Mad Botanist Gin Bar - review by Rusty Compass
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Mad Botanist Gin Bar

| 08 Jan 2018
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Our rating
08 Jan 2018

Mad Botanist has the best vista of any cocktail bar we know in Hanoi - looking across St Joseph's Cathedral. It has a pretty good name too. These guys are gin specialists - there are over one hundred options and some interesting mixer ideas too.  Afficionados might uncover a lack of consistency between pours of the same drop as we did. But we’re easily pleased and enjoyed a couple of nights of gin-fuelled conversation here. The name "Mad Botanist” sets a high bar for speakeasy cool that these guys are hopefully headed to. The large TV is an odd inclusion. To find Mad Botanist, head through the cafe entrance and up the stairs. It's in the heart of the Old Quarter.

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