52 Canoes

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52 Canoes
27-31 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2JA
  • Telephone 0131 229 5989
  • Seasonal times Winter: Tue–Sun noon–1am.
  • Bar open Tue–Sun 11–1am. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £10 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
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A cocktail-loving tiki den with a breathtaking selection of rums.

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Now firmly established near the Grassmarket after a move from Melville Place in 2017, the new 52 Canoes fully embraces its tiki bar theme. The word ‘aloha’ printed on the window welcomes guests into a bar decked out like a grass-roofed Hawaiian hut and the interior is bright and fun. The lengthy cocktail list only touches upon the range of drinks the staff will serve up if you ask them; with 150 rums, 22 gins and the rest of the back bar there are plenty of options. Food is simple and plentiful and they're planning a series of world-themed monthly street food menus for the warmer months.

  • High point: If you like rum, this is your bar
  • Low point: Some of the cocktail names are a bit near the knuckle
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £10 (dinner)
  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Weekend DJs and occasional live music.
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £15 per bottle