Now the world is gradually reopening, we can explore what the Capital has to offer.
Throughout lockdown, these local businesses have been forced to close – or open with restrictions which seriously impact their profits.
So let’s do our civic duty and pay them a visit. Sipping cocktails with friends, or enjoying a pint while watching the match, are difficult tasks – but someone has to do it. Here are 11 bars in Edinburgh you should not miss.
You wouldn't think it, but this unassuming facade hides one of the world's best bars. Bramble, in Queen Street, has gained global renown for its incredible drinks selection and skilled mixologists. Inside you'll find a speakeasy atmosphere, with low ceilings and alcoves to enjoy a quality cocktail in.
2. The Raging Bull
The Raging Bull can be found in Lothian Road, Fountainbridge. Styled in 1920s meets modern day, it's worth a visit to sample their famous Espresso Martini variations. Or, if you're feeling brave, why not try an Auld Riqui cocktail - a 'bold and smoky' tipple which promises to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
3. Panda & Sons
Disguised as a barber shop, Panda & Sons is a quirky, prohibition-style cocktail bar which has been ranked among the best in the world. Go for the experience of stepping through the ordinary into something forbidden. And for the tasty cocktails.
Photo: Panda & Sons
4. Cocktail Geeks
The Cocktail Geeks started out as a pop-up but now is a fully-fledged bar in the Arches in East Market Street. Visit for their elaborate themed cocktails - Perilous Potions ends soon but a Jurassic Park themed Extinction menu is coming on June 21.
Photo: Cocktail Geeks/Stevie Singh