What you'll do
Hello and welcome to the city of secrets! On this unique cocktail safari, we'll venture through Edinburgh's hidden streets and visit 4 sensational secret bars. The exploration will be an adventure on its own as these places are well hidden, often guarded with passwords. The decor will change from fortune teller cinema seats to 1950s New Orleans funfair and way more... ▉ We will enjoy high-quality drinks, experiment with taste, textures, and flavours. Soft drinks, local craft beers and wine by the glass are also part of the repertoire if you feel like skipping a cocktail. Please note, that on the menus you won't find anything you recognize, these drinks are carefully crafted liquor creations by some of the world's best cocktail curators. Dreams do come true ;) Prepare to be entertained by the creative themes and atmosphere of these gems. I am talking about boozy ice cream machines for example and playlists selected by local DJs that suit perfectly for the occasion. We are going to go behind the scenes of one of the world's most inspiring bar industry. You'll walk away with my independently curated guide map, with 100+ recommendations. This will be your good companion on further adventures in town! ▉ All my experiences are LGBTQ friendly. Capacity is maximum 6, so be quick as this one seems to be popular. Looking forward, David
Hello and welcome to the best city in the world! I have founded Edinburgh's independent guide project - Alternative Edinburgh - a name derived from my multi-stop approach to city exploration. I am glad to say that running boutique experiences are my full-time commitment and passion. The goal is to cover it all when it comes to the hidden gems, history & stories, food, music, art and of course shopping for unique finds. My experiences are designed to give you real insider access to Edinburgh's vibrant local lifestyle, culture & rich history, carefully crafted, fun and social away from the busy tourist hot spots ;) Let's explore! Best, David ▉ Superhost 2018, 2019 ▉ For private groups, corporate events or special requests please drop a message. ▉ Find out more about me and my other experiences at: alteredin.com IG@alteredinburgh
Alternative guide map to Edinburgh - tailored for the curious explorer, curated by me.
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Where you'll be
The locations are best kept in secret, right? Our explorations will be located in Edinburgh's New Town and perhaps end up in somewhere to dance or enjoy some great local live music in Old Town.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Walking distance is about an easy mile. Bar snacks will be provided :) All bars accept credit card. Drinks are not included. Please plan with £9/cocktail, £4/wine/beer. Mocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Yes, this will be a lot of fun!
The Secret Cocktail Bars of Edinburgh