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It's a Gin Thing


As if you even needed an excuse, it’s World Gin Day today!  While you could celebrate with a nip of good gin served on ice, a bit of cucumber and a slosh of tonic water at home, here’s our roundup of the best gin infused bars across Australia.

Melbourne | Gin Palace

A combination of velvet, dim lighting and plush seating brings words like opulent to mind, softening sharp edges and making for a roomy, basement cocktail bar. Gin is, quite rightly, the focus of the extensive drinks menu with 156 gins and counting.

Sydney | Gin Garden

An oasis of lush greenery and colonial-themed touches is what you’ll find when you venture into the furthest part of Establishment’s ground floor. Try their signature cocktail Ly-Cheet and Steal – fresh strawberries crushed and shaken with Plymouth Gin honey, spiced apple syrup and charged with Chandon NV.

Brisbane | Tonic

Previously an espresso bar tucked away in Hynes Street, Tonic has recently expanded its hours and beverage options to cater for creatures of the night. Also playing on the cafe’s name, gin is the staple spirit, with Portland-based Aviation American Gin amongst the range of juniper-infused liquors. Tonic is a hidden gem and welcome addition to the Brisbane bar scene.

Canberra | Knightsbridge Penthouse

Knightsbridge Penthouse is one of THE bars in Canberra.  With stylish, well-heeled inner North clientele the ‘Knighty’ has become a modern Canberra institution.

Adelaide | La Bohème

La Bohème is the closest thing Adelaide has to a charming Parisian bar. The mood is bohemian with artwork from local artists gracing the walls. Cocktail hour is best enjoyed at La Bohème and Fridays the team present an educational range of 4 classic martini style cocktails for your drinking pleasure.

Hobart | Lark Distillery

Lark Distillery features a wide selection of fine Scotch, as well as the distillery’s own whiskey and gin. Guided tours of the Distillery available Monday to Friday.

Perth | Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound was part of the first wave of small bars in Perth opening in 2009. Taking inspiration from the prohibition era the owners created a small low key venue that aims to remain hidden from much of the populace and reward those who venture into Northbridge to find it.

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