REVIEW – Sky Bar at The Point Hotel, Edinburgh

View from outside area at Skybar

Views to die for

Updated 2012 – The Sky Bar is now open on the first Thursday of every month. More details and dates here.

Thursday 24th February 2011 is the date you should mark in your diary to try out the exciting new Sky Bar at The Point Hotel, Edinburgh.

From 6pm until midnight, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of Edinburgh Castle through the floor to ceiling windows on the penthouse floor.

The Sky Bar will subsequently be held on the last Thursday of every month throughout the year and has a capacity of 90 people.   Having visited the new bar this evening, we think it’s going to be hard to ever leave the stunning space and views behind.

The drinks menu contains some wonderful cocktails such as the classic cosmopolitan (£6.50) to house cocktails such as ‘Flying High in the Friendly Sky’ (£7.00).  There is also a selection of premiums spirits, beers and wine  on offer.  Prices are in line with other stylish central Edinburgh bars – though they can’t boast such a stunning view.

Aimed at corporate customers and city dwellers, the Sky Bar provides live jazz music which doesn’t dominate over conversation.  This evening’s music was provided by The Midas Touch and proved to be popular with the guests.  The Sky Bar has been styled by Danish furniture and design store BoConcept Glasgow and features some of their stunning  low slung Mezzo sofas, tables and iconic Imola chairs

We spoke with the Point Hotel’s General Manager Ronald Little this evening and he said:  “I am pleased to be part of this exciting new Sky Bar.  The view is completely unique and is sure to have people return monthly to enjoy the whole experience”.  We couldn’t agree more.

The Sky Bar is also available for private functions.  You can find the Point Hotel on Facebook and Twitter.

Opening hours:  last Thursday of every month throughout 2011, 6pm – midnight.

24th February, 31st March, 28th April, 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th September, 27th October, 24th November, 29th December (TBC).

Suitable for disabled? Yes, access to the Sky Bar is via a lift on the ground floor of the hotel.

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