Eleven Bridges is a gin-lover’s mecca located on Peel Street in South Brisbane. One part gin bar and one part micro distillery, the venue is a casual and inviting spot to sample local and worldly gin varieties alongside share-style eats. The extensive gin collection encompasses a total of 110 varieties, from local stars Winston Quinn and Laceys Hill Distilling Co. to award-winning Australian drops from Archie Rose, West Winds and Brookies. Each gin on the menu is listed next to a recommended garnish, if you’re keen for an elevated G&T, or you can opt for a gin-based cocktail from Eleven Bridges’ list of signature sips. The back bar is also stocked with an assortment of other spirits, a tight wine list and range of craft beers, while the food menu consists of crowd-pleasers like panko-crumbed chicken schnitzel, lemon-pepper calamari, Philly cheese pizzas and pan-fried salmon. The Eleven Bridges Distillery is helmed by John Bradbury of Laceys Hill, who is employing an organic grain-based distilling process to craft the bar’s debut range of bridge-inspired small-batch spirits, which includes a pinot noir-infused gin and the versatile William Jolly Summer Gin – both of which will filter into the drinks menu and will eventually be available for take-home consumption. The distillery’s bar will be the place to perch if you are a die-hard gin imbiber and, beyond drinking, the space will also be used to hold tastings, education sessions and specialty events in the future.