What to drink: A refreshing Gimlet or a lip-puckering Negroni (pictured)
Best for... Gin connoisseurs. This Russell St gin hide-out has a bar that looks like an encyclopedia for both Australian and international gins, from the small batch to the staple. The basement cocktail lounge's enduring appeal and 20-year commitment to gin made it a clear choice for Time Out's 2016 Legend Award.