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House of Gods Bars, Edinburgh,
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House of Gods Bars

4.6
4.6
228 reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Looking forward to reopening on the 17th of May.
House of Gods is an acute clash of styles, broken rules and a balance of opposites. We believe beige is blasphemy and more is more. From our rooms to our cocktail bar, the hotel is built to immerse you in a world of unapologetic extravagance.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0131 230 0445

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lively

  • Edinburgh

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh

    Lively

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  1. EC

    EmmaC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great intimate bar, great feel and amazingly attentive staff. Africa made us feel comfortable and we were very well looked after. Will be back
  2. RT

    RachT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous atmosphere that will arrest all your sensory vibes. Service excellent and a stunning cocktail selection to match. Would totally recommend a visit.
  3. HV

    HollyV

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely to celebrate our anniversary there had a lovely evening
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fab experience in the hotel and bar we will be back
  5. LM

    LilyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really aesthetically pleasing ambience and drinks, sensually retro feel and music, great service!
  6. AP

    AmyP

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cocktails, great service great atmosphere. What more could you ask for!
  7. LW

    LeanneW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! Such a vibe with a great atmosphere! We stayed in one of the cabin rooms and it was just brilliant! Bed was sooo comfy! 10/10
  8. w

    williamc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Excellent little bar. We didn't have any bites to eat. So disregard the point system. Staff were very polite and professional. Great starting point or ending point when out on the town
  9. M

    Mxpol

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Service was a bit slow at times.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Just arrived in Edinburgh and grabbed some beautiful cocktails. Bartender was great - and the drinks started off the Hogmanay weekend perfectly!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    When we arrived, there were no other customers and only 2 showed up after. It should not have taken the staff 15 mins to take our order and then basically forgot about us. We wanted to get another drink but they never came back to our table. On the plus side, the drinks were above average.
  12. E

    Erin9225

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool cocktail bar! Nice atmosphere and cocktails. You should book as it’s quite small
  13. M

    Morgan

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The atmosphere and concept at Lilibet's Lounge was lovely. The staff were lovely and friendly and very tentative. Although we felt as if it took a long time for drinks to arrive after being ordered. Everything was very reasonable priced and worth every penny! Thank you for a lovely evening.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great cocktails
  15. K

    Kirsty

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We loved our time at Liliths Lounge and the drinks were really good. However you could hear the Casablanca loudly through the walls and it kind of ruined the atmosphere. We also found that the chains weren’t that comfortable. It was good and I’d recommend for the experience of the Tarot cards!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience1
    Place was cold and smelled really stinky
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff went above and beyond to cater for us, can even make drinks that aren’t on the menu
  18. ST

    StevenT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finnish.service,food,five star,well worth the money,the staff could not do enough for you,made very welcome and the service is everything they promise,huge pizza,and very prompt service,very easy to find and only about 10 mins from bus station and train station,also a short walk from main shopping area and Xmas markets,rooms and hotel overall was very clean and kept up to a high standard.
  19. a

    ayshap

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Couldn’t find our booking sat us in cold terrible seats then moved us where we were practically sharing a table with others! Waited 40 minutes before being asked for a drink? Worst birthday ever!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Booked liliths lounge for cocktails, drinks were nice enough but service was quite slow as they only had one person for all their tables to take orders and make drinks for the first hour we were there. As we booked through open table our table was supposed to be for a two hour slot but staff came over to us after only an hour and twenty minutes to let us know our time was up in less than ten minutes which left us feeling very awkward. We were allowed to stay for the full two hours after showing the staff the reservation id made but not a great experience overall. Also a couple of hours after leaving the bar I received an email receipt which wasn’t for any drinks that we had ordered either.
  21. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Quirky bar with a nice selection of cocktails. Service was very slow also there wasn’t any ingredients for their signature cocktail. We waited 20 minutes for our first drink and ended up having to go ourself to the bar. Something not expected somewhere where it’s £50 for 4 drinks. This is a great bar/hotel with a great idea. It could do so well in Edinburgh. It was such a shame the service was poor as the score would be completely different. We want this place to be great. Please sort your service
  22. LM

    LouiseM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love this bar! The cocktails are reasonably priced for a boutique bar and always taste great. Staff are friendly and the service is always great. (Haven’t had any food, only drinks)
  23. AN

    ANDREWM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I don't feel.like writing a review of House of God's. I have a train to catch
  24. JC

    JohnC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good cocktails, friendly staff, wonderful decor. Went with my wife for after dinner cocktails and had a lovely time. Intimate, good to actually talk to one another in.
  25. J

    Jack

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    The bar itself was nice and pleasant. However, the silly music choice (emo/rock metal) spoiled the ambience and I feel it did NOT match the unique aesthetic of the bar, I get that it’s on the Cowgate where there is a lot of rock/