Bramble Bar

Cocktail Bar, Lounge, and Whisky Bar
New Town, Edinburgh
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  • lively
  • hidden spots
  • good for dates
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  • Ross W.
    The shock of the 2015 Top 50 list is that previously ever-present Bramble is not on it. It remains a pillar of the bar community and nursery to so many of the world’s great bartenders.
  • Roop G.
    Roop GillJanuary 12, 2013
    When you look at the menu you may think the drinks are over priced but the bartender prepares them to perfection. Loved the music - old school hip hop but not tacky. So good! Ps - hidden entrance
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownMay 28, 2013
    Snag the table on the elevated floor beside the bar, superb spot to people watch and see your friendly mixologists in action. Pre-game those delicious cocktails with a Brooklyn Lager.
  • Николай Г.
    Probably the funkiest cocktail joint in Edinburgh and the music is always on point, with 90s hip-hop and alternative electronica. Needless to say, the Bramble cocktail is the ish.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmMarch 13
    Tiny little speakeasy with some of the best cocktails in town. Order a hanky panky (not on the menu).
  • Ada U.
    Ada UbreziApril 26, 2015
    Spot on place, hidden gem hidden at the corner of hanover/queen street, great cocktails, music and guys behind the bar! Defo must-visit
  • Chris
    ChrisNovember 23, 2013
    A cocktail bar reminiscent of London's secret speakeasies. Best table is the one in it's own room, you'll get the best service and it won't be noisy.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HinchliffeJuly 19, 2015
    Excellent cocktail list, precision execution, and intimate seating. Perfect speakeasy ... except it has a (small) sign.
  • Brynn E.
    Brynn EvansApril 15, 2015
    Fantastic cocktails & staff! Plus, they serve barrel aged cocktails that you can also buy in tiny bottles to-go!
  • Willard W.
    Willard WalkerNovember 15, 2014
    Cool, unpretentious spot with superb cocktails and friendly service. Music and decor both fun, stylish
  • Brad D.
    The bartenders here are knowledgable and very quick at making complex drinks. Cocktails are so well made.
  • Scotland's A.
    Scotland's AttractionsFebruary 2, 2012
    An outstanding selection of gin! Cocktail-wise the menu is ever changing, but always packed with the most interesting and exciting flavours!
  • Anna W.
    Anna WallaceOctober 21, 2015
    Cool speakeasy with old school music and a great cocktail menu
  • Brynn E.
    Brynn EvansApril 15, 2015
    Same owners as Lucky Liquor & Last Word (also cocktail establishments in Edinburgh)!
  • Jimmy A.
    Excellent cocktail selection, interesting music, definitely a hidden gem!
  • Diplomatico Rum
    Diplomatico RumJune 8, 2012
    Named as one of the Top 25 Europe bars at the Cocktail Spirits 2012 in Paris. Congratulations to our good friend Mike Aikmann. Cheers Read more
  • Franck R.
    Franck RobertDecember 29, 2013
    Fantastic cocktails there but small and not sign entrance so you really need to look for it :-)
  • Seth B.
    Seth BindernagelJanuary 29, 2011
    Scotch sour has a tropical flavor. They use un-aged whiskey. Cool and knowledgable bar tenders. Just ask them to make you a specialty.
  • Lidia V.
    Lidia VorontsovaJune 27, 2014
    Must-visit for all cocktail lovers in Edinburgh. So cosy too.
  • R .
    R 👳June 30, 2013
    Outstanding cocktails and DJ. One of the best finds in Edinburgh.
  • Riccardo D.
    one of the best bar in town to taste good cocktails!
  • Elias M.
    Elias MillwardSeptember 8, 2011
    "Buxton does have a few preferred places for drinking whisky, including Edinburgh's Bramble Bar" (Cool Hunting)
  • Jose Luis M.
    Jose Luis MoralesMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the Gran Silencio cocktail.... Amazing!!! Involved in an absolute friendly place...
  • Franck R.
    Franck RobertDecember 29, 2013
    Great place for #cocktails but not sure of the weird music and Deco is basic :-/
  • charlotte o.
    charlotte oakesFebruary 17, 2015
    Great cocktails and whisky. Great atmosphere.
  • Julia B.
    Julia BorisovaMay 21, 2013
    The 10th world's finest bar in the world. Worth visiting
  • Monika S.
    Monika SimeonovaOctober 27, 2012
    Unbelievable cocktails! Wonderful music...
  • Mark E.
    Mark EarlJuly 7, 2010
    Try the No.3 gin for a very sophisticated spirit and the Sipsmith gin for a spicy,rich, junipery sensation.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BoardmanJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I'd love to hear of a better bar or better cocktails in Edinburgh. Doubt there are (m)any!
  • David O.
    David OrsiMarch 18, 2012
    Check out the art in the gents! Lots of great cocktails to boot!
  • Diplomatico Rum
    Diplomatico RumJanuary 10, 2013
    Congratulations to Kitty Gardner, and Ryan Rhodes for winning the Scottish Heat held on on Tuesday 5th March and qualifying for the UK Final 
  • Mark E.
    Mark EarlJune 16, 2010
    Definitely one of the best cocktail bars in Edinburgh. Check out the selection of gins Read more
  • Rob G.
    Rob GrantDecember 17, 2012
    What an excellent cocktail bar! 100% recommended!
  • David P.
    David PearsDecember 28, 2010
    Went there last night (In Dec '10) & although v.quiet it took 25 mins for 6 cocktails to be made....then the place filled with shit...actual shit. The drains flooded. RANK
  • Veronika K.
    Veronika KAugust 23, 2014
    Hidden dark and dungeony cocktail bar.
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TantDecember 18, 2010
    Try the blackberry soup cocktail. It even comes in a tea cup.
  • Vassilis K.
    Vassilis KartsiounisMarch 23, 2013
    Best cocktails ever... Stylish attitude...
  • Claire Red Robot Media
    Cheers to Tom for the different takes on the old fashioned! Proper good!
  • Anastasia V.
    Anastasia VardakiDecember 11, 2011
    Try the Blueberry Soup cocktail :)
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilkieJuly 14, 2012
    Mint 500 cocktail is one of the best!
  • Anton L.
    Anton LutsenkoMay 14, 2013
    An absolute must in Edinburgh!!
  • All Day Breakfast
    All Day BreakfastAugust 2, 2014
    Great small bar.
  • Aspasia Z.
    Aspasia ZadeFebruary 16, 2013
    best cocktails in Edinburgh
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew ThomsonApril 19, 2010
    Their mojito's are pretty potent.. Well worth ordering :)
  • laura o.
    laura olsonAugust 5, 2015
    Stockholm sling!
  •  King ૐ F.
     King ૐ Fidy December 11, 2013
    wow wow wow wow
  • Gary J.
    Gary JohnstonFebruary 3
    Pumpin' tunes
  • Thorben G.
    Thorben GrosserMarch 16, 2010
    Have one of their deconstructed gin coctails
  • Blair B.
    Blair BowmanJanuary 14, 2010
    Get a cocktail!
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