Best Branson bars to grab a cocktail at

bars in Branson MO

When you’re on vacation, you want to enjoy every minute. In Branson MO, that means seeing some amazing shows, stopping by an odd museum or two, and having lots of fun. It also means knowing where to get the best drinks! Check out these favorite Branson spots for the tastiest beverages and the best time with friends.

Copper Run Distillery

Since you’ve come to the Ozarks, let’s start with something traditional: moonshine! If you are a liquor connoisseur, you will cherish a visit to Copper Run, the first legal distillery in the Ozarks since the end of prohibition. This small business takes its craft seriously, producing the finest moonshine, whiskey, and rum in these parts. The spirits distilled here are heavily influenced by the local resources, including the limestone-rich water, the Missouri white oak barrels, and the unique climate of the Ozark Mountains.

Tours and tastings are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1:30 and 4 pm. Cocktails in the tasting room include a moonshine margarita, flavored moonshine drinks like Apple Pie Moonshine and Cherry Moonshine, and other seasonal whiskey and moonshine infusions. If you really fall in love with Copper Run, consider investing in your own barrel of whiskey through their Signature Barrel Program, where investors can participate in designing their own special recipe.

Top of the Rock

When you don’t feel like being quite so invested in the production of what you drink, but instead just want a great place to kick back and enjoy a few beverages with beautiful scenery, head south of Branson to the Top of the Rock. There is no other place around with ambiance like this! Open on Friday and Saturday nights, the Buffalo Bar at Top of the Rock has an open-air lounge space with comfy seating and fireplaces overlooking the beautiful landscape below. It’s a great place for a romantic date, or just a chill evening with good friends.

Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub at Branson Landing

Finally, if you’re looking for a fun spot to party, the Irish are always a good bet. Head over to Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub for great happy hour specials, one of the best draft beer selections in Branson, and an all-around good time. Branson Landing is also a fun place to stroll along the lakefront boardwalk, enjoying the dazzling fountain show choreographed with lights and music.

Happy sipping in Branson MO!
About the Author

Chezlani Casar is a librarian who enjoys traveling to new places, especially with her family. She moonlights as a travel writer, working with Sunset Realty Services to help bring Branson to life for its new residents.

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