First Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend Just Got Bigger!


The Capital’s cocktail enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that more bars and pop-up spaces have been revealed for the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend, 6th – 8th October, with new bars including Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Brewhemia, WestRoom, The Villager and Usquabae Bar.

New additions take the total number of bars taking part across the city to over 50, with each designing a brand new signature cocktail, which ECW wristband holders can enjoy exclusively for just £4. Each cocktail has been developed in partnership with brand ambassadors and the city’s top mixologists to guarantee they are shaken, stirred and strained to perfection.

Organiser Gary Anderson said… ‘Since announcing Edinburgh Cocktail weekend last month we have been blown away by the excitement around the event. We knew it would be popular – who doesn’t enjoy cocktails?! – but the response has been really amazing, so we decided to add another five bars. It’s going to be Scotland’s biggest ever cocktail celebration!’

Organisers have also revealed their first pop-up space as the SKYbar on the top floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, which will open during the event exclusively for ECW wristband wearers, who can relax with SKYbar’s signature cocktail while taking in spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and the city’s skyline – the perfect selfie opportunity!

As well as enjoying £4 cocktails and entry to exclusive pop-up spaces, wristband holders also have the chance to attend free masterclasses & tastings at the likes of The Refinery, the Scottish Malt Whisky Society, Malmaison, Epicurean and many more, plus free entry to top late night venues and additional perks around the city. Other participating bars include Tigerlily, The Printing Press, Harvey Nichols, Copper Blossom, The Raeburn, Badger & Co and Juniper.

A full list of signature cocktails will be announced four weeks before the event along with masterclass registration opening. Priority registration is given to those who have already bought a wristband, so advance purchase of wristbands is recommended by organisers.

£6 wristbands are now on sale at and can then be collected from the Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend Hub during the event. Then it’s time sip, sample and socialise your way around the city! #ECW17

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