Exciting news for gin lovers – Hyde Bar & Gin Parlour opens this month in Galway! To be in with a chance to be the first in, with a €100 voucher to spend plus an overnight stay in Forster Court Hotel, share this article on Twitter or Facebook.
Gin lovers…the countdown is on!Ireland’s largest Gin parlour will open its stylish doors in Galway at the end of the month. Hyde Bar & Gin Parlour, the sister bar of the ever popular An Pucán, is set to attract G&T devotees from across the country once it officially opens on April 27th.
Marketing Manager of the exciting new Forster Street venture, Douglas Leddin, explained that Galway desperately needed a bright, colourful venue where people wanted to go and enjoy themselves on a night out or during the day for lunch, as well as meet friends for big weekend brunch.
“We wanted to have one of the largest collections of Gin in Ireland and with 500 I think it’s safe to say we have that title. We had friends from around the world collect gin for us over the last twelve months and worked closely with the Celtic Whiskey Shop, who recently ran the very successful Gin Experience in Dublin Castle, in order to help us source so many gins from around the world,” Leddin told us.
“Our most unusual gin has to be “Unicorn Tears Gin” which isn’t made from real unicorns tears as they don’t cry due to their happy nature!” he laughs, “but it made from a bunch of secret ingredients on a unicorn farm in a secret location resulting in a bittersweet gin experience and an iridescent glittery appearance”, sure to make for an Instagram worthy tipple.
“Our gin bible is done in handmade leather to match our uniform aprons and will contain all our gins by country of origin – this is something we have worked very hard on for over the last six months and are extremely proud of, as it’s like nothing else seen here in Ireland”, adds Doug.
Show-stopping features and walls in Hyde have been designed by graffiti artist Kathrina Ruperit, as her flower style “really lends itself to the Hyde look and feel.” Irish design team Third Mind have created a seriously unique flower wall containing over 7,500 flowers, which will be the focal point of Hyde and is sure to become a photo op go-to.
The bar will also feature custom made gunpowder Irish gin lamps, bloom gin vases and an indoor Green-House. But Hyde isn’t all about botanicals and Gin – there will also be an impressive collection of Rum, Vodka, Tequila and local Irish craft beers, as well as Japanese beers.
Cocktails will be crafted using premium products to create bespoke drinks, which have been designed and created by local talent Pa Burke and Jamie Heighton.
Amazing drinks are guaranteed, but on the food front, midweek breakfast, lunch and dinner will be on offer and at weekends it’s all about the Boozy Brunch. Start plotting your visit now!
For more information and for updates visit Hyde’s Facebook page.