Mississippi River Distilling Co

4.9
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Distillery
Craft distillery with spirits handmade from local grain. Enjoy our beautiful Cocktail House overlooking the Mississippi River with handcrafted cocktails made from fresh ingredients.
PLEASE NOTE: Cocktail Castle private cocktail experience reservations are handled at our website: https://www.mrdistilling.com/cocktail-house/
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.9
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4.9
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vipElyseN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arriving we got the option to sit inside or outside in a cocktail castle! We obviously chose the castle and it was great for our group of 6! They had an awesome array of cocktails to choose from and they were all great! Will visit again!

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Mick
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is not provided at this location. However the drinks are unique and delicious

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JenniferN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Very friendly and the drinks are amazing🤩

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place so much that we have booked a weekend stay in town at an inn so we can come back to try more f their cocktails!

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TracyL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love going to Mississippi River Distilling Co! The service is amazing!!!! It's a must stop for us when in the area!!!

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KarinP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were great and the service was too! Loved the gin recipes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go for drinks !!!!

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CourtneyC
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE going to MRDistillery!!! Whenever we have family/friends in town it is a MUST DO, and they NEVER disappoint. We tried a variety of the new season menu and they were all awesome!! So many different combinations, and delicious garnishes to top them off!!!

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Satmissdistillery
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food2service4ambience4

This bar does not serve food, however it does have whiskey tastings and really great mixed drinks made with their own house made alcohol.

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JeanR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful weather and was able to sit outside and enjoy drinks by the river.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just stopped in. Love the drinks. Always consistently delicious

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, love all the warm wood accents. Had a lovely view of the river. Cocktails were tasty and well thought out. Server & bartender were helpful, quick and friendly.

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AndrewM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only gripe is I wish you could specify reserving an outdoor table vs indoor. Otherwise, fantastic place, fantastic drinks.

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CourtneyC
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE MRD!!! We don’t normally get any food while we are there, but we love just being able to sit, relax, play cards, and enjoy time with friends. The drinks are ALWAYS on point!!!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy having a cocktail on the patio. I appreciate the measures the company has put in place during pandemic times, I felt safe and comfortable and got a great view of the river as a bonus.

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JustinN
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to visit. Love the cocktails!

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, friendly staff, neat ambiance (equipment and views), would come again.

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Travelbug
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and really enjoyed seeing the river with an occasional train passing by. They had umbrellas and overhead awnings to help with the sun. Their servers wore masks and menus were paper.

The drinks were great! They have two pages of drinks to choose from and a tasting menu.

Everyone enjoyed the drinks. We didn’t have any food as we were eating elsewhere.

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SherriF
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience outside by the river and the spirits tasted fantastic.

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AngieW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun staff, great drinks, beautiful atmosphere! We'll be back!

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LeannaA
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try to visit when we come in town from Arizona as it’s a cute place with a river view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When I called to let them know we were running late, I was told that they moved our table from outside to inside and would explain when I arrived. Long story short, there had been a mayfly hatching! They offered a table in the distillery and said they’d move us as soon as another table became available. No need...we loved it there! Spent some time talking with the co-owner. Started with the Oaks Lily—fantastic. Then switched to the Smoked Honey Lemonade—even better!

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Robin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FYI - there is no food here, but you apparently can bring your own in!

I really loved having the ability to reserve an outdoor table ahead of time, social distancing is very important to me right now and this business and staff did a great job with that!

The mayflies were so terrible, we had to move inside but we still felt safe and comfortable. The staff is attentive and the drinks were fun and delicious!

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EdM70
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to stop and have a Great Specialty Drink and watch the river.

FAQs

Mississippi River Distilling Co is rated 4.9 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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.