Liquor Library

Liquor Library, Edinburgh: Address, Liquor Library Reviews: 4.5/5

Liquor Library
4.5
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Edinburgh's newest cocktail bar, mixing seasonal ingredients with prohibition style cocktails in a relaxed, Speakeasy setting.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.

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mariongEdinburgh
Edinburgh88 contributions
Good find
Apr 2017 • Friends
With friends, looking for somewhere not too noisy for drinks after a Friday evening meal. Discovered this little cocktail bar on a side street just off Broughton Street.

It didn't look all that promising from the street level as it just has very plain doors which were closed. But when we ventured inside we found that there was an eating area on ground level and cocktail / wine bar downstairs in the basement.

The barman in the basement bar was friendly and very knowledgeable. There was a drinks list on the tables which just listed a small selection of cocktails. One of my friends tried the gin martini and the rest of us had white wine.

Great wee place - not that busy when we were there, but maybe it gets busy later on. It was good to find a place where you could have a comfortable seat and enjoy a drink & chat, without pounding loud music.
Written April 8, 2017
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Niall M
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
Great atmosphere and great drinks
Jan 2017 • Friends
Been here a few times and it's now recently had a refurb - it looks great. A nice stylish bar with expert made cocktails and knowledgeable staff. One of the many reasons I always come back.

I would recommend paying this place a visit, Edinburgh's hidden gem.
Written January 30, 2017
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locknw
Birmingham, UK4 contributions
Midweek bear cocktails
Dec 2016 • Friends
Great venue and a very knowledgable, talented (and cute) bartender! Would love to make this place a regular thing !
Written December 14, 2016
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CJ T
London, UK1 contribution
Great place, not so secret anymore
Nov 2016 • Couples
I didn't want to write anything here as having a secret cocktail bar of the main drag has been fantastic, bit I feel the weight of social responsibility requiring me to share the awesomeness that is the liquor library. With multiple award winning cocktails and a mixologist who will happily talk you through them and create new ones to your requirements, this place is fantastic.
Written November 10, 2016
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juliebonar
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Best cocktails ever!
Nov 2016 • Friends
Went with some friends last week, and I had some of the best cocktails. The Ron Burgundy was amazing, can definitely recommend. The atmosphere was great, as were the staff. No complaints-such a great place!
Written November 9, 2016
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Hannah F
6 contributions
Quirky bar with something for everyone
Nov 2016 • Friends
The bar staff are super friendly and take their time to recommend different drinks if you can't decide from the vast variety. Quickly made it's way into my favourite bars in Edinburgh.
Great selection of craft beers and whiskeys, much to the delight of my boyfriend. Their cocktails are some of the best I've tasted (and I've tried many a cocktail), all are very unique and wonderfully presented. You definitely won't be disappointed.
Highly recommended!!
Written November 8, 2016
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Lars B
6 contributions
Awesome atmosphere and delicious cocktails!
Oct 2016 • Friends
I visit liquor library every single time I'm travelling through Edinburgh. Apart from the great atmosphere, the served cocktails are amazing! I never used to be a fan of cocktails but this place has converted me for sure. If you have a chance definitely visit and order the cocktail with blackberry Rioja reduction. Thank me later!
Written November 7, 2016
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Craig M
1 contribution
A real gem in the Capital
Nov 2016 • Friends
Really unique cocktails! Lots of homemade ingredients which add a real personal touch, you can tell the staff here genuinely live for cocktails which is shown in the imaginative and ambitious menu. Will definitely return! Best place for cocktails in Edinburgh!
Written November 7, 2016
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Michal Z
2 contributions
Fantastic
Nov 2016 • Friends
A really nice bar with top quality products and drinks. Will definitely be back for more, great value for money.
Written November 7, 2016
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DMC
Edinburgh, UK36 contributions
Truth Serum!
Nov 2016 • Friends
I just wait to start by saying that Sean was the real star of the night. Incredible and really innovative cocktails. Great atmosphere and really knowledgeable staff. Had the truth serum and loved how the waiter told me the story behind the cocktail and how it had a 1920's travel theme and the reasoning behind all of the complex ingredients in it! Overall 5 stars! Will definitely be returning very soon!
Written November 6, 2016
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