Elgin’s love of cocktails is at an all time high, and there are now more cocktail bars in Elgin than ever catering for the cocktail crowd. Here’s our run down of the best places in Elgin to get decent cocktails.
Tucked away on Lossie Wynd the unassuming exterior belies the speakeasy style cocktail bar inside which opened in March ’22. A small, comfortable bar serving a selection of signature serves, classics and some more outlandish creations, this joint is firmly making its mark on the Elgin cocktail scene. A decent gin, whisky & bourbon selection on offer with a couple of local craft beers on tap. Creativity on show, solid cocktails and drinks are often accessorised! It’s a small space with limited hours so booking is definitely advised. Open Thursday – Sunday.
The bar at Orrin provides a warm and inviting spot to sit and watch the world go by with classy drinks and top notch snacks whether you are eating a meal there or not. A short list of elegant cocktails is offered, augmented by a good wine selection. Service is calm and professional and helps to create a more refined, relaxed experience. Open Thursday – Sunday.
IV30 at The Laichmoray Hotel offers crowd pleasing cocktails and a large gin & tonic menu in the hotel’s dedicated cocktail bar with its own entrance at the foot of Moss Street. The bar has a subterranean feel and a nice comfortable vibe – ideal for a catch up and a few fruity drinks. Open Friday & Saturday only.
The Drouthy Cobbler
Elgin’s original cocktail bar, The Drouthy Cobbler is a laid back ‘tavern’ set just off the east end of the High Street. Their cocktail list is classic in style with a few twists. Drinks can be enjoyed with some good quality small plates from the kitchen in the contemporary bar or outdoors in the lane or garden – when the weather allows. Open 7 days from 12pm.
Cocktails, mocktails and champagne are on the go in Mezzo at The Mansefield Hotel on Friday and Saturday evenings. A mostly classic offering with some flourishes which will please any girls night out. Mezzo offers a full bar including a large whisky selection and has a outside terrace available for al fresco cocktails.