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great variety of gin and a good grasp of cocktails

a largish group of us. lots of different gins and a nice location at end of Bree street. near... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
All sorts of Gins

I came here for a drink in the afternoon. The bartender was super knowledgable about all sorts of... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Ian L
Manila, Philippines
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16 Aug 2017
“great variety of gin and a good grasp of cocktails”
8 Aug 2017
“All sorts of Gins”
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219 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 82 681 6601
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

a largish group of us. lots of different gins and a nice location at end of Bree street. near good restaurants. worth a trip if you like gin and just try some single neat shots with ice. shows the difference of gin that way

Thank christruyachts
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I came here for a drink in the afternoon. The bartender was super knowledgable about all sorts of gin related questions. I was recommended a wonderful gin and tonic that I've never had before and it was delicious!

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great place for a gin cocktail. Fabulous selection. Outdoor seating to see the world go by. Ask the barman for Cocktail of the Day.

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Every time I'm in Cape Town this place is one of the spots that I absolutely have to visit. Delicious drinks and well informed staff make it a great experience without exception.

Thank Global306178
Reviewed 17 May 2017

By far..this is my favourite place. When i don't know where to go, you will certainly find me here. The barmen are always friendly and always go over and beyond to cater for your palate. I love the fact that they use fresh herbs and...More

Thank my_chie_d
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Friend invited me and we arrived on an busy evening at Mother's Ruin. Waited a little while for our drinks to be made! BUT do not let this put you off!!! If you see the skill that goes in to make these drinks you will...More

Thank RudolphMW
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If you are into gin... this is the place to go to Will, the manager, is highly motivated as the whole team... and there are Gins available that you find nowhere else in Cape Town... like the "Out of Africa" and the "Cape Spices", two...More

Thank aleksander222
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had drinks here and the range of gins were incredible. Knowledgeable staff and good fun but very busy

Thank andrewDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Was there for drinks on a Saturday night. Really nice and chilled vibe. Several variations to choose from on the menu. Decided to ask the barman to make us something special. He did not disappoint. Had two rounds and each time what he came up...More

Thank Jacques C
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The service was slow and a bit offhand. Plenty of options as you would expect in the Gin line. Fabulous to have so many local gins that are now being produced by artisans.

Thank M H
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