If you’ve ever been to Hains & Co, you’d know that these guys are the real deal.
Nautically inspired with a passion for gin and rum, a love of the sea, and a penchant for whiskey, the team are overwhelmingly dedicated to their craft and to ensuring their patrons enjoy the best, hand selected spirits that Adelaide has to offer.
Tucked away in Gilbert Place, the cosy little venue is well known within the industry, to locals, regulars and those who are just looking for somewhere to escape from reality for a drink or two.
It comes as no surprise that Hains & Co. have about 50 to 60 gins on offer, but regularly rotate, so you have an excuse to visit regularly and try something new every time! You’ve got to swing by at least once a month and sample their gin of the month, paired with various tonics and garnishes to enhance each gin’s individual flavour. If you’re visiting on a once off, however, their current most popular gin is local fave Never Never and you should definitely give that a go.
And, of course, no bar is complete without an offering of delicious cocktails. Hains & Co pride themselves on offering a variety of classic cocktails—after all, they’re classic for a reason!
It seems we’re not the only ones who love this little joint though, with it making waves amongst some of the heavy hitters here and interstate.
The finalists for the 18th Annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards are about to be announced this month, and in the lead-up the top ten gin bars in Australia have been revealed, including Hains & Co.
Here’s the list.
GIN BAR OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Bombay Sapphire
To be eligible for this award, the bar must have a broad selection of gin, highlight gin cocktails where cocktails are listed, and employ staff who are knowledgeable on the category.
- Dutch Courage Officers Mess, Brisbane
- Frisk, Perth
- Gin Lane, Sydney
- Gin Palace, Melbourne
- Hains & Co, Adelaide
- Moya’s Juniper Lounge, Sydney
- Society Salamanca, Hobart
- Stillery, Sydney
- The Barber Shop, Sydney
- The Flour Factory, Perth
Not bad company to be in considering gin is the new black and there are hundreds of gin bars popping up around the country!
Well done to the team at Hains & Co. We’re all behind them for the awards, and hope they make the finalists’ list!
You’ll find Hains & Co at 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide