Celebrate World Gin Day in Johannesburg


As we approach World Gin Day on 08 June, it’s time to raise our glasses to the spirit that has taken the world by storm. Gin, with its complex botanicals and versatile nature, has become a favourite for many. And what better way to celebrate this day than by exploring the vibrant gin scene in Johannesburg? Here are some of the best places to enjoy a gin cocktail or two in the City of Gold.


Hidden away in Rosebank, Sin+Tax is a speakeasy-style bar known for its experimental cocktails. Many of their creations feature gin, showcasing the spirit’s versatility. Sin+Tax’s cocktails are more than just drinks – they’re an experience. Each one is a sensory journey, with unexpected flavour combinations and stunning presentation. For those looking to explore the boundaries of what a gin cocktail can be, Sin+Tax is the place to be on World Gin Day.

Details: | 010 900 2559 | Corner of Bolton and Jan Smuts Roads, Rosebank.

Social on Main

Social on Main in Bryanston is a laid-back spot with a great gin selection. Their gin and tonic menu features a variety of combinations, each one designed to bring out the best in the gin. With a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, Social on Main’s Gin Deck is the perfect place to unwind with a gin cocktail on World Gin Day!

Details: | 076 609 5585 | Email: | 1 Posthouse Centre, Corner Posthouse Street and Main Road, Bryanston.

Jozi Gin

Jozi Gin Bar, like many gin bars in Johannesburg, is likely a haven for gin enthusiasts. With a selection of local and international gins, it’s a place where patrons can explore the diverse world of gin. The bar offers a range of tonics and garnishes, allowing customers to customize their gin and tonic to their liking.

Details: | 010 300 5979 | Email: | Locations.

The Royale

The Royale in Craighall Park is a Cuban-inspired bar and restaurant with a great selection of gin cocktails. Their cocktails are a fusion of Cuban and South African flavours, creating a unique gin experience. The Royale’s vibrant atmosphere and delicious food make it a great spot to celebrate!

Details: | 060 575 2471 | Email: | 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Albans square, Craighall, Johannesburg.

Time Anchor Distillery

If you’re interested in the process behind your favourite spirit, Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng is the place to go. As Johannesburg’s first craft distillery, Time Anchor offers gin tastings and distillery tours where you can learn about the art of gin making. Their range of handcrafted gins, made using locally sourced botanicals, offer a unique taste of Johannesburg. A visit to Time Anchor Distillery is not just about tasting gin – it’s about experiencing the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle.

Details: | 067 369 4842 | Email: | 7 Sivewright Avenue, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg.

The Green Bar

Located in Modderfontein, The Green Craft Bar is based at The Modderfontein Golf Club and is a Gastropub for everyone. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, with knowledgeable staff who are passionate about craft beverages. In addition to beverages, The Green Craft Bar offers a menu of gourmet pub fare, designed to complement their drink offerings in a beautiful setting.

Details: | 082 446 3768 | Email: | Modderfontein Golf Club, 1 Centenary Road, Modderfontein.

Incendo Distellery

Incendo Distellery is Hartbeespoort’s First Craft Distillery. Their products are distilled with passion and dedication. Situated right next to the distillery in Hartbeespoort, the tasting room of Incendo Distillery offers an immersive experience. Here, you can savour a gin, rum, brandy, or whisky tasting, or perhaps try one of their latest experimental creations. All of this can be enjoyed while taking in the stunning views of the Magalies Mountains and sipping on a cocktail. or some gin!

Details: | 071 896 2563 | Email: | Plot 91 Rietfontein, Hartbeespoort.

Carbon Bistro

While not in Johannesburg, Carbon Bistro in Pretoria is worth the trip for any gin lover. With over 170 gins on their menu, it’s a gin lover’s paradise. Their gin tasting flights are a great way to explore their extensive menu, and their knowledgeable staff can guide you through your tasting experience.

Details: | Email: | 585 Rossouw Street, Pretoria.

Labora Yard

Nestled in the heart of Centurion, Labora Yard is a hidden gem for gin enthusiasts. This charming establishment boasts an impressive selection of artisanal gins, each carefully curated to offer a distinct and memorable tasting experience. Labora Yard’s gin collection caters to a wide range of palates. The bartenders here are true artisans, skillfully crafting gin-based cocktails that showcase the nuanced flavors of each spirit.

Details: | Tel: 069 602 8123 | 301 Edward Avenue Hennopspark, Zwartkop, Centurion.

Whether you’re exploring the gin scene in Johannesburg for the first time or revisiting your favourite gin spots, there’s no better time to celebrate the spirit of gin. Happy International Gin Day!

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