Kin door sign

Bartenders Sam Baxendale and Jody Buchan have opened their own bar, Kin, in Edinburgh. Photography by Till Britze When bartenders of the calibre of Jody Buchan and Sam Baxendale open a bar, you know it will be something special. After years working in other top places, they have unveiled Kin in Edinburgh’s Broughton area through …

Plans have been announced for the return of Edinburgh Cocktail Week after the success of its first outing last year, growing from three to seven days and featuring more bars. It will take place from Monday October 15 to Sunday October 21 and include a large 750 sq m Cocktail Village in Festival Square on …

Summerhall Drinks Lab

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise finance to develop a hands-on training space for professional bartenders in Edinburgh. The Drinks Lab in the Summerhall complex in the south of the city has been set up as a dedicated centre for the hospitality industry where people can learn and create and share skills, knowledge …

Edinburgh Grand Register Club

The team behind Edinburgh bars including The Devil’s Advocate and The Bon Vivant are to open a new place to eat and drink in the Scottish capital. Bon Vivant Group is to operate the new Register Club on the fourth floor of The Edinburgh Grand hotel which is due to open in St Andrew Square …

Diablo Loco Chris Watts main

Signature Pub Group has created a new destination in Edinburgh for tequila and mezcal. Words by Mark Ludmon. Pictures by Chris Watt The tequila and mezcal are flowing on Edinburgh’s Southside at the latest bar from Signature Pub Group. Clerk’s Bar – part of the package the company bought from Maclay Group in 2016 – …

Hyde & Son bar and lounge Edinburgh

Hyde & Son is a stylishly designed destination for coffee and cocktails within Edinburgh aparthotel Eden Locke By daytime, Hyde & Son in Edinburgh is the place for first-class coffees and teas but, by night, it becomes a destination for cocktails – especially those with a caffeine kick. This Jekyll-and-Hyde coffee bar and lounge has …

A Club Cocktail

As Edinburgh erupts with a plethora of actors, comedians and clowns for its annual Fringe festival, bars are popping up all over the city to keep visitors refreshed. Scottish distiller Arbikie has brought back The A Club after its sell-out debut last year. It will be serving up cocktails made with its gin, vodka and …

Tanqueray No Ten gin

Bars in Edinburgh are coming together with drinks brands throughout August for the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Festival. The new event, with Diageo Reserve as its headline sponsor, opens today (August 4) and runs until August 28, coinciding with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Access is with a £15 wristband that lasts for the whole month. It …

Brewhemia Edinburgh

Castle Leisure Group (CLG) is to create a new food, drink and entertainment venue, Brewhemia, in the heart of Edinburgh. It is investing £2million in transforming its 29,000 sq ft space occupied by Sportsters Bar & Diner and City Nightclub in the basement of the Scotsman Building in Market Street for a launch in July. …

Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

Bars in Edinburgh and London are among the final nominees in the 11th annual international Spirited Awards run as part of the Tales of the Cocktail festival. After announcing the top 10 shortlist a week ago, the organisers have revealed the top four bars in each category up for trophies at the ceremony being held …