In compliance with state and local mandates, Kings County Distillery is currently closed to visitors indefinitely, both for tours and at our Gatehouse tasting room. Cancelled tours will be refunded through April 15th or by request. Bottle purchases for onsite pickup can be arranged by appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347.689.4211 for further details. We will continue to distill whiskey and deliver to both New York accounts and nationwide distributors and our office is reachable during business hours by phone or email.
Visiting Kings County
The Gatehouses, our tasting room at the entrance of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (299 Sands Street), is open for cocktails, whiskey flights, retail sales, and information. You can find a current menu here.
Monday & Tuesday: No Tours
Wednesday & Thursday: 3pm and 5pm
Friday: 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm
Saturday: Hourly from 1pm–6pm (last tour at 6pm)
Sunday: 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm
Advanced reservations are highly recommended for all tours, especially Saturday tours which regularly fill to capacity.
Tours are $16 and include a whiskey tasting and admission to the Boozeum. Tours typically last an hour and 15 minutes and cover the history, culture, and science of distilling whiskey.
For those guests that wish to take a deeper look at whiskey culture, production and process, we offer The Whiskey Enthusiast Tour for the cost of $30.00 per person. These tours run on Saturdays only, last an hour and a half to two hours, and include an upgraded whiskey flight.
Tickets for our special St. Patricks Day Tour, The Irishtown Moonshine Wars Tour and Tasting, are available here
Our collaborative tour with Madame Morbid, “The Spirits of Brooklyn” tour, is a two hour tour in a Victorian Trolley, which explores haunted sites in Brooklyn by night, and ends for a specially spooky tour and tasting with us. Tours run the last Thursday of every month and are $59.00
All three of these tours can be booked by clicking the “book now” button above.
We also partner with several other Brooklyn institutions to offer semi-regular tours, such as the Whiskey Wars Factory Tours with BLDG92, Dead Distiller Tours with Green-Wood Cemetery, the “Brooklyn Distilled” Walking Tour with Big Onion Tours, and the “Spirits of Brooklyn” with Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours, among others.
We occupy three historic 19th-century buildings in the Navy Yard, built for industrial purposes which offer modern challenges to customers with disability or mobility constraints. We offer tours which can be routed best so as to minimize walking and stairs. Please contact us for arrangements for mobility or any other impairments and we will work to accommodate all guests, but unfortunately at this time, we are not wheelchair accessible.
Please also note we do not offer tours in any other language other than English.
The Gatehouses are located at the corner of Sands Street and Navy Street (use 299 Sands St. in mapping software) on the Dumbo side of the Navy Yard. For visitors coming on tours, please check in at the Gatehouses for directions as the tour route may change on busy days. Be prepared to show ID to enter the Navy Yard, which is otherwise closed to the public—and be advised there is no visitor parking inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard, though street parking is not especially difficult for Brooklyn.
Closest subways are A/C at High Street and the F at York Street. Guests walking over the Brooklyn Bridge should take the left fork entering Brooklyn, walk east on Prospect Ave and follow the plaza to Sands Street under the Manhattan Bridge.