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Dread River Distilling Company, Birmingham, AL

Dread River Distilling Company

4.8
4.8
108 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 labors by pairing the perfect cocktail & your favorite food menu item. The menu features a perfect mix of selections to meet any occasion. Be sure to checkout our new Veranda space, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind, with your favorite people & our craft cocktails. We often feature live music on the Veranda, so be sure to follow us on social media outlets to stay updated on all the happenings.

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

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (833) 373-2374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Craig Olack

  • 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 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Alabama

    Best Overall

  • Alabama

    Best Service

  • Alabama

    Best Ambiance

  • Alabama

    Best Value

  • Alabama

    Good for Groups

  • Alabama

    Outdoor Dining

  • Alabama

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Good for Groups

  • Birmingham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food not that great, drinks expensive and the three bartenders helping do food and drink orders not very helpful or polite.
  2. a

    alatheater

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 1st visit. Everything was wonderful. The servers and the general manager were excellent. The food and drinks were delicious. Such a different and eclectic place to have in Birmingham. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a fun evening.
  3. JB

    JessiecaB

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had more people than I thought and they made sure everyone was accommodated
  4. h

    happyhouronly

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing night. Excellent service, great food and drinks. Already thinking of the next thing I want to do there.

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded 7 days agoThank 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

  5. AP

    AshleyP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a distillery tour and had a private room for our friend’s bachelorette dinner. Every person that we encountered was nice and attentive. Food and service were both good and different from any other restaurant you may go to. The space is beautiful and definitely a vibe.

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded 7 days agoDear Ashley, we are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and the bachelorette dinner! Thank you for sharing a review of your experience! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros General Manager

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very cool ambiance. Great sofas and tables.
  7. KS

    KarenS

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Great atmosphere for any event.
  8. DR

    DianneR

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food excellent service! Best gin martini!

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded 7 days agoDianne, Thanks for the shoutout on our gin martini! We are so glad that you enjoyed. Please come visit again soon! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros General Manager

  9. RB

    RileyB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience great food, friendly service and the ambiance was really nice.
  10. DM

    DMvisitor

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our cocktails and distillery tour, followed up by very tasty dinners. Dread River Distillery is definitely worth a visit (or several)!

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded 7 days agoThank you for telling us about your recent tour and dinner at Dread River Distilling Company.  We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience.  Please come visit again soon! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros General Manager

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reed was awesome! Bartender of the year IMO. He went out of his way to give a sneak leak of the distillery. The single batch whiskey is a 10….
  12. DF

    DeniseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated and even though the space is large it is broken up into numerous lovely rooms and sections that make you feel like you are in an intimate setting. The design and furnishings are beautiful and harmonious. It’s like having a drink with friends in your own living room…. Or what you would like your home to look like. Lovely.

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded 7 days agoDenise, Thank you for such a lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience. Please come back and join us again soon! Suzanne Cisneros - GM

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reed our barkeep was awesome! Food, drinks, and atmosphere was a complete step above anything else in Birmingham, AL. Thanks for the great time!!
  14. NR

    NicoleR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The ambience and the drinks were great. The menu doesn’t have a lot to choose from. This is a great pregame before dinner spot.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very cool place. The waiter was a bit distracted. The food was average
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very fun atmosphere for a girls night celebration. Food was delicious and cocktails exemplary! Highly recommend!
  17. BA

    BenAround

    Birmingham

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I suppose everyone knows that Dread River is a distillery. You might want to know that they serve NO WINE of any kind. That's good to know if you have guests that do not drink liquor or beer as they may be disappointed. Many, if not most of the dining setups are at coffee table height with lounge chairs. There are a few high-top tables. The food is VERY GOOD and service is EXCELLENT.
  18. T

    Terrance

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing!!!! Definitely 10/10
  19. T

    Toolman

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    Looked at the menu before attending so I would have an idea if they had food and what types of food they do have. Got there and the stuff that I would eat wasn’t in the menu that was online. So I didn’t eat before coming so I left hungry due to menu changes.
  20. AG

    AmandaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lavender old fashion was so great, and we enjoyed tasting the flight as well…. And, The spring rolls were yummy! Best part was our waiter outside. He is all smiles and is truly a gem.
  21. a

    atlayton

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks here are outstanding. We had the chicken bacon ranch spring rolls and the truffle fries. My husband tried the new bourbon and I had the pome-colada. The deliciousness was beyond words.
  22. IM

    IMEM

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Sunday afternoon. We "ordered the menu" for the special Bourbon cocktails & passed around ~ well done!!! & food quite tasty!!!
  23. JJ

    JimmyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First Visit and service, food, and Bourbon was all excellent. Rank the Bourbon with Eagle Rare smooth flavor. Will visit again soon.
  24. VB

    VBJ22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Decor and food were great. They have wonderful signature drinks. Also the private rooms would be great for special occasion celebration. Service was average there is room for improvement
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed having my birthday celebration here! The staff was awesome.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needed a quick bite to eat before going to a concert. This venue met the need and then some. Great service and atmosphere. We will be going back real soon.
  27. EB

    EBK8108

    Birmingham

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great setting and atmosphere. Really enjoyed the cocktails. Food was good, not great. Multiple private rooms/areas that would be great for a party. Also have a patio that looks like it would be a lot of fun once it’s a little warmer!
  28. EL

    ElizabethL

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting from out of town and brought our kids for dinner (and adult drinks). All of us enjoyed the whole experience! Great ambiance, friendly staff, and delicious food and cocktails.
  29. LB

    LisaB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Dread River! Jagger is a great server and the food is delicious!!
  30. DM

    DustinM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, drinks and food. Top notch! Can't wait to get back!
  31. DB

    DavidB

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice place. Definitely a gem!! Food was really good and the drinks were even better. The vibe was upscale but chill at the same time. If you want to dress up and have a nice date you can. If you want to kick back on the couch and watch TV you can. Definitely coming back here!!!
  32. BH

    BobH

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night. Going to a concert.
  33. HC

    HCMfoodie

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents night out! Drinks and food were delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    What started out as a great evening went really bad due to service. We were greeted and seated immediately. The host brought us water and said our server would be over shortly. About 5 to 10 minutes he came back and apologized and took our drink order and said she would be there soon. It took a long time for the drinks to come and again it was the host not our server who took our appetizer order. Once our drinks came and our apps came the server finally made an appearance. She was very nice she just had a big party in a separate room and she hardly ever came back. A separate server refilled our water and took drink orders and apologized The host came back at some point and took our drink order again. We ordered a dessert and that took about 45 minutes and by the time it finally came again from a different server we asked for it to go and if we could just pay. Our server came and grabbed the bill and then about 425 minutes later she brought it back. It was weird it took that long because we were the only people in the main dining area. Overall food was great so were the drinks. Terrible decision by management to have her serve us. It ruined the evening.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Valentine’s Day Menu: 3 out of 4 courses were not appetizing. Was not worth the money.
  36. JQ

    JaQuoiyiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at Dread River was UNMATCHED. I will definitely be returning there soon. Our server Jager was OUTSTANDING. Can’t wait to visit again soon.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Gorgeous place!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dead River Distillery was an amazing experience for my Valentine’s Date! Couldn’t have had a more pleasant experience anywhere else and I can’t wait to go back☺️
  39. DR

    DonaldR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue. Great food. Great spirits. Great service.
  40. R

    Rachel

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, drinks, and service. Will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dread River Distilling Company is rated 4.8 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
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–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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

    Craig Olack

  • 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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