Blinking Owl Distillery and Bistro

Launched in 2016, The Blinking Owl is the very first craft distillery in Orange County. We are locavores, grain nerds, and control freaks so we decided to actually make our booze the long way: from scratch in-house! We mill it, mash it, ferment it, distill it, and, in the case of whiskey, barrel age it for a minimum of 2 years.

THE RESTAURANT IS HERE (launched March 2021)
Renowned for our Spirit Flights and craft cocktails, the essence of Blinking Owl Spirits continues to shine through our thoughtful FOOD. From the hand ground organic California rye grain (the same used in our whiskey) in the artisanal pizzas to the sustainable California caviar, you'll love our Posh Comfort bar menu. CHECK OUT THE MENU

RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY ADVISED. And yes, you can now have more than one drink as we are now a restaurant! Seating is primarily on our large, lovely patio. Our intimate bar is our only indoor space and is open on a first come, first served basis. RESERVATIONS

Dining with more than 6 friends? Email events@blinkingowl.com to inquire about reservation availability.

RESTAURANT + RETAIL HOURS

WEDNESDAY: 5-9pm
THURSDAY: 5-9pm
FRIDAY: 5-10pm
SATURDAY: 3-10pm
SUNDAY BRUNCH: 11am-3pm

Other Helpful Information:

As a producer of alcoholic spirits, Blinking Owl will continue to be an adult-focused refuge from our crazy lives. With the liability and dangers of a distillery, everyone under 21 must stay with an adult at all times (so this is NOT the place for your kids birthday party). Children are not allowed in the bar or on tours. 

We are not able to accommodate animals-- sorry, not even on the patio. NO FAKE SERVICE ANIMALS. 

PARKING: STREET PARKING ONLY (please try to park on Santiago Street to help respect our residential Logan neighbors). We highly encourage you to UBER/ LYFT/ Take the train (we are a short walk to the Santa Ana Train Depot).

Large Party Spread

SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH FRIENDS

EVENTS FOR 15-50 GUESTS: Based on our most popular menu items, we have created an all-inclusive food + beverage party menu. We’ll keep your drinks coming and food replenished so your group will have more time to chat and enjoy! We are happy to customize this menu to suit your needs.

EVENTS for 50+ GUESTS: We have exclusive party packages for full restaurant buyouts.

INQUIRE HERE for pricing and booking information.

People on distillery tour

Tours

2021 Behind the Scenes Tour + Tasting GUIDED TOUR + TASTING: $30

BOOK BELOW

GUIDED TOUR + TASTING: A truly educational experience, your guide will take you on a “BEHIND THE SCENES” tour of the distillery. You will learn how our vodka, gin, whiskey and other spirits are made in house from sourcing our grain, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, barreling and bottling. Following your tour, you will be able to enjoy a tasting flight of our products. This intimate and unique tour is a gem!

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour.
The tour is 30-40 minutes with plenty of time for questions. Please be prepared to stand for the duration of the tour.
If you'd like to stay for dinner/drinks after your tour you may make a reservation on our website 1 hour after your tour time or feel free to email: events@blinkingowl.com
OR reservations can be made above.
Please Note: TOURS are STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY. No animals of any kind are permitted in the manufacturing area as we are under the FDA guidelines as a food and drug manufacturer (alcohol + hand sanitizer).

PRIVATE TOURS (for up to 10 guests): $300 +$25 for each additional guest

Want a private tour for your group? Inquire here: events@blinkingowl.com