If you are looking for a relaxing venue with great food and even more amazing cocktails, look no further than Foundry 39. Located in the heart of the city on Queennsferry Street, Foundry 39 is brought by the team behind Foundry Project.
Foundry 39 are now hosting a range of the most talked about local Edinburgh artists every Friday, with hot soul and Motown bands such as Emily & The Fedoras. while local up and coming funk group and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, James Brown Is Annie.
Every Friday you can join their #Funkitback sessions of soul, jazz and funk music. You can just sit back in the urban bar, and sip on specialist craft cocktails, homemade infusions, as well as a selection of craft beers, as you enjoy the intimate live performance and a contemporary menu of enticing signature dishes.
When we walked in, the venue was already busy and we were quickly shown to a very private table in the back. Having already tried their cocktails (see our review of the launch night here), I was super excited to try more.
To start we were recommended their signature cocktail Purple Rain – Lavender-infused Bombay Dry Gin, violet droplets, blueberries, lemon juice, honey.
It wasn’t long before the band started playing, so I kicked back, relaxed, and started to forget about long week that I had!
Live music is always a good addition to any meal, and after a couple of cocktails I started getting quite hungry. Having previously tried samples of their pizzas I was crawing a full one. I went for Jerk Chicken – blackened jerk chicken, garlic butter base, marinated buffalo mozzarella, sweet peppers, red onion, caramelised pineapple. My pizza was surprisingly very light and crispy and as a side dish I ordered some sweet potato fries, which I absolutely loved!
Andy is a burger lover, so he opted for Black & Gold Burger – 6oz dry aged beef patty, black pudding, double cheese, American mustard mayonnaise, sliced beef tomato.
I could not be at Foundry39 and not snap a few pics of their beautiful industrial interior. I love the dark wood bar, brushed metalwork panels and the urban feel of the place.
Chocolate leather booths are perfect for group gatherings and leather high chairs suit more intimate catch ups.
I have to admit that I really admire the skills of the bartenders at Foundry 39. Having worked in a few of the most well known bars in Edinburgh, I always appreciate how hard a job it is. My second cocktail was Maple’s Smoked Old Fashioned 7.95 Bulleit Bourbon, maple syrup, bacon bitters, pecan-smoked. I was just standing in front of the bar, like a kid waiting for a candy, staring at my cocktail being smoked.
Maple’s Smoked Old Fashioned – Bulleit Bourbon, maple syrup, bacon bitters, pecan-smoked
If you looking for something different, the Foundry 39 is the place to visit. Not just only for great cocktails muddled by some of the city’s best mixologist you will also find on their varied menu some familiar favourites like Maple-Glazed Bacon Burger, Mozzarella & Tomato pizza, Smoked salmon salads or some tasty sharing options.
Reserve your Friday night for great food, live music, and over indulgence!
39a Queensferry Street,
Telephone: 0131 510 6766