Catching up with friends is always a good excuse to let your hair down and have a great night out. You might be tempted to go out to your regular haunts but that shouldn’t stop you from trying out new places once in a while. There are a great selection of themed bars in Edinburgh and Glasgow that will be sure to give you the perfect night out, from Panda & Sons to Bowlarama.
Whatever the occasion whether that may be a stag do or a birthday party, Frankenstein Bar in Edinburgh will certainly not disappoint! Situated in the very heart of the city’s Old Town, this unique themed venue has three floors and offers a great selection of food and drink to choose from, as well as serving a wide range of German and continental beer. At night, see the venue transform into a great party atmosphere while you take to the dancefloor and boogie the night away!
Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
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From the outside it may look like your typical barber shop but don’t let that fool you! Head downstairs and push open the secret bookcase door revealing a 1920’s speak-easy style bar which resonates the Prohibition era with its unique furnishings and witty charm. From specially designed cocktails to crafts beers, the friendly staff will be there to give you a helping hand on what drink to choose from based on your favourite tipple.
The Pop Up Geeks, Edinburgh
Have a themed cocktail experience like no other! From Stranger Things to Harry Potter, there truly is something for every TV and film fanatic out there. Enjoy a selection of different cocktails with the bar previously creating a Game of Thrones night which included a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience.
Baltic Ice Bar, Glasgow
What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold! Wrap up warm and chill out in sub-zero temperatures in Glasgow’s only ice bar! You will be truly spoiled for choice with the amount of drinks that are on offer and, not only that, even the drinks are served in a glass entirely out of ice. How cool is that?
Lebowski’s, Edinburgh and Glasgow
If it’s good food and drink that you are looking for then you have come to the right place! Situated both in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Lebowski’s have mastered the true art when it comes to cocktail making. Why not try their classic White Russian cocktail? A mix of Kahlua, vodka and dairy. Burger lovers are certainly in for a treat too, with the bar specialising in a whole variety including The Big Lebowski.
Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn, Glasgow
Say aloha to the Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn, situated in the city centre of Glasgow. Feel a sense of paradise as you sit back and relax in the bar’s peacock chairs while sipping away on delicious fruity cocktails.
Hoot the Redeemer, Edinburgh
If you love Panda & Sons, why not visit its sister bar, Hoot the Redeemer. Step back in time to the 1950’s in this New Orleans vintage funfair bar! Be greeted by a fortune teller machine, and as you venture throughout the bar you will find various arcade games, a slushy machine and an ice cream vendor, helping to encapsulate everyone’s childhood fantasy, but just adding some booze to the mix! Soak up the bar’s cool and quirky atmosphere and let the good times roll, sampling some of the best cocktails and beers from its extensive drinks menu.
If you’re looking for a trendy themed bar in Glasgow, look no further than Walkabout! Get a taste of Australia as you enjoy the finest Aussie craft beers and wines while sampling some of its best culinary delights that it has to offer. Fan of sports? The Walkabout has got your back with big plasma screens showing the biggest matches, so you don’t miss out on all the action!
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
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Make sure to keep your wits about you as you enter Scotland’s most haunted pub. The bar is spread over an underground vault, with a pool table and free cinema nights – a great place to catch up with friends!
Let the good times bowl at Bowlarama, Scotland’s first ever late-night bowling alley! Put your game face on and compete with family and friends to see which team strikes lucky at the end! Feeling peckish after using up all of that competitive spirit? Tuck into some delicious mouth-watering foods including mac and cheese balls, BBQ wings with hot sauce, and blue cheese and popcorn shrimp. If you’re partial to a cocktail or two, why not try The Miami Vice which includes half strawberry daiquiri and half Pina Colada. Simply delightful!
We hope that we have provided you with a good selection of some of Edinburgh and Glasgow’s hottest themed bars for you to try out. Still looking for some more inspiration? Why not take a look at some of the top whisky bars in Edinburgh and Glasgow?