We all love the comfortable feeling of our familiar local pub, but gin bars are stepping up the vibe, combining the much loved pub atmosphere with an updated drinking experience and furnishing tweaks to match.
Here are some of the top gin bars in the UK, and how to get the design aesthetic that sets them apart:
214-bermondsey - London - This cosy little gin bar keeps the decor raw and natural, with exposed brick, wood and leather. It's a relaxed place to step away from the London grind and sample their wide range of gin cocktails. Their staff are known to be friendly and knowledgeable, making this a hidden London gem. Get the look with seating <a href="https://www.cafereality.co.uk/prod/1883/tom-tom-round-stools">Tom Tom Round Stools in leather.</a>
The Jolly Botanist - Edinburgh - In keeping with the name, The Jolly Botanist aims for quaint Victoriana, and the look is reflected in the leather and wood, the intricate wallpaper, parquet flooring and the ornate framed paintings. Quirky touches of industrial steel, modern lighting, and bright decoupaged fake stag heads add punch, and an incredible selection of gins complete the great atmosphere. Get the look with mismatched <a href="https://www.cafereality.co.uk/prod/549/swinton-dining-armchair">wooden</a> and fabric dining chairs and leather sofas.
Gincident - Nottingham - Sticking to the bare bricks and leather theme in gin bar decor, Gincident adds a bit more metal to the mix, with touches of industrial seating and wire birdcages as part of their look. With a huge choice of flavoured gins and a central location, this small bar is Nottingham's go-to gin palace, get there early, as it gets very busy. Attain the vibe with <a href="https://www.cafereality.co.uk/prod/2121/tolix-v2-gun-metal-high-stools">Tolix Gun Metal High Stools</a> at your bar counters or rocket tables.
The Black Dove - Brighton - Inspired by the gin palaces of the 1920s, many of the modern gin bars stick to a similar retro feel, using leather, wood, chandeliers and old-fashioned furniture as a base, and adding to the atmosphere with unusual and novel touches. The Black Dove is very much a no-frills establishment, but it utilises pianos, pot plants, and lamps to great effect. This home away from home is known as one of the best gin bars in Brighton. Mix and match plain wooden dining chairs with heavy drapery, <a href="https://www.cafereality.co.uk/prod/2610/windsor-quilted-leather-cubes">quilted leather cubes</a>, and tons of eclectic decor to get this look.
Voodoo Moon - Wrexham - Here's a gin parlour with a completely different look. It keeps things fun and friendly with an outdoorsy, simplistic vibe. Pallets serve as seating, topped with an array of colourful cushions, and the interior uses simple wooden lines and sombre lighting. The garden area is kept fresh and in theme with loads of potted plants and a relaxed, summery atmosphere. Try a refreshing, novel appearance for a gin bar with wooden picnic tables and a Gingham 2.5m square commercial parasol as your Voodoo decor start point.
While a wide variety of the best gins and amiable, knowledgeable staff will be what keeps customers returning, a unique look is a way to draw them in. Find your own style and make it happen with our range of furniture. Give us a call and we'll be only too happy to help with friendly advice for the design of your space and furniture that reflects choice and value.