Swanky new gin bar opens just in time for exam blowout
Time to broaden your alcoholic horizons
Screw revising and searching for a computer in the SJ, a lavish new gin bar has opened and you can drown your sorrows there instead.
The Side Door on Hope Street has been transformed into what is said to be a lush venue, and cafe “Jenever” which will serve over 40 varieties of gin.
Just a couple of minutes walk from Abercromby Square, Jenever boasts an interior inspired by the prohibition era.
Julian Taylor, the man behind the bar, says the gin joint has opened in sync with a rising popularity in the spirit.
He told The Tab: “Liverpool has become a city of gin drinkers again – I think there’s been a resurgence and there’s been some craft distilleries opening up.”
With gin and tonic being a classic drink coinciding nicely with the summer months, it seems Jenever has chosen the perfect time of year to open its doors.
Ros, a Spanish and Portuguese first year and self-proclaimed gin fiend, is chuffed with Liverpool’s newest niche distillery.
She told The Tab: “I think it’s a great idea. I drink gin on most nights out because I find it doesn’t give me dirty hangovers like vodka does – it generally costs a little more but it’s worth it.
“You can’t beat a refreshing gin and tonic at the end of the day, really.”
First year Communications student Ellie feels differently about the sudden influx of gin bars in the city. She said: “Why are there so many gin bars opening?
“Does everyone secretly like gin? I always associated it with old people.”
Jenever opened its doors on Friday