Gin has fast become one of the most popular drinks in the world. So it comes as no surprise that specialty gin bars are popping up all over the world.
Some travel far and wide just to visit the world’s best gin bars and let’s face it, we would all do it if we could afford to!
So, the next time you plan a trip, see if any of the world’s best gin bars happen to be at the destination you are visiting.
Here are the 10 of the world‘s best gin bars!
1. The Old Bell, Lancashire United Kingdom
If you’re taking a trip to the UK soon, be sure to pop by The Old Bell’s Gin Emporium. It is an eighteenth century pub located in the sleepy suburb. It once earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for offering the “most gins commercially available” with over 404 different types of gin from around the globe.
2. Origin, Hong Kong
Origin is Hong Kong’s first bar to be dedicated to the spirit. Stemming from the geniuses behind Angel’s Share bar in New York, they specialise in cocktails using molecular mixology. Antonio Lai is the head mixologist here, who creates special house gins, infused with interesting ingredients.
3. The Gin Parlour, New York
The bar carries a timeless 1920s vibe and makes you feel as though you have been transported back to yesteryear. The wood-panelled bar is the perfect embodiment of Manhattan sophistication.
4. Holborn Dining Room Gin Bar, London
Another stop to make if you’re in the UK is London’s Holborn Dining Room Gin Bar. There are over 400 gins to try here. Cushy leather seats are very welcoming and be warned, you might spend a lot of time (and money here).
5. The Jolly Botanist, Edinburgh
The United Kingdom surely is one of the best places in the world to get a gin fix, because another one of the world’s best gin bars is located in the UK. Slightly further up north in Edinburgh is The Jolly Botanist where gin connoisseurs are not only spoilt for choice with gin but also the tonic that pairs with each gin profile!
6. The Botanical Club, Milan
Here is Italy’s first small-batch gin distillery. It uses plenty of its local plants and herbs in their unique mixed drinks. You can also stop by to have a meal here to pair with your drinks. Apparently, poke bowls and gin tonics go well together.
7. The Barber Shop, Sydney
Its name should give you an idea that this gin bar is unlike the others. Doubling up as a barber, The Barber Shop lets you get pampered before you indulge in their gin cocktails. A must visit for anyone in the area.
8. Altas, Singapore
Are you a fan of The Great Gatsby? If you are, you will absolutely fall in love with Atlas. The grand art deco-inspired bar will transport you straight into an old-fashioned European setting. Atlas is said to house over 1,000 types of gin. But don’t be overwhelmed, let the team there give you some of their recommendations based on your taste preferences.
9. Maze, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur’s first dedicated gin bar is Maze. With over 250 types of gin brands available here, Maze is a one-stop shop for gin fanatics when visiting the capital of Malaysia. It is also a specialty coffee bar and is open for afternoon tea. Its interior boasts a modern chromatic feel and is often frequented by the local bigwigs.
10. The G&T Bar, Berlin
Don’t walk in and order a martini, for goodness sakes. Enjoy some of the world’s best gin and tonics here at The G&T Bar in Berlin. This speakeasy in Berlin has a seasonal menu of infused gins. The gins are then expertly paired with the best tonic flavours to enhance the gin, then garnished with the appropriate ingredients.
Are you a huge G&T fan? Which of the world’s best gin bars have you been to? Let us know in the comments.
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