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Bellemara Distillery, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Bellemara Distillery

4.9
4.9
46 Reviews
$31 to $50
Distillery
New Jersey's Single Malt Distillery. Join us for a tasting or cocktail made with our grain to glass Single Malt Products. We only serve a limited pre-packaged snack menu but you are welcome to bring your own food or order from one of the food trucks that frequent the site. Enjoy picturesque views of Carriage Farm from our outdoor patio (weather dependent), watch the bartenders at work in our tasting room bar area, or relax in the upstairs cocktail lounge overlooking the distillery. All of our spirits are fermented and distilled right on site and our cocktails are made with fresh and seasonal ingredients.

(Food Truck Schedule: https://www.carriagefarm.com/events).

Last call is 30 minutes before close, so later reservations may have limited time. We recommend that you plan for around 1.5 hours here.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Distillery, Cocktail Bar, Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 578-9874
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Camden Winkelstein
  • Catering
    Multiple local restaurants have catered events at Bellemara. Contact events@bellemaradistillery.com for additional event information.
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve our private room for groups of up to 12 at bellemaradistillery.com. Rent the entire lounge for parties of up to 45 people or the full tasting room for groups of up to 80. Contact events@bellemaradistillery.com for special event pricing and options.
  • Neighborhood
    Hillsborough
  • Cross street
    Route 206 to Amwell Road to Clerico Lane.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Lively

  • Somerset

    Best Overall

  • Somerset

    Best Ambiance

  • Somerset

    Innovative

  • Somerset

    Lively

46 Reviews
  1. Shivq8

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to hang with friends with fantastic drinks. This is a bring your own food king of place, which we loved!

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  2. SabrinaR

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our drinks in the upstairs lounge. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely come back and highly recommend.

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  3. AmyG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. I selected 5 stars for food but there really wasn’t any food. I just didn’t want to lower the score over that. You are welcome to bring food in (which we saw many people do) so that is nice. We will ABSOLUTELY be going back soon and often.

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  4. NJJDB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, great ambience, and the BEST drinks! Bellemara really made our Valentines Day special! The macaron flights and spirit infusions were AMAZING!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, Belle provided an outstanding Valentines Day event, partnering with Simply Sweets. The atmosphere was cozy and inviting, and the staff (as always) charming and hospitable.

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  6. DJYoshi

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. It was our first time going. Wife and I wanted to have drinks before dinner. We did 2 flights and a couple of the craft cocktails. The bacon old fashioned is perfect. Upstairs is perfect for a small party . Can't wait to do a whiskey your

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  7. KaraJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please note: they do not serve food The experience was still wonderful and you can bring your own food or order to the establishment.

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  8. ChristopherO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very Nice Ambience, and exceptional service. Upstairs lounge is perfect for a date.

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  9. Mary

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once inside, we got a feeling of warmth; a place that you want to be with friends. The tour led expertly by Fay, the head distiller - was informative, fun and eye opening to the complexities of distillation - gives insight to the care with which they craft their products - from the custom copper distillers manufactured in Italy to the design of the bar which exudes a modern vibe of ease and refinement. Definitely worth the visit and drink + leave with a few of their award winning gin!

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  10. DanteH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks where good nice prices vibes where great and so was the service.. we be back

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  11. KarenK

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great space - downstairs bar with a few tables and hightops, upstairs with cozy couches, and outdoors (where they allow dogs). Their whiskey is great and their mixed drinks are fun. The bartender pays attention to each and every drink, not only the contents, but how they look. And the servers are amazing!! We've been back twice and will continue to drink here, bringing friends.

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  12. AmyR

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By FOOD, I mean the craft cocktails, which are wonderful! We always have difficulty narrowing down our choices because we want to have them all! We grabbed dinner at a nearby food truck and brought it with us to BelleMara.

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  13. DavidR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Even though we had reservations, we were seated at a tiny table for two. We were a party of four. A sofa and chairs area was empty the entire time we were there. The first round came in a timely manner. We had to beg for a second drink. The drinks were rather weak, not something I had experienced in previous visits. The food was outstanding because we brought our own. Belle Mara, you can do better.
    Bellemara DistilleryResponded on December 31, 2023
    Hi David, thanks for the very candid feedback. Your group was seated at a table at which we comfortably seat 4 people for cocktails all the time. We don't serve food here by NJ law, so the tables are designed for cocktails, not for dining. Glad you brought your own food since that is the only option...again, thanks to NJ laws. The couch/chair area that you are referring to had a another larger group reservation at it that was cancelled well after your party was seated. We are sorry about slow service, its an unfortunate side effect of particularly busy days, and we immediately attended to your table when a member of your party asked to place another order. If you had mentioned any of your concerns to the server we would have happily found a larger table to seat you at and we always replace drinks if guests mention to us at the time that they are not enjoying them. Weak drinks are certainly not the standard here. All of the drinks you ordered were served on ice and will, of course, water down as the ice melts. We're sorry you had a subpar experience but if there is a next time, please bring any concerns up with the server or manager while we still have an opportunity to address them. Cheers.

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  14. ShikwanK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place for meeting up with friends. Bring your food.

