You’ll find a mix of hidden speakeasies, wild party bars and sexy date spots in this diverse city - now just to get to them all. Here are the ones to know:
Next Level Cocktails: Panda & Sons This speakeasy was shortlisted as one of the World’s Best Bars, and once you’ve tried a few of their knockout drinks it’s easy to see why, unlike the bar itself, which is cleverly disguised as a barbershop…
79 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NF
Best for Hanging Out: Lucky Liquor Co Unlucky for some, but the thirteen cocktails offered up on the ever changing menu at this cool hipster hangout are so good you’ll want to take them home with you… which luckily you can.
39A Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NH
Best for Date Night: Bon Vivant The sexy surroundings of this candlelit bar make it an ideal spot for wooing, and with a cocktail list of smart, elegant drinks it’s easy to get the love flowing.
51 Thistle St, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY
Best for Good Times: Bramble This hidden subterranean bar is as famous for its hip hop soundtrack and playful vibes as it is for its drinks. All drinks are executed expertly but its eponymous cocktail is a must order.
16A Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JE
Best for Glam: Voodoo Rooms This outrageously glam tiki bar serves up exotic rums and tequilas which are as beautiful as the surroundings, with ornate gold-gilded ceilings and large arched windows.
19a W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
Best for Girl’s Night: Tigerlilly Girls just want to have fun in this bar which looks like the home of Millennial Barbie, with sweeping palms, fairy lights, glitter ball sharing cocktails and ALL of the pink.
125 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN
Best for Serious Drinkers: Bryant & Mack The mystery of where to find some seriously good libations has been solved at this detective agency inspired bar, though we recommend you investigate their menu thoroughly for yourself.
89 Rose St N Ln, Edinburgh EH2 3DX