Top 6 Gin Bars in Glasgow March 2016
Glasgow rejoice. Gin is no longer the signature drink of cat loving spinsters and relatively intimidating West Coast, Hip Hop, Rap Artists. The hipster community has decided that they now want to claim gin as their own, dissatisfied with claiming ownership of beards, beer and the bourgeoisie. Our fantastically follicled friends have came to the conclusion that craft gin is the way forward. Who are we to disagree?
Anyways the hipster revolution cometh, and bringeth some brilliant new Gin Bars. Let’s Gin and Bear It Glasgow. Here are our top 6.
Alston Bar and Beef – Central Station
One of the major success stories of the gin revolution. Alston Gin Bar and Beef specialises in you guessed it gin and beef. However Alston has a very special USP. The restaurant is built on the ruins of Grahamston. A town that made way for the creation of Glasgow Central Station more than 100 years ago. Boasting 50 varieties of gin, many distilled and bottled in Scotland, Alston Bar and Beef is a gin lovers dream.
Gin 71 – Renfield St
Glasgow’s very first gin based bar. During daytime hours Gin 71 is known as Cup Tea Lounge, however it’s at night the bar truly sparkles alive. Boasting 71 different varieties of gin. Situated on 71 Renfield St and built in 1890, Gin 71 is one of the finest bars in Glasgow. A little Brucey Bonus for all gin aficionados out there. Doubles are served as standard in Gin 71.
The Finnieston – Argyle Street
Another restaurant success story in the bustling Finnieston area of the city. The Finnieston Bar specialises in seafood and gin based cocktails. The cocktail menu is changed seasonally and the fish sourced locally in Scotland. With the cocktails being heavily gin based, lovers of the potent and distinctive alcohol delicacy will not be disappointed.
Trading House – St Vincent’s Place
Recently breaking the Guinness World Record for hosting the world’s largest Gin Tasting evening, Trading House on St Vincent’s Place is a gin lovers dream, focussing less on quantity and more on quality, Trading House presents many of the tastiest gins from across the world. And now when you drink in Trading House you drink in a Guinness World Record breaking drinking establishment.
Tabac – Mitchell Lane
Originally starting life as Bar 10, Tabac has quickly made its name as one of Glasgow’s most stylish bars, with a vast selection of gins on their menu, if you’re heading for a gin outing, you shan’t go wrong with Tabac.
Interesting information for you…Did you know that Ben Kelly original creator of Bar 10, was the interior designer responsible for creating the legendary Manchester “superclub” The Hacienda?
Virginia Bar – Merchant City
Guaranteeing the newest and tastiest gins anywhere in Glasgow. Virginia Bar has set a new benchmark for quality in in the city centre, providing high quality gin based cocktails, homemade syrups for the cocktails, and only the highest quality of gin served at the bar. There’s also the promise of constantly sourcing the newest and tastiest gins on the market.