After becoming one of the most-talked-about nightlife spots in London, Ballie Ballerson is heading to Edinburgh's city centre. What to expect? A buzzing adult playground, complete with a huge ball pit, retro cocktails and a chute that takes you from the first to ground floor.
Having started as a pop-up in the Big Smoke many moons ago, Ballie Ballerson quickly became a bit of an icon. People arrived from far and wide to get balls deep (er, not like that you detty pig), resulting in a permanent venue in Shoreditch. And now? The brand is dipping its toe into Scottish waters with its latest opening.
While many of the details are being kept under wraps, the venture (which is taking over the former premises of Irish bar McSorley's) will be of a similar ilk to its English counterpart. This party palace offers millennials a strong hit of nostalgia, boasting over one million balls across two pits, lots of neon lights and vibrant graffiti, as well as a lively dancefloor. And if that wasn't enough, it's also renowned for its wild bottomless brunches and other quirky events. Lucky for us? You'll most likely find the same big kid energy at the Edinburgh launch.
Alongside beers, spirit mixers and eye-raising shots, there's a whole host of signature cocktails that take you back to the 90s. Our favourite? The Capri-Sunha, an uplifting blend of watermelon vodka, pineapple and passionfruit. And if you fancy a grown-up pizza party, you can wolf down saucy slices, such as the Firecracker. This comes topped with tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni and jalapeños.
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