Kin

Kin
1 Barony Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6PD
  • Seasonal times Wed–Sun 4pm–3am
  • Bar open Wed–Sun 4pm–1am.
  • Food served Wed–Sun 4pm–9pm.
  • Average price £6 for bar bites from Seasons (evening meal)
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Kin

Cosy New Town basement bar with adventurous cocktails and cracking service.

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With a tagline of ‘arrive as friends, leave as family’, this tiny Broughton Street newcomer is potentially setting itself up for a fall – too contrived, or too over-familiar. But thankfully Sam and Jody achieve that rare balance between welcoming, chatty and professional almost effortlessly. With plenty of experience to hand (try naming an Edinburgh haunt the Hawaiian-shirted duo haven’t graced) they’ve crafted a list of a dozen accomplished cocktails. Gjallarhorn, a peaty marriage of pineapple juice, banana liqueur, Tapatio Blanco tequila, Abuelo Anejo and Red Leg rum – dubbed a strong but tasty banana milkshake – is served in an ox horn. The raspberry tang of the Baroness, the fellas’ version of a Kir Royale, may even be better than the real thing, despite Kin’s lack of bubbly. Pull up a bar stool, or gather round a table in the cosy room behind and simply relax – you’re in safe, hospitable hands here.

  • High point: The house whisky blend
  • Low point: The dampness needs addressing
  • Notable dish: The Baroness cocktail
  • Average price: £6 for bar bites from Seasons (dinner)
  • Music on stereo: dirty rock/blues/underground hiphop
  • Live entertainment: Hoping to become a Fringe 2018 venue
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £25 per bottle

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