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  15. KeiraH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love coming to Bellemara. Only complaint from last night was the younger women at the front when you walk in. She had an attitude when I asked her if the stamping on the hand was a new thing. Ignored me 3 times and when she finally answered she was very rude. I’ve been to the distillery multiple times and have never been stamped so I was just curious if it was a new thing. There’s no need to have an attitude with your customers. It made me want to turn around and leave. Some people are allergic to ink and she went to stamp my hand without even telling me what it was…

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  16. SJLJJ

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time ( of many to come) and we were completely thrilled about the experience! The drinks were terrific and atmosphere was the best!! I highly recommend this establishment and only wish the served food as well!!

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  17. AlexM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic drinks from a very talented team. Everything was delicious.

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  18. Discerningdiner

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing team! Exquisite single malt cocktails! Extremely friendly staff!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks are outstanding (you can bring your own food if desired). Service always good too!

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  20. Jennifer

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little bar to have that’s not so far away! Literally right down the street; perfect walking distance. Drinks were great; favorites were the Bellmara coffee and hot buttered barley—hope to see iced/chilled versions of these in warmer seasons! Hope to see the menu expand with maybe some additional food. Overall definitely coming again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere. Good places to order delivery from in the area

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bellemara never disappoints. Amazing ambiance, incredible management, bartenders and servers. So many drinks to chose from for everyone.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation for 8:45p on a Friday night. We were greeted by the owner Cam and seated immediately. Our first round of drinks came out fast. The owner Cam gave us a tour of the Distillery. The drinks and service were very good overall. I'd definitely recommend checking it out if you want a low-key, chill cocktail bar experience!

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  24. TaraF

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The 5 stars is for the drinks since they don't serve food, just some snacks. Visited on a rainy Sunday and it wasn't busy and probably didn't need a reservation but glad we had one nonetheless. Drinks were fairly priced given how creative some of them were and may I add delicious! Service was slow and it was a bit frustrating. Second time coming here and I'd definitely go back to check out more seasonal cocktails. Might just sit at the bar though so we don't have to wait as long.

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  25. jgarc

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for cocktails. The mixologists really know what they're doing.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible drinks, amazing staff, beautiful chic ambiance.

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  27. Shafrada

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit there and won't be the last! Beautiful, modern décor, great overall vibe and the staff was friendly and efficient. The cocktails were top notch too. I'd totally recommend this place to anyone. However, pay attention to the details on the website - they offer unique bagged snacks, but if you choose to bring your own food (we brought a charcuterie plate & dumplings) be sure to pack plates, napkins & utensils. It's kind of like picnicking in a swanky place with excellent drinks!

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  28. MarkH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food can not be rated as you have no food. The food truck AMA was ok but we have had them before and it’s a very limited menu. We had to leave after 1 drink but they were awesome and outdoor seating was a great site

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  29. Will

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best kept secret in Hillsborough, tucked away alongside a brewery. Chill, quiet. Awesome vibes. Owner Cameron talked to us for about 20 minutes. Excellent service. Excellent product. Excellent space. Highly recommend.

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  30. AlfonsoE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and some friends visited last night. Great place with awesome staff and great cocktails. Very warm setting we will definitely be back !!

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  31. Natalie

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no food other than snacks and a food truck. You can bring your own. So that’s why I can’t give it 5 stars. The drinks are great. People with families were welcome. It was a really nice experience and cute for a day trip.

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  32. Profmom

    New York City

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great gathering place. The cocktails are inventive and well composed. The atmosphere is comfortable and well designed. The staff is attentive!

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  33. Dsahar

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    the distillary was a very cute and fun to experience. ample space to hang out for a date or with friends and family and try some single malt spirits, they have tastings and really delicious cocktails. they had a food truck on site over the weekend and you can always bring your own food which is great.

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  34. CF123

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious cocktails in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere. Great service - the servers seemed to know just when we needed something and appeared at that time!

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  35. AzrielaJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    whiskey was outstanding and we will be future customers for sure.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This distillery is one of the best in NJ. It's a great environment and you can order or bring any food.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best cocktail experience in NJ! Sit at the bar and enjoy the show.

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  38. teevo

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every drink we tried tasted amazing! Our servers were so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was top notch. Great spot!

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  39. Discerningdiner

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down, one of THE BEST experiences in NJ to taste designer cocktails & single malts! The team is amazing ensuring you go back - again & again!

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  40. blkbrrry

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it took me 6 tries before i realized that open table will not let you submit a review unless you check off every review option, so i had to give a rating for food, lol. they only carry some bar snacks, which are very good, they just don't carry regular food. however, every weekend there is some sort of food truck outside for you to order from, or you can bring your own food, or get food delivered. as for the distillery itself, it's lovely, and everything about it is wonderful. atmosphere, staff and most of all the craft cocktails. there are so many delicious things on the menu. my boyfriend and i love it so much, that it's become a weekly thing for us.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Bellemara Distillery is rated 4.9 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Google Map for Bellemara Distillery

2 Clerico Ln bldg 5, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Route 206 to Amwell Road to Clerico Lane.
  • Neighborhood
    Hillsborough
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Distillery, Cocktail Bar, Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive chef
    Camden Winkelstein
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (609) 578-9874
  • Catering
    Multiple local restaurants have catered events at Bellemara. Contact events@bellemaradistillery.com for additional event information.
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve our private room for groups of up to 12 at bellemaradistillery.com. Rent the entire lounge for parties of up to 45 people or the full tasting room for groups of up to 80. Contact events@bellemaradistillery.com for special event pricing and options.
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