It’s exciting times for Gin all over the world. Even Germany, the land of beer and Schnapps, has gone Gin mad. We call it a ‘Gin Renaissance’ at the Amstel House bar. Your grandfather’s favourite drink has been on an unstoppable rise for the past 5 years. Fans of the drink will go to great lengths to score the best one in town. As far as Berlin goes, we did the research so you don’t have to worry about that bit. Just follow the gin gem path below and nip your favourite drink in one of these fine establishments. Presenting a handy list with the best Gin Bars in Berlin that even true gin connoisseurs will be delighted with. Cheers!
1. BASALT – Botanical hide-out
Like Gin, the Wedding area wedding is up and coming. A short bike ride from the Amstel House, you find Basalt. This cocktail bar gem is a lush botanical hide out with the best service and craft cocktails made with fresh ingredients and home grown herbs! Try the ‘Fur Elisa’ gin based cocktail with a.o. a hint of grapefruit, white chocolate, lemon, thyme and coriander.
2. WINDHORST – Diplomatic GTs
There’s lots of funky and underground stuff going on in the outskirts of the city, but as you’re doing your touristy biz, end your day with THE best gin tonic in town at this classic place. Windhorst hosts lots diplomats so you might be able to spy on some foreign policy while sipping a GT.
3. Redwood – Mixing in Mitte
When in Mitte district, we highly recommend Redwood for evening drinks! Their handy cocktail matrix menu helps both beginners and cocktail veterans to choose their favourite drink and fresh ingredients. The ‘Storm at Sea’ with Plymouth Gin, house infused ginger lime soda, and Violet or the ‘The Narcissist’ with gin, lime, ginger beer, crème de violette, muddled shiso leaf are a favourite of many. And their bar food is pretty delish as well so you can pretty much stay here all night!
And off course, you’re always welcome for some mean and affordable cocktails at the Amstel Bar after an adventurous day in Berlin. Happy Hour is from 6- 8 pm.
– Amstel House Staff