Artisan Distillery

4.8
19 reviews
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Tours are Thu, Fri, and Sat at 4pm. Reservations are only required for the tour.
Artisan is the only downtown craft vodka distillery and lounge in San Antonio and rated one of the best craft cocktail bars around. We hand craft two vodkas, Spike Vodka & Texas Pride Vodka, and Chupacabra Juice Moonshine. Spike is the only vodka in the world made from prickly pear cactus. Due to the unique food source it is very full bodied with and earthy character. Texas Pride, on the other hand, is corn based and more neutral and rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Chupacabra Juice Moonshine is also corn based and not as forward as most moonshines.

In out tasting room we have an extensive craft cocktail menu that uses our spirits.

During our tour we take you through the process of distilling, fermenting, and even bottling and we sample the vodka at the end of the tour. Tours last 40min to 55min depending on the size of the group and questions.
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JM
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening! Best distillery tour I have ever been on, and I've done many. Informative, low key and fun. Great cocktails, and bought several bottles of vodka. Excellent, truly hand crafted vodka. Smooth with a great taste. Highly recommend an evening at Artisan Distillery.

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in for a tasting and tour. The tour was very informative and the tastings were delicious. Very good vodka and whiskey. So good we had to buy a bottle of their Texas Pride. We wanted to get their Spike vodka too but they were sold out.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

The distillery person, was pompous and talked down about other vodka distilleries. They didn't know how to make a drink I wanted, they had to Google. We were packed in there like cattle.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick, the owner was great, actually learned a few things, drinks were good!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 10, fun for all. I would definitely go back for the happy hour drink menu. Tour was very informative.

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TN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic tour with the master distiller, Nick, who is obviously very passionate about his work. He and his staff made us feel as if we were visiting friends instead of touring a distillery, giving us pointers on things to see and do while we were visiting San Antonio. Great atmosphere, awesome staff, and fantastic cocktails!

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CL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Gave it as a gift to my daughter. But they did not get the two souvenir glasses that were advertised. But they really enjoyed it.

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a tasting a tour staff was friendly and knowledgeable, also made great drinks. Owner Nick was great funny and energetic, fun guy. I was impressed he made almost everything in the bar/distillery by hand.

Being that I never drank Vodka or Bourbon straight, I was pleased to say that all 3 of the spirits we tasted went down smooth.

I would recommend to anyone to give the distillery a tour or just for a evening drink with friends.

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DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tour was awesome and Nick was a blooming onion of knowledge! I will be coming back sooner than later.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks! The owner was a pleasure to meet!

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LL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, Nick is so personable, the crowd we was lively. I brought my family from Connecticut, they enjoyed themselves, brought 2 bottles of vodka. Thanks for souvenir glasses

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

The drinks are amazing!! Nicholas is truly a master artist when it comes to drinks! (No food available because that’s not what they serve, but opentable required an answer.)

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LR
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vodka and great tour! Will absolutely return for cocktails and happy hour!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t want to put down poor for food. There is no food. A food truck outside would have been perfect.

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TA
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very informative tour. Nick is an awesome guy. Would definitely recommend.

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TG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Exceptional and very educational tour featuring uniquely TX prickly pear vodka

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AW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience to be able to tour the distillary and great cocktails!

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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SP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Visited on sept 1st. Great drinks! Probably one of the best happy hours I’ve been to. Lady bartender was rude though. Needs to work on customer service if she wants tips.

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