5 of the UK's Hidden Gin Bar Gems

If you're a gin lover, then you will be spoilt for choice in the UK. There are hundreds of unique and amazing gin bars dotted across the country. Here, we've highlighted five gin bars that are quirky, unique and different from the usual chains.


1. The London Gin Club, Soho, London
Established in 2012 by fellow 'gin-o-philes', this relaxed little bar is situated in Soho. They have over 350 gins available, and hold a gin tasting evening on Saturdays. They offer a variety of gin tasting menus with a focus on different types and flavours, for example a Juniper Tasting Menu or a Floral Menu.


2. Jekyll and Hyde, Birmingham
While the downstairs of Jekyll and Hyde is focused on Mr. Hyde's emporium, a traditional but pretty pub, the upstairs is dedicated to Dr. Jekyll's Gin Parlour. This Victorian-inspired gin parlour is unique to the Midlands. They hold gin drinking evenings and have an interesting gin menu which varies from visit to visit.


3. The Canary Gin Bar, Bath
This little bar has stripped wooden floors and is set in a gorgeous old building. They have their own cellar distillery onsite and sell a wide variety of local Bath gins. You can indulge in a gin-based cocktail served by their master mixologists or order their gins online if any of them take your fancy. (Perfect for pairing with a Lillywhite and Brown gin glass!)


4. Atlas Bar, Manchester
This industrial-looking bar is a gin-lover's paradise with hundreds of gins listed in their 'gin bible'; complete with tasting notes. Atlas's owners have an aim to make it the best place to 'drink and explore the world of gin' and with over 420 gins available, they're well on the way to achieving that goal.

5. Heads & Tales Gin Bar, Edinburgh
This quirky little place allows you to meet Flora and Caledonia; the bar's two Edinburgh Gin stills. There's not many places where you can watch gin distill while relaxing with a drink, and the Heads and Tales bar provides this! They have an extensive menu and offer a gin masterclass.

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