Wherever you are in America on June 8th, there’s a great bartender honoring World Gin Day with handcrafted gin cocktails. We put together a sampling of innovative bars across the nation observing the drinking holiday for this beloved spirit.
From spots on the East Coast, West Coast and in between, we have the scoop on where to celebrate World Gin Day all across America – and what to sip.
The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel – New York
The Plaza’s iconic venue for sipping afternoon tea and evening cocktails under the signature stained glass dome.
Reserve Rosé, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Lillet Blanc and Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth.
768 5th Avenue, New York, NY; @ThePlaza
Indochine – New York
This beloved NoHo eatery serves French-Vietnamese fare and legendary martinis amid a decor of palm fronds and low lighting.
Ginger and Cucumber muddled with Brown Sugar, then, shaken with Hendrick’s Gin, Grapefruit Juice, Luxardo Liqueur and Lemon Juice; and poured over ice.
430 Lafayette Street, New York, NY; @IndochineNY
Recreation at Moxy NYC Downtown – New York
This retro-inspired venue offers guests and locals alike a co-working space by day and cocktail lounge by night.
Lemon, Honey Syrup, Lavender/ Herbes De Provence Dolin Blanc and Boodles Gin topped with Cava (Bubbly from Spain); garnished with Rosemary Sprig.
26 Ann Street (at Moxy NYC Downtown), New York, NY (FiDi/Financial District); @MoxyDowntownNYC
Mason – Chicago
A high-end steakhouse and seafood restaurant, with a full bar serving classic cocktails in a rustic, but modern space.
Plymouth Gin, Avèze Gentian, Campari and Dolin Blanc.
613 N. Wells Street (FOUND Hotel Chicago), Chicago, IL; @masonrestaurant
Janitor’s Closet – Chicago
This speakeasy is hidden on the lower level of the eclectic FieldHouse Jones hotel in Chicago’s River North ‘hood.
Gin, Dry Okra Vermouth and Bitters with a Lemon Twist.
312 W. Chestnut Street (FieldHouse Jones Hotel), Chicago IL (River North); @FieldHouseJones
Parker at The Fontaine – Kansas City MO
A sleek top-floor lounge at The Fontaine hotel for craft cocktails and elevated American small plates.
KC Garden Party
Plymouth Gin, Lavender, Red Clover, Calendula Syrup, Lemon Juice and Angostura Bitters.
901 W 48th Place, Kansas City MO; @ParkeratTheFontaine
Saint Leo Lounge – Oxford MS
An offshoot of the Saint Leo, a popular Italian restaurant, this lounge serves specialty drinks and upscale bar snacks.
Mind Your P’s and Q’s
Olive-Oil Rinsed Gin, Juniper-Infused Dry Vermouth and Olive Juice from Saint Leo’s House-Marinated Olives.
1101 E Jackson Avenue, Oxford MS; @SaintLeoRestaurant
KYU – Miami
Modern Asian-style eatery offers excellent craft cocktails to pair with wood-fired Asian grilled meats and sashimi.
Fennel Milk-Washed Bombay Dry Gin, Lemon Yuzu, Miso Mirin Honey and Bee Pollen.
251 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL (Wynwood Arts District); @KYUMiami
The Sylvester Bar – Miami
An eclectic cocktail and coffee bar with board games and Miami-themed drinks in a relaxing living-room setting.
The Sylvester Negroni
The Botanist Gin, housemade Aged Date Vermouth and housemade Young Thai Coconut-infused Campari; with Palm Tree cut-out Banana Leave on 2×2 Ice Cube.
3456 N Miami Avenue, Miami, FL (Midtown); @TheSylvesterBar
Traymore by Michael Schwartz – Miami Beach
Elegant cocktails compliment Michael Schwartz’ cuisine of clean Floridian flavors with Southeast Asian influences.
You Filthy Animal
Roku Japanese Gin, Kombu and Shiitake Infused Dry Vermouth, Saline Solution Bitters and Pickled Cucumber.
