4 Stylish Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Back in June, we spent a few days in Scotland, exploring the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh, a very intricate, medieval city. While we did experience Scotland’s typical cold and wet climate in Edinburgh, these 4 bars made walking in the gloomy weather worth it.

TIGERLILY EDINBURGH

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Ever since we moved abroad I’ve been following Tigerlily on instagram and I was SO excited to have the opportunity to visit! From the main bar, to the cozy sitting area and dining room, each section is perfectly executed with vibrant patterns and a whimsical design flow.

COPPER BLOSSOM

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From a quick google search. we decided to try this Scottish restaurant for dinner one night (which is actually just a few buildings down from Tigerlily!). We didn’t know what to expect, but as you go downstairs you walk under this perfectly lit and flower covered entrance, making a pretty good first impression! Inside there are floral fabrics, wicker furniture and French Rococo styled chairs paired neatly with marble topped bar tables.

One of my guilty pleasures is intentionally checking if the bathroom is designed with as much thought as the rest of the restaurant. This can be a hit or miss. BUT! Copper Blossom was an exciting surprise as you had to walk by a bookshelf disguised as a rotating door then head downstairs through a long corridor that finally led you to the restrooms. Entering the ladies room was quite “Alice and Wonderland” as it was decorated with tons of different sized mirrors on the walls - it made the space much more interesting, and these type of details is what I tend to appreciate when out!

MONTEITHS

Although we didn’t have drinks here, the flower garland entrance was enough to catch my interest and see what this restaurant was about. As you walk through this flower covered alley you then have to walk downstairs to the basement where you enter this rustic Scottish cocktail bar designed with traditional yet cozy decor. It feels very intimate and I think a perfect spot for a dinner for two.

HEADS & TALES GIN BAR

*Images sourced from Head & Tales

Heads & Tales is a speak easy like Gin bar and was recommended by our Airbnb Host! This bar has a HUGE selection of gin cocktails (the menu is a tad overwhelming) but, you can easily enjoy a fun night hanging out here and never have the same drink twice!

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