Heads & Tales Gin Bar

1A, Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD, UK


With close to 100 gins available and knowledgeable staff on hand, you could easily go on your own gin tour here (or book a regular tasting). Take care though: the speakeasy feel, glinting stills and range of comfortable seating might make you lose track of time. You should definitely try the excellent house gin cocktails, but there is also a ‘traitor’ cocktail range (without gin), craft beers in cans and a few wines if gin is not your thing. But whatever you choose to drink, don’t ignore the food. The new menu of dumplings and bao buns comes from the Kyloe kitchen, hence the melty meaty items like gyukatsu beef (deep fried breaded beef) and braised brisket bao, plus decent veggie options too (that’s you, crispy miso aubergine bao). Top tip: add a side of disco fries, slathered with Japanese mayo, tonkatsu sauce (not dissimilar to Edinburgh chip sauce), flaked bonito, green onion and sesame, and party on.

About this place


Dress Code


Hours of Operation

monday Closed

tuesday Closed

wednesday Closed

thursday Closed

friday Closed

saturday 17:00-01:00

sunday 17:00-01:00


Book Now

How to get there

Get DirectionsRide With Uber
map representation for Heads & Tales Gin Bar