Birmingham has definitely caught the gin bug over the last few years, with the options expanding at a rate of knots.
Arguing that there’s no reason to drink a boring G&T ever again, Roz Goodgame, one half of team behind The Foodie Couple blog, takes you on a tour of the city’s best gin joints.
— Bar Opus (@BarOpus) June 12, 2015
This relaxed bar is a fantastic place to take in a drink or two after work. Serving a wide range of gin including Hendricks and Tanqueray, the mixologists will mix you a perfect G&T dependent on your tastes. They also run various gin master classes which are fantastic to broaden your gin horizons, and even recently hosted ‘Speed Gin-ing’ bringing a whole new meaning to the world of speed dating! Try their Blueberry Collins made from Langley’s No. 8, blueberries and lemon juice.
One Snow Hill, Birmingham, B4 6GH, opusrestaurant.co.uk
— Langley's No.8 Gin (@LangleysNo8) March 31, 2015
This bar in the heart of Birmingham’s business district offers a range of gins, including the Midlands’ own Langley’s No. 8 which is taking Birmingham and the rest of the UK by storm. In the summer they even open up their roof terrace, dubbed the Langley’s Roof Terrace, which is a prefect place to sip gin in the sunshine.
110 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3AG, thebureaubar.co.uk
The Jekyll and Hyde
— Jekyll and Hyde (@Jekyll_n_Hyde) January 30, 2015
Part of the Bitters ‘n’ Twisted group who own eight venues across Birmingham, the Jekyll & Hyde is a Victorian themed gin bar – could there be anywhere more perfect to drink gin? They have lots of gin-based cocktails, gin flights (think wine flights but for gin) and they even have a parlour up stairs where they run a gin themed food and drink-pairing menu. Try a Road to Ruin – Portobello Road Gin, Rhubarb Liqueur, Hibiscus Syrup and fresh orange juice. A pure paradise for gin lovers.
28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, thejekyllandhyde.co.uk
Ginger’s Bar is attached to Purnell’s Bistro, the baby of Michelin Starred Chef Glyn Purnell. They pride themselves on their molecular madness and perfectly crafted cocktails as well as having a long list of unusual and hard to find spirits. Relax and unwind with a classic Gin & Tonic on their luxurious Chesterfields and maybe have a bite to eat as well.
Purnell’s Bistro and Ginger’s Bar, 11 Newhall Street, Birmingham, purnellsbistro-gingers.com/gingers-bar
This bar, part of a French Style Bistro, has a wide range of gins available including Portobello Road, Bulldog and Sipsmiths. Go classic French and try a Provencal Martini – Lavender Gin, Noilly Prat and Cointreau for a truly authentic taste.
21 Ladywell Way, Birmingham, letruc.co.uk