Top 50 Cocktail Bars


Bramble Bar & Lounge

Edinburgh, Midlothian

Popular among bartenders worldwide and well-hidden on the historic streets of Scotland’s capital Edinburgh, Bramble Bar & Lounge is a gem that surpasses its reputation.

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Once you find Bramble, 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 £8.50 to a still reasonable £11.50 on the main menu, with highlights including the Grand Central, gin, cacao, vermouth, marshmallow, fizz and the Atlas Stone with whisky, hibiscus, dark beer, plum and bitters.

Key Information

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