Relentless in their pursuit of better quality cocktails and cocktail products, Dan Meades and Kris Smith founded The Third Place Tonic [now The Third Place Cocktail Co.] in 2015. Their first product, bearing the same name, revived the gin and tonic to its illustrious past by creating a tonic worthy of sharing a glass with world-class gin.

All The Third Place Cocktail Co. products are hand-made in small batches in St. John’s Newfoundland with the finest ingredients available. The pride in their product is evident: Kris or Dan sign every bottle by hand to let you know they stand behind each and every bottle.


In the social sciences one’s First Place is their home, their Second Place is work, and their all-important Third Places are the anchors of their social community, they foster a sense of community and creative, comfortable interactions.

Classic examples of Third Places are the barber shop, civic park, and our favourite, your neighbourhood pub. Drinking The Third Place artisanal tonic with friends will help foster those interactions and build community in your life, it certainly has in ours.

The Third Place Cocktail Company
St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada