Burlington Bros Casting Agency
Cosy cocktail joint tucked away on a side street in bustling Tollcross.
If there’s one thing that Edinburgh offers her residents in abundance, it’s cocktail bars. There’s something for everyone – the purist, the hipster, the out of towner – which means it’s easy to become overwhelmed with choice and hard to find something special. Cue Burlington Bros Casting Agency, a small but perfectly formed cocktail bar inspired by the word-of-mouth bars of Berlin. This is the second speakeasy for owner Jason Cormack who is also proprietor of Bullard and Worth in Rose Street, and his complex booze-forward cocktails and a strict no shake or garnish policy means Burlington Bros is already starting to stand out. And what if you like your cocktails topped with half a fruit shop and shaken to within an inch of their life? Well, one sip of this bar’s complex drinks may convert you. And even if it doesn’t, spending time in a space where conversation isn’t dominated by the shake-shake-shake of the shaker will make you thankful that they’re such sticklers for their self-imposed rules.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 30
- Largest group: 30 (private hire)
- Open since: Jan 2019
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £26 per bottle