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About 619 Spirits

619 Spirits North Park is San Diego’s first urban craft distillery and tasting room with a full restaurant and bar, located in the heart of the city’s North Park neighborhood. Brought to you by the makers of Six One Nine Vodka, known for our premium handcrafted vodka and signature all-natural vodka infusions.

The distillery portion of the space, open to the public for tours, houses a custom-made two-column 1,000L still. The adjacent tasting room is anchored by a large bar featuring spirits and cocktails by both 619 and other local distilleries. The kitchen features a dynamic menu of seasonal offerings that complement the tasting room’s craft cocktail offerings.

Located in the vibrant North Park area – known for its Craftsman bungalows, art galleries, critically acclaimed restaurants and a myriad of nightlife options – 619 Spirits North Park occupies 4,200 square feet of a reclaimed industrial space at the corner of 30th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Founder Nick Apostolopoulos conceptualized the 619 Distillery & Tasting Room as a central gathering place for the community: cocktail classes, summer BBQs and art events are all on the horizon. Local artist Jason Feather produced several custom works for the space, including a large graffiti installation on the dog-friendly outdoor patio.

About 619 Vodka

Named for the city’s primary area code, Six One Nine Vodka launched in 2012 and is widely available in bars and restaurants as well as retail outlets throughout the San Diego area.

Founder Nick Apostolopoulos, a former software architect and long-time spirits aficionado, recognized that San Diego needed its own super-premium handcrafted vodka. At the time, local and state laws made it nearly impossible to establish a distillery within the city limits. By 2015, regulations loosened, and Six One Nine Vodka began entirely producing its award-winning vodka in the city of San Diego. Six One Nine Vodka is distilled entirely from cane sugar (most vodkas use wheat or corn) resulting in a uniquely clean and smooth texture and natural absence of gluten.