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Christmas Fizz and Festive Hotspots

Dust off the party dress, look out the heels and pop on a bit of sparkle, the festive season is here! 

With that however comes the question, where to go? Somewhere fancy? Cheap and cheerful? A bar, a restaurant, a place to dance?

Don’t panic here are some top tips for places to go this December, all you need to do is get booking!

Bar Hütte

Located in the fashionable St James Quarter this après ski-style village is certainly something different.

Inspired by après ski bars, step into a winter wonderland for a festive and fun experience where you can even enjoy your own private snug ski hütte.

A perfect place for work drinks, catch-up with friends or even a romantic date, enjoy oven-baked pizza, cocktails, and karaoke! Its location near to Waverley make it ideal.


With another nod to all things skiing head over to Edinburgh institution Tonic on North Castle Street who have installed their festive alpine look again this year.

A cosy spot ideal for pre-dinner drinks, award-winning cocktails, or end of the night fun with top DJs. 

The Devil’s Advocate

Another perfect spot near to Waverley, this cosy and atmospheric bar and restaurant is hidden away in historic Advocates Close. 

A former Victorian pump house it boasts a mezzanine dining area with a seasonal menu, and nearly 300 whiskies!

The Herringbone

A North Berwick gem, this stylish bar and restaurant complete with twinkly lights and contemporary décor is a top spot for a celebration.

Enjoy local craft beers and delicious cocktails alongside the best in seasonal and regional dishes. If you fancy, you can always check out their Edinburgh location as well in Goldenacre.

The Crown and Kitchen

Another popular East Lothian bar and restaurant, this family-owned gastropub in East Linton boasts open fireplaces, a fantastic wine list and superb food including a delicious sounding Christmas menu.

It also has five double bedrooms and three self-catering Riverside cottages if you want to really make a night of it.

Have a safe and happy Christmas!

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