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Birmingham bar 40 St. Paul’s crowned best gin bar in the world

Jewellery Quarter bar awarded ‘World Gin Bar of the Year’ at prestigious Icons of Gin 2019 awards ceremony

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It’s official – Jewellery Quarter hideaway 40 St. Paul’s has been crowned as the best gin bar in the world.

Decided by gin industry professionals, this cosy 24-seat gin bar won the coveted ‘World Gin Bar of the Year’ award at the Icons of Gin Awards last night, February 21.

40 St. Paul’s boasts more than 140 gins and has won accolade after accolade since opening in 2015.

This latest award joins previous award wins including Best Gin Bar in the UK (Icons of Gin, 2018) and Best Gin Menu in the UK (Imbibe, 2017).

40 St. Paul’s, on Cox Street, St. Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, houses every kind of gin you can think of, with the knowledge and service to match.

From gin infused with the essence of ants and locally made spirits to well-complimented bar snacks and priceless gin knowledge, this chic gin hangout very much captures the essence of Birmingham on the whole; both unassuming and world class.

This intimate gin bar is often booked up well in advance – and with yet another award in its arsenal, it’s looking like becoming even more exclusive. Sound like your thing? Pay attention on Cox Street. Blink and you’ll miss it…

Independent Birmingham cardholders can enjoy 15% off the bill, Sunday-Thursday. To find out more about 40 St. Paul’s and to get yourselves booked in, head over to

Richard Franks

Founding editor of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.