Housed in part of what was Edinburgh’s first Gin Palace, The Voodoo Rooms screams decadence. An array of rooms from the cosy American bar which is available for small parties through to the grand ballroom which often gets packed out for live music shows and club nights – there is something for everyone – with the long main bar open to all every day of the week.
With such an array of uses, The Voodoo Rooms has a bar stocked with drinks to cover all tastes. If you’re in the mood for a classic, try the very well-made Tommy’s Margarita to wash down a Sunday brunch of eggs benedict and a great coffee. That will set you up nicely to try the Gin Palace Blush with Beefeater 24, Aperol, blueberries, lemon and vanilla which is topped with prosecco and tastes sublime.
With food being served throughout the venue and a huge range of killer cocktails – alongside the cream of talent on show – there is always a good buzz in The Voodoo Rooms. If you want a table midweek, it’s always a safe bet to book. There are also two separate function rooms each with their own fully stocked bars for private events.
Best Bars tip: A hive of cocktail creativity which has the outlet of a vast menu but pay attention to the specials board, the team bring you their freshest creations which will delight your palate.
— Martin Duffy