Cosy rooftop tipi bar opens in Edinburgh

Enjoy a cosy drink in the capital at the latest Christmas pop-up - Thor's Tipi Bar.

Published 19th Nov 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Located on Waverley Mall’s rooftop event space, Thor's tipi bar offers a place to enjoy a drink while out shopping, visiting Edinburgh's festive attractions or after work.

Asset Manager of Waverley Mall, David Waterworth said: "We are extremely pleased to work together with Thor's tipi bar as a fantastic addition to this year's festivities.

"The location is right in the heart of the city centre with such fantastic travel links for visitors and locals of Edinburgh.

"This brand new pop up from Thor's tipi bar will continue to provide a very current and relevant offering to our customers throughout the festive period and is perfect for our overall vision we are striving to achieve for our rooftop area here at Waverley Mall."

Made up of two canvas tipis festooned with fairy lights, the bar will have wooden tables and benches, cosy furs and a fire pit to keep out the cold.

The drinks menu has hot and cold cocktails with a festive twist, world beers and local ales.

An extensive wine list, soft drinks and a non-alcoholic selection can also be discovered whilst festive favourites such as mulled wine and hot chocolate will ensure there is something keep everyone warm.

Maria Farrugia, Co-Founder of Thor’s is delighted to be coming to Edinburgh, saying: “We have always admired the Christmas offering in Edinburgh and are thrilled that we can now be part of it.

"We have welcomed thousands of people across the country over the last four years to enjoy the unique festive atmosphere that we pride ourselves on and we hope the people of Edinburgh will enjoy the experience as well.

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"Our roaring fire, ambient lighting and friendly staff create a delightful space to get you in the festive mood. Families, friends and even dogs are welcome in our tipi. Step inside and experience Christmas in a cup! "

Jacquelyn Stewart, Centre Manager for Waverley Mall said: “We are delighted to welcome the arrival of renowned Thor's tipi bar here at Waverley Mall's iconic rooftop over the festive period.

"It will be the perfect addition to our rooftop space right in the heart of the festivities in our beautiful city."

Thor's tipi bar will be open from 10:00am until 10.00pm daily from 19 November to 4 January 2019 (closed Christmas Day and at 6pm for Hogmany).

For further details email, call 01904 373025 or visit the website.

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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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