Dubai might not be famous for its bar scene but this gin specialist brings a touch of cocktail class to the UAE with its white walls, retro furniture and views of the marina.
The gins are divided into citrus, herbal, spiced, floral and juniper styles and include the likes of Peruvian Gin’ca, French Diplome, Italian Malfy and South African Step 5 alongside the expected big names from the UK such as Tanqueray 10, Bullldog, Martin Millers and Edinburgh Gin.
Try them neat, on the rocks, in a G&T matched to the perfect tonic or in a cocktail ranging from the classics (Negroni, Martini) to in-house creations such as the Prohibition Speakeasy (with mint and lemon) or the Bombay Show (with Chambord and Amaretto).
If mother’s ruin isn’t your poison, there are Margaritas and Daiquiris, Old Fashioneds and Caipirinhas as well as a dozen whiskies, refreshing mocktails for the non-drinkers and 20 wines from the Old and New Worlds, including Laurent-Perrier Champagne by the glass.
To eat, there’s a good range of globally inspired bar snacks, from tandoori lamb meatballs and dynamite shrimp (with sriracha aioli) to Cajun popcorn chicken and shredded beef arepa, or there’s good old guacamole if you want to stick with chips and dips.
Alternatively, a trio of sliders is on hand if you’re feeling hungrier; we like the sound of the beef short ribs with caramelised onion, wild mushroom, fontina cheese, onion hay and chimichurri mayo, served on a pretzel roll.
The hard-working bar does its best to make sure it’s busy throughout the week. There’s a ladies night (with three free cocktails) on Tuesdays, a free gin and tonic and 50% off food on Wednesdays and a two-hour happy hour every night of the week. If that wasn’t all enough to fully immerse yourself in all things gin, you can book a gin masterclass to find out even more.