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Dread River Distilling Company, Birmingham, AL

Dread River Distilling Company

4.9
4.9
167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Distillery
Dread River spirits are created for those inspired by the journey. We take great pride in crafting each spirit we pour. Currently distilling are small batches of Bourbon, Whiskey, Rye, Vodka, Gin, Rum & Agave Spirit.

Our Tasting Room Bar area features our one of a kind craft cocktails, engineered to enhance every unique feature our spirits have to offer. Our Tasting Room is a combination of Bold and Elegant, & provides the perfect vibe for you to enjoy the fruits of our labor by pairing the perfect cocktail & your favorite food menu item. The menu features a perfect mix of selections to meet any occasion. Come check out our beautiful Veranda space.
It is dog-friendly and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Join us on Saturdays from 12 - 4 pm with our Day Drinker Menu or Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday from 3-6 pm.

We invite you to come and be inspired by the journey as you take part in our Dread River experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Distillery, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (833) 373-2374
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Brad Mizerany
  • Private party facilities
    No matter the occasion, your celebration should be an event! At Dread River, we pride ourselves on cultivating personal and professional experiences for our clients and guests. We tailor our event opportunities to suit needs ranging from space reservation, event planning and execution, catering, rental materials, audio/visual requirements, vendor coordination and more. We have a collection of packages that include: design and décor, catering, A/V, full staff, customizable menus and a personal director that will work with you to bring your vision to life.
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Cross street
    24 Street and 7th Avenue South
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

What 167 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Overall

  • Alabama

    Best Service

  • Alabama

    Best Ambiance

  • Alabama

    Best Value

  • Alabama

    Innovative

  • Alabama

    Good for groups

  • Alabama

    Hot spot

  • Alabama

    Neighborhood gem

  • Alabama

    Good for special occasions

  • Alabama

    Lively

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham

    Hot spot

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Birmingham

    Good for special occasions

  • Birmingham

    Lively

167 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience at Dread River. Beautiful atmosphere, very nice server and the food was good. Drinks were unique and good but small and overpriced. Also, when you book a reservation know that a standard table is basically a coffee table below knee level and it’s very hard to enjoy a full meal eating at this type of table.

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  2. MiamiDJQ

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful establishment. Food and service was excellent. Make sure to go on a distillery tour as well.

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  3. CiaoBella

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun place for drinks. Some of the food is good: burgers, truffle fries, shrimp. Wonton nachos are not good and sweet bbq sauce on it is a bad combination. Could use to change up the menu more frequently.

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  4. williamjh

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t realize they had such a large menu. Great apps and entrees. Very good service. Will go back.

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  5. Anjie

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dread River, Suzanne, Jessica and staff always provide the best service and atmosphere possible.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They blew us away! We had a reservation with a large party and to our surprise they had a private room for us!! Thank you Dread River!

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  7. ChrisC

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, food and great service!!!!!!!
    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on February 15, 2024
    Hi ChrisC, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner. We will see you soon when you come back for those truffle fries! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros Director of Operations

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  8. Chrisws

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Might not be the best place to go if you are expecting a full blown dining experience. That being said, it is a distillery and their spirits are fantastic! And their appetizers are good to go with it. Don‘t forget to grab a bottle of your favorite spirit from their gift shop - all made in Birmingham!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall our experience was great. We ordered the fries they were good and drinks were a little pricey for size but taste great. I like the atmosphere and will continue to patronize the establishment. I will do the tour next time.

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  10. None

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff did an incredible job with our large group gathering for a special birthday. We had our own area to gather, excellent service and a great evening!

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  11. Anjie

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always an attentive and creative bar staff. Food was good. Addictive truffle fries!

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  12. JessicaG

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait/bar staff recommended the drinks and burgers. Excellent suggestions! Small menu but done very well. We also did the distillery tour with Billy and had a blast! This is a hidden gem in Birmingham and we’re looking forward to seeing it grow for many years to come!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second best burger in Birmingham and worth the trip every time. Great staff, super ambience, kitchen is a well keep secret. EAT DRINK and BECOME A REGULAR.

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  14. SusanW

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time visiting the restaurant and we loved the design. Would like to go back when we can get a tour of the distillery. Service was wonderful and they were very accommodating when we asked to change to a taller table to eat. The drinks were very good and the food was very good; however, I had the chicken egg roll and was expecting more of a traditional egg roll with cabbage and the ones I received were more creamy with no cabbage that I could tell. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a fun evening of casual dining. Be aware that it is a distillery and they do not sell wine.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! Would definitely go again when in town.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and drinks were fabulous. Really enjoyed the outdoor patio.
    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on October 31, 2023
    Dear Guest, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Dread River Distilling Company.  We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and our beautiful veranda! We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros Director of Operations

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was different than the one that was on open table but loved our visit

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  18. RobertE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Issac was exceptionally courteous, respectful, and professional. We had a great time. I love the ambiance of the place. Definitely will recommend to my friends.

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  19. JeffB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, service and environment
    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on September 30, 2023
    Dear Jeff, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Dread River Distilling Company.  We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience.  We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros Director of Operations

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really neat vibe. Drinks and food were great. Small menu but great variety. Best burger that I’ve had in a long time.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wasn’t really the place to NEED a reservation and the decor was top notch. When I asked to be seated at a regular table instead of in the high chairs, there was no problem and the wait times barely existed. 10/10.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was great! Service was nice and quiet. Tour was informative and fun!

