The J. Rieger & Co. distillery is open 7 days a week for visitors.
Visiting our distillery offers the opportunity to experience everything Rieger: distillery tours and spirits tasting, shopping in our Mercantile Gift Shop, or drinking and dining at any our 4 unique restaurant experiences within our distillery.
Closed December 24 + 25 | Early close NYE (3PM) | Closed New Year's Day
2700 Guinotte Ave. Kansas City, MO 64120
Just 2 miles East of the River Market!
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(Gift Shop, Tasting Room, Historical Exhibit)
Monday & Tuesday:
11am - 6pm
Wednesday & Thursday:
11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday:
11am - 12am
11am - 8pm
With views of the production floor, our tasting room offers the quintessential distillery experience. Stop in for a flight of our spirits, a cocktail and a light bite. Open 7 days a week!
Sunday - Thursday:
11am - 6pm
Friday - Saturday:
11am - 8pm
Monday - Friday:
12pm - 8pm
Monday - Tuesday:
Wednesday - Thursday:
3pm - 10pm
3pm - 12am
12pm - 12am
Wednesday - Friday:
A one-of-a-kind outdoor bar and restaurant on the grounds of our historic distillery.
Service in the Electric Park Garden Bar has ended for the season.
The fire tables will remain on throughout the winter.
Full service resumes Spring 2022.
We offer four food and beverage experiences on site serving cocktails, beer, wine and food.
The Tasting Room is open 7 days a week for visitors to grab a cocktail, light bight or a flight of our spirits. The space also has covered indoor/outdoor seating in the atrium.
Overlooking the distillery production floor, The Monogram Lounge is currently open Wednesday-Sunday for reservations and walk-ins. A lively, open gathering space that features a wide variety of cocktails, small plates, and Heim Beer on draft.
The Hey! Hey! Club is our intimate underground 48-seat bar. A loungy, comfortable space where we celebrate beautifully crafted cocktails and Kansas City’s past as a Jazz town.
Open seasonally, the Electric Park Garden Bar is a one of a kind outdoor bar and restaurant experience that plays homage to the amusement park that was located in our neighborhood from 1899-1906.
Tours of our Distillery are offered 7 day a week.
Join us for an hour-long guided tour of J. Rieger & Co., Kansas City’s iconic distillery, located in the historic Electric Park neighborhood of the East Bottoms district. Discover the history of our brand, from its founding during the wild and raucous years when the city boasted “the wettest block in the world”, to its premature demise at the dawn of Prohibition, and eventual revival in 2014, nearly a century later.
Enjoy extensive access to each phase of the distillation process, from grain to bottle.
Your tour concludes with a spirits tasting of Premium Wheat Vodka, Midwestern Dry Gin, Kansas City Whiskey and Caffè Amaro, led by one of our knowledgeable guides.
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Our distillery’s 130+ year history is on full display in our 3,000 square foot historical exhibit. Explore Kansas City’s long history of distilling and brewing, the story of Electric Park (Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Disney theme parks), and see original J. Rieger & Co. and Heim Brewery relics. Custom designed and built by Kansas City based Dimensional Innovations, always complimentary.
The Mercantile Gift Shop offers bottles of our spirits, merchandise and the opportunity to fill and label your own bottle of Kansas City Whiskey.
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Several areas of our Distillery are available for private events.
More information can be found here.
Hop on the only known distillery slide in the world! Our 40-foot custom built side in The Monogram Lounge is the coolest way to exit a bar.
We planted our flag in KC in 1887, only to meet an early demise in 1919 with the onset of the 18th Amendment and Federal Prohibition. 95 years later, two ambitious young KC guys refused to let Prohibition be the final fate for J. Rieger & Co.
In 2012 Andy Rieger, Jacob Rieger’s great-great-great grandson (and only living direct descendent at the time), and Ryan Maybee, a career bartender and restaurateur set out to resurrect this historic brand. Together they formed a bond based on their shared vision of re-establishing not only Andy’s family legacy, but also reviving the distilling industry in Kansas City. And in 2014, they relaunched J. Rieger & Co., Kansas City’s first distillery since Prohibition with the release of “Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey”, a unique style of American Whiskey that pays tribute to J. Rieger & Co.’s history.
After 4 years of distilling and a growing demand in Kansas City and throughout the country, our need for a bigger home drove us to purchase the historic Heim Brewery’s bottling house, a 45,000 square foot, 3-story building built in 1901. Prior to Prohibition, the Heim’s bottled more 100,000 bottles of beer a day in this building, and shipped it out around the country on awaiting railcars right outside our front door. Sadly, the Heim brand also was lost to Prohibition. However, in 2018 we began construction to convert this building to our new distillery, breathing new life into the space while opening a visitor’s experience for the first time.
Our distillery offers daily tours, multiple bars, rentable space for private events, a 3,000 square foot historical exhibit, gift shop, and did we mention we have a slide? Because we have a slide!
We look forward to welcoming you into our home!
The Distillery is conveniently located 1.5 miles East of the River Market, in the historic Electric Park district of the East Bottoms.
Allow extra travel time as we are located directly next to active train tracks. Follow the Electric Park detour signs should you get stuck at a train crossing.
Parking is available in the complimentary surface lot on the west side of the building (on N. Montgall Ave.)