Unless you’ve been walking around with your eyes and ears closed, you’ll notice that Luxembourg has a thing for gin. Balloon glasses, garnishes, and Fever Tree abound in the fanciest restaurants right down to the tiniest bar on the corner.
Spot One: Bistro Beim Renert
Located at 20 Place Guillaume II in the heart of Luxembourg City, this Bistro and bar offers a wide variety of Gins that does not upset! In the warm months you can even enjoy your drink on the beautiful outdoor terrace. Other than gin, this bistro offers a range of food options including: meatballs, tapas, salads, and not forgetting to mention that this bistro is vegetarian friendly! You can visit Bistro Beim Renert Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 1 a.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Spot Two: Oscar’s Bar
Located close to the Museum of Natural History at 9 Bisserweg, Oscar’s bar is one of the best places to get a gin and tonic. The Bar is serviced 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and the kitchen is open from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. This place is on our to-go list due to the fact that the terrace has a spectacular view of the Alzette River, and its a perfect spot to enjoy drinks with a few friends! The kitchen also offers a new food menu every week! Oscar’s bar has happy hour where you can get two-for-one alcoholic drinks, just make sure to visit Monday through Friday 5p.m. to 8p.m. to take advantage of happy hour!
Spot Three: Max + Moritz
Located at 2-4 Avenue du X Septembre in Luxembourg City this Bar is heaven for gin lovers. Max + Moritz offers 35 different kinds of gins, wine sold by the bottle, and even ginger beer that is brewed in-house! This sophisticated bar and restaurant often requires reservations to get a place, but do not fret, it is free to make a reservation, you can book one by clicking here. The Bar is open Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., Thursday through Friday 5 p.m. until midnight, and Saturday 7 p.m. until midnight.
Spot Four: Go Ten
Go Ten is located at 10 rue Marchés-aux-Herbes right in the center of Luxembourg City. This stylish and modern bar opened its doors in 2009 and it offers the largest selection of gins and tonics in the region! The staff is well-educated on all the drinks and will counsel you when making your tough decision. Other than gin, this unique bar offers year round outdoor seating with heated benches so you and your friends can enjoy the outdoors, even during the winter! You can get your gin and tonic Tuesday through Saturday 12 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday and Monday’s from 4 p.m. until midnight.
Spot Five: Bazaar
Bazaar is located at 46 place Guillaume II right in the heart of Luxembourg City. This bar and restaurant offers a wide variety of mixed drinks that incorporate gin, as well as a wide range of different gins. You can assess their extensive drink menu by clicking here. It’s good to book a table at Bazaar to enjoy drinks and food, but do not worry, you can book a reservation by clicking here, you can also find their hours of operation by clicking the same link!
Spot Six: Piano Bar (Le Royal Hotel)
Piano Bar and the cigar lounge is located inside Le Royal Hotel. The bar offers 24 different gins from all around the world including: Generous, Ferdinand’s Saar, Mare, Clover, and Ginix a Luxembourgish gin! You can book a reservation to enjoy their wide selection of drinks by clicking here, you can also view their full and extensive drink menu by clicking here. You can enjoy any one of these gins Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Spot Seven: Octans
Octans is located at 15 rue du Cure in the center of Luxembourg City. This spirited bar makes our list due to the fact that they offer exotic spirits and original homemade syrups and bitters prepared in house by their amazing staff. You can enjoy a gin and tonic in the newly renovated bar and outdoor seating area. You can enjoy one of their handcrafted drinks Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Spot Eight: Lady Jane
Lady Jane cocktail bar is located in Luxembourg City. The bar is sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin, so gin lovers will not have to worry about a shortage of gin here! Lady Jane is a private bar, and you must be a member. To join the club, you will need to gain access to their private Facebook group, once admitted they send weekly passwords to get into the venue. This private gin spot is open Tuesday to Saturday from 3 p.m. until midnight.
Spot Nine: Um Plateau
Our 10th spot is a classic pick. Um Plateau is known for its amazing terrace, innovative small plates and cool interior design. It’s also known for it’s incredible selection of G&Ts. The mixologist behind the bar will pair gins from all over the world with the perfect tonic and garnishes. Even the biggest gin expert is sure to discover something new. Beware, there’s no such thing as going for A drink at Um Plateau…after one sip you’ll be hooked.
But of course don’t take our word for it. The appreciation of gin and tonic continues to thrive and survive in Luxembourg, and half of the excitement is discovering the new places as they crop up! Let us know your favourite place to sip on a G&T and we’ll add it to the list!