about us

The idea of Common Spirits was born out of our (Jami and Ryan Hawkins) minds in 2013.  Jami, a service industry veteran, while working as a bartender at Pizzeria Venturi had a thought that she might want to open a place of her own with classic cocktails using fresh ingredients.  We decided to investigate what it would take to accomplish this.  After a lot of hard work and dedication, as well as a ton of support from our family, friends, and community (including a successful crowdfunding campaign), we opened Common Spirits in June 2016.

Our building originally housed a bank, and still contains the original safe, dated 1849.  All of the remodeling work and furniture inside the historic space was lovingly handcrafted by us, along with the help of a select few amazing friends and family.

We hope you’ll join us soon!