We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bramble Bar & Lounge

16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
+44 131 226 6343
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“great cocktails” (24 reviews)
“queen street” (12 reviews)
“cocktail bars” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
16A Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (350)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Bramble really lived up to our expectations as the best cocktail bar in Edinburgh. My boyfriend is a big cocktail enthusiast and even he was impressed by the uniqueness and wide variety of drinks they had here! The atmosphere of the bar was nice as...More

Thank ctjade
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We must have walked past Bramble 2 or 3 times before we finally found it. It is down some stairs and the only think marking its existence is a small brass plaque by the door. It is very hard to find but persevere because it...More

Thank Curly_Kale64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned this place was recently named the #51 best bar in the world (and top bar in Scotland) and had to check it out. We spent about a good 5- 10 minutes walking up and down the street trying to find this place, but...More

Thank Kristine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this bar as it was listed in the top ten bars/pubs in Edinburgh. Drinks were good. Hard to find so definitely bring the address for the cabbie. Cool vibe with stucco walls and cave feel. Bartenders here take their job seriously and really...More

Thank Kimij543
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had walked right past Bramble before turning back and happening to spot someone else heading down the stairs and I am so glad we did. What a great quirky little bar with a great cocktail list and warm and friendly service. I had to...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this place while searching for a place for good cocktail. The cocktails are simply amazing and wonderfully presented. I loved the way the bartenders work in sync with each other. They are really professional and attentive to your request. The place is...More

Thank Shamilah P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little bit hidden but well worth finding - for great cocktails and good music. The Bramble signature cocktail is a great starting place.

Thank DJWebb0
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This place had a high bar to reach, set by the number of glowing reviews, and it did not disappoint! Cocktails, service and atmosphere were all absolutely on point. I am so glad we gave it a try and will definitely be back.

Thank h_s_birt
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a cocktail-loving friend who is something of an aficionado, and he was right! Not the easiest place to find (look down from the street), but inside awaits a cool bar; dimly-lit and on our visit exclusively playing a fine mix of old school...More

Thank youjusthaventearned
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The drinks here are great, you have to be careful how many you have! Everything is amazing in a cool, tucked away location.

Thank JasperLim
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 151 hotels in Edinburgh
Travelodge Edinburgh Central Queen Street
943 reviews
.14 km away
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
1,386 reviews
.15 km away
The Royal Scots Club
968 reviews
.16 km away
Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh
847 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Yeni Meze Bar
728 reviews
.11 km away
Papii
649 reviews
.04 km away
Hendersons Vegan Restaurant
395 reviews
.08 km away
Chez Jules
939 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Andrew Square
94 reviews
.21 km away
The Scottish Gallery
23 reviews
.22 km away
James Clerk Maxwell Statue
19 reviews
.19 km away
The Royal Palace
10 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
theunlikely_foodie
8 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing