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KO Distilling, Manassas, VA

KO Distilling

4.9
4.9
84 Reviews
$30 and under
Distillery
In 2013 former US Merchant Marines and Navy Reservists Bill Karlson and John O’Mara began their journey to create craft spirits with local ingredients and high-quality methods. KO Distilling opened its tasting room to the public in 2015, and it has been a welcoming destination for spirit tastings, cocktail flights, guided tours, private functions, and special events ever since. KO’s award-winning Bare Knuckle Whiskeys and Battle Standard 142 Gins are all Craft Distilled, Kosher, and Virginia’s Finest.

Please note that because KO Distilling operates as an ABC store, we do not have a full-service food menu. We do have snacks available for purchase, and we encourage our guests to bring food or order delivery from one of our many local restaurants! Monday through Friday, our production team is hard at work making our handcrafted spirits. Tours are available during the week, but for our visitors' safety, we may ask for your patience until our crew deems it safe for our guests.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (571) 292-1115

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    From bridal showers to business meetings, KO Distilling is the perfect place to host your next event. The banquet hall and tasting room overlook our state-of-the-art distilling floor and can accommodate up to 88 people. Amenities such as a sound system, TV, podium with microphone, tables, and chairs are available. There is plenty of setup flexibility to allow for dancing, catering, or presentations. We’ll work with you to create the perfect cocktail menu for your guests, and we can even assist you in finding local catering options. Please contact us at info@KOdistilling.com for availability and more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Manassas

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 84 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. H

    Harlan

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everyone was very attentive and great interaction. The cocktails were well-made and delicious definitely will be returning
  2. CC

    CarolC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Sarah was excellent. Prompt service and very attentive.
  3. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Very knowledgeable and personable staff. Quick to make a recommendation when asked. We'll be back.
  4. ST

    SimplymeT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    In the cut location. Very knowledgeable staff, very good quality of whiskey and gin. I look at both the whiskey and gin in a different light. I learned a lot and the ambiance added an extra flare to things. Will definitely return.
  5. G

    Geee

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I had the most amazing time visiting KO Distilling. Everyone was SUPER polite and knowledgeable. If you have the pleasure of running into Greg then you are definitely in for a treat! He knows something about EVERYTHING and can provide you with so much information while making the perfect drink.. And breaking down your whiskey, bourbon, gin fact & flights😊. I HIGHLY recommend visiting
  6. WS

    WilliamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Greg was very knowledgeable and the tasting and tour were excellent.
  7. CG

    CharlesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greg provided a great tour of the distilery and made excellent drink recommendations. The staff was friendly and helpful. Most of all, the whiskey was outstanding.

    KO DistillingResponded on June 30, 2021Thanks for sharing your review, Charles! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the whiskey and had a great time with our team.

  8. SS

    SheriS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Took hubby here for a Father's Day treat. He took the tour, did a tasting or 2 and enjoyed every moment. We had a late reservation so didn't get to try out the food truck but it didn't matter, we had snacks and drinks! The young lady that seated us and was awesome, I can't remember her name, sorry. Aimee was nice as was Sarah. Try them out if you haven't already.

    KO DistillingResponded on June 30, 2021We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit on Father's Day! We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with our team, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Cheers!

  9. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great staff. Very attentive and customer service oriented. The whiskeys and gin are very very good!!

    KO DistillingResponded on June 30, 2021We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our spirits. Thanks, Eric!

  10. BC

    BekaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience3
    There was really no food other than a food truck and cheese, pretzels. But the drinks were AMAZING! Really flavorful and creative.
  11. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent Father’s Day with my Stepson, enjoyed the tour, the education on whiskey and gin distilling, and the drinks. I will be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    Booked this for friends date night Larry was great told amazing story’s and the process for how there whiskey and bourbon was made and aged. My wife and friends will return for the tour and another bottle of whiskey very soon. I recommend anyone to give it a try warning don’t swig the shots there 120 proof very strong.
  13. MC

    MichaelC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The whiskeys were spot on the cocktail was perfect. And staff is world class. Super helpful. This is a must-do destination spot

    KO DistillingResponded on May 28, 2021Michael, thank you for reviewing your trip to KO Distilling! It means a lot to our team to hear that you had such a good visit. Cheers!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and good spirits. Has a very nice time.

    KO DistillingResponded on May 28, 2021We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks so much for leaving a review.

  15. AE

    AuntEve

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We didn’t eat anything as we brought our own food. The drinks were fabulous. We tasted before buying and they were very patient with us. We wound up purchasing a bottle of gin the mixer, candles, coffee and popcorn. Very nice place.

