Britain’s Best Cocktail Bar
Who’d have thunk it – the best cocktail bar in Britain isn’t even in London! Okay, so six of the Top Ten are in the capital but it’s quite the achievement for Bramble in Edinburgh to top the rankings for the Top 50 Cocktail Bars.
Hidden away in a subterranean location in Edinburgh’s New Town, Bramble is all nooks, crannies and intimate corners and has a real speakeasy feel with bare brick walls, leather armchairs and menus bound in old books. And at weekends, DJs dial the atmosphere up a few notches. Staff are very knowledgeable and as you might expect there’s lots of choice with 40-odd gins (Edinburgh is the UK’s gin capital, after all) and cocktails based around Mezcal, Tequila, whiskies, brandy, vodka and rum. There’s also a wide range of beers, wines and ciders too if cocktails aren’t your thing.
Here’s the top 10 and a link to the full listing:
1) Bramble, Edinburgh
2) Dandelyan, South Bank, London
3) Callooh Callay, Shoreditch, London
4) Nightjar, Hoxton, London
5) Satan’s Whiskers, Bethnal Green, London
6) Milk Thistle, Bristol
7) Lounge on 12, Manchester
8) Epicurus: Death and Taxes, Leeds
9) Oriole, Smithfield Market, London
10) Swift, Soho, London