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  23. HalW

    Alabama

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and overall experience as always. One of my favorite spots in town.
    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on September 12, 2023
    Dear Hal, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Dread River Distilling Company.  We are so happy to be one of your favorite spots!  We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros General Manager

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My visit to Dread River Distilling Company was nothing short of incredible. It happened to be my brother's 50th surprise party, planned somewhat last minute. The level of accommodation, assistance, and expertise displayed by the staff was truly remarkable. I cannot emphasize enough how helpful they were throughout the entire process. Every aspect was executed flawlessly, with everything arriving promptly. They exceeded my expectations in every way possible. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend the exceptional services of Dread River Distilling Company for all your business requirements, family celebrations, birthdays, graduations, or even just for a delightful cocktail in a wonderfully inviting atmosphere.

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  25. KimJ

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! They take such good care of us every time we go!

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  26. JoshuaF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were good, service was quite good, and ambience was great. The cornbread and dessert were very good. The nachos were too pricey and thin on toppings. Too many chips and too little toppings. I was disappointed in the nachos. I’ve had better for a lot cheaper.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Super cute place to get drinks and small bites. The orange chicken and California egg rolls were excellent. We were not impressed by the nachos, not bad just compared to the other dishes they were our least favorite. Beer and drinks were also good.

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  28. CiaoBella

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks are great. Fun atmosphere. Menu is limited and food is fine.

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  29. MizzJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from lunch to the distillery tour and tasting room. The service was stellar and the ambiance was absolutely amazing. We can't wait to go back.
    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on June 6, 2023
    Dear MizzJ, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Dread River Distilling Company.  We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience.  We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros General Manager

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely LOVE this place! The atmosphere and vibe is a perfect low key chill spot or even for a date for drinks and light eats. It’s at the top of my list. The lavender old fashioned is TOP TIER along with the truffle fries!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for our celebration! Staff was attentive & accommodating. Great ambiance, drinks & food!

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  32. SherryS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the place, the inside atmosphere was very impressive from the lights to the colors to the tables.. the waiter was awesome, very polite, the food was totally awesome, we got the burger, it was cooked to perfection….the drinks rocked too…I recommend this place 100💯
    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on June 6, 2023
    Dear Sherry, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Dread River Distilling Company.  We are glad that you enjoyed everything about your experience.  We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros General Manager

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  33. BOOTS

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    To be fair we were there early on a Wednesday so judging the atmosphere really isn't fair. But it is a pretty place. The food was great, think elevated bar food. Burgers were on point and we got 3 aps to share. The bourbon was so good I bought a bottle walking out the door. Service was subpar, just short of being nonexistent. I was embarrassed that I took my bosses there to be honest. Really felt like we were an inconvenience and just in the way. Don't take 6pm reservations if you dont want them, know what I mean? But the drink were on point, definitely worth stopping in for.

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  34. Marvin

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Isiah, was wonderful! We received wonderful recommendations.

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  35. PN88

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here because of Eboni Major, a bourbon blender and phenomenal woman who created a Master Series blend for Dread River. I happened to be in town from Chicago for a work conference, and was super excited to visit this distillery. For dinner I had the pulled pork nachos, which may not sound like much but they it was awesome and I couldn’t even finish it all. The bartender (wish I would have caught his name) was superb and friendly. I had a taste of their bourbon beat and the rocks- pretty good stuff. Then I saw on the menu a lavender old fashioned- freaking fantastic! Highly recommend and also the building is gorgeous.

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  36. gagal

    Atlanta Metro

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great find!!! It's one of the most upscale distilleries that I have been to outside of Woodford Reserve in Kentucky!!! Really nice seating areas for just conversation and then nice tables for dining. We enjoyed a couple of appetizers...Reuben egg rolls and tamales frijoles. Both were very flavorful and unique! Would definitely go back when we are in the area...maybe make it to happy hour. Service was great too!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, with great distilled spirits, food and ambience.

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  38. LaurenH

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love every visit here and had a ball celebrating my husband’s birthday with friends last night. The atmosphere, service, food, and drinks were everything. They deliver every single time. We love Dread River.

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  39. Bill

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice meal and cocktails. Disappointed that appetizers came out at the same time as the entree.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. Our candle went out sometime during the meal and it wasn’t lit again, but the servers were all very kind and went out of their way to help. I think they just didn’t want to intrude, but it’s okay.

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FAQs

Dread River Distilling Company is rated 4.9 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Google Map for Dread River Distilling Company

2400 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Additional information

  • Cross street
    24 Street and 7th Avenue South
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Distillery, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Brad Mizerany
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (833) 373-2374
  • Private party facilities
    No matter the occasion, your celebration should be an event! At Dread River, we pride ourselves on cultivating personal and professional experiences for our clients and guests. We tailor our event opportunities to suit needs ranging from space reservation, event planning and execution, catering, rental materials, audio/visual requirements, vendor coordination and more. We have a collection of packages that include: design and décor, catering, A/V, full staff, customizable menus and a personal director that will work with you to bring your vision to life.
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