Like craft brews before it, small-batch distilleries are having a moment in New Jersey mixing up handcrafted whiskeys, bourbons, vodkas, rums, and gins. And visiting one is an experience—you get a behind-the-scenes look at how spirits are made, cozy tasting rooms to try the locally-made gins, vodkas, and bourbons, a curated and inventive cocktail menu, as well as a place to hang out (think beer garden meets winery). Play cornhole on the patio at Corgi Spirits in Jersey City, take a tour and sip on Blueberry Honey Vodka at Sourland Mountain Spirits in Hopewell, or sit outside by the firepits on a cool night while you have a Blood Orange Vodka cocktail at Lazy Eye Distillery in Cape May. Scroll down to find a local distillery to reserve a table or tour near you, and for more places to toast with friends, check out our guides on where to find local wine or breweries in NJ. (feature photo credit: @nautispirits)
26 Distilleries Across New Jersey
Distilleries in North Jersey
Sourland Mountain Spirits
Blueberry Honey Vodka? Yes, please. This distillery is kid and pet friendly, so book a tour, learn about their passion and process, and have a delicious farm-to-table lunch from the neighboring farm after the tour.
130 Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road, Hopewell, NJ 08525
Jersey Spirits Distilling Co
Unique flavors like Jersey Hooch Apple Pie, Wildwoods Cherrywood Smoked Single Malt Whiskey, and Main Street Hot Pepper Vodka round out this true craft distillery in NJ. Stop by for a taste or tour to see their methods incorporating local ingredients.
1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Building 7, Unit 40B, Fairfield, NJ 07004
New Jersey’s first single malt distillery, this spot boasts a distillery and tasting room with a swank bar and tasting room.
2 Clerico Lane, Building 5, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
All Points West Distillery
This distillery, named after the Jersey Central Railroad that connected Ellis Island to All Points West, offers award-winning spirits that combine old-world European techniques with modern ones in Newark’s Ironbound district.
73 Tichenor Street, Newark, NJ 07114
Silk City Distillers
Drink local and enjoy handcrafted spirits, including Straight Bourbon Whiskey, White Rum, Gin, and Vodka.
321 River Road, Unit 5, Clifton, NJ 07014
Milk Street Distillery
With multiple award-winning spirits, a comprehensive menu of creative and classic cocktails, and a calendar of events, including food trucks, musical bingo, bands, and trivia nights, Milk Street is a fun spot to meet up with friends.
1 Milk Street, Building 1, Branchville, NJ 07826
Tree City Spirits
With savory vodka flavors like Jalapeno Vodka and flower-laced ones like Lavender, Hibiscus, and Rose, booking a tour and tasting is a yummy experience.
835 Fairfield Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Sip on whiskey, bourbon, or vodka (made entirely from potatoes) in this relaxed tasting room while listening to live music. They also offer private events and classes, including a cocktail-making class using their spirits and fresh ingredients.
25 Commerce Road, Unit K, Fairfield, NJ 07004
With a British vibe and gin varieties, Corgi Spirits boasts a cozy library lounge and sleek cocktail bar inside, or head to the patio and challenge your friends to a game of cornhole while sipping an Earl Grey or Bee Blossom Gin.
150 Pacific Avenue, Building P, Jersey City, NJ 07304
Distilleries in Central Jersey
Colts Neck Stillhouse
Have a fun night at this distillery with a swank cocktail parlor with inventive cocktails, like the Slice of Fried Gold, featuring bourbon, bacon syrup, and banana.
304 Route 34, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Garden State Distillery
Their signature spirits range from vodka to rum or whiskey, using locally grown ingredients. Check their calendar for live music nights and karaoke.
13 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Asbury Park Distilling Co.
The first and only distillery since prohibition in Asbury Park, this spot has a tasting room where you can enjoy signature gin and bourbons, as well as their newest Espresso Limoncello aperitif.
527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Long Branch Distillery
LBD uses a stainless steel, square electric still to produce consistent and rich spirits. Sip on one of their premier vodkas, gins, or bourbons in their sleek space, outfitted with blonde woods and rich blue velvets.
199 Westwood Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Producing Russian craft spirits made from split peas that the owner’s Russian grandfather created during the prohibition era in the Soviet Union, 3BR mixes up ingenious cocktails in a kitschy and colorful tasting room with live music, food events, and tastings.
7 Main Street, Keyport, NJ 07735
A small-batch rum distillery with farm-to-flask drinks, this pet-friendly facility is in the heart of the Jersey Shore, offering tours and a curated cocktail menu.
1103A Sixth Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753
Distilleries in South Jersey
Recklesstown Farm Distiller
Made from scratch from their own grains, enjoy a cocktail created to highlight their fresh ingredients in the modern farmhouse-style tasting room.
2800 Rt. 206, Columbus, NJ 08022
Train Wreck Distillery
Did someone say slushie? Train Wreck creates seasonal menus of cocktails using fresh fruits, herbs, and craft spirits, coming up with delish frozen offerings for a boozy nightcap.
25 Madison Avenue, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Striped Lion Distilling
If rum is your drink, a stop at this small-batch, rum-centric craft distillery is where you can find all things rum, including a menu of cocktail favorites like Pina Coladas and Daiquiris.
740 North Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096
Located in the heart of the blueberry country, the surrounding farms bring a unique flavor to their brandy and liqueurs. Try a sip of their award-winning Blueberry brandy in the—you guessed it—all-blue tasting room.
8 West End Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Head down to the shore for craft spirits and a menu of unique, well-priced cocktails ($8) at their outdoor firepits.
135 E. Spicer Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260
1328 Harding Highway, Richland, NJ 08350
Little Water Distillery
In the heart of Atlantic City, this distillery has mocktails for kids under 21 to enjoy and plenty of mixed drinks using their spirits for everyone over 21.
807 Baltic Avenue, Unit B, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Family owned and operated, all of the ingredients that go into the drinks here come from locally grown grains and fruits as well as water from their own private well. Try a Whiskey Maplecinno Milkshake or Limoncello Slushie from their extensive cocktail menu.
131 Davidson Road, Woolwich Township, NJ 08085
Pine Tavern Distillery
New Jersey’s first farming distillery, take in the beautiful countryside while you sip delicious spirits right from their farm. Try the Muddy Run Jersey Style Honey White, a small batch bourbon blended with honey.
149A Pine Tavern Road, Monroeville, NJ 08343
This distillery combines unique flavors and the artistic vibes from the Glasstown Arts District of historic Millville. Book a table ahead, and bring your own food to relax in their sleek tasting room with subway tiles and warm leather chairs.
215 Buck Street, Millville, NJ 08332
After spending the day in historic Cape May, sip on delicious cocktails at this distillery specializing in exotic rums like Toasted Coconut, Blueberry, Spiced, and Banana flavors.
371 NJ-47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
This coastal distillery will delight your taste buds with its farm-to-bottle drinks on a 60-acre working farm. Bring a lawn chair and hang for a while—they have food trucks and live music on the expansive grassy area in front of the vintage nautical tasting room.
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