Calling all gin lovers! If you’re on the lookout for Nottingham’s trendiest and most atmospheric gin bars, then you are certainly in the right place. Check out this guide to Nottingham’s best gin bars.
Location: 46 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG7 4HS
In 2017, Gincident became Nottingham’s first bar dedicated to serving gin. Their menu boasts over 140 variations of citrus, spiced and dry gins, so gin lovers will certainly be well-catered for at Gincident. But not to worry if you’re admittedly more of a gin novice, their staff are impressively knowledgeable when it comes to all things gin and are on hand to help find your perfect tipple. Gincident also offer gin tastings starting from £25 – the perfect outing to enjoy with great company and even better gin!
Location: The Cornerhouse, Nottingham, NG1 4DB
Readers probably won’t be too surprised to learn that GinSecco is another great spot for gin lovers. GinSecco is Nottingham’s highest rooftop bar, boasting stunning panoramic views over Nottingham city’s skyline. Moreover, the interior is on par with the venue’s location – with its Art Deco style pink and gold décor and snazzy furniture, you’re bound to capture your perfect Instagram shot here. This is the perfect location for a lavish date night or classy evening drinks with the girls. GinSecco serves over 60 ‘ginfusions’, bespoke cocktails and of course a carefully selected range of prosecco.
Location: 8-10 Low Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 7DL
You’re unlikely to find another place in Nottingham like Juni, an exclusive gin lab and restaurant where you can taste and explore the history of gin, and even get the chance to distil your own. Here you can sample their signature ‘Juni 93’ – a dry gin concoction crafted with home-grown Serbian juniper berries. If you’re interested in making your own gin, Juni’s gin lab is definitely worth a visit – the entry package to their lab covers a distilling masterclass, botanicals tutorial and the chance to craft your own creation. Their restaurant/bar is equally appealing, where guests can try out the signature Juni 93 and unique Balkan-inspired tapas dishes.
Location: 48-50 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AP
The Parlour is located in West Bridgford, just outside of central Nottingham. From a distance, the venue is disguised as a traditional terraced house, but has lots more excitement to offer from within. The Parlour proudly serves a number of unique gin infusions which you’ll fail to find elsewhere, including Lemon Drizzle and Earl Grey. Drinks are very reasonably priced, at £4 for a single and £7 for a double, meaning you won’t be busting your wallet to enjoy some delicious gins. Offers are also available on drinks throughout the course of the week.
Location: 40 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AP
Also located in West Bridgford, The Botanist envisions a secret garden of food and drink. They serve a range of delicious gins, from herbaceous and floral to citrus and spicy, all available with your preferred choice of mixer. The Botanist prides itself on serving the finest and most unique gins which have been sourced with passion, their selection consisting of gins sourced from all corners of the world. For those looking to explore new, out of the ordinary gins, The Botanist could be the perfect spot for you. With live music every night, you can revel in the lively atmosphere whilst tasting delightful drinks.
Location: 566 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2FS
A former post office, The Pillar Box is a real hidden gem situated in Sherwood – a cosy café by day and lively gin bazaar by night, well-known within the local community for its friendly atmosphere. With a staggering 200 gins to choose from, there’s bound to be something to tickle your taste buds. The Pillar Box claims to serve the most extensive selections of gins in the country, so this venue is an absolute must for any gin connoisseurs. You can even sample locally distilled gins here, including Spirit of Sherwood or Redsmiths.
Location: Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BL
While George’s Great British Kitchen prides itself on serving the finest British dishes, their gin bar deserves a separate mention. With tipples from all over, George’s Kitchen proudly serves sweet, bitter and spicy gins made to suit every personality. Favourites include Pink Grapefruit and Pomelo, and Tanqueray Rangpur. Owners Andrew and Nick promise guests ‘a jolly good time’, so you can hardly go wrong with a visit.