The past couple of years has seen a resurgence of Gin the world over and is now seen as the go to spirit. The days of the G&T being synonymous as the tipple of choice for old aunts at weddings is now gone and has been replaced with craft tonics, special flavour combinations and vibrant garnishes. We all know that Dublin and Ireland as a whole, are famous for its Guinness, however there are some great places for a Gin in Dublin. Here, we look at some different gin spots, from up market to more relaxed, but we all know the best way to discover which one you like the most…
So, any guesses what this place in known for? Yes, you’re right it’s vodka.
No, its gin and not just any old gin. There are over 100 different types, that can be found on the shelves of Gin Palace and its ever growing. Being years ahead of the curve for the trend in gin, they are one of the go-to bars, for their great selections and were crowned winner of Gin Bar of the Year 2015.
The Bull and Castle
This is a pub that is on another level. It’s a type of gastro pub that specialises in steaks, craft beers and yes you guessed it, GIN! And not one type of gin or two types of gin, but close to 30 varieties on offer. Never to crowded, this is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a drink.
Its namesake it is definitely not (anymore), one of the most spectacular bars in the city, Yes! The Church has a good choice of gin and tonics and you can enjoy them in a wonderful setting. They have managed to keep that unique feel of the original building, with the stained-glass windows and organ. Along with the fantastic atmosphere and views from the beer garden, you are sure to have a great time here. Just make sure you don’t have too good a time, that will make you feel like playing said organ.
They certainly like their gin at The Jar, having even come up with G&T ice pops that could be enjoyed on their fantastic rooftop beer Garden. The choice of gins here is really good, with over 20 labels available and after a few of these, a delicious pizza from their traditional wood fired oven goes down well.
57 The Headline
Situated upstairs in 57 The Headline bar, is its very own gin bar called No. 57 Gin Bar and is must visit for all you gin lovers. This unique gin bar is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, but what you get for this limited time window is a fabulous mellow atmosphere, with similar music, cosy sofas and a chilled-out vibe. Do not fret if you can’t make it on a Friday or Saturday though, as the ground floor bar has over 100 gins to indulge any gin craving.