Not the place for a rowdy evening, but ideal for an intimate conversation or discreet rendezvous
The newest bar on the Edinburgh scene, Deep Blue is hidden beneath the Blue Moon Café on Broughton Street. Lacking decoration and lit by a soft blue light and candles, this small space is transformed into a sophisticated and fashionable bar. The staff are attentive and friendly: if the drinks are relatively expensive, they do serve a refreshing and palatable house wine. There are two areas: the standing-only bar and a bijou adjoining room with tables. Soft music plays through discreet speakers and the plain white walls generate an atmosphere of peace and calm. This is not the place for a rowdy evening, but it's ideal for an intimate conversation or discreet rendezvous. Although Deep Blue has not been open for long enough to have a clear identity, it is certainly catering to a confident, wealthy market: it's austere, scrupulously clean and slightly anonymous. It looks set to become a popular location for the discerning drinker seeking a quiet alternative to The Street.
1 Barony Street, Edinburgh.