56 North

    2-8 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, EH8 9JP

    A fantastic little spot on the Southside of Edinburgh, 56 North boasts stylish and comfortable decor, great food and drink menus and a really good atmos. All the Gintime brands are stocked behind the bar plus loads of others. The … Continue reading

    Bramble Bar & Lounge

    16a Queen Street, Edinburgh

    Brand new Bramble Bar & Lounge is the latest addition to Edinburgh’s astonishingly good bar scene. Down the stairs at the foot of Hanover Street in what was once the Oyster Bar, it’s a proper Prohibition style cocktail bar with … Continue reading


    110-114 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JF


    A hidden gem tucked away from Edinburgh’s main drag on the legendary bar hot spot Rose Street, Element brings a touch of class and glamour to the heart of Edinburgh. There’s even an Edinburgh inspired mural by Lynsey Jean Henderson, … Continue reading


    33 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DN

    A first class fine dining restaurant, Oloroso has developed a reputation as one of the best bars in the city too. Inside there’s a cosy sofas thing going on. What really makes Oloroso special however is the outside terrace. If … Continue reading

    Opal Lounge

    51A George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HT

    Be warned this is not a jeans and trainers kind of place. There is a door policy and if you don’t have the right look, you won’t get in. Once inside however you’ll be mingling with the beautiful people, rubbing … Continue reading

    Rick’s Bar

    55a Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1HL

    Somehow or other Rick’s Bar is so not Edinburgh. It’s Barcelona really – a style bar, cool restaurant and even a boutique hotel with 10 bedrooms all rolled into one gorgeous experience. Centrally located close to all of the city’s … Continue reading

    Roseleaf Bar Cafe

    23-24 Sandport Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6EW

    This neighbourhood bar in the buzzing Leith area is a charming café-pub that serves excellent beer and spirits alongside freshly squeezed combo fruit juices, loose leaf tea in pots, decent coffee and uncomplicated food. The décor is quirky with patterned … Continue reading


    George Hotel, 21 George Street Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

    Sometimes hotel bars can be stuffy places. Not Tempus. Right in the heart of Edinburgh’s drinking triangle on George Street, this is the place to sip in style. A bar, bistro and restaurant it’s open all day seven days a … Continue reading

    The Bon Vivant

    55 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY

    Edinburgh stalwart Stuart McCluskey’s very own bar is just what you’d expect from a self confessed gin nut and total perfectionist. Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s drinkng triangle it’s a welcoming spot with a fantastic bar, comfy sofas and … Continue reading

    The Last Word Saloon

    44 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AL

    Those lovely Bramble boys have done it again. Located in the chic Stockbridge area of Edinburgh their latest venture, The Last Word Saloon, is a transformation of their former gastro pub into an uber cool cocktail bar. Great choice of … Continue reading

    The Raconteur

    50 Dean Street, Edinburgh

    So what happens when three of Scotland’s best barkeeps take over an old geezer pub with the mission to serve the best drinks money can buy? The Raconteur happens. Headed up by the renowned Jamie Mac The Raconteur is cocktail … Continue reading

    The Royal Dick

    1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

    The Royal Dick at Summerhall, Edinburgh’s much talked about arts hub, is definitely a bit unusual. Located in what was once the Small Animal Hospital of this huge complex formerly the University’s School of Veterinary Studies known to all Edinburghers … Continue reading

    The SKY Bar

    Point Hotel 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF

    Pop up bars are all the rage right now and the SKY Bar at Edinburgh’s Point Hotel has to be one of the best. On the last Thursday of every month the rooftop SKY Bar opens to the public as … Continue reading

    The Traverse

    10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED

    The Traverse Theatre is an institution and has kicked off the career of every thespian you’ve ever heard of including Big Sean Connery. During the Edinburgh Festival it is the buzziest of venues and the Traverse Bar and Café is … Continue reading

    The Voodoo Rooms

    19a West Register St, Edinburgh, EH2 2NA

    A brand new addition to Edinburgh’s buzzing bar scene, The Voodoo Rooms consists of five lavishly decorated public rooms and three bars – The Bar & Dining Room, The Speakeasy and The Ballroom & Ballroom Bar. The Bar & Dining … Continue reading


    125 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NJ

    Tigerlily is a boutique hotel, bar and restaurant all rolled into one gorgeous, glittering, stylish experience. Walk into the any of the ground floor bars and you can easily see why it’s now in the vanguard of Edinburgh’s burgeoning cocktail … Continue reading