Edinburgh Cocktail Week Sip & Support campaign

Edinburgh Cocktail Week (ECW) has launched a campaign to support the city’s hospitality sector and help protect jobs as venues face tighter restrictions. The ‘Sip & Support’ campaign, which runs between 1 October and 30 November, will champion what’s happening in Edinburgh’s bars, with the ECW social media channels and website becoming a beacon of …

Italian-inspired cocktail bar Hey Palu has opened its doors on Bread Street in Edinburgh’s city centre. Inspired by the Italian way of drinking, the new venue pays homage to the country’s rich, vibrant cocktail culture with a traditional aperitivo menu, bar snacks and décor reminiscent of 1930s Italy. Split into two spaces, Hey Palu’s retro …

Belushi's

Edinburgh sports bar Belushi’s has moved to a neighbouring building across the road as part of an £2.3 million investment. The popular city centre venue screens the biggest football and rugby matches, as well as more niche sports such as NFL and AFL, offering “impressive food and drink deals combined with a party atmosphere”. The …

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Cocktail Forest

Edinburgh Cocktail Week is back from 14 to 20 October with a number of new festival features, including the Cocktail Forest and expanded Cocktail Village. Following its successful introduction to the festival last year, the Cocktail Village returns to Festival Square, expanding in size and experience with a new forest-themed extension. The new “dark, enchanted …

Camera cocktail

Restaurateur Trisha McCrae has opened a new basement bar called Camera in Newington, Edinburgh. Located under the restaurant at 74-78 Clerk Street, the bar has its own private access door, fitted with its own doorbell which visitors must ring for entry. The venue boasts a “quirky” interior design with a “homely but minimal feel”. Trishna’s …

The High Dive pizza bar

Italian street food company Civerinos Food Club has opened the doors to The High Dive, its third pizza bar in Edinburgh. The new “family-friendly” neighbourhood venue is situated on St Leonard’s Street in the former Old Montague Bar, and serves all-day breakfast, wood fired pizza, drinks and cocktails. From 9am, guests can indulge in complimentary …

Lind & Lime Gin

Edinburgh-based Port of Leith Distillery has launched a gin and sherry ahead of the construction of its £11 million distillery next year. The two new spirits sett out to celebrate the maritime and distilling heritage of Edinburgh’s historic Leith district. Lind & Lime Gin has been distilled with seven botanicals, combining flavours of lime and …

Edinburgh Gin Distillery

Edinburgh Gin has announced its plans to invest in a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh city centre. The development includes acquisition of large-scale premises on East Market Street, in the heart of the city’s historic ‘Old Town’. Visitors of the new distillery will embark on a journey through the history of gin-making alongside a sensory …

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s new seven-day format has proven a success, with stats revealing an impressive 54% increase in footfall. This year, the city-wide event welcomed 13,276 spirit enthusiasts, who consumed over 65,000 cocktails and generated £263,456 in sales between 15 pop-ups in the Cocktail Village and 83 participating bars around the city. The new Cocktail …

On June 28, one of Edinburgh’s most magnificent Old Town venues will reopen to the public as Grand Café at the Scotsman following a six-month restoration. Set within the Scotsman’s former advertising hall, the spectacular double height space will seat 150 covers across its ground floor and balcony. Original walnut wood panelling, marble pillars and …