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Bramble Bar & Lounge

Once you find Bramble Bar & Lounge, you won’t want to leave. The cocktail bar features a handful of private nooks and crannies for intimate drinks, should you wish to enjoy a romantic evening supping delicious concoctions with a significant other or friends.

The layout of Bramble’s bar area may lend itself well to intimate trysts, but it is also an ideal place to celebrate, let loose and enjoy yourself, especially when the live DJs are working their magic at the weekends. Even when the DJs aren’t there, the atmosphere is still lively.

It is a charming, easy bar, despite being highly decorated with accolades from the likes of The World’s 50 Best Bars and others.

Although popular and very much trendy because of its acclaim, it is unpretentious and houses the sector’s greatest bartenders who are only too happy to talk guests through drinks and make recommendations. To put it simply, they’re a whole lot of fun to be around.

Bramble, with its understated bare brick walls, leather armchairs and menus bound in old books, came onto the scene in 2006 with a bang, showing the UK what high-end creative cocktails should look like.

Bramble’s cocktail menu is an impressive beast, which you’d expect from such a high-flying cocktail bar such as this. The bar staff are incredibly skilled and mesmerising to watch when the bar gets busy. It is also a first-come-first-serve venue and opens from 4pm to 1am.

Cocktail prices at Bramble range from £8 to a still reasonable £9.50 on the main menu, with highlights including the Blackberry with gin, vermouth, apple and fizz; Ube vodka with lime umeshu, coconut and tonka; and the Tomatillo with mexigin green pepper and sour orange fino.

Key Information

  • SPECIALITIES: House cocktails
  • PRICE RANGE: ££
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 0131 226 6343
  • ADDRESS: 16A Queen St, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE