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8 Lister Square, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GD
  • Telephone 0131 229 4634
  • Bar open Tue–Thu noon–midnight; Fri noon–1am; Sat 4pm–1am. Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Sat 4–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.apothecary-bar.com/home
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This modern bar has a focus on craft beer and gin, with a generous function space upstairs.

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Tucked away in the Quartermile development, Apothecary appears to pride itself on its chic, even trendy, persona. With a glass facade and eclectic styling, the bar’s menu lauds its craft drink credentials, with its own brewed and distilled offerings front and centre. A small selection of plates, including roasted vegetables and hummus and a selection of Scottish cheeses stave off hunger, but the drinks menu is where this bar really excels. A sometimes raucous post-work crowd seems to agree, especially on a Friday evening, so a judicious choice of when to visit is advised. Located close to Edinburgh University, there are frequent DJ nights, a cocktail of the week deal and a weekly pub quiz – their targeting of the student crowd is evident and if you’re looking for a place to let your hair down or want to recapture your youth for the weekend, Apothecary is a solid choice.

The List's rating






Helen Bashforth visited Apothecary on 22 February 2019
  • High point: Beer and gin brewed and distilled in-house
  • Low point: Limited food offering
  • Notable dish: Hummus and roasted vegetable plate
  • Average price: £10 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 150 (parties) 60 (conferences)
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Weekend DJs and quiz on Tuesdays.
  • Capacity: 35 (12 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 150 (venue upstairs can be used for parties)
  • Open since: June 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £20 per bottle