Best places to drink Gin in York! - Hotel Indigo York

Best places to drink Gin in York!

The popularity of Gin has skyrocketed in the last few years, and there are no signs of the trend slowing down anytime soon! With more and more people opting for Gin as their favoured tipple, our boutique hotel in York has picked out some of the best places to go for a cheeky Gin or two! Read on to find out more.

Evil Eye Lounge

This is THE place to go for all your gin needs. Not only is it a cocktail bar, but it’s also a gin shop stocking over 1,000 different varieties of the botanical goodness! Located just a 10 minute stroll from our York hotel, you’ll find the cocktail bar hidden away behind the shop itself. With loads of different cocktails to choose from, you could well find yourself nestled away from the hustle and bustle of York for a good few hours! But don’t worry if gin isn’t your preferred drink, Evil Eye Lounge also offer classic cocktails and a range of spirits, so there’s something to suit everyone!

Evil Eye Lounge Gin Selection

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Sotano bar and restaurant

Nestled on Little Stonegate in York is Sotano bar and restaurant. This lesser known independent bar and tapas restaurant is a definite hit for all you Gin lovers! Sotano serves up over 27 hand selected Gins to go with your choice of delicious tapas. Or better still, get creative and try one of their Gin cocktails! We’ve heard it’s a great place to spend an afternoon with friends. What could be better than Gin and tapas?!

Sotano Spanish Tapas

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No.88 Walmgate

Our onsite restaurant No.88 Walmgate has a fantastic range of gins for you to choose from! They offer everything from Opihr, Thomas Dakin, Whitley Neill, King Soho and Violet Gin plus many more. To top it off they can pair your gin with the perfect tonic from rhubarb to rosemary and elderflower & cucumber. Don’t miss out, our friendly team will make you feel welcome!

No. 88 Walmgate Gins

Hotel Indigo York is a 103-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located a 10-minute drive away from York Racecourse as well as many other top attractions. For more information, call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email

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