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Mar 05, 2021

Gin is having a moment, and Glasgow’s award-winning beGIN is the place to go to enjoy it when in town.…

Gin is having a moment, and Glasgow’s award-winning beGIN is the place to go to enjoy it when in town.

Located in the vibrant West End and featuring over 100 gins from all over the world, beGIN’s spacious interior, friendly staff and hip young crowd makes it feel like a more upscale version of your favorite happy hour bar. And with their high focus on quality and expert knowledge of what makes a great drink, you won’t be disappointed.

Gin, of course, takes center stage. Either on its own through a 3-sample flight, or in a drink with a chosen mixer and garnish, you’ll be able to savor each reference’s distinct flavor profile under the guidance of the knowledgeable bar staff. Venture beyond what you know and try out some Scottish gins, of which there is a rather large selection, or let yourself be guided by the cleverly crafted sub sections of the menu, dividing beverages between “sweet & fruity”, “citrusy”, ”aromatic”, or even “weird & wonderful”. This last intriguing section encompasses gins from Australia, Spain, the USA or even Sweden. Found your poison of choice? Select a mixer and a garnish from the extensive list or ask your bartender to fix you up something nice.

Not a gin fan? Don’t worry. The bar’s cocktail, craft beer and wine menus will have you covered (but they will still try to make a gin believer out of you, so be warned). The Japanese Fashion is a fan favorite and an interesting take on the classic Old Fashioned. Here, Toki Japanese whisky, ginger and plum mix together in a perfectly blended aromatic drink. Don’t see anything that tempts you? Ask the bartender; they will whip you up a drink according to your preferences.

A stellar gin selection, friendly ambience and great, attentive bartenders make beGIN a prime local nightlife spot and a definite go-to for anyone visiting Glasgow.