Situated just off Princes Street, this grandly iconic bar/party space and live venue is part 1930s speakeasy, and part artsy-Edinburgh bistro. It comes extravagantly dressed up with glossy fittings in the confines of an imposing, historic building – check out the glittering moulded ceilings, the ornate arched windows, the black leather booths and the edgy, dark gothic glamour of it all. Cocktails involve an array of interesting ingredients including pine smoke, poached rhubarb reduction and paprika. You can also mix your own favourites at the table – simply buy a bottle of spirits and the team will provide everything you need. As for the food, think international brasserie hits, with honours going to the 8oz Voodoo burger with Swiss cheese and hand-cut fries, Cajun salmon fillet with prawn bisque and spring onion mash, and the chocolate brownie with toffee sauce.