Tattersall Distilling to Reopen Northeast Minneapolis Cocktail Room

The June reopening features limited hours and a new menu
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Tattersall’s cocktail room is back. It’s been a long 16 months since we were last in that northeast Minneapolis distillery. On Thursday, June 3, locals can get back to enjoying some of the most talented bartenders in town shaking a drink with their world-class gin, or a Manhattan with their terrific bourbons. Tattersall will only be open three days a week: 4-10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 2-10 p.m. on Saturdays.

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It has been a busy year for Tattersall. They had controversy when ownership didn’t voluntarily recognize a union that many employees wanted to join. There was an election, a vote, and the employees did join the union. Contract negotiations are ongoing, and according to Sheigh Freeberg the Secretary/Treasurer of UNITE HERE! Local 17, they are “active and productive negotiations with the employer.” All work in northeast will be union labor. Tattersall also announced a new distillery and cocktail room that’s being built in River Falls, Wisconsin.
Cofounder Dan Oskey tells me there are 23 drinks total—still a lot_but it’s a little tighter menu. There’s a Negroni on the menu (rosa) “using our barreled gin, which is infused with a kiss of honey. Then we infuse the bitter orange with strawberries. Instead of sweet vermouth we’re using the Americano liqueur that we make,” he says.
The Manhattan is really dry. “One of the biggest advantages we had with the curbside cocktails is that we really got smarter about how we balance things,” Oskey explains. “Nuances that you might not pick out a flavor but you’ll notice that the drinks overall are really balanced.” Even the iconic Southside is changed—yes there’s still habanero, but you’ll notice the introduction of mango.
Here’s what’s changing in Northeast, besides the hours:
  • Reservations: You’ll be able to book an online reservation system via Resy
  • New menu: How does a Blackberry Crush, Gin Fizz (no egg whites! There’s a vegan foam syrup!), Midnight Manhattan, Palindrome, or Shoebill sound? 22 and Spruce is back (the gin and tonic). Otherwise, “almost every drink is a reinvention. We adjusted the recipes. Even the Gimlet is reinvented with a key lime cordial,” Oskey tells me.
  • Online ordering & payment: We all know how to do the QR-code thing now. On your phone you’ll be able to start a tab, order, and close out when you’re ready to get out of there.
  • Hosted seating: Instead of just grabbing a seat, you’ll check in with a host who will seat you. You can make a reservation indoors. Patio tables on the newly expanded outdoor space will be first come, first served.
  • Nashville Coop: The hottest of hot chicken in town, Tattersall is announcing a food truck residency by Nashville Coop. “It’ll last several months at least, I’d love to have them here as long as we can,” says Oskey.
  • Curbside cocktail kits: The wildly popular bottled cocktail mixes and other Tattersall merch will be available when the cocktail room is open. They’ll have a take out window to make it easy.
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Why fewer hours? “It’s baby steps. We’re dipping our toes in to make sure we do it right,” said Oskey.

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