Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis

4.6
#1 of 10 in Breweries in Minneapolis
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  • This place is great, lots of different drinks to try and good food to eat. The staff is very friendly and engaging to talk to. They are quick to refill your water or get you another drink. Easy laid b...  more »
  • Enjoyed much more than Tattersall which gets all the hype. Beautiful place, suitable for date night with fireplaces and candles lit. Also have small plates/snacks. Cocktails interesting.  more »
  • What a fun, “hipster” restaurant and distillery. It is located in an industrial area of Minneapolis (as far as I could tell as a tourist.) You enter through the loading dock area into an open area wit...  more »
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  • This place is really fun and has such a hip vibe. It's also in a cool industrial area of Northeast. The "Lucky Dragon" cocktail is definitely their best, it's spicy and sweet. Also, if you order the "Keats", you'll get to add a poem to a little shared book they have. My only complaint is that the service is a bit slow. They only ever have one person behind the bar on weeknights and they top out with two bartenders on Friday nights, which tend to be pretty busy. So, especially if you are ordering food, expect to wait around a bit. Also, the parking lot is a bit small, but street parking is typically available.
  • Incredible ambiance. You can get food from the kitchen here, which sets it apart from other distilleries. They use the old school crushed ice which is darn near impossible to find anymore. Interesting drink menu, handcrafted cocktails, but was slightly underwhelmed with them. Drinks slightly above average in price for Minneapolis standards. Fireplace was not working (hostess claimed they were out of gas). Despite my 3 star review, this is definitely a place to at least visit once.
  • Their spirits are outstanding but the craft cocktails really miss the mark especially when they start at $10. I have no problem paying that much for a craft cocktail but for having such good spirits the drinks are just not good. It didn't help that our service poor at best. I won't be going back but will still buy their spirits.
  • We are lucky to have this fantastic watering hole so close to home. Our favorite time to visit is earlier evening on a weeknight; weekends during high traffic times can definitely be very buzzy and packed. The crowd is always very fashionable, but weekdays seem to be a little more relaxed and easy to have a laid back drink with friends (you also don't have to fight as hard to be seen at the bar). Our favorite way to sample the menu is to share a few rounds with friends, which makes it easier to quickly get through all of the seasonal menu offerings. There is always something for everyone's tastes from fruity and smooth to moody and bitter. The space itself is fantastic, with a great indoor/outdoor layout. If you don't love what you tried one time, go back the next season for their refresh and give it another shot.
  • Cool space and decor. Went for the vegan brunch, food tasted really good. The service was incredibly slow (1.5 hours from sit down til getting food, and 45 mins to get someone over to put in the order), only refilled "bottomless" coffee once, more expensive than other brunch locations and got waaaaay less food as well.
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