Often referred to as a hidden treasure, the bar at the City of London Distillery, called the COLD bar, is a retro, speakeasy-style cocktail bar that overlooks the striking copper stills of the distillery. The flickering candles and faint aroma of gin vapour that hangs in the air all add to the bar’s unique and cosy atmosphere.
The City of London has a rich gin history. During the Gin Craze in the 18th century there was a gin distillery or gin shop in every street in the City benefiting from the spices and citrus fruits coming in to the port of London.
The Gin Craze was ended, very few gin distilleries survived, and for nearly 200 years there wasn’t a single gin distillery in the City. That is until the City of London Distillery opened in 2012, bringing gin distilling back to London.
They welcome visitors to savour their gin, enjoy a cocktail or share in one of their gin experiences; tours, distilling classes and gin tastings.
Its not all about gin however, they offer a wide range of delicious cocktails and also serve champagne, wine and bottled beers.
Tasty deli platters are served every evening. They also have a Hospitality Menu for prior order of buffet-style food for events and are happy to explore your own catering ideas.
Distillery: Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM
Bar: Monday – Saturday 4PM – 11PM