As you walk through an arched doorway of this bespoke bar, you are transported into another world: a world full of imagination, wonder and, nonetheless, alcohol. It’s like you found one of those places that has the power to teleport you to another dimension. The Cocktail Geeks have literally done that by transforming their bar into a Star Wars-themed Cantina. From May 1, and for the remainder of the Summer until sometime in September, you can sip a themed out-of-this-world cocktail at the Edinburgh Arches.
The Cocktail Geeks is an ever-changing entertainment-themed bar that switches up every few months. It is also a privately owned establishment, so visitors can drink thoughtfully crafted cocktails while supporting a small local business. Their website states, “We are a small independent team using our passion for all things geeky to create unique and immersive drinking experiences inspired by some of our favourite works of entertainment.”
So, for now, you can head down to The Cocktail Geeks to enjoy some boozy concoctions, such as the Red Kyber, Tatooine Sunset or The Chosen One, while immersing yourself into the world of a galaxy far, far away, and meeting some of the characters in the flesh.
And from mid-September, visitors will be transported to the dystopian land of The Last of Us, where the infected world will come to life, and we’re sure Pedro Pascal will make an appearance. Earlier themes consisted of Game of Thrones, The Witcher, Alice in Wonderland, and more. The team has really put the imagination to work and the results turned out spectacularly!
For those who cannot get enough of Star Wars and fancy a trip further afield, The Fans Strike Back: A Star Wars Fan Exhibition is also worth a visit in London. You will witness hundreds of official collectable items from the movies collected by the fans themselves, being displayed for all the remaining fans to see. With plenty of photo ops and a VR experience available, Star Wars lovers are expected to have the time of their lives.