Gin is still one of the nation’s favourite tipples and Liverpool has plenty of bars to sit back and relax in with a good old G&T. Whether you are after a gin before you head onto the dance floor, a cocktail to sip on in the sun or afternoon drinks with your mates; there is a bar for very occasion. 

To help you plan your gin themed night out we have made a list of some of the best places to head to sample your favourite drink. 


LIVERPOOL GIN DISTILLERY 

For a glass of Liverpool’s finest gin then a trip to the Liverpool Gin Distillery on Castle Street is a must. You can go simple and pick from their collection of gins for a G&T or you can go all out and try their masterclasses. Go on a distillery tour, distill your own gin or try a bit of gin tasting. If you’re a fan of gin then it’s the perfect place to head at the weekend. 


LOVE LANE BREWERY

Home to the Ginsmiths of Liverpool, head down to Love Lane Brewery in the Baltic Triangle to sample some of the finest gin around. Choose from a Dry Gin, Merchant Navy Gin, Marshmallow Gin or a range of cocktails in the huge venue. They also do distillery tours so you can see how the gin gets made in house!


JENEVER

Jenever on Hope Street is the perfect spot to head to try out an extensive gin collection. With over 120 gins you could be there a while but it makes for all the more reason to return. If you can't choose, they do gin tasting sessions so you can try out a few and learn all about the best gins in the North West. 


BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Botanical Garden is a hidden gem of a gin garden. Nestled into the back streets of the Baltic Triangle, pull up a bench and soak up the sun with a gin cocktail or a Gin In a Tin. With grass bleachers, a shed to cool down and a DJ on the decks - you can't really go wrong. 

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THE MERCHANT

On the corner of Slater Street you will find one of the coolest gin bars around. The Merchant has a large gin menu that you can enjoy indoors or outdoors in the secret garden. To top it off they have Nightcrawler pizza serving up New York style slices for a snack to go with your gin.  

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THE UNDERGROUND GIN SOCIETY

Enter into the basement of the Underground Gin Society on Castle Street for a G&T or cocktail. Expect to find world gins combined with unbelievable garnishes, flavours and tonics alongside the best local Dj’s - there’s bound to be a party going on down there. 


LEAF

LEAF on Bold Street has a gin menu you need to sample. The tea shop turned eatery, bar, and gig space has everything going on!


BERRY AND RYE

This speakeasy gin and whiskey bar on Berry Street is one of Liverpool’s finest hidden gems - that’s if you can find it. There are no signs pointing in the direction of the bar, you just need to find the right door, give it a knock and they’ll let you in to sample a gin cocktail of your choice. 

We’ll give you a clue; the door is black with the faint sounds of jazz coming from the cracks - good luck! 


THE BALTIC SOCIAL

We all want our gin served in a teapot, don’t we? Well head over to the Baltic Social on Parliament Street for a gin tea party, so to speak.


THE ALCHEMIST

The name of this place hints as to what goes on inside; expect the unexpected when it comes to your gin here. Your cocktails come in science beakers, test tubes and fancy glasses as they arrive to your table billowing with dry ice. For something a bit fancy, we’d definitely recommend heading here. 

The Screwball & The BubbleBath 😍

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THE FLORIST

The Florist on Hardman Street has to be one of the most stunning places in the city to go for a G&T. True to its name, the bar is full to the brim with flowers, a flower wall, blooming trees and the best floral gins to go with it all. If there’s a few of you, why not try out one of their gin sharing vases? 


BALTIC MARKET

You can't really go wrong with the Baltic Market, they do everything you could possibly ask for and gin ranks high on the list. The huge warehouse is home to an abundance of local food and drink stalls and the gin bar always proves popular. With a selection of your favourite tipple to pick from and served with all the trimmings, you’ll no doubt be capturing a picture of these for instagram.


RED DOOR

Turn up at Red Door on Berry Street for a night of all your favourite gin cocktails accompanied with a lot of dancing. 


Plenty of bars around town serve up their own take on the classic G&Ts so this list is just a guide for you to start your gin journey around Liverpool.

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Don’t forget, to get around the city safely you can jump on the Merseyrail loop line to make sure you get to see as much of Liverpool as you can.

Let us know where you are heading over on our twitter @VisitLiverpool 


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