From the distillery to the glass!
Ann Arbor has a vibrant craft cocktail scene and on this tour you'll have a chance to explore it with an industry insider and cocktail expert.
Cocktails wouldn't exist without spirits, so our tour begins at a distillery making artisan products from Michigan ingredients. You'll spend some time learning about distillation and sampling their products in the tasting room before venturing on to explore two of Ann Arbor's best bars. During our short walks through the city's Old West Side, Downtown and Kerrytown neighborhoods I'll share stories about the history and culture of Ann Arbor. In the bars, I'll be able to help you navigate the menus and explain as much or as little as you'd like about the ingredients and techniques that go into your glass.
You must be 21 to participate in this tour. While drinking is an important part of the tour, note that focus will be on appreciating the craft and artistry of the modern cocktail trend, rather than taking a drunken tour of the city.
Stop 1 - Local Artisan distillery
Stop 2 - Speakeasy-style cocktail bar featuring expertly crafted cocktails, craft beers, and over 150 different choices of whiskey
Stop 3 - Casual neighborhood bar (with really good drinks) overlooking a historic Ann Arbor neighborhood
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Tour will begin at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company, located at 220 Felch St in Ann Arbor.
End location: We'll finish back where we began.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Given the alcohol-focused nature of this tour, guests are encouraged to take a taxi to and from the meet-up point. During the tour we will walk from place to place.
A guided tour of Ann Arbor's craft cocktail scene from an industry insider. Introductions to the area's best bartenders and distillers. Spirit samples at the distillery.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 USD - Necessary cash needed will vary depending on your group and interests. You get to decide how many and which drinks you'd like to try at each spot. Food will also be available for purchase.
Necessary cash needed will vary depending on your group and interests. You get to decide how many and which drinks you'd like to try at each spot.