Dragonfly is Edinburgh's oldest cocktail bar, hiding in plain sight just up from the Grassmarket. The team pride themselves on providing guests with a truly bespoke and enjoyable visit. The atmosphere, quality of service and drinks compliment each other perfectly to create a memorable experience that'll make you want to return.

Situated in an old fire station the venue reveals itself through an inconspicuous entrance. Guests are greeted by a beautiful double height main bar space decked out with chandeliers, plants and quirky design touches. There are seats at its long bar for those who enjoy watching the action from the front row, a mezzanine overlooking the bar and a tucked away private room. Also known as The D'Low, groups of 20-60 guests can enjoy a secluded room with it's own bar and cracking sound system, perfect for almost any occasion! Doubling up as a venue for the Edinburgh Fringe, Dragonfly also hosts a variety of parties, DJs, food pop-ups and entertainment, details of which can be found via social media.

Cocktails have always been Dragonfly's specialty. Guests can enjoy carefully considered in-house creations as well as countless classic cocktails, local beers and a well balanced wine list. The team are brimming with creativity, solid grounded knowledge of classics and are well-versed in understanding guests' cravings. Memorable by all who visit, Dragonfly is right up there with the very best drinking experiences in town.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday - -
Wednesday 16:00 1:00
Thursday 16:00 1:00
Friday 16:00 1:00
Saturday 14:00 1:00
Sunday 16:00 1:00



Dragonfly, 52, West Port, EH1 2LD


City Centre


Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
D Low Private Room 20 67 - £0 £1000

D Low is a beautiful and adaptable space perfect for private parties- birthdays, engagement celebrations, work events, casual wedding parties and alternative corporate functions to name a few!

The room has its own fully stocked cocktail bar, professional and welcoming bartenders and a fantastic sound system which you can plug a device into, or log in to your own Spotify using one of our tablets. There are also points around the room for a DJ or band to plug into.
It's perfect for groups of up to 40, and small enough to feel busy with anything over 20 people. Capacity is 67 but this depends how tight you are with your friends!


Dragonfly Full Venue Venue Hire 0 189 - - -

Full venue hire can be discussed on an individual basis.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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