Edinburgh is full of hidden gems, serving some of the coolest cocktails in the UK. We have rounded up our top 5 hidden bars in Edinburgh. Some are top secret and harder to find, others are easier to stumble upon.

1. Lucky Liquor

lucky liquor edinburgh

Lucky Liquor makes itself known by bright neon lights beckoning you in. Expect a vibe with some good tunes, creative cocktails and immaculate service. They have a policy of bring your own vinyl on a Sunday.

This place can be easily reached from the city centre and is the perfect spot to start your cocktail crawl. Although I don’t think you’ll move on once you’ve popped in here for a drink.

City Centre (39A Queen Street, EH2 3NH)

2. Le Bon Vivant

Le Bon Vivant edinburgh

Thistle Street is mostly known to the locals and it’s filled with hidden gems. You may not think to venture down there unless you’ve been sent. 

That’s why we are here to advise! Head down to the Bon Vivant. Its quirky and something different in the city. Not only do they serve delicious drinks, they also have a great food menu!

City Centre (55 Thistle Street, EH2 1DY) 

3. Bramble

bramble edinburgh

This place couldn’t be missed off our list. One of the first hidden bars we discovered. A speakeasy that you could walk straight passed and not even think twice. 

It’s a great place to bring friends or a first date. They’ll be super impressed with the hip-hop beats and super cool cocktails. 

City Centre (16A Queen Street, EH2 1JE) 

4. Panda And Sons

Panda And Sons edinburgh

Panda & Sons is one of Edinburgh’s best hidden cocktail bars and they certainly go the extra mile! 

You descend some stairs to be met with a secret bookcase to enter the bar. This bar is so much fun to bring friends and they’ll certainly thank you for it.

Our favourite cocktail is the Birdcage cocktail. Its theatrical and brings the attention to your table. 

City Centre (79 Queen Street, EH2 4NF) 

5. Hoot The Redeemer

Hoot The Redeemer edinburgh

Hoot The Redeemer is a bright and vibrant cocktail bar in the city centre.

It’s not just fun looking drinks you can get here, you can also get alcoholic ice-cream and slush puppies… what else could you ask for!

We recommend the Pinch n’ Sip claw machine.

City Centre (7 Hanover Street, EH2 2DL)