Spread over two floors, The Refinery is a cool and quirky spot which is great for everything from a post-work cocktail through to a romantic dinner. Sit by the open kitchen to watch your food being prepared or sit in the Alpine-lodge like upstairs for an intimate meal.
Cool and Quirky Bars in Edinburgh
A bustling, metropolitan city like Edinburgh is always going to have its fair share of hidden watering holes, secret speakeasies and beautifully decorated nooks. Serving a delectable range of finely craft cocktails, an impressive selection of international wines and a whole load of craft beers, these bars offer their visitors a completely immersive experience. Here's a list of some of the most wonderfully bizarre and unusual bars the Scottish capital has to offer.
With a variety of eight wonderful craft beer creations piped directly from their onsite brewery, Colds Town House really is a gem. To top it off, their rooftop boasts truly incredible views of the castle opposite, perfect for summer months.
A haven for Mexican-inspired street food and exotic cocktails, Wahaca is the brainchild of a former Masterchef champion, Thomasina Miers. Stop by for fragrant street-food flavours, tequila mixes and flowing cervezas.
Once you're done feasting on delicious Indian plates at Dishoom, head down to The Permit Room for a taste of Parsi culture. Step back in time to 20th century Bombay with theatre-inspired artwork, frosted glass screens and knock-out that cocktails such as The Pila House Sling, made with coconut tequila.
As a sleek, sophisticated and wonderfully unusual bar in Edinburgh, The Lucky Liquor Co's talented line-up of mixologists let their imaginations run wild when it comes to creating cocktails. Adventurous city revellers will be thrilled to discover the extensive array of quirky creations.
Elegantly quirky by day, and explosively wild at night, 99 Hannover Street is dedicated to all things vintage. With Beatles-inspired sofas, low-hanging chandeliers and golden gilded mirrors, the team behind this venture have rolled back the clock to time when flared trousers were actually popular.
One of the most unique bars in the city, The Voodoo Rooms aren't one to be upstaged. From historical interiors and gin cocktails to the glittering of golden awnings, this is a pretty special place to spend your evenings.
There's something wonderfully reassuring about The Devil's Advocate. From the rustic decor to the welcoming atmosphere, there are few better places to grab a few drinks with your closest friends, plus their beautifully crafted cocktails are accompanied by over 200 different whiskeys.
Offering great food, late night dancing and a stand-out beer selection, this cool Cowgate bar is bringing you some of the best brews in the city from their house hops scotch Tempest. Head over and enjoy an industrial-chic late-night dining and craft brew experiencing.
From cocktails that defy reason to unique and interesting interiors, Heads & Tales is a must for those looking for something a little different. With cocktails that are scorched with hot flames, served in teapots and utilise an eclectic selection of international spirits, each creation is a unique experience in itself.
DJ nights and cool cocktails flow in abundance at this happening party bar. Head on down to Tonic for low lighting, a social crowd and a palpable atmosphere fuelled by creative mixes made precisely to your liking.
Appearance is everything here, so expect to be served extravagant looking drinks and neatly produced dishes by a team of perfectionists. Maintaining an air of elegance whilst somehow holding onto a devil-may-care attitude, Bon Vivant is one unique bar that won't be easily forgotten.
Hidden away on the corner of Charlotte Square, Panda & Sons transports its guests to America's Prohibition era. Disguised as a barber shop, this secret speakeasy is decked out with quaint antiques and old school barber chairs, and is home an impressive arsenal of spices, spirits and fruits.