Nights Out

Nights Out

Trainspotting 2 nightclub Cav to undergo huge revamp

An iconic club used as a location in a pivotal scene in Trainspotting 2 will re-launch at the end of the month following half a million pound refurbishment.

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Co-founders of Brew Lab, Dave Law and Tom Hyde, are pioneering change in Edinburghs coffee culture

Capital’s first ‘coffee bar’ to serve into the night

COULD Scottish drinking habits be changing? Dave Law and Tom Hyde, founders of Scotland’s first ‘coffee bar’, Brew Lab, on South College Street, certainly think so.

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Pub-goers outside the Beehive Inn on the Grassmarket.

City hostelries feature in new CAMRA book

THREE iconic Edinburgh pubs have being celebrated as traditional coaching inns of historical significance in a new book, Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North, by acclaimed beer writer Roger Protz.

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Law Holt features in The Eclectica Experiment

Black Bottle’s eclectic entertainment set to bring The Caves alive

COCKTAILS and culture come together at The Caves this evening when Black Bottle whisky host The Eclectica Experiment, an experimental night mixing music, spoken word, contemporary dance, comedy, short film, DJs, whisky and food.

The Caves, Blair Street

Liam Rudden: A tale of cocktails and curious caves

THERE was an orange tree in full bloom in one vault. The glow of the Northern Lights in another. While a third was entered through an upright freezer.

Caley Bar cocktails by candlelight for Earth Hour.

Cocktails by candlelight at The Caley

THE Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, best known to you and I as The Caley is celebrating WWF’s Earth Hour with an hour of cocktails and canapés by candlelight in The Caley Bar on Saturday.

The Mugen Taiko Drummers play at The Fukushima Friendship Concert

The Guide - 10 great things to do

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Jimmy (Andrew Linnie) and Jimmy's Da (Kevin Kennedy), photo credit Johan Persson

Capital Buzz: 10 Great things to do this week

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Judgement In Stone at The King's

Capital Buzz, 10 great things to do in Edinburgh

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The Salisbury Arms' private dining area

Ushering in a new era at The Salisbury Arms

IN the seventies, it was opened as The Gold Medal Tavern by the famous Usher brewing family. Prior to that, the striking townhouse on the Dalkeith Road, in the shadow of Salisbury Crags, had been home to Andrew Usher himself, and before that to pioneering printer Thomas Nelson.

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Cirque Berserk

Inspire Me: 10 great things to do this week

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World Champion! Mike McGinty, General Manager of The Voyage of Buck

Edinburgh’s world champion bartender

THERE were celebrations at The Voyage of Buck this week as general manager Mike McGinty was named winner of the inaugural International Patrón Perfectionist competition.

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The Chieftain, a haggis-infused cocktail

Raise a glass to the Bard

WHAT better way to celebrate Rabbie Burns than with the raising of a wee dram... or indeed a whisky-based, haggis-infused cocktail.

Gareth Morrison as Robert Burns 
Pic: Ian Rutherford

3 Burns Supper Suggestions

AWARD-WINNING Wedgwood Restaurant on the Royal Mile is just one of many restaurants celebrating our national poet Rabbie Burns this week.

Burns Night cocktails: A Carounn Gin Rabbits Foot

Winter cocktails

BEAT the January blues with Malmaison’s new range of low in alcohol but high in flavour cocktails.

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Blood & Wine, Game of Thrones theme bar in the cellar of Daylight Robbery on Dublin Street

Pop in to Game of Thrones’ pop up tavern

TIME is running out to get a true taste of the seven Kingdoms as Blood and Wine, the Capital’s Game of Thrones-inspired pop-up bar is set to close at the end of this month.

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Wahaca's �1 Taco Tuesdays  Pic: Contributed

Hungry? Grab a deal to start the week

WHETHER it’s a tempting taco, a free chicken lollipop or two for one burgers, there are numerous tasty special offers to be enjoyed around the Capital throughout January.

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Traveller’s fayre

TAISTEAL, from the ancient Irish word for travel, is the name chosen by Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig for his latest venture, a Scottish restaurant now opened in Stockbridge.

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Salters Inn pub in Woodburn, Dalkeith where the landlord was fined �10,000 for showing sports using a domestic Sky box rather than a commercial one. Pic: Greg Macvean

Midlothian pub slapped with £10k Sky TV fine

A PUB has been ordered to pay £10,000 after showing Sky Sports on TV illegally.

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Nether Abbey Hotel Beer Festival Pic: Contributed

Nether Abbey Beer Festival

THERE’S only one place for the Capital’s beer lovers to be this weekend, and that’s the ‘legendary’ Nether Abbey Beer Festival, in North Berwick.

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