When in Philadelphia, there’s no doubt you’ll have plenty of bars to try. Although there are some amazing spots here, I would say there’s no better place to grab a drink or two than a distillery. With small-batch liqour, tasting rooms, and even tours of the whole distillery, you can really get the full experience at these spots. However, it can be hard to know which distilleries are the best. To help make this decision a bit easier, I’ve put together a list of my favorite distilleries in town.
Whether you’re all about whiskey or only drink vodka, there’s plenty of distilleries to choose from, all with delicious drinks to try. While some spots on my list are all about alcohol, others offer food as well. Keep reading to learn more about each place!
Best Distilleries in Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Distilling
- New Liberty Distillery
- Red Brick Craft Distillery
- Stateside Vodka
- Palmer Distilling Co.
- City Distilling
- Bluebird Distilling
- The Bar by Bluebird Distilling at the Barhouse
- Manatawny Still Works Craft Spirits Shop and Tasting Room
- Four Humuors
25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215) 671-0346
Founded in 2005, Philadelphia Distilling was the first craft distillery since Prohibition. Crafting spirits perfect for mixing in cocktails or drinking alone, this is a spot worth visiting. They also offer guided tours of the distillery so you can see the behind-the-scenes action.
The distillation process involve six carefully enacted steps, resulting in high-quality spirits. We recommend the Bluecoat American dry gin or the bay seasoned vodka. They even have cocktail recipes on their website to make when you go home!
New Liberty Distillery
1431 North Cadwallader St., N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (267) 928-4650
If you’re partial to whiskey when it comes to drinks, check out New Liberty Distillery. Located just outside of Center City, this spot is actually housed in an old stable. With a bar, tasting room, and tours, you’ll learn and explore everything you need to at this spot.
Find your new favorite whiskey at this spot by tasting their delicious drinks at the bar or in the tasting room. And if you want to learn more about the process, be sure to take a tour of the distillery!
Red Brick Craft Distillery
2628 Martha St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (267) 603-3790
Prioritizing local ingredients, Red Brick Craft Distillery is another spot you have to try next time you’re in town. Creating small batches of delicious spirits, this spot will help you rediscover alcohol.
Red Brick Craft Distillery offers all sorts of spirits like single malt whiskey, from the woods black birch, pineapple rum, and simple shine sugar wash rum. Check out the tours, tasting, cocktails, and bottle sale options the offer. Their open to public Saturdays so be sure to swing by!
1700 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 425-4200
Calling all vodka lovers! Stateside Vodka is a popular distillery in Philadelphia. As an award-winning distillery, it’s no surprise people enjoy the drinks here so much. With the distillery itself and a cocktail bar, there’s plenty to do here.
Stateside offers more than just vodka, they also have canned vodka sodas for when you want something different. Their vodka is gluten-free, kosher, mineral enhanced, cold filtered, free of carbs and sugar, and distilled seven times!
Palmer Distilling Co.
376 Shurs Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: (215) 588-5108
Though smaller and lesser-known than other distilleries in Philadelphia, Palmer Distilling Co. cultivates delicious spirits. This distillery is actually run by a local couple, so you can count on having a personable experience.
Palmer Distilling Co. offers a limited range of products including gin, whiskey, and local beers. Be sure to buy the gin specifically, as it has won multiple awards. You can also find cocktail recipes on their website for when you take a bottle home!
7600 State Rd. suite f, Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (610) 500-1004
Located on State Rd., City Distilling is a small but great distillery in town. This local spot is a fairly new addition to the distillery scene, opening in 2019. Focusing on vodka and “city sips” there’s plenty of delicious drinks to try here.
City Distilling’s vodka, or City Street Vodka, is gluten-free and distilled from 100% corn. The city sips, on the other hand, are actually to-go cocktails made from City Street Vodka and other delicious ingredients!
1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (610) 933-7827
A grain-to-glass distillery, Bluebird Distilling is located in Phoenixville. This spot creates world-class spirits using a hybrid copper still. Using a six-step process including fermenting and aging, this distillery’s spirits are high-quality and delicious.
Bluebird Distilling offers straight spirits as well as cocktails, both of which you can try for yourself in the tasting room. Be sure to try the cool cool cool, bluebird, bittersweet symphony, or vice city. Don’t forget to take a bottle home with you!
2685 Bristol Pike, Eddington, PA 19020
Phone: (215) 645-1445
Located in Eddington, 1675 Spirits is a distillery you have to taste to believe. Using local ingredients that are 100% non-GMO, you can bet this alcohol is top-notch. Housed in an inviting atmosphere, you’ll right at home at this spot.
Selling small-batch spirits to the Philadelphia area, 1675 Spirits offers tasting and tours. Specifically, they sell vodka and whiskey, perfect for delicious cocktails. You can also order spirits online, as long as you live in the Philly area. They even customized stamped labels and customized spirits!
Manatawny Still Works Craft Spirits Shop and Tasting Room
1603 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: (267) 687-8772
When you’re looking for a distillery but are hoping to eat as well, check out Manatawny Still Works Craft Spirits Shop and Tasting Room. With a distillery, bar, and tasting room, there’s a lot to check out here.
Manatawny Still Works produces small-batch spirits like whiskey, gin, vodka, and more. They also offer a bit of food in case you’re feeling hungry. Try out the singing fountain, Italian market, tinned smoked mussles in olive oil, or seasonal pickle bowl!
1712 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (610) 324-3915
Rounding out our list of distilleries is Four Humours. This local distillery is all about balance and purity. With a focus on pure ingredients, perfect ratios, and spot-on aging times, there’s no doubt the spirits and drinks here are delicious.
Four Humours focuses on whiskey, offering a tasting experience as well as cocktails. They also have beer, wine, and a few small snacks. We recommend the bramble, bacon old fashioned, black and blue, or the sour. Be sure to try a flight too if you can’t decide!
Philadelphia is definitely filled with great bars, but as you can see, it also has plenty of distilleries to try too. And I don’t know about you, but I would argue the best drinks are those right from the source.
Which distillery are you most excited to try? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you tell us about it and we’ll check it out!
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