February is nearly upon us, so after 31 days of avoiding alcohol, many Dry January participants will be looking forward to their first drink of 2023.
If you’re planning a booze-fuelled night out to celebrate, Edinburgh is the perfect place to do it, as the city is filled with stylish cocktailbars serving up creative and delicious inventions. Even if you’ve decided to continue your resolution into February, these bars are still worth a visit, as many also serve mocktails.
This award-winning bar can be found tucked under a dry cleaner's shop on Edinburgh's Queen Street. While it's difficult to find, it's not to be missed, with its extensive range of modern and classic cocktails. Photo: Contributed
Found under the arches in East Market Street, Cocktail Geeks regularly changes its menu and decor with its themed events. Currently, the bar is serving up inventive drinks inspired by J.R.R.Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. However, they also cater to the unadventurous, with their classic cocktail menu. Photo: Cocktail Geeks
Located on North Castle Street, just off Edinburgh's George Street, this intimate cocktail bar is a hidden gem. While Tonic has an extensive menu full of exciting cocktails, the staff are happy to mix up any concoction you ask for. Photo: Tonic