D'Low at Dragonfly Cocktail Bar

  30 reviews  – 
52 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LD
Old Town

About this space

Step into D'Low, a captivating events space where versatility meets elegance in a tapestry of charm and character. With its quirky yet refined décor, this venue sets the stage for unforgettable celebrations and gatherings. Every corner tells a story waiting to unfold, inviting guests to immerse themselves in a world where every detail is tailored to perfection.

For those seeking a space to host their dream celebration, D'Low offers unparalleled flexibility. Whether you prefer the convenience of self-catering or wish to explore options with our approved suppliers, we're here to ensure your event unfolds seamlessly. From intimate soirées to grand affairs, our venue adapts to your vision, creating an atmosphere that's as unique as you are.

Step into the heart of the action as D'Low transforms into a captivating stage for live music and entertainment. With an integrated sound system and ample plug-in points for DJs or bands, our space becomes an intimate gig venue like no other. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of live music and create memories that resonate long after the last chord has faded.

But versatility is our forte. For corporate conferences and professional gatherings, D'Low seamlessly transitions into a sophisticated setting. Accommodating up to 42 guests in theater-style seating, our venue is equipped with state-of-the-art AV equipment and offers buffet or tea & coffee service on request. Every aspect of your event is meticulously curated for success.

Indulge in a world of libations crafted with care by our dedicated staff at the private bar. Whether you're toasting to new beginnings or celebrating milestones, D'Low is your sanctuary for revelry and joy. Personalize the space with decorations that reflect your unique style and vision, from elegant floral arrangements to whimsical accents. Join us at D'Low and let's make magic together, as your journey towards unforgettable moments begins here.


Prices

Monday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
For evening hire, the room costs £100 to hire, plus £100 which is returnable upon reaching a £1000 bar spend.
Daytime rates are calculated on a case by case basis.
Tuesday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
For evening hire, the room costs £100 to hire, plus £100 which is returnable upon reaching a £1000 bar spend.
Daytime rates are calculated on a case by case basis.
Wednesday
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
For evening hire, the room costs £100 to hire, plus £100 which is returnable upon reaching a £1000 bar spend.
Daytime rates are calculated on a case by case basis.
Thursday
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
For evening hire, the room costs £100 to hire, plus £100 which is returnable upon reaching a £1000 bar spend.
Daytime rates are calculated on a case by case basis.
Friday
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
For evening hire, the room costs £100 to hire, plus £100 which is returnable upon reaching a £1000 bar spend.
Daytime rates are calculated on a case by case basis.
Saturday
14:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
For evening hire, the room costs £100 to hire, plus £100 which is returnable upon reaching a £1000 bar spend.
Daytime rates are calculated on a case by case basis.
Sunday
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
For evening hire, the room costs £100 to hire, plus £100 which is returnable upon reaching a £1000 bar spend.
Daytime rates are calculated on a case by case basis.
Pricing updated by venue 10 months ago
Pricing rated as accurate by 8 verified users
Minimum booking duration: 3 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 67
Theatre
up to 42
Cabaret
up to 30
Classroom
up to 42

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Whiteboard
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Natural light
Storage space
Cocktail bar
Tea/ coffee facilities
Flatscreen TV
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Quiet space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Age policy

Guests under 18 are not allowed

Host rules

- No smoking or vaping in the building
- Over 18s only
- Only card payments can be accepted
- Outside catering is allowed in the private space

Cancellation policy: Very flexible

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Reviews and ratings

(30 reviews and ratings - )

A
Aileen L.
February 2024

The team at Dragonfly were really helpful during the organisation of my partner’s 40th birthday party. Arron got back to me really quickly with any questions, provided great suggestions re catering and decorations. The private room was the perfect size and guests commented that the location was handy and central, too. I would definitely recommend Dragonfly as a location for a small private function.

D
Dr T.
December 2023

Fabulous little venue, with extremely helpful staff and a great ambience, thank you

L
Laura C.
December 2023

Nicely furnished private function room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend for private function.

P
Phillip W.
December 2023

Excellent venue for our works Xmas party. We booked an external caterer, magician and DJ and the venue was perfect for 30 of us. Arron and his team were excellent and very accommodating - amazing service all night.


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Response rate: 98%

About Dragonfly Cocktail Bar

Dragonfly is Edinburgh's oldest cocktail bar, hiding in plain sight just up from the Grassmarket. The team pride themselves on providing guests with a truly bespoke and enjoyable visit. The atmosphere, quality of service and drinks compliment each other perfectly to create a memorable experience that'll make you want to return.

Situated in an old fire station the venue reveals itself through an inconspicuous entrance. Guests are greeted by a beautiful double height main bar space decked out with chandeliers, plants and quirky design touches. There are seats at its long bar for those who enjoy watching the action from the front row, a mezzanine overlooking the bar and a tucked away private room.

Also known as The D'Low, groups of 20-60 guests can enjoy a secluded room with it's own bar and cracking sound system, perfect for almost any occasion! Doubling up as a venue for the Edinburgh Fringe, Dragonfly also hosts a variety of parties, DJs, food pop-ups and entertainment, details of which can be found via social media.

A versatile and quirky events space, seating for 42 can be accommodated in theatre style for intimate conferences with AV equipment available. Buffet and tea/coffee service is also available upon request.

Cocktails have always been Dragonfly's specialty. Guests can enjoy carefully considered in-house creations as well as countless classic cocktails, local beers and a well balanced wine list. The team are brimming with creativity, solid grounded knowledge of classics and are well-versed in understanding guests' cravings. Memorable by all who visit, Dragonfly is right up there with the very best drinking experiences in town.


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