A Witcher pop-up cocktail bar is coming to Edinburgh in 2020

With Netflix’s The Witcher becoming the latest fantasy TV series to take the world by storm, one Edinburgh bar has decided to bring the show to life.

By Rhona Shennan
Monday, 13th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 5:00 pm

Here’s everything you need to know about the Witcher pop-up bar coming to Scotland’s capital in 2020.

Witcher cocktail bar

Posting on their social media platforms, The Pop Up Geeks released a teaser for The Witcher theme, writing, “Toss a coin for another sneak peek! Blood, Wine & Monsters” and including a variety of hashtags including #monsters, #witcher and #whitewolf.

Are you excited for The Witcher themed bar? (Photo: Netflix)

On their website, The Pop Up Geeks also posted, “Blood, Wine & Witchers. Coming soon… #Bloodandwine”.

A date for the event hasn’t been revealed yet, but The Pop Up Geeks operate on a schedule of “a new theme, a new menu, a new world, every three months”.

With their Star Wars themed pop up running until 7 March 2020 and a teaser for a Harry Potter themed bar also “coming soon”, the Witcher bar may not be opening for a few months yet.

How to find the bar

You can find the Pop Up Geeks bar at the Edinburgh Arches. The full address is: 27 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8FS.

It is open seven days a week from 12pm until late.

What is The Witcher?

The Witcher was originally a book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski which was then turned into a series released on Netflix on 20 December 2019.

The series features Henry Cavill as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia who finds his destiny tied together with sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and Cintran princess Ciri (Freya Allan).

The Netflix description explains, “Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys towards his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”

Since its release, the programme has garnered an 8.5/10 rating on IMDb, a 93 per cent average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 4.7/5 star rating on Google.