26 Distilleries In New Jersey To Visit For Cocktails And Cheer


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). Visit the first and only distillery in Asbury Park at Asbury Park Distilling Co., 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

distilleries in NJ

Try a Flutter Nutter Martini at Jersey Spirits. Photo credit: @jerseyspirits

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

Bellemara Distillery
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

Claremont Distillery (temporarily closed, new location coming soon)
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

Jersey Spirits Distilling Co
Unique flavors like Jersey Apple Hooch, Barnegat White Maple Whiskey, and Jersey Pumpkin Hooch 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

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

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

Sourland Mountain Spirits
Lavender gin? 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

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

Distilleries in Central Jersey

distilleries in NJ

Have a unique adult beverage at Asbury Park Distilling. Photo Credit: @asburydistilling

3BR Distillery
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

Asbury Park Distilling Co.
The first and only distillery in Asbury Park since prohibition, 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

Colts Neck Stillhouse
Have a fun night at this distillery, which has a swank cocktail parlor with inventive cocktails, like the Goldeneye, featuring rosemary honey, amaro, and bourbon. 
304 Route 34, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Garden State Distillery
Their signature spirits range from vodka to bourbon or whiskey, using locally grown ingredients. Check their calendar for live music nights and karaoke. 
13 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

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

Skunktown Distillery 
With the area nicknamed Skunktown, there is nothing funky about these drinks. Try their harvest peach moonshine or rooibos tea gin for a twist on the usual. 
39 Stangl Road, Flemington, New Jersey 08822

Distilleries in South Jersey

distilleries in NJ

Relax and enjoy a glass at Mission Spirits. Photo Credit: @mission.spirits

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

Independent Distillery
Family-owned and operated, the drinks here use locally grown grains, fruits, and 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

Lazy Eye Distillery
Head down to the shore for craft spirits and a menu of unique, well-priced cocktails ($10) 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 serves mocktails for kids under 21 and plenty of mixed drinks using its spirits for everyone over 21.
807 Baltic Avenue, Unit B, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Mission Spirits
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

Nauti Spirits
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. 
916 Shunpike Road, Cape May, NJ 08204

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

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

Shore Craft Distillery
After spending the day in historic Cape May, sip on delicious cocktails at this distillery, specializing in exotic rums, such as Toasted Coconut, Blueberry, Spiced, and Banana flavors.
371 NJ-47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

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

Train Wreck Distillery
Did someone say slushie? Train Wreck creates seasonal menus of cocktails using fresh fruits, herbs, and craft spirits, including delish frozen offerings for a boozy nightcap. 
25 Madison Avenue, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Wildfether Distilling
With different menus for different seasons, you can’t go wrong trying drinks like the Adults Only Martini and The Pepperwood Chronicles. 
236 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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