Top 50 Cocktail Bars

Bar Team of the Year

Hey Palu

Edinburgh, Midlothian

Serving modern Italian drinks in the heart of Edinburgh, Hey Palu on Bread Street is a quaint venue offering an all-round cocktail bar experience.

Bar Team of the Year
Opening in September 2019 and securing a spot on the Top 50 Cocktail Bar’s list in 2022, this neighbourhood Italian aperitivo bar has been making waves in Edinburgh.

Owned and run by husband-and-wife duo Alex and Rachel Palumbo, this bar has been welcomed into local bar scene with open arms. The team is small but perfectly formed with Alex at the forefront and Rachel covering the floor. Other team members get intricate and detailed training…once they’ve been hired based on their essays on Kenny Loggins of course!

Anyone working in Hey Palu will be equipped with all the skills and knowledge of its owners (which is a lot) so they can continue their career in whichever way they see fit. The family business hires people into their family for the long haul.

Looking to specialise in Italian drinks and Amaros? This bar is the one for you with all staff having an input on the menus and even the spirits stocked on the back bar. A place for learning and development in a loving and supportive environment, this bar was a worthy winner of Bar Team of the Year.