Top Gin Spots in Pretoria

Gin, and more specifically craft gin, has become all the rage. Whether it’s a cocktail or just a classic G&T, the popularity of gin-based drinks has skyrocketed in the last couple of years. And as per usual, Pretoria is right on trend.

You will find a wealth of gin drinks on offer throughout the capital. From well-known international gin like Tanqueray to small batch, proudly South African gin like Ginologist and Inverroche – Pretoria has got it all. It’s time to find out where you can find fantastic, thirst-quenching craft gin. If you want to be part of the (g)in-crowd, check out these Top Gin Spots in Pretoria.

Carbon Bistro

Carbon Bistro is the without a doubt a gem for gin lovers. It is easy for gin connoisseurs and casual gin drinkers alike to fall in love with this gin bar. It boasts a ludicrously extensive gin menu (the largest in Gauteng), with more than a 175 types of craft gin from 34 countries. And the list seems to be ever-expanding, too.

Carbon Bistro’s philosophy on gin is that a “G&T should always be an experience in glass” – and they sure deliver. Any given gin drink comes loaded with dry ice, making your drink all the more exciting and instagrammable. If you are unsure of which gin to try, consult one of the waitrons – they are usually very knowledgeable and will make the best recommendations possible.

If you would like to know more about Carbon Bistro, you can visit their website or phone 012 340 0029. If you want to study their gin selection, have a look at their menu.

Address: 279 Dey Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria

Culture Club

Culture Club is more than just a trendy hang-out spot; it’s also a simply fantastic gin spot in Pretoria. In fact, they invite you to pop by and experience their ever-growing gin selection. Order one of their on-the-menu gin-based cocktails or ask your waitron about the extensive craft gin selection. Celebrate the arrival of Springtime and give the Bloedlemoen G&T a try.

If you would like to know more about Culture Club Bar de Tapas, feel free to visit their website or call 060 795 3632.

Address: The Village, 16th Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria

The Crafty Fox at 23 On Hazelwood

The Crafty Fox is a lekker casual side-walk-style bar attached to the much-loved 23 on Hazelwood. The Crafty Fox offers patrons a fun evening and a solid craft gin selection. Order their trusty G&T Pitcher for the table or page through the beautifully illustrated drinks menu and enjoy creating your own gin drink. You can choose from a selection of over 50 craft gins, as well as select your tonic and your preferred garnish.

If you would like to know more about The Crafty Fox at 23 on Hazelwood, you can visit their website or call  012 346 3249. You can have a look at the drinks menu here.

Address: 23 Hazelwood Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria

Hudson’s Burger Joint – Hazelwood

Hudson’s Burger Joint isn’t only about the burgers – they’re about the gin too! You can quench your thirst with one of their tasty gin-based cocktails, or you can craft your own G&T at an affordable price. Simply choose from five different craft gins, five different tonics, and a selection of fruit, and voila – you have a delicious gin and tonic just the way you wanted it. Some solid advice – they have a happy hour between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm where cocktails and beer on tap are half-priced!

If you would like to know more about Hudson’s Burger Joint, you can visit their website or call 012 346 2619. If you want to peruse the menu, just click here.

Address: 18 Pinaster Avenue, Hazelwood, Pretoria

That’s it for this round of Top Gin SPots in Pretoria, folks. We hope this helps you to quench your thirst during the oncoming summer heat. Do you love any of these Pretoria gin spots? Let us know in the comments below.