2445 Collins Avenue (at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach), Miami Beach FL; @TraymoreMiamiBeach
Zero Restaurant + Bar – Charleston SC
This upscale hotel eatery creates craft cocktails to pair with New American cuisine by celebrity chef Vinson Petrillo.
Hendrick’s Gin, Lavender, Lime, Habanero Citrus Foam and Burlesque Bitters.
0 George Street, Charleston SC; @ZeroRestaurantandBar
Bardo – Charlotte NC
A chef-driven, American small plate and creative cocktail concept in Charlotte’s dynamic South End neighborhood.
South Mint 75
Sutler’s Gin, Lemongrass, Mint, Lemon and Bubbles.
1508 S Mint Street, Charlotte NC; @BardoRestaurant
Henley – Nashville
A new modern American brasserie, with imaginative house cocktails, adjacent to the Kimpton Aertson Hotel.
Ford’s Gin, Vermouth Del Professore and Dandelion and Bitter Suze Aperitif.
2023 Broadway (at Kimpton Aertson Hotel), Nashville TN; @HenleyNashville
Water Grill – Dallas
This upscale and charming eatery with an extensive raw bar and creative cocktails in casual space with a patio.
Botanist Gin, Limoncello, Fresh Lime and Tonic over Ice with Rosemary and Grapefruit Essence.
1920 McKinney Avenue, Dallas TX. Also available at Southern California & Las Vegas locations; watergrill.com
18 Oaks – San Antonio
A posh steakhouse serving an array of beers and cocktails that overlooks the beautiful grounds of the JW Marriott.
Gin n’ Grateful
Bombay Gin Sapphire, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Muddle Cucumber, Cranberry juice; Garnished with Cucumber Wheel.
23808 Resort Parkway (at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa), San Antonio, TX
Jaleo by José Andrés – Las Vegas
Chef José Andrés’ modern tapas joint, inside the Cosmopolitan, featuring cocktails and an open-fire paella station.
Gin & Tonic Oysters
Gin and Tonic over Rappahannock Oysters with Lemon.
3708 S Las Vegas Boulevard (Level 3 of the Cosmopolitan), Las Vegas NV; @JaleoLV
District – Los Angeles
Craft cocktails and beers, plus, farm-to-table cuisine. served in an industrial-chic space.
Bombay East Gin, Grapefruit, Rose Water, Lemon, Campari, Lillet Rose and Riesling Wine.
700 W 7th Street (Plaza Level in The Bloc), Los Angeles, CA; @DistrictDTLA
Crustacean – Beverly Hills
Creative cocktails and Vietnamese fare served up in chic digs with an attention-getting aquarium.
Turmeric Mule by Chef Helen An
Boodles Gin, Turmeric Syrup, Ginger Syrup, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Saline Bitters and Soda Water.
468 N Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA; @CrustaceanBH
Horsefeather – San Francisco
Low-key tavern for eclectic cocktails and New American plates in a space with vintage American style.
Apple-Infused Islay Gin, Manzanilla Sherry, Kina Aperitif and Chrysanthemum.
528 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA; @HorsefeatherSF
Last Rites – San Francisco
From the Horsefeather’s crew, indulge in crafted tiki cocktails in this dark venue with lush plants & moody decor.
Kali Maa’s Doom
Gin, Pisco, Grapefruit, Lime, Sauvignon Blanc, Melon-Infused Syrup, Vanilla Cream and Watermelon.
718 14th St, San Francisco, CA; @LastRitesBar
Bosc + Bartlett – Santa Clara
This welcoming bar offers an eclectic menu of cocktails and California-inspired dishes and shareable small plates.
Who’s the Bosc?
Hendrick’s Gin, Tonic, Santa Cruz Organic Pear Juice, Pear Ice Cubes, Homemade Pear Fruit Roll Up and Lime.
2700 Mission College Boulevard (at Santa Clara Marriott), Santa Clara, CA; @ MarriottSantaClara
North Italia – NATIONWIDE
Head to North for homemade pasta and pizza along with an assortment of wines, beer, and house-made cocktails.
Last Great Wine Thief
Plymouth Gin, Sauvignon Blanc Wine, Hopped Grapefruit Bitters and Clover Honey.
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