Wander North Distillery announced it will be opening its cocktail lounge Wednesday, July 22.
Owner Brian Winter has been working on the lounge in Northeast Minneapolis for nearly a year. The building is also home to NorthGate Brewing, which opened a taproom last fall and shares food vendors with Wander North.
The lounge will offer a new specialty cocktail list and various infused spirits each week. This week, the distillery will be serving a jalapeno-infused vodka cucumber martini and a cilantro cucumber gimlet.
Guests can also buy 375ml bottles of Wander North’s Outpost Vodka and Waypoint Gin.
The lounge located at 771 Harding St. NE will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 4-10 p.m., Friday from 3-11 p.m. and Saturday from noon to midnight.
“The theme for the lounge is stuff people gave me, as well as exploration of the outdoors – the bar and tabletops are reclaimed wood from the grainery on the farm my dad grew up on. Most of the items on the wall were given to me by friends,” Winter said in a statement. “I think one of the best parts will be introducing crafted cocktails to people that may not have been exposed to them previously.”