The Gin Bar is one of the country’s only true speak-easy bars, accessed through a Chocolate Café, and nestled within a Mediterranean-style secret courtyard.
Inspired by the history of the heritage building itself (which was a morgue until recently) and the “Quack” medicinal history of gin and Juniper (the defining ingredient of gin), The Gin Bar offers elixirs, tinctures and potions to cure all manner of ills.
The bartenders take guests around the world with a selection of local and international gins. They learn to identify a myriad of botanical flavours, and experiment with different mixers and garnishes. Reservations and tastings are available for 6 or more in the Upstairs Bar Thursdays to Saturdays.
Venue: 64a Wale St, CBD, Cape Town (accessed through Honest Chocolate)
Time: Tue – Thu 5pm to 2am | Fri & Sat 3pm to 2am
Cost: Provided on request