This spooky bar in Edinburgh is the perfect spot for some scary good drinks, food and an eclectic show experience that will send shivers down your spine. Found in a 16th century church in the heart of the Old Town, this frightening restaurant and bar will leave you screaming for more with the horror-themed decorations, vats of mysterious bubbling liquids, thrilling monster shows, flashing lights and black and white Frankenstein movies eerily playing in the background.
Open seven days a week from midday until late; you can get your freak on at this gothic pub with other-worldly cocktails or something from this realm with the Scottish-American menu. Jive along to some chilling tunes, see creepy live acts, get the bones moving at the party nights and don’t lose your head with the quiz nights.
Everything on the menu is cooked to order and won’t be brought back to life. Munch on some pub grub to set the mood before sipping on a blood-curdling signature cocktail. Start with the classic, the Dr. Frankenstein: Midori melon, blue curacao and wild berry vodka, shaken and then topped with orange and pineapple juice, or, set your eyes on The Bride made with Midori and Amaretto, topped with cranberry and orange juice. Gorge on appetizers of mozzarella sticks, fish tacos, colossal onion rings or Southern fried chicken.
Leave space for the Cajun salmon and lime fish cakes, burgers or the traditional fish & chips. There are a few ‘on a roll’ options including a meatball sub or Philly cheese steak with onions and peppers. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, finish with a New York cheesecake or the gluten-free pecan tart. Frankenstein also serves up a reasonably priced buffet where you can pick five or eight finger foods off the menu to graze upon. The kiddies are welcome to join until 8pm and feast off the Little Monsters menu while having fun with the colouring sheets and crayons.
Frankenstein has a traditional German beer cellar, The Bier Keller. Enjoy one of the three draughts on offer in Steins, a bottled beer or a variety of beer cocktails, schnapps and German foods such as bratwurst, schnitzel and apple strudel while listening to live music and watching sports on the big screen. It’s also a popular spot during the Edinburgh Fringe festival, providing comedy and cabaret shows every day in the Bier Keller. Be sure to try one of the hair-raising cocktails as all are under a fiver from Sunday to Wednesday.