DAVENPORT, Iowa — Editor's note: The above video aired on June 2, 2022.
The Mississippi River Distilling Company will host a grand opening Friday, June 24 for its new cocktail lounge located downtown Davenport.
According to the distillery, the Downtown Lounge had a soft opening on June 18-19. The building, located at 318 East 2nd Street, houses the cocktail bar and a new bottling line to help expand company distribution.
"We're really excited about the location," owner Garrett Burchett said in a news release. "This is a corridor of downtown that is evolving into a hot spot. New streetscaping and revitalizing buildings on both sides of the street will make this area a wonderful entertainment destination."
The company was able to expand to a second location thanks to a 2021 Iowa law, House File 768. But don't worry, the distillery will continue to maintain operations in LeClaire, according to a news release, including its production facility, cocktail house and event venue located there.
"We have so many fans in the Quad Cities who like to come to LeClaire every now and then, but the drive keeps them from enjoying our cocktails at other times," Burchett said. "The Downtown Lounge brings a familiar flavor but with a whole new look and feels that uniquely fits Davenport."
The public is invited to attend its grand opening at 4 p.m. Friday at the Mississippi River Distilling Company's Downtown Lounge.