Hoot The Redeemer
Photography by diffordsguide.com
Words by Simon Difford on 08-May-2017
7 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2DL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)131 220 0310
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm–1am, Sat-Sun 3pm–1am
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: Middling
Food: No food
At the foot of the entrance stairs, a speakeasy-style disguised door leads into this subterranean bar themed around a 1950s New Orleans funfair. And as the story on the bar's website says, "There's a Tarot reader ahead of you, a claw crane machine on your left, and an ice-cream parlour on your right with a happy ice-cream pot on the sign."
The "happy ice-cream" is suitably alcoholic and sums up this fun bar that doesn't take itself too seriously but turns out some tasty cocktails such as "Papa Don't Peach" with bourbon, Aperol, peach syrup, lime and Angostura bitters, topped with ginger beer.