Secret Arcade


Usually when a place is named ‘secret’ the truth is, it ain’t actually much of a secret at all, but just wait till you try finding this one. BarChick wandered up and down about four alleyways before she found the right one, not a good look for girl in leather, hashtag fact. Hidden just off the famous Royal Mile even once you’ve clocked the door the uninviting narrow staircase will leave you unsure right up to the moment you arrive at this intimate bar.

There’s plenty of seating, one small bar manned by one bartender. The low ceilings and dipped lighting complement its speakeasy feel and you’ll soon wonder what kind of naughtiness is in store.

Priority is, of course the vodka, they’ve got over 100 to choose from. Buy a rack of six shots for £10, with proof ranging from 38% through to 78% it’s gonna be a party whether you like it or not. There are a few beers, wines and spirit mixers available too, in case you need a break from the hard stuff.



48 Cockburn St, Edinburgh EH1 1PB, UK Tel: +44 131 220 1297


Sunday 18:00 - 01:00
Monday 18:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 01:00
Thursday 18:00 - 01:00
Friday 18:00 - 01:00
Saturday 18:00 - 01:00



Everything You Need To Know About Tequila

The Cocktail Trading Company, London

Dante, NYC