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A gin lover’s guide to Melbourne

Get into the swing of gin at a few of Melbourne’s finest bars and restaurants.

Where to be-gin

The bottomless G&Tea party at State of Grace

This high tea take on gin at State of Grace is fit for a Queen. Settle in under the sparkling chandeliers and indulge in over two hours of house infused gin, sweet treats and savoury bites. Then take a tumble down the rabbit hole and uncover their secret hidden door.

Four tea cups on a table filled with gin and flowers

G meets tea at State of Grace’s bottomless G&Tea party

Pink gin spritz at Arbory Afloat

Arbory Afloat is turning on some riverside magic this summer. They’ve even bottled a bit of it for you with an exclusive (and pink!) Four Pillars Gin – which tastes delightful in their signature spritz. Pair with lobster tacos, pizza or ice cream, and let the day float by.

A bottle of pink alcohol with a pink cocktail next to it

Four Pillars Gin spritz at Arbory Afloat

Take a gin class at Henry and the Fox

If you love gin, cocktails and delicious snacks then this is the workshop for you. Enjoy a gin tasting on arrival then spend an afternoon crafting your own cocktails at Henry and the Fox.

Gin Palace

Gins of all description grace the menu of Gin Palace with its cosy nooks and masterful martinis. Pleasingly plush, the palace welcomes guests until well after midnight. Food can be ordered from the bar, partnering a cocktail or two in high style.

Om Nom Kitchen

If you like your gin with wow-factor, you can’t go past Om Nom Kitchen’s Purple Haze G & T. Made from butterfly pea tea infused gin, lavender syrup and lemon & lime tonic. ​Watch it change colour before your very eyes.

Bright purple coloured drink with garnish on a bar

Om Nom Kitchen’s Purple Haze G & T

Little Lon Distilling Co

Inside a cottage from the 1800s, Little Lon Distilling Co draws on the city’s rich bohemian history. Creating a range of small batch gins, it’s a distillery and atmospheric cocktail bar all in one. Want more? Meet (and become) the maker at one of their gin masterclasses.

 A bartender mixing a drink behind the bar

Little Lon

High seas at The Westin

Sail away on a voyage of delicious food at High Seas, the Westin’s latest high tea concoction. The menu is a showcase of Australian seafood, each dish infused with Four Pillars Gin. Starting with the gin salted kipfler potato chips, all the way to the botanical ice cream sandwich. That’s a honey oat cookie, dipped in Four Pillars orange marmalade and white chocolate. But most importantly, there are gin cocktails to match. 

Looking for more?

  • Pilgrim Bar offers a generous list of liquid moonlight by Australian distillers.
  • At the Berlin Bar try a Klee Clover, a gin sour shot with fresh lemon and raspberry.
  • On Tuesdays you can slide a tenner across the bar at The Mill House Bar for a craft creation at its weekly gin club.
  • Another bar with a nose for fine gin is 1806, one of the city’s classiest cocktail dens. If you enjoy gin classics like the Southside, Aviation or Tom Collins, no one shakes ‘em better.
 Four pillars gin bottles behind a grazing board

Drop by to sample the weekly craft creation at The Mill House Bar’s Tuesday gin club

Please drink responsibly.