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Dread River Distilling Company, Birmingham, AL

Dread River Distilling Company

4.8
4.8
116 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times 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 116 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 Ambiance

  • Alabama

    Best Value

  • Alabama

    Healthy

  • Alabama

    Hot Spot

  • Alabama

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Alabama

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Birmingham

    Good for Groups

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Hot Spot

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Birmingham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Atmosphere… Great Food and Drinks
  2. MB

    MadelineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible venue, incredible drinks, incredible food, incredible service!
  3. LG

    LawrenceG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks great food great staff
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    As always, our food and drinks were wonderful. The Nashville hot honey chicken bites were delicious and my husband loves his burger. The fries are some of the best you can get in Birmingham, in our opinion. But there wait staff is painfully slow and not attentive at all. Thankfully, the quality of the food and value for what you get makes us able to overlook the slow service.
  5. RM

    RavonniaM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was awesome! I will definitely be back soon!
  6. DJ

    DianeJ

    Birmingham

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We took the distillery tour which was very interesting. Billy was our tour guide. He was great! We especially enjoyed the 6 tastings at the end of the tour. We bought bottles of vodka. Gin and bourbon. Loved the atmosphere. Our table had a couch and 2 wing chairs around it. The food was good too. We had the whiskey burger. Empanadas and crispy chicken. Highly recommend!

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on August 25, 2022Dear Diane, thank you for leaving a review regarding your tour & tasting 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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday!! The staff was so accommodating and helpful! The food and service was great!! The layout and ambiance is amazing!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe. Fantastic drinks.
  9. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

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

    alatheater

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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.

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Dread River Distilling Company.  Your kind words were appreciated! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience.  We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Suzanne Cisneros General Manager

  11. JB

    JessiecaB

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had more people than I thought and they made sure everyone was accommodated
  12. 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 on June 24, 2022Thank 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

  13. 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 on June 24, 2022Dear 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

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

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

    KarenS

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

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

    DianneR

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food excellent service! Best gin martini!

    Dread River Distilling CompanyResponded on June 24, 2022Dianne, 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

  17. 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.
  18. 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 on June 24, 2022Thank 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

  19. 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….
  20. 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 on June 24, 2022Denise, 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

  21. 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!!
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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!
  25. BA

    BenAround

    Birmingham

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 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.
  26. T

    Terrance

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing!!!! Definitely 10/10
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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!!!
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 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!!
  38. DM

    DustinM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, drinks and food. Top notch! Can't wait to get back!
  39. 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!!!
  40. BH

    BobH

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night. Going to a concert.

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 116 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 2 times 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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