PLEASED TO MEET YOU
Located on one of Newcastle’s chicest streets, Pleased To Meet You offers an extensive range of gins, meaning there’s always something to suit your tastebuds. With 19 London gins, five Sloe Gins, 24 fruit and flavoured gins and many, many more – alongside a long list of tonics – this little gem is a go-to city bar for all your gin-fuelled fun this season.
THE RABBIT HOLE
Go down the rabbit hole at Durham’s newest bar and restaurant inspired by the pure indulgence of 1920s Shanghai supper clubs. The Rabbit Hole’s ‘Drinking Den’ is found hidden away behind a speakeasy door off Mavin Street, Durham. This cosy spot serves up some of the city’s finest tipples – including a wide range of refreshing G&Ts, perfect for International Gin & Tonic Day celebrations.
There’s a new kid on the block in Stokesley – and it’s bringing coffee culture and cocktail concoctions to the pavements of the North Yorkshire market town. TRU:VAI is a swanky new family run coffee shop/bar standing proudly on Stokesley high street. Go here for wake-me-up coffee catch ups, afternoon tipples or cool off after work with a refreshing G&T.
Dacantus has its own ‘Speciality G&T Menu’ which boasts over 90 speciality gin concoctions, and if that’s not enough, you can even join the experts for your very own gin tasting session. Newcastle’s gin lab is a must visit if you’re celebrating International Gin & Tonic Day in the North East.
This bar went viral after being in the Guinness Book of Records for ‘Most Varieties of Gin Commercially Available’, with over 1,000 different types of gins on offer. Upstairs, Evil Eye is a shop, but head through a secret door and you’ll find yourself in a little speakeasy, serving the coolest cocktails in the city. If you have a passion for gin, Evil Eye’s Gin Shop is the place for you.
TIN OF SARDINES GIN BAR
With over 250 gins on offer, this quirky spot in Durham is the place to be for beautiful botanicals. Whether you want dry or sweet, floral or spicy, there is a large selection on offer. You can also experience gin tasting for just £30 per person.
FOURTH FLOOR CAFE, HARVEY NICHOLS
With a delicious combination of gins, mixers and garnish ideas, it’s impossible to not get excited about the Fourth Floor Cafe’s cocktail list. Join the mixologists for tastings, demonstrations and the chance to recreate your favourites. Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by spirit tasting, a guide on how to shake three signature cocktails and the chance to get creative, mixing up your own masterpiece. If a cocktail masterclass is not your thing and you just want to pop in for a tipple, then head upstairs in Harvey Nichols and your G&T awaits.