Known for their massive selection of wines and Champagnes, Angels Share is one of Edinburgh's quirkier romantic bars. The Hope Street watering hole mixes old with new; think glitzy chandeliers and leather booths with exposed brick and monochrome prints. And if your date has gone really well? There's hotel rooms upstairs...
Romantic Bars In Edinburgh
From those cobbled little streets to the abundance of cute cosy pubs, planning a romantic date in Edinburgh isn't hard. But while you could do the tried and tested formula, we've got a few more tricks up our sleeves, whether it be a first date or an anniversary occasion. Perfect for putting the spark in any outing, these romantic Edinburgh bars are ticking all our boxes; think cocktails, low lighting, music sets, and dreamy decor - the rest is up to you...
Close to Grassmarket, The Raging Bull is a connoisseur of all things coffee and all things alcohol. As one of the top places for an espresso martini in the city, the date-perfect bar is also hosting masterclasses, so at least if the night doesn't go well, you'll have a new skill.
Take your romance back to the days of prohibition and bootleg liquor with Cask Smugglers, a speakeasy bar in the centre of Edinburgh. The cute space is full of 1920s vibes, as well as unique Peruvian street food bites, such as spicy skewered cows' hearts.
This intimate basement haunt has got a whole lot of talent when it comes to romantic spaces in the city. Along with a long list of cocktails and there's regularly party nights, but it's the decor that gets us, from the candles lighting the stairs, through to the jam-jar lanterns.
The Devil's Advocate is an atmospheric boozer found in the old town which is throwing romantic vibes our way with its flagstone floor and low-lighting. The former pump house isn't just cool Victorian decor, the space also has loads of whiskies, great for any date night convo.
A stellar spot for brunch, Rabble transforms into one of Edinburgh's more romantic bars come nightfall. Head over to Frederick Street to find the floral-inspired hangout, with a cocktail menu full of classics and some seriously delicious tropical twists.