Something A Little Different in Edinburgh

Though a night out at your local is fine, it's nice to try something a little different every once in a while. Whether you're looking for a quirky cocktail bar or are instead looking for a new restaurant with a bit of extra character, these venues are all perfect for anyone looking to take a big step outside of their comfort zone. From secret speakeasies decorated as a Victorian barber shop to cocktail bars inspired by the Rio De Janeiro's street side watering holes, there's always something a little different in Edinburgh for you to try on for size. 

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The Three Sisters

Yes, The Three Sisters is a fantastic pub, thanks to its excellent menu of food and drink (as well as its huge beer garden) but did you know it also puts on all kinds of events? Think pub quizzes, cabaret-style musicals and brilliant comedy nights.

Ballie Ballerson Edinburgh

Ballie Ballerson Edinburgh is the quirky activity you need for your next night out. From diving into the ball pit to sipping through cocktails inspired by the likes of Dip Dabs and dancing to the DJs, this place has fun written all over it.


If you're interested in learning how to make sushi, YO! is answering your prayers. Mosey on over to its Princes Street spot where you'll be guided by one of their expert chefs to create four different types of the Japanese cuisine, all the while sipping and nibbling refreshments.

Panda & Sons

There's plenty more going on than first meets the eye at Panda & Sons. From the outside, it looks like your usual Victorian barber shop. But venture downstairs and you'll discover a secret speakeasy bar, decked out with old school barber chairs, vintage barber equipment, fun antiques and an unbeatable cocktail menu curated by Mr Panda himself. It's the perfect spot for anyone that's looking for a quirky new hangout. 

Lucky Liquor Co

If you love your cocktails and live in Edinburgh, odds are that you've heard of the legendary team at the Lucky Liquor Co. As a sleek, sophisticated and wonderfully unusual bar in Edinburgh, its talented line up of mixologists let their imaginations run wild when it comes to creating cocktails. Think bourbon washed with mustard and fiery liqueurs made using quirky techniques, the sky's the limit when it comes to the flavours on offer at this cocktail bar.