    KO DistillingResponded on May 28, 2021Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We’ll make sure we pass your kind words along to our team. Cheers!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating on the weekend with live music. Family friendly and really wonderful staff. Wish there was a food truck or more snack options, but the drinks were amazing, which is why we were there!

    KO DistillingResponded on May 14, 2021Thanks for leaving us a review! We appreciate your feedback about food truck options, and we're hoping to have more food truck days this summer. We hope to see you again soon!

  17. TY

    TheresaY

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service as always!! Amazing staff!

    KO DistillingResponded on May 7, 2021Thanks, Theresa! We appreciate your support, and we can't wait to welcome you back soon!

  18. AR

    AdamR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to grab a quick cocktail before headed to dinner. Great staff, who are very friendly and knowledgeable.

    KO DistillingResponded on May 3, 2021Thanks for sharing your review, Adam! We're glad to hear you had a great time with our team.

  19. GH

    GHado

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great time during the Kentucky Derby. Sat outside and the weather was perfect. Friendly staff and awesome distillery tour with Larry!

    KO DistillingResponded on May 7, 2021We're excited to hear that you enjoyed our annual Derby Day celebration and your tour with Larry. Cheers!

  20. MP

    MichaelP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greg and the other staff members are great. Wonderful personality and great knowledge. Tasty drinks for all!! MP.

    KO DistillingResponded on May 3, 2021Thanks for sharing your kind review with us! We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with Greg, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  21. G

    Gummzit

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    So KO doesn't serve food, except for food trucks on special occasions. You are more than welcome to bring, call in/order food in while you sip and enjoy the distillery. This is a great place to enjoy good friends and great sips. The drinks they mix at this place is amazing!

    KO DistillingResponded on June 30, 2021Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! It’s great to hear that you have enjoyed your visits with our team, and we hope to see you again soon!

  22. DH

    DarylH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    We had a great time at KO distilling. The cocktails and whiskey were outstanding. The only thing we would.like to see is a larger food selection.

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We really appreciate your review, as well as your feedback about food availability. Keep an eye out for some upcoming food truck days!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal cocktails and spirits!!!

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tasting! Thanks so much for leaving a review. Cheers!

  24. DC

    DavidC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go and check out some locally-made spirits. A wide selection of cocktails made using their products, and the distillery tour was extremely informative.

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your tour and tasting. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience, David. Cheers!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. We did a tour of the distillery process. It was very interesting and very informative. You learn about what methods produce what flavors. Really demystifies the labels. I’m not a whiskey drinker, we did this for my guy. He loved it and I enjoyed, too. They have a nice selection to choose from for tastings and some fun extras in the gift shop. Great value and something different to do instead of always heading to a winery. Where they lost stars isn’t really a problem. They ask you to rate food, they don’t really have food. Just a few snack items. And you can’t help the noise, it’s a distillery.

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience! We're thrilled to hear that you had an informative and fun tour, and we hope to see y'all again soon.

  26. JC

    JoyC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience3
    Comfortable setting on the couch, and nice that it was set away from other patron tables.

    KO DistillingResponded on March 24, 2021Thanks so much for your review!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally enjoyed. Really nice folks and some great booze. Will be going back regularly.

    KO DistillingResponded on March 24, 2021We’re so glad that you loved your experience, and we can’t wait to have you back again soon!

  28. CS

    CarolS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greg R took my friends and I on a tour of the distillery. He was VERY knowledgeable and we learned a lot. Afterwards, he walked us through our whiskey and bourbon tastings and we were able to tie in some of the info we learned on the tour to the actual liquors. We also had a cocktail each and they were phenomenal. I highly recommend KO Distillery for all your whiskey tasting needs!

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Thanks so much for leaving a review, Carol! We're so glad to hear that y'all enjoyed the cocktails and that you had a fantastic experience with Greg; we feel lucky to have him on our team. Cheers!

  29. R

    Ryan

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great local whiskey distillery for tours and tastings. Offering a variety of normal or cask-strength whiskies and several gins, you won't be disappointed if you stop in at KO Distilling! This location has a moderately sized indoor space that can accompany larger groups and offer several seating options while allowing customers to bring outside food to enjoy inside. I have only visited this distillery twice but have had the pleasure of interacting with Larry both times. I would like to give a complement to Larry for his attentiveness to every customer and his willingness to take questions and share his whiskey knowledge! Between the time of my first and second visit this distillery has released several new whiskeys which I was very pleased to buy couple bottles.

