Bar News

Design Focus: Nauticus, Edinburgh

Mon 17th September 2018

NAUTICUS 142 Duke Street, Edinburgh EH6 8HR Once upon a time there were three guys with one big dream: to open a bar in Leith that captured the heart of what was goi

Dip your toe into The Wine Spa

Mon 17th September 2018

The Wine Spa on Broughty Ferry’s Fort Street is the town’s smallest bar, according to licensee John Black. But, according to John, who also owns the nearby Fort

WALKABOUT BOOMERANGS BACK AFTER £1M REFURBISHMENT

Mon 17th September 2018

Glasgow’s Walkabout, on Renfield Street, has reopened following a million pound refurbishment over both floors. John Paul McMillan, Deputy Manager told DRAM, “Bo

Buzzworks acquire Linlithgow site

Thu 13th September 2018

The sun rises in the east and Buzzworks Holdings is also on the rise in the east of Scotland after confirming the purchase of The Bridge Inn in Linlithgow. The redev

The Spiritualist brings new vibes to Aberdeen

Fri 31st August 2018

Signature Pubs, the group behind Copper Blossom in Edinburgh and Church on the Hill in Glasgow, has opened The Spiritualist at 67 Langstane Place in Aberdeen. Area M

New Scotts Restaurant Takes Shape

Wed 29th August 2018

Buzzworks’ Scotts bar and restaurant at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry is near to completion. The venue is Buzzworks Holdings’ eleventh addition to

Goodbye Parlour, Hello Nauticus

Wed 15th August 2018

Kyle Jamieson and Iain McPherson have taken over the Admiral Taverns tenancy at The Nauticus in Leith. Formerly known as the Parlour, the name is a nod to its histor

Star Pubs & Bars to invest over half a million on Scottish Pub exteriors

Tue 14th August 2018

Twenty Scottish Pubs in the Star Pubs & Bars are set to get revamped exteriors as part of a £550,000 investment in the estate this year. Nearly two thirds of t

A bar for all seasons

Tue 14th August 2018

In the wake of the recent heatwave, weather-themed bar The Barologist doesn’t have a rain machine unfortunately, but it does have a snow machine AND a fog machine.

New £3M restaurant for Edinburgh’s Victoria Street

Tue 14th August 2018

Work is underway on the Vittoria Group’s new £3M, 11,000 sq.ft, 270-cover restaurant on Victoria Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, in the former St John&#

Brunswick Hotel set for refurbishment following ‘seven-figure’ sale

Wed 8th August 2018

Stephen Flannery and Michael Johnson (pictured) have sold Glasgow’s Brunswick Hotel to Alam Investments, former owners of The Clifton Hotel in Glasgow’s

St Andrews Brewing Co. exceeds crowdfunding target

Thu 26th July 2018

Fife brewery St Andrews Brewing Co. has exceeded its crowdfunding target of £400k – and is continuing to accept investment to increase beer production to meet

Best Bar None Scotland to deliver and promote 125ml measure campaign

Tue 3rd July 2018

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP) and Best Bar None Scotland are working together to raise the awareness and promotion of 125ml wine measures in pubs.

Stonehaven Beer Festival Charity Boost

Mon 2nd July 2018

This year’s Stonehaven Beer Festival (28th – 30th June) raised £29,200 for charity – taking the total raised since it began in 2009 as The Stoneh

Running out of Gas – The Carbon Dioxide Shortage

Tue 26th June 2018

Bars across Scotland are running out of gas! The Carbon Dioxide shortage facing the UK and Europe is taking its toll on the bar industry, with Heineken and Coca-Cola