Cosy cocktail domes are coming to Edinburgh for the first time this autumn

Enjoy wonderful Edinburgh views without feeling the cold in one of these cosy cocktail domes, which will pop up on the rooftop of The Glasshouse Hotel in October.

Published 8th Aug 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

As part of this year's Edinburgh Cocktail Week, which runs from 14-20 October 2019, the city’s first ever cocktail domes will be located on the two-acre rooftop of The Glasshouse Hotel.

What are the cocktail domes?

The fully transparent domes will offer exclusive access to take-in the panoramic views of Edinburgh’s iconic skyline, while sipping on a signature cocktail, available during the week-long event.

What to expect in the dome

Each dome will comfortably seat eight festival-goers and be styled with sofas, blankets, rugs and fairy lights to create a cosy setting whatever the weather.

Table service will be on offer for all dome bookings, so sampling a £4 cocktail couldn’t be easier.

Six domes will be available for two-hour bookings at £25 per dome and an additional two domes will always be available for walk-in wristband holders during the Edinburgh Cocktail Week.

Cocktails available

Cocktail domes Edinburgh
Picture: The Glasshouse

No matter what your tipple, there will be a cocktail for all at this year's bigger and better Cocktail Week.

From Belsazar Vermouth, Casamigos Tequila, Ketel One Vodka and Tanqueray gin-based cocktails to a Johnnie Walker whisky-based drink - there will be a cocktail to suit everyone.

The Glasshouse Hotels’ bespoke Edinburgh Cocktail Week recipe is created by the artistic bar team to reflect the unique and creative everyday menu at the hotel.

Entry to The Glasshouse’s Rooftop Garden is free with an ECW wristband, and visitors are also welcome to experience the garden itself- one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems - where a pop-up Johnnie Walker bar will also be available all summer long, serving a range of whisky cocktails.

What else is happening during the Cocktail Week?

As well as the bringing the magical domes to the capital, Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s Cocktail Village returns to the city’s Festival Square for another year, offering a new enchanted Cocktail Forest themed extension, 19 pop-up bars, live music and a cosy outdoor seating area.

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Cocktail enthusiasts can look forward to enjoying £4 signature drinks at 70 of Edinburgh’s finest cocktails bars with their special Cocktail Week wristbands.

Wristband prices

ECW wristbands are on sale now and can be purchased on the Edinburgh Cocktail Week website.

Weekday Wristband £6 (Valid five days, Mon-Fri), Weekend Wristband £8 (Valid two days, Sat & Sun), Week-Long Wristband £13.50 (Valid for seven days).

Book a Dome at The Glasshouse £25 for two hours. Reservations open on 3rd September 2019.

If you want to extend your time at the hotel, nightly rates at The Glasshouse start from £200 per night.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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