The Caley Picture House – J D Wetherspoon

Location:  31 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ

I’ve always been a fan of Wetherspoon and this is definitely no exception! This 1920s cinema has some of the best decor I have ever seen in a Spoons!

As far as options on a night-off  there are a few available (see below).  There’s the usual softies, energy drinks and unlimited coffee re-fills.  Pretty impressed that they have diet ginger beer! As far as low & alcohol free drinks there are three options:

Caley Picture House

This venue gets top marks for decor and medium marks for non-alcoholic drinks options!  If you’re heading to other Spoons in Edinburgh I would assume they would have the same drinks menu.

Have you been there?  What do you reckon?

Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine

So far I have only tried the Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet Sauvignon, but I can honestly say this is the most ‘wine-like’ non-alcoholic wine I have tried and it’s delicious!

Eisberg is made like normal wine and then the alcohol is removed which may be what sets it apart from the competition.

I love this quote from their website: “The result is an alcohol-free wine that is under 33 calories per 125ml glass, with all the real flavours of a wine you’ll remember.”

At around the £3 mark in most supermarkets it is also great value for money!  I’m looking forward to testing out the other types!


Let me know if you’ve tried this wine and what you think?

Moriarty’s Bar

Location:  161 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9AA

Charming little bar, we were at a function in the private room downstairs and they let you bring your own food – I digress…

“What alcohol free options are there?!” I hear you cry!

They only had Erdinger Alkoholfrei in the downstairs bar, which was a bit disappointing. I ended up drinking Fever-Tree tonic with a slice of lime which was fine.

Have you been there on a night off?  Which drinks did you enjoy?

The London Essence – Grapefruit & Rosemary Tonic Water

Found in Edinburgh at:
Southpour, Newington Road (£2)
56 North, W Crosscauseway (£2.50)

Advertised as ‘Reassuringly low in calories’ this is absolutely delicious! It has a really great flavour – a hint of grapefruit and a hit of rosemary – No need for gin!

You know this is a classy beverage because it comes in such a cute bottle and when I tried to find suppliers the list was:  Harvey Nicks, Fortnum & Mason and The Whiskey Exchange. I’m interested to try the other flavours! Let me know what you think?


Clerk’s Bar

Location:  74-78 S Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9PT

Low alcohol beer –
Tennent’s Heehaw (0.05%) £2
Erdinger Alkoholfrei (0.5%) £3.8
Soft drinks & hot drinks

Cool bar with good food. My first Hee Haw! Pretty impressed with the flavour of Heehaw.  Apparently (as it explains on the back of the bottle) hee Haw in Scots means “Very little”, e.g. “This beer contains hee haw alcohol”.

They do cocktails so would probably mix you up a mocktail (although they weren’t featured on the cocktail menu).

On the whole a very nice place with a few decent alcohol-free options.

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