Treaty Oak is my favorite whiskey distillery in Dripping Springs. Not only do they make great whiskeys, but the property is beautiful and massive, with plenty of picnic tables under shady oak trees. There are two bars for cocktails and sampling spirits, stages for live music, and a restaurant on site as well. Treaty Oak is a whiskey tasting experience where one can easily spend a whole afternoon. Below are some of things to do and see at Treaty Oak.
Visiting the Ranch at Treaty Oak
The Treaty Oak property is a 28 acre ranch in Dripping Springs. The old oak trees are what welcome visitors into this shady space. Tours are available for booking, but guests are welcome to just walk in and wander. The iconic whiskey distillery is the crown jewel of the ranch, surrounded by 2 bars, tasting areas, stages, and a restaurant. The space can also be booked for events on the Treaty Oak website.
The Rickhouse Bar
As soon as we got to Treaty Oak, we headed straight for the Rickhouse Bar. This space is open and inviting, with friendly bartenders who were happy to tell us about their whiskey, rum, gin, and craft beer. My favorite was the Ghost Hill bourbon. They had featured cocktails but were also happy to make whatever was requested. The space at the Rickhouse Bar has a relaxed atmosphere, with casual open seating and couches. This was a perfect first stop on our visit.
Mercantile Tasting Room
The Mercantile Tasting Room was our favorite spot at Treaty Oak Whiskey Distillery. In true Dripping Springs fashion, this location was entirely welcoming. It’s an enclosed space, with an intimate vibe. We loved talking to the bartenders here and just having a relaxing time. We even tried their Treaty Oak rum and it was fantastic. This is also where they sell the Treaty Oak merchandise, including drinking glasses, hats, candles, and BBQ sauce. I walked away with an old fashion cocktail scented candle.
Alice’s Restaurant: The spot for food at Treaty Oak Whiskey Distillery in Dripping Springs
Treaty Oak serves delicious home style food at Alice’s Restaurant. Located on the property, this is a convenient stop before or after your whiskey tasting at Rickhouse or Mercantile. They have specialty barbecue entrees and other comfort food sides like mac and cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad. The restaurant also serves Treaty Oak spirits and beer, and has plenty of seating inside. I can’t wait to return on a Sunday and try their Sunday brunch.
Live Music at Treaty Oak
My visit was on a weekday, so I didn’t get to enjoy the live music, but I loved the main stage set up. They have a large truck permanently parked and converted into an outdoor stage. They have live country and bluegrass bands on Friday and Saturday nights. Check the Treaty Oak event calendar for more details.
Who Should Visit Treaty Oak Whiskey Distillery in Dripping Springs?
- Whiskey lovers
- Craft beer experts
- Gin connoisseurs
- Cocktail chasers
- BBQ fans
- Nature lovers