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Bramble Bar & Lounge

16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
+44 131 226 6343
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“great cocktails” (23 reviews)
“queen street” (10 reviews)
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16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A complete hidden gem situated on Queen Street! Drinks were impressive, not your bog standard cocktails... different with a twist. Great chilled out atmosphere too! If you can seek the Bramble out I would definitely recommend a visit!

Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to find Bramble unsuccessfully a few years ago and had another search for it this trip. After walking up and down Queen Street, eventually found it, The address is 16a Queen Street, which is actually a basement, so look for the stairs. It's just...More

Thank MysteryShopper60
Reviewed 1 week ago

After looking for a few minutes we descended into the bar, we were welcomed by enthusiastic staff, crowded bar and vibrant music. The cocktails while a bit on the expensive side for Edinbrugh are very tasty and well made. They offer a wide range of...More

Thank DuckAndrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to know this place exists beforehand, as you won't find it by accident - no flashing signs or bright lights to guide you, just a small brass plaque on the wall and a set of stairs that looks as if you are going...More

Thank MrSanders190776
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thumping music, expensive cocktails, cool ambience, efficient service. This is a high energy bar, not a relax and kick back kind of place. Enjoy the coo lugubrious vide and people watch and enjoy killer smashing cocktails.

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bramble on a reasonably busy Friday night as a friend had recommended it. The bar was really interesting and worth popping in just to see the decor. As soon as we walked in we were handed menus by a passing waiter. Our order...More

Thank cj-gray30
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Bramble has been on my list to visit for a long time. It's been a bar that has held a place in the top 100 and top 50 bars in the world for many years consistently. And for a cocktail bar so far away from...More

Thank Glenn E
Reviewed 5 October 2017

As mentioned in a lot of other reviews, it is pretty hard to find as it's in a little basement under the dry cleaners. It feels like a little secret bar when you're there. The service was great with the bar staff making sure we...More

Thank Mariam R
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome tiny place hidden down stairs with no sign at street level. Wouldn't have found it without the taxi driver's help. Very cool vibe and eclectic music and mix of people. Helpful young bartender who gave us plenty of advice regarding cocktails so we were...More

Thank annteater
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Once you find the 'Bramble' plaque by the door and get in, it's a quirky little place. Seating is a mixture of tables with chairs, padded benches with cushions and cosy nooks to lounge around in. Cool hip hop playlist, great customer service and some...More

Thank DanniMac86
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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8 November 2016|
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Response from Akaasha | Reviewed this property |
It was the last time I went a few months back. But best check the website to be sure it hasn't changed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 6343
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