Nights Out

Nights Out

Pre-theatre tipple makes family of strangers at Kin

HEADING to see the latest show or your favourite band at The Playhouse any time soon?

Inside Bruntsfield's stylish new bar and hotel, Black Ivy.

Exclusive first look: Stylish Bruntsfield bar Black Ivy revealed

THINGS aren’t always what they first appear at Black Ivy, the stylish new Bruntsfield bar and hotel from city entrepreneur Billy Lowe.

Innis and Gunn Innis and Sunshine

Here comes the Innis & Gunn to make you smile

COME up and see the Capital’s latest pop-up bar and smile, here comes Innis & Gunn.

There have been claims that the plans were turned down due to snobbery

Claims of snobbery after plan for festive bar turned down

It was one of the most popular outdoor drinking and live music spots during the summer, but now calls of ‘snobbery’ are being aimed at the council after a permission for a bar in a section of the Festive Village on the roof of Waverley Mall has been turned down for “lowering the tone”.

Malones on the Mall refused permission for Christmas pop-up.
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Malones outdoor bar denied Christmas pop-up space on Waverley Mall

A rooftop outdoor bar and live music venue previously on top of Waverley Mall has been refused permission to set up in time for Christmas.

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Diane's Pool Hall on Morrison Street.

Haymarket institution Diane’s Pool Hall closes its doors

The Haymarket institution with an infamous reputation has taken its cue to close and Diane’s Pool Hall has now shut its doors for the final time.

ABERDEEN ANGUS: The Gaucho is renowned for steaks

Be among the first to dine at The Gaucho, Edinburgh

THE countdown to the opening of the newest jewel in the crown of the Capital’s cuisine quarter is well and truly underway.

Million Dollar Quartet

10 great things to do in the coming week

To have your event considered, email Liam Rudden at

Meat and Beats Festival

Five things not to miss at this weekend’s Meats & Beats Festival

ASSEMBLY Roxy, once the Lady Glenorchy Church, on Roxburgh Place, is set to be transformed into a carnivore’s playground this weekend as street food stalls from across Scotland come together under one roof for the Meats & Beats Festival.

Here are highlights not to miss...

Brooklyn Throws Switches pop-up arcade event, Six Degrees North, Edinburgh

Brooklyn comes to Howe Street for games night

IF American beer and gaming is more your thing, one the foremost craft breweries in the world, Brooklyn Brewery, is teaming up with local digital gaming experts We Throw Switches to create an indie pop-up arcade experience at craft beer haven Six Degrees North.

Oktoberfest Beer Festival

Oktoberfest returns to Princes St Gardens

ARE you ready to crack open a​ ​few beers, eat a schnitzel or two​ ​and listen to real Oomph music​ ​on The Red Square? Yes?

Cocktails Festival

10 great things to do in the coming week

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Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

12 things you shouldn’t miss at... Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

COCKTAIL lovers across the Capital will be left shaken and stirred for three days from Friday, when the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend finds city 50 bars showcasing 50 unique cocktails, each specially created for the event.

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Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

BOOK NOW: Capital to be shaken & stirred at new cocktail weekend

THE inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend, which runs from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October, will give cocktail lovers in the city the chance to choose from 50 signature creations at what is set to be Scotland’s biggest ever cocktail event.

CHEERS: Nicholsons National Beer Showcase 2017 boasts 28 ales

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.

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