Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia is a city that celebrates the gin and tonic cocktail. Philadelphia has many outstanding options if you're looking for a unique and modern place to sip on a cocktail. Check Forsythia, Old City's contemporary French bar, or Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia's "global vineyard." All are worth a visit and are a must-visit for gin lovers.
Best Gin and Tonic Spots in Philadelphia
Forsythia, Old City's contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, features a playful nod to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the signature, crowd-pleasing RBG&T composed of Combier Rose liqueur, Fever-Tree aromatic tonic, and lemon. This year-round go-to cocktail is available on the robust happy hour menu from 5 – 7 pm, Wednesday through Friday. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 5 – 10 pm for dinner service, and Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 2 pm for brunch service. 233 Chestnut Street
Jet Wine Bar
Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia's "global vineyard," boasts an extensive and inventive craft cocktail selection and carefully curated, hard-to-find global wines. One seasonal sipper is the Pink Gin & Tonic, composed of Bluecoat Gin and Fever-Tree Pink Aromatic Tonic Water. Imbibers can enjoy this effervescent tipple outdoors at the recently re-opened and rejuvenated Jet Wine Garden, the verdant oasis adjacent to Jet Wine Bar. Hours of operation are Thursday and Friday, 5 – 10 pm, and Saturday, 2 – 10 pm. 1525 South St.
Oloroso, Philadelphia's premier Spanish restaurant, has an acclaimed bar program with exclusive Spanish wines, dessert wine, sherry, and an ever-evolving craft cocktail menu, including the pleasing G&T composed of Nordés Spanish Gin from Galacia, tonic, and a fresh sprig of rosemary adding a distinct pine essence. This crisp cooling cocktail is ideal for pairing alongside seasonal, savory tapas on Chef Jason Peabody's rotating menu of authentic Spanish fare. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 5 - 10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5 - 11 pm, and Sunday from 5 - 9 pm. 1121 Walnut Street
Red Owl Tavern
Red Owl Tavern, the modern American tavern on Independence Mall, offers locals and visitors a refreshing riff on the traditional tipple courtesy of Lead Bartender Christopher Devern. Imbibers can sip on the Mediterranean G&T crafted with Bluecoat Gin, lemon juice, a Mediterranean tonic, and St. Germain, garnished with cucumber and a sprig of mint and lemon slice. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday, 8 am – 9 pm, Thursday and Friday, 8 am - 10 pm, Saturday, 9 am - 10 pm, and Sunday, 9 am - 3 pm. 433 Chestnut Street
Art in the Age - Gin & Tonic
Old-City's unique tasting room, and a go-to destination for home bar supply and bottle shop, offer their take on a Gin & Tonic, made with New Liberty Distillery Snug Harbor Gin, Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup, lime bitters, and topped with seltzer, in the form of bottled cocktails. You can enjoy these craft cocktails to-go in singles or four-packs or at Art in the Age's cozy outdoor cocktail lounge. Open Tuesday to Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm. 116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600