There’s a wealth of gin drinks on offer throughout the capital city. From well-known international brands like Tanqueray to small-batch, proudly South African ones like Ginologist and Inverroche —Pretoria’s got it all. If you want to be part of the (g)in-crowd, check out these Top Gin Spots in Pretoria.
Carbon Bistro is the without a doubt a gem for gin lovers, whether connoisseurs or casual gin drinkers. It offers a ridiculously extensive gin menu (the largest in Gauteng) with more than 175 types of craft gin from 34 countries. And the list keeps growing, too.
Carbon Bistro’s philosophy is that a “G&T should always be an experience in glass” and they definitely deliver on this. Your drink comes loaded with dry ice making it all the more exciting and instagrammable. If you’re unsure which gin to try, consult one of the waitrons — they are knowledgeable and will make the best recommendations.
Address: 279 Dey Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Culture Club Bar De Tapas
Culture Club Bar de Tapas is more than just a trendy hang-out place; it’s also a fantastic gin spot in Pretoria. In fact, they invite you to pop in to 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 summer and give the Bloedlemoen G&T a try.
If you’d like to know more about Culture Club Bar de Tapas, 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 sidewalk-style bar attached to the much-loved 23 on Hazelwood and offers a solid craft gin selection. Order their trusty G&T pitcher for the table or page through the beautifully illustrated drinks menu to create your own gin beverage. Choose from a selection of more than 50 craft gins, select your tonic and your preferred garnish.
Address: 23 Hazelwood Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria
Hudsons The Burger Joint
Hudsons the Burger Joint isn’t only about the burgers — they’re about the gin too! Quench your thirst with one of their refreshing gin-based cocktails or craft your own G&T at an affordable price. Simply choose from five different craft gins, five different tonics, a selection of fruit and voila! You have a delicious gin and tonic just the way you want it. Some solid advice — they have a happy hour between 16.30 and 18.30 where cocktails and beer on tap are half-price!
Address: Club One Shopping Centre, corner Pinaster Avenue & Dely Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria
That’s it for this round of Top Gin Spots in Pretoria, folks. We hope this helps you delight in gin this summer. Do you have a personal favourite among these Pretoria gin spots? Let us know in the comments below.