Hangar 1 Vodka

Bars, Cocktail bars Alameda
Hangar 1 Vodka
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This Alameda distillery was refurbished in fall 2016 by Groundswell Design Group. The new metal-swathed, two-story space is inspired by its history as a WWII-era Naval air station—there’s even a light fixture fashioned from recycled bomb shells. Head distiller Caley Shoemaker views vodka as a flavorful art, crafting batches infused with citron, mandarin, honeycomb and lime. (She made waves in 2016 by producing a limited-edition batch of vodka distilled using Bay Area fog.) Tours include a sampling of six vodkas, including picks from the Distillers Exclusive series that are only available on-site ($20; 60 minutes). Don’t miss the botanical garden out back, where you’ll find sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline.

By: Lauren Sheber


Venue name: Hangar 1 Vodka
Address: 2505 Monarch St
Opening hours: Thu, Fri 3-7pm; Sat, Sun Noon-7pm
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