Best places for cocktails in Edinburgh
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 31 May 2018
Fear not friends, here's our tasty little list of cocktail bars for your next night out
With new bars popping up every month and young bartenders determined to show off their latest creations, Edinburgh's cocktail scene is booming like never before. Keeping the speakeasy theme alive with disguised entry's and minimal website info means taking a gamble with many cocktail bars, so take a look at some of our favourites to keep you on track.
Scooching up in a cushioned, candlelit cubby hole inside this atmospheric basement might just be the ultimate date night for the cocktail connoisseur.
New on the bar scene this year, the boys at Kin have great chat and even better taste in cocktails.
The Last Word Saloon
Stockbridge's answer to a classic cocktail bar; a dimly lit basement bar where the cocktails are cleverly constructed and the fire roars.
Panda & Sons
The west end of Queen Street harbours a prohibition-themed cocktail bar asquerading as a barbershop, which you'll never want to leave.
The Permit Room
Expect intelligent cocktails with a Bombay twist in the accomplished bar beneath Dishoom, which really comes into its own later in the evening.
Under the Stairs
You'll feel right at home in this tucked-away Old Town bar where cocktails are their forte – there are superb seasonal plates too.