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Dread River Distilling Company

4.8
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18 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Distillery
Dread River spirits are created for those inspired by the journey. We take great pride in crafting each spirit we pour. We are currently distilling small batches of Bourbon, Whiskey, Rye, Vodka, Gin, Rum and Agave Spirit.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 18 people are saying
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TinaH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were lovely -- I particularly enjoyed The Persistence of Memory, made with Dread River gin. It was soft and floral, not at all pine-y or tasting overwhelmingly of juniper. However, it was the food and ambiance that wowed us. We had three of the appetizers and we ordered seconds. Small menu, but what's there is killer. Our server, Billy, was friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel at home. The interior is gorgeous and the seating areas make for a nice socially-distanced evening!

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SaraS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time! My dad and I went to check it out and loved it!!

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vipGirlsNightOut
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice place to grab a good cocktail and shareable bites.

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TWTT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening. Great drinks and nice atmosphere.
Food menu is limited but decent.

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vipRobinN
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and food was delicious and drinks were wonderful. Will definitely come again.

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vipRobinN
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited expecting some drinks and small plates - ended up having those and sharing a larger entree that was delicious. Service was fantastic and the ambiance was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I requested to be sat away from people as much as possible due to health concerns during Covid-19. This was the first restaurant I attempted to eat at during quarantine due to underlying health conditions. I wanted to celebrate with a few friends for my 30th birthday without fear of being surrounded by people. I was blown away at the cleanliness and generosity of the staff. They allowed us to use a private room and had one waiter enter it throughout the night. He maintained wearing his mask the entire time. He also offered exemplary service and humor. The food and drinks were exquisite. I am very appreciative of the work that went into making my birthday such an enjoyable experience.

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vipChar
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening with friends! The service was very friendly and helpful, although they were a little delayed in bringing entrees. The food was very good -- the table shared several appetizers and all were thoroughly enjoyed. Drinks were outstanding. Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at Dread River. The staff were all wearing proper protective coverings. Our party of six was placed in an area unto itself for safety. The food was delicious. We had two different food allergy issues to deal with and the chef came to our group to discuss the issues and subsequently made alterations to ingredients in several dishes to accommodate the food allergies and there were several choices. We also really enjoyed the specialty cocktails. Super fun night!

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CassieM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The drinks were great and the food was delicious! Service was excellent and the atmosphere was fun.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time we've been to Dread River, we LOVE it! The tour is awesome Carl is a genius! The small plates are really tasty, pork belly egg rolls are the best. The servers have been cool with a good sense of humor. My fiancé and I can't brag on all their alcoholic products enough! We own all of them each and everyone is first rate. We can't we for the debute of their Rye and Bourbon late this year!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! Excellent food and drinks, wonderful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out in downtown Birmingham. This place has the best tasting cocktails that I’ve ever had in Birmingham. Excellent service, gorgeous venue. 10/10. Would come again for any occasion from very casual to very formal. Well done, Dread River.

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vipTripledoc
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Professional service. Gigantic portions. Outstanding beer and liquor drinks.

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SportsDoc
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy with the new menu and the new cocktail list. The staff did a great job working multiple tickets over several hours, while helping to maintain appropriate distancing.

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GinaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drink and food were excellent! Great place to go hang out with friends!

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vipTheDJA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative cocktails that you won’t find anywhere else in Birmingham. The space is huge - perfect if you want to social distance. The food was excellent. Highly recommend the egg rolls

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really incredible small plates. First time here, and we will be regulars. As you’d expect from a distillery, cocktails are top-notch. Unexpected was their excellent, on-site microbrew beers.

FAQs

Dread River Distilling Company is rated 4.8 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Dread River Distilling Company does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/4813FHC3RKAKT/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.