The Family Jones Spirit House

4.8
294 Reviews
$30 and under
Distillery
The Family Jones Spirit House is a distillery and tasting room featuring crafted spirits and bites. It emphasizes the relationship between distiller, chef, bartender and guest, with a focus on hospitality that makes it a gathering place where all feel at home. Nestled in the space at 3245 Osage St., The Family Jones Distillery occupies the former Mancinellis Market building two doors from Root Down. Designed and built by tres birds workshop, the space pairs industrial elements with rich wood details. The roof was lifted to add a second-floor mezzanine where distillery operations are now perched above a sunken, curvilinear, concrete bar. Guests enter the space through a large, square, wooden door made from reclaimed, on-site materials. Inside, they are met with low-slung seating, deep blue booths and soft lighting. Two-story wooden louvers flank the Osage Street glass facade, offering passive temperature and lighting control, while drawing attention to the well-lit copper still.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 294 people are saying
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for drinks and got some charcuterie. Always love coming here the vibe is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Having been here before (pre-covid) we expected dinner entree items. There were none. They are only offering a very small appetizer menu and no hot food items at all. I should have checked the website menu beforehand so part of the blame falls on me. The charcuterie boards were just ok. If you’re just coming for drinks, it’s totally worth it as they’re all amazing. When booking on Open Table there is nothing stating you could be outside in a glass dome with a tiny heater so you MUST specify you want to be inside the actual restaurant. We were bummed at the lack of food options and having to sit outdoors as this was a special birthday dinner (which I specified on the reservation) but Jake, our server, was amazing and really made it all worthwhile in the end!! We will come back when they have more than a cheese board and trail mix.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Limited food options

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vipESK1023
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After about a year away from here, our date nights returned to The Family Jones! We had a nice cozy corner table (it even started to snow!). The drinks were to die for and we ordered a cheese plate to snack on. We were enjoying our time so much we wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy more but completely understand the strict time constraints. Looking forward to our next experience at TFJ

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StephanieK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good cocktails with a small yet tasty menu of small bites. Service was prompt yet not over bearing. The one thing I would have liked to know is that to reserve an outside “greenhouse” you have to add that to the comments of your OpenTable reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks came out slow since only 1 bartender

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EmmaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Phillip was an awesome host and all over distillery connoisseur! We traveled here from out of town and got a flight of 8. Ranging from whiskey to burbon to rum and gin! We also got the carnivore plate which was pretty good. Those homemade crackers were also fire. Shout out to our waiter in training Jake, from State Farm! Special thanks to Philip for taking such great care of us and providing an unforgettable experience! Great date spot and nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience5

This USED to be an amazing restaurant with delicious food. Now they only serve drinks and appetizers and dessert. We were not the only ones hugely disappointed that night. People at nearby tables were also expecting dinner! Enjoyed the ambiance and had drinks and apps while we made reservations for actual dinner someplace else later that night.

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JK21
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal whiskey, and small plates. This is a great place to relax talk and enjoy the time with people you care about.

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vipNancyH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktail and great vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The green houses are perfect for 4. Warm and cozy for birthday drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Even though I called to confirm, our reservation was messed up and we didn’t have a private greenhouse. Then after we were seated they informed us that there was no food available.

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ZoeO
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in one of the greenhouses, it was such a fun experience! Delicious cocktails!

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nickname22
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My one complaint was that I had reserved standard seating expecting it to be indoors but when we arrived they put us outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Menu was very limited.

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vipthyme
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in Denver.
I wish they would bring back the lapsang souchong old fashioned, had a variety of it this time but it wasn't the same, not at balanced. The black manhattan is fantastic!

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JakeB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the staff was wonderful. I would Highly recommend others to come check out this great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the manager Phillip was super friendly and had a great conversation with us about the distillery. Drinks were awesome.

KR
KellyR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation weeks ago. I received a reminder the day of and confirmed I would be coming. Showed up at reservation time with friends and restaurant was closed. Why would the restaurant take reservations and send reminders for a day they are not even opened?! No call from the restaurant to apologize - instead, it appears the restaurant "confirmed' with OpenTable that we had been there. Very disappoointed.

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vipLindsayM
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Those little pods were so cute! I felt totally safe and comfortable, it was a real pleasure to be able to go out to eat and not be surrounded by others.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Christine was amazing. These folks are doing it right pandemic-style. Only thing missing was music, next time we'll bring our own Bose!😉

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing new outdoor tables with heaters for covid shut down friendly drinking and dinning

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vipJillK
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cocktails were all amazing! Super delicious. And such a great atmosphere! Perfect for GNO or date night

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vipNoelle
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance is gorgeous- very well decorated, especially the outside pods are the cutest. The food is so average though and overpriced for what you get and the quality. The cocktails are good though! I’d only go back for the outdoor pods and just drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and drinks were amazing!

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denvergirl
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

They didn’t have half or more in the menu available - and it was just 7:45pm -

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SteveP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

If there was ever a call for a time machine set to pre COVID, this is it. Still decent, but not sublime.

JE
JoshuaE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We love Family Jones but the current food situation was disappointing. I booked the reservation straight from open table because I knew it was a place we liked but didn’t read their website saying they were only doing cold foods. Needless to say it was not what we were expecting but that is more my fault than theirs. The cocktails are awesome. The service was spectacular and the atmosphere is perfect for a date. If you come in thinking of it more as tapas and drinks you’re gonna love it. We even bought a bottle of their vodka to drink at home. We’ll be back with different expectations until COVID let’s things get back to normal.

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vipLflg
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks and seevice

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to stop for a drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except for the fact that ALL of our fav foods and drinks were no longer available due to COVID.. this included items in the revised menu that should have been available, including their basic pickled vegetable platter..

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SusanO
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and service at Family Jones are always outstanding. Was delighted on this visit by the new food menu. While there's less to select from, every dish we tried was so flavorful and interesting (in a great way).

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blaks
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Go here trust me

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hardly any vegetarian options, when they used to have lots :(

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Jackpot
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night! Awesome to be back with "The Family" at the reopened Spirit House. Loved their new patio, greatly expanding their outdoor seating.

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Eric
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome remodel, with lots and lots of space + gorgeous outdoor seating. Crazy delicious cocktails, tasty bites, talented bartenders and servers.

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Hustonian
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great locally made spirits. We did the tasting flight and then cocktails thereafter. Their Manhattan is to die for. Delish. We didn't eat anything here, but the menu looked tasty (the app required that I rate this). The service was spectacular. Definitely recommend a reservation while seating a half capacity.

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vipTimS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in Denver! They have one of the best happy hours in town.

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vipskichick
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Understaffed. One waiter for the whole restaurant. Drinks took 15 minutes minimum. He had to come back 15 minutes later and tell me “I forgot to put your drink order in. What was it again” Nutter bread was made with salt instead of sugar. Have always had excellent service in the past so I would try again. Hostess had an attitude when we explained we had three dishes and one person was without his meal and two people had drinks and 2 were still waiting over 15 minutes for drinks.
Bummer.

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The Family Jones Spirit House is rated 4.8 stars by 294 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.