Gaydar - bar news


An update on Edinburgh hostelries, new and revamped.

The garish but loveable Cuban-themed decor of Habana has been replaced, with a bright style bar interior of cream walls and chunky dark wood furniture. Gone is the elaborate metalwork staircase and balcony, to be replaced by new steps with a toughened glass banister - scarily, it almost looks as if it isn’t there.

The Blue Moon Café in Edinburgh has added a new bar in the basement (pictured). Called Deep Blue, it uses fibre optic lights to set an intimate mood and cast a marine glow over the cosy tables and banquettes.

Completing the triumvirate is Destination 2. The rollicking success of the cabaret and drag original on Leith Walk, Destination, means that Sugo, the bar next door, is to be subsumed, and will return as a place for gay-friendly food, drink and chat.

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