You need to visit these places if you love gin!

After a long hard week at work, there’s nothing better than heading out for a drink or two.

Whether you’re new to the world of gin (in which case, welcome) or you’re quite the gin connoisseur, we’ve rounded up our top seven places to get the best gin drinks in the city – please drink responsibly!

Bourne & Co. Prohibition Lounge

Just around the corner from the Raddison lies Bourne & Co. A great venue for date night or post-theatre drinks, here you can get your hands on some classic gin-based cocktails including Bees Knees, Bramble and Pink Lady.

The Gin Vault

Blink and you’ll miss it, this quirky little bar located on Gas Street, has quite an extensive range of gins on its menu (155 to be exact). From the classic Langleys No8 to flavoured gins from Warner Edwards, you can create your perfect drink at The Gin Vault.

The Lost & Found

Take a stroll up Bennetts Hill and you’ll come across The Lost & Found. This themed adventurers bar based on the life of Hettie G. Watson is not only a Victorian botanical hideaway, it also happens to dish up some seriously good gin-based cocktails and has a secret bar hidden behind a bookcase – what more could you want?

40 St Paul’s

With 140 gins to choose from, 40 St Paul’s offers a bespoke flavour matching service to help create the perfect G&T. One that should probably be on the top of your list to pay a visit, 40 St Paul’s are winners of the Best Gin Menu in the UK, and they recently won the Icons of Gin World Gin Award for Bar of the Year in the UK! Do we need to give you any more reasons to go?

The Botanist

Located on Temple Street, The Botanist has an entire menu devoted to gin-based cocktails which have been crafted all across the country and are designed to suit a variety of palates. And if you see yourself as a budding mixologist, why not try your hand at one of The Botanist’s Cocktail Masterclasses; who knows, you could create your own master gin cocktail.

The Jekyll & Hyde

Home to The Jekyll’s Victorian Gin Parlour The Jekyll & Hyde is well-known in the city for delivering some top quality gins. If you’re a real gin fan we suggest you take part in The Jekyll & Hyde’s Cocktail Chemistry Masterclasses where you can learn about the history of your favourite tipple whilst sipping on a variety of samples. You’ll leave this place as a true gin connoisseur.


It may be known as one of the best places to grab an Indian in the city centre, but did you know that Tamatanga also has an entire menu that allows you to create your very own G&T. First of all,  pick your poison from a grand selection of gins before mixing it up with a tonic. Who knew gin and curry went so well together?

Be At One

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We all know Be At One is one of the best places in the city for cocktails that pack a punch – trust us –  and the proof is on page 6 of their menu which showcases 16 gin-based cocktails. Whether you want to keep it classic with a Bramble, or be adventurous with Beefeater Gin-based Blue Steele, you’re sure to find a tipple to suit you!

The Canal House

Sister venue to The Botanist, The Canal House has become a popular place to wine and dine in the city ever since it opened following a huge refurbishment last year. With 11 gin-based cocktails to choose from, allow one of their master mixologists to create you your dream drink.

Ana Rocha

Located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, Ana Rocha is one of the quirkiest bars on our list as we’re pretty sure there isn’t another place in the city quite like it. Inside this bar-meets-gallery, there are 27 gins to choose from including classics like Tanqueray to our personal favourite, Bobby’s.

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