Nights Out

Nights Out

Try 28 beers, in eight pubs, over six weeks

EIGHT Capital pubs play host to Nicholson’s annual beer festival from Monday, when they set out to showcase the UK’s best beer in Scotland.

The Opal Lounge, George Street which was evacuated yesterday. Picture; Malcolm McCurrach

Opal Lounge evacuated following basement fire

The Opal Lounge was evacuated on Sunday evening following a fire in its basement.

Brewhemia sign goes up in Market Street. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Superclub undergoes ‘decadent’ revamp

Screeds of newsprint used to whizz from the printing press and out the basement doors of the Scotsman building but now a £2 million revamp has transformed the iconic Market Street building into a unique new venue opening at the end of July.

Nick Stewart at Sneaky Pete's. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Nine years of excellence at venue that sets the bar

NINE years ago tomorrow, one of the city’s most iconic live music venues reopened its doors under its old name. Sneaky Pete’s was back.

Take lie detector and hear the Lions roar

Take lie detector and hear the Lions roar

ARE you smooth enough to support the British and Irish Lions as the squad heads towards their clash with the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium on Saturday?

Extras queue outside Cav ahead of T2 filming. Pic: Ian Georgeson

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.

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.

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.

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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The Commitments
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.

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.

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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