Moxy Edinburgh opens rooftop cocktail bar


Edinburgh’s bar scene has a new addition with the launch of Lochrin on the top floor of the Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge in Freer Gait.

The cocktail bars name gives a nod to the industrial heritage of Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area and is named after the gin distillery built by James Haig in 1780. He was one of the key players in Edinburgh’s early gin scene and founded the first purpose-built gin distillery in Scotland called Lochrin, a stone’s throw from the new bar.

43B0CBE1-88CA-41CB-B18E-0C05DF98FA2FDescribed as a “lavish, moody and opulent cocktail bar” the dark green and red hues provide a reminder of a speakeasy gentleman’s club while the terrace has views across the skyline of Edinburgh and towards the castle.

Wayne Androliakos, Regional Director of Operations for Moxy hotel operator, Hotel Co 51, said, We’ve invested heavily into creating something very different for Edinburgh. Once you step out of the lift and onto the 6thfloor, guests will be transported to an eclectic bar, where guests can imbibe in their choice of drinks whilst soaking in the incredible views across the city. With summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to launch it.”

Along with built-in cinema screens that run black and white movies and iconic Scottish films on movie nights, Lochrin will be offering a selection of small foodie tapas style plates and meat or cheese sharing boards with a collection of rare and aged Scotch whiskies, local gins, craft beers, wines and champagnes along with its cocktail list. It will also be running live events promoting local talent.




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