The world’s 10 greatest gin joints

25th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Whether a degenerate Victorian-style drinking den or a glorious emporium, these are the world’s 10 greatest gin joints.

We select the world's 10 greatest gin joints

We select the world’s 10 greatest gin joints

Gin bars have adopted many different guises over the years, from the gin palaces of the Victorian era, to the speakeasy bars of Prohibition, and sophisticated modern cocktail venues.

The spirit once regarded as something which lead to “mother’s ruin” is widely celebrated by bars during this second gin craze of the 21st Century.

Our list of the world’s top gin bars includes a small English pub boasting the world’s largest gin selection and the hotel bar which inspired Ian Fleming to make the Martini the choice drink of James Bond.

And so, of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, this is our selection of the 10 greatest. If you think we’ve missed an essential choice, let us know by leaving a comment below.

4 Responses to “The world’s 10 greatest gin joints”

  1. Jan says:

    i think you missed bars in continental Europe, Like the G&T Bar in Berlins mitte District – a small speak easy that started by only serving Gin and Tonic having a seasonal Manu with chaning Tonics and Gins representing the seasons.

  2. Ian Buxton says:

    Only one in Spain? Really? And COLD Bar, just off Fleet Street carries a good few, as well as distilling their very own.

    • Ignacio says:

      U re right, gin was created in Holland, perfected in UK and apart from phillipines (where is most drunk), Spain should be highlighted as one of the top places to taste gins. Spain’s gin consumption ritual makes the difference by offering gin in a ball-glass full of ice and using best garnished and premium tonics. Living in the UK I regret to order premium gins and seeing how they make it in tube glasses and adding lemon wedges!

  3. Katie says:

    The Oliver Conquest on Leman Street (by Aldgate East) is another great choice for London gin bars. They have 210 gins at last count and it’s constantly growing! Friendly staff will help you choose a gin to suit – even my friend who loves bourbon was impressed with their aged gins which are similar to whiskey.

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