Take a tour around Birmingham's best gin bars with this fun and interactive trail. From discounted G&Ts to inspired cocktail menus, masterclasses and tastings, it's one of the coolest drinks events to check out this spring.
Gin Bars in Birmingham
Being one of the most popular spirits in the business, it's no surprise that some of the bars in Birmingham have utilised and adapted their menus to cater for this savoured drink. From gin parlours in the city centre to hearty selections of the spirit in trendy Brindleyplace bars, Birmingham doesn't mind whether you like yours dry or with a raspberry aperitif, they can happily cater.
A pub in Birmingham city centre with its very own Victorian themed gin bar? You bet your bottom dollar there is! The Jekyll and Hyde not only boasts cool and quirky Birmingham status, it also promises cleverly cultivated gin-based cocktails that you may even find being served in a teeny tiny porcelain bath or watering can.
It's all in the name at The Distillery as this is one of the best gin bars in Birmingham. With a wide variety of gins, the bartenders here can whip you up any number of creative cocktails. Meanwhile, you can feast on a series of delicious meals created from the highest quality ingredients available.
Sleek and classy hideaway Ginger's is renowned around the city for its tasty cocktails and coming top of that list is their gin-based ones. Head here for expertly made mixed creations and a menu over-flowing with gin.
If you're looking to indulge in a spot of boozy afternoon tea, Hotel du Vin is offering up a selection of mini sandwiches and sweet treats. Paired with a special menu of G&Ts, you can choose from Sipsmith Sloe to Monkey 47 all paired with Fever Tree tonics to wash down the finger food.
All sorts of dreamy, The Lost and Found in Birmingham is ogle-worthy, from the stunning interiors through to the smart cocktail choices. While not a dedicated gin bar, the spot throws some weight with top-notch concoctions using award-winning gins. Our favourite? Try the Ms Emily B. Kingsley which mixes Kokoro gin with Lanique rose and Briotett Rhubarb.
From the same team behind The Botanist, The Canal House takes its offering to Birmingham's gin scene very seriously. The waterside spot has a secret gin distillery on site, though with drinks this good, we doubt it will stay hush hush for long.
40 St Paul's is dedicated to serving up the best gin and tonics in town. This lounge bar is home to some wonderfully garnished and perfected G&Ts, using a variety of fresh fruit, herbs and spices served in handsome, quirky goblets.
This quirky little boozer knocks up a mean G&T. There's a dedicated menu featuring different bottles from Portobello Road to Ableforth's Bathtub gin, all served in 50ml measures and perfectly paired with an icy tonic.
A haven for carefully constructed cocktails and refreshing drinks, Bar Opus serves its G&Ts Spanish-style, in a big Copa glass. Keep an eye out for free gin tastings where you can learn about different brands and soak up all things genever.
This cool and sleek bar in Brindleyplace has more than a reasonable selection of gins to slurp away on. Settle down in the charming outdoor terrace and try yourself a Tanqueray Garden and Bramble or a simple gin glassic such a Gordon's or Hendrick's on the rocks.
This botanical-themed bar is all about the gin. Not only has it taken part in the world's biggest gin tasting event, the bar is lined with all the Mother's Ruin you can drink, as well as mixing them up in a fabulous range of cocktails.
Located on Thorp Street, this specialist cocktail bar from Robert Wood is all about quality drinks with a zero-waste attitude. From the carefully chiselled blocks of ice through to the refined selection of gin, you're in for a real treat at 18/81.