51A George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HT (Map)
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 shoulders with everyone from footballers (and their wives) to Princes of the blood. A combination of style bar, modern fusion restaurant and late night dance club, Opal Lounge brings a touch of New York style glamour to Edinburgh’s shopping street. Cocktails are de rigueur here with a great choice of gin drinks. Don’t leave without trying the Spring Martini – gin, cucumber, elderflower and apple – it’s gorgeous.