The days are getting longer and the weather is starting to get nicer, so while sheltering at home you can enjoy some of the area's finest crafted cocktails. Local distilleries aren’t able to serve customers on site while COVID-19 restrictions are in place – but a number of them are making thirsty Grand Rapidians happy by providing alcohol to go services.
In addition to bottled whiskey, rum, bourbon and other craft spirits, some distilleries are offering cocktail kits to go – complete with fresh ingredients, garnishes and instructions on how to make your own delectable mixed drinks at home.
Distilleries are also making their own hand sanitizer to supply local health and safety workers, with enough left over to offer to customers on a takeout basis. This is a great way to obtain an essential health protection product that’s difficult to find in stores.
Cocktails To-Go are ready for pick-up!
Photo Credit: Eastern Kille Distillery
Here is a list of area distilleries offering takeout service. Menus and hours may change, so check individual websites for the most current information—and for phone and online order details.
Bier Distillery. Order online for to-go spirits and cocktail kits as well as beer, wine, food and house-made hand sanitizer – then pick up your order at their Comstock Park location from noon to 8pm daily.
Eastern Kille Distillery. Offers authentically crafted spirits, an assortment of cocktail kits and 80% alcohol hand sanitizer for walk-in sales or curbside pickup from 2pm-6pm Monday-Saturday.
Long Road Distillers. A broad menu of house-crafted spirits, cocktail kits, mixers, beer and hand sanitizer is available for online ordering and pickup between noon and 5pm on Thursdays and Fridays
Michigan Moonshine. This Grandville distillery is open for takeout bottle sales from 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday and 1-6pm Saturday. Hand sanitizer is also available while supplies last every day.
New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker. Hop online to order spirits, cocktail buckets full of drink fixings and hand sanitizer, then pick it up curbside at this distillery’s Bridge Street location. The Knickerbocker also offers a wide selection of food and beer for pickup. Open 11am-7pm Sunday-Thursday and 11am-8pm Friday-Saturday.
Wise Men Distillery. Bottled spirits and hand sanitizer are available for walk-in sales or curbside pickup from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday.
Drink Mixes for Takeout
Select local restaurants are offering their most popular drink mixes for takeout and/or delivery ¬– just combine them with alcohol from one of the above distilleries.
José Babushka’s. This East Grand Rapids eatery is offering its housemade margarita mix for takeout service, along with food, family-style dinner specials, bottled beer and wine by the bottle. Stop in from 5pm-8pm daily.
Luna. Classic margarita, mango margarita and prickly pear margarita mixes join tacos, quesadillas and other Latin American favorites on Luna’s takeout, delivery and curbside service menus. Open noon-8pm daily.
Max’s South Seas Hideaway. Max’s tiki bar and restaurant provides recipes, juices and other fresh ingredients for mixed cocktails, you just add alcohol. Order mixes, food and non-alcoholic beverages for takeout or delivery.
SpeakEZ Lounge. Takeout selections include mimosa kits and bloody mary kits in addition to beer, wine and food. Call for pickup or curbside service, or engage a third-party delivery service from noon-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-2pm & 2:30pm-8pm Saturday-Sunday.
Please keep yourself and distillery/restaurant employees as safe as possible when you pick up orders – wear a mask and maintain a healthy social distance, especially if you will be exiting your vehicle.
If you’re in the mood for some great craft beer, check our list of Grand Rapids Breweries Offering Beer Takeout for beer to go and beer delivery service.