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an informative review! It’s great to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Larry, and we'll be sure to pass on your compliment. We hope to see you again soon!

  30. SL

    SarahL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    KO Distilling only offers snacks but their drinks are fantastic! And after all, that's why you're going to a distillery.

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Sarah, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the drinks! We appreciate your review, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

  31. PS

    PatrickS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    This is a distillery and does not serve food but you're welcome to bring your own! KO is amazing.

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Thanks for your 5-star review, Patrick! We really appreciate it. Cheers!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had such a blast today, partaking in their mini cocktails. The drinks were outstanding and the service was phenomenal. We definitely plan to make another visit!

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Thanks for your kind review, Timothy! Our team has a great time coming up with cocktails, and it's awesome to hear that you enjoyed them. Cheers!

  33. G

    Goose

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend KO Distilling! The drinks were amazing and it was fun to sample a variety with the cocktail flight. We had eight different drinks between 3 of us and they all were fantastic. The service was top notch. I will definitely be coming back and I'm looking forward to the outdoor seating when the weather gets warmer.

    KO DistillingResponded on April 12, 2021Thanks for sharing your kind review with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers!

  34. IA

    IsaiahA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had an amazing experience with the lady who took us on the tour. Can remember her name but she had on glasses and worked in the front. Great conversationalist and even though the place was small her attention to detail was great. Alcohol was ok, but the same lady made it even better when she explained every drink and kept checking on us. The guys where really nice even when we got in there way during the tour. Only bad experience was at the end when everyone left the main floor and we sat there for 20 minutes waiting to check out. A few people passed us and didn’t even ask if we needed anything, when we were obviously confused. I then had to walk outside and ask someone is they worked there. And the response I got was “I’m the CEO”. I said great, can we get some help. Finally after tracking down help we were able to purchase a bottle of our favorite rye and everyone was nice. Only feedback I’d have is to value your guest a little more, especially because we were the only customers there.

    KO DistillingResponded on March 10, 2021We're so glad to hear that you had a great experience with your tour and tasting, and we're sorry to hear that you had trouble finding help to check out. Thank you for letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us get better!

  35. AB

    AlyBlack

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat for 30 mins with a reservation and were never served and left.

    KO DistillingResponded on February 23, 2021Aly, thanks so much for sharing your feedback. While our team has been doing their best to provide a great customer experience while keeping our guests safe, we sometimes do better than others. We're sorry that another party was still at your table when you arrived and that you were not served immediately upon being seated. We hope you'll come back another time.

  36. SW

    ShannonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place! Knowledgeable staff and great spirits!

    KO DistillingResponded on February 20, 2021We really appreciate your review, Shannon! Cheers!

  37. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Currently limited food, but you can bring/have delivered.

    KO DistillingResponded on February 20, 2021Thanks so much for sharing your rating with us! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

  38. EM

    EmilyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While we didn't eat, the drinks were delicious! The staff was wonderful and knowledgeable about the product. As someone who doesn't drink a lot of whiskey or gin, they provided a lot of insight into the products and what would be best to get. It was a small, intimate place. Would love to go back again!

    KO DistillingResponded on February 1, 2021Hi, Emily! We're so glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

  39. KH

    KyleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very knowledgeable and friendly, drinks were amazing and great atmosphere.

    KO DistillingResponded on February 1, 2021We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to KO. Thanks, Kyle!

  40. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love this place and have recently been going a couple times a month for a Friday Happy Hour 🙂 The drinks are very good and reasonably priced and everyone who works there knows a lot about each drink. I definitely recommend it for some pre-dinner drinks!! Note: I gave five stars for food even though they don’t have any (didn’t want to give less than that because I didn’t want their score to go down).

    KO DistillingResponded on February 1, 2021Mary, we appreciate your support and your kind review, and we look forward to seeing you and your husband again soon! Cheers!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

KO Distilling offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 292-1115.

KO Distilling is rated 4.9 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Manassas

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (571) 292-1115

  • Private party facilities

    From bridal showers to business meetings, KO Distilling is the perfect place to host your next event. The banquet hall and tasting room overlook our state-of-the-art distilling floor and can accommodate up to 88 people. Amenities such as a sound system, TV, podium with microphone, tables, and chairs are available. There is plenty of setup flexibility to allow for dancing, catering, or presentations. We’ll work with you to create the perfect cocktail menu for your guests, and we can even assist you in finding local catering options. Please contact us at info@KOdistilling.com for availability and more information.

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