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11 Oct 2022 | By EventUp Contributor

Featured Venue: Hangar 1 Vodka - Alameda, California

Hangar 1 may be famous for its California vodka, but its distillery space is a gem in the Bay Area, and they have become a popular venue for private events. They converted a beautiful and rustic WWII-era airplane hangar into a fully operational vodka distillery, where all of their vodkas are infused and produced. To visit the Hangar 1 Vodka listing or check out other venues, head over to EventUp.com, the largest venue marketplace. 


Hangar 1 Vodka


Distillery Production Space For A Unique Warehouse Backdrop

They provide spaces for various party sizes and purposes, which is a major benefit when planning an event. You can take over their massive distillery production space for a unique warehouse backdrop, multiple meeting rooms that have a comfortable vibe, their beautiful tasting lounge, and their expansive outdoor patio with stunning views of the SF skyline (this is our favorite part). You can do a full buyout of the space, which will fit up to 450 people comfortably.


For a unique twist, they offer private distillery tours and cocktail classes to make your event engaging and memorable. Their distillery tours involve an hour-long exploration through their production space to learn about the full distillation and bottling process, see how they infuse their vodkas, and taste various expressions along the way. The cocktail class includes a tour, but you end with a mixologist-led course on a few delicious cocktails that teach attendees some bartending basics. They run these experiences for the public on a regular basis, and they have rated 4.8 stars on Google.


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Industrial Meets Boutique

Hangar 1’s distillery is on top of the industrial-meets-boutique design style, with plenty of natural light and healthy plants to make this space a wonderful place to spend a day. They have barrels all around the distillery and use them often as cocktail hour-style tables, which adds a hint of uniqueness to events. And their massive copper distilling equipment and beautiful views of San Francisco provide breathtaking backdrops.


The Hangar 1 team offers some of the most unique drink options, such as tasting flights of their vodkas that include some of their distillery exclusives, which include distinct and tasty infusions like Honeycomb Vodka and Fennel Vodka. Their mixologists are all cross-trained in distilling techniques, so they can explain the methods with which the different vodkas were made and infused. They also offer Mini Cocktail Flights, where they create cocktail tasters in small mason jars that guests can sip to explore some interesting concoctions like a Fennel Bloody Mary or a Mumbai Mule with Cardamom Vodka.


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distillery production space for a unique warehouse backdrop staff is responsive and experienced and will work with you to plan any catering needs and day-of coordination. They have AV and lighting equipment, which is always helpful in cut-down on the number of vendors. They’ve worked with large-scale events and smaller events, including business meetings and outings, conferences, birthday parties, festivals (they host the famous HEAD WEST Marketplace on a monthly basis), and weddings.


Spend A Day Hopping Around Spirits Alley

They are located in Alameda’s Spirits Alley, which borders the bay and is home to some of California’s most beloved brands, including Faction Brewing, Almanac Brewing, Building 43 Winery, St George Spirits, Dashe Cellars, and more. All of these businesses were built in converted WWII airplane hangars, so your guests can make a full day of hopping around Spirits Alley.


Not only does Hangar 1 make one of California’s favorite vodkas, and their bartenders can make a mean cocktail, but they have also made an incredible event space.

Learn more at Hangar 1 Vodka EventUp Listing!

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