For a distinctive atmosphere and creative cocktails, these watering holes are just the place to linger
KIN (1 BARONY STREET)
The city’s latest cocktail bar has been generating a buzz, not least because it’s run by top bartenders Jody Buchan and Sam Baxendale, whose tipple-mixing credentials are not to be sniffed at. Settle in for adventurous cocktails and hearty bar snacks, and don’t be afraid to ask the passionate crew for off-menu concoctions.
THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (9 ADVOCATE’S CLOSE)
Hidden away in Advocate’s Close in Edinburgh’s historical Old Town, this restaurant-bar located in an old Victorian pump house boasts a 400-strong whisky shelf and cocktails with punchy three-word descriptions that help you make drink decisions that you won’t regret. Order the parmesan and truffle chips, too; they’re out-of-this-world good.
BULLARD & WORTH TRADING CO (89 ROSE STREET NORTH LANE)
Formerly called Bryant & Mack Private Detectives, this speakeasy is so well camouflaged that you’d certainly be forgiven for walking past the nondescript door. Themed cocktails with twists on traditional favourites, attentive service and an impressive whisky list make for a fun night out in this cosy city-centre lair that seats just 20.