if you want to taste the other flavors that are supposed to be with your liquor. And forget any service after you pay. We were there for another hour hanging out and finishing our drinks (there was only one other table occupied in the whole place, so it's not like we were taking up space from other customers) and not once did the waitress come back to check if we wanted anything else. We had to hunt her down to ask for more water. The building itself and the atmosphere is cool but we won't be back. Oh yea...and I booked a reservation for our party of 8 using open table because there was a link on their website to do so and when we got there, they knew NOTHING of our reservation. So, if you want a reservation, better not to use Open Table...sorry Open Table.

KB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had a very cool vibe, loved the urban feel. Service was excellent and the craft cocktails were very good. We ordered 2 kinds of wood fired pizza. Both were just ok. Some of the pasta dishes may be a better choice

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

It took over an hour to get our food after ordering. We had to take it out.

JG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Poor service, treated like a burden.

DA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The pizza was amazing! Our server was not the most attentive... we had to ask for her a couple of times. She also wasn't the most friendly.

E
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the unique interior, great place to have some drinks and dinner.

NM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Is was the first time eating there and we were very impressed with the menu, the food, spirits and portions ! Well done. We’ll be back! Thanks

LV
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table. Great place. Awesome band playing that evening.

f
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great tasting at the 18th Amendment - both food and drinks! Great service. The sliders are fantastic. Many drinks to try based on their in house distilled spirits. A Muskegon gem for sure!