Entire Venue at Dragonfly Cocktail Bar

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

About this space

Prepare to be whisked away on a journey through time and taste at Dragonfly – Edinburgh's best-kept secret nestled just a stone's throw from the bustling Grassmarket. Steeped in history and charm, Dragonfly isn't just a cocktail bar; it's an experience waiting to unfold.


As you cross the threshold, prepare to be captivated by the enchanting sight that greets you – a magnificent main bar adorned with glittering chandeliers, verdant foliage, and whimsical design accents. Here, every corner tells a story, beckoning you to immerse yourself in its spellbinding ambiance.

Take your place at the long, inviting bar, where skilled mixologists work their magic before your eyes, or ascend to the mezzanine for a bird's-eye view of the action below. For those seeking a more intimate setting, venture into the clandestine enclave known as The D'Low – a hidden gem offering exclusivity and allure in equal measure. With its own bar, state-of-the-art sound system, and AV equipment available upon request, The D'Low sets the stage for unforgettable gatherings and celebrations.

Dragonfly is a cultural hub pulsating with energy and excitement. From hosting Edinburgh Fringe events to showcasing a diverse array of parties, DJs, and food pop-ups, there's always something new to discover within its walls.

And let's not forget the pièce de résistance – our cocktails. Crafted with precision and passion, our in-house creations are a testament to our commitment to excellence. From timeless classics to innovative concoctions, each sip is a revelation, tantalizing the taste buds and leaving an indelible mark on the memory.

With a capacity to accommodate up to 187 guests across its main bar floor, mezzanine, and The D'Low, Dragonfly is more than just a venue – it's an institution. Join us on a journey of discovery and delight, where every visit is a celebration of the senses and an invitation to return time and time again.


Prices

Monday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Full venue hire is considered on a case by case basis due to availability, date and duration.
Tuesday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Full venue hire is considered on a case by case basis due to availability, date and duration.
Wednesday
16:00 – 1:00
from £2000 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £2000 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Full venue hire is considered on a case by case basis due to availability, date and duration.
Thursday
16:00 – 1:00
from £2000 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £2000 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Full venue hire is considered on a case by case basis due to availability, date and duration.
Friday
16:00 – 1:00
from £5000 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £5000 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Full venue hire is considered on a case by case basis due to availability, date and duration.
Saturday
14:00 – 1:00
from £5000 hire fee per day
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £5000 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Full venue hire is considered on a case by case basis due to availability, date and duration.
Sunday
16:00 – 1:00
from £2000 hire fee per day
Per day
16:00 – 1:00
from £2000 hire fee per day
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Full venue hire is considered on a case by case basis due to availability, date and duration.
Pricing updated by venue 10 months ago
Minimum booking duration: 2 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 187
Dining
up to 86
Theatre
up to 42
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
Kitchen facilities
Tea/ coffee facilities
Catering options available
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
Disabled access toilets
Ground level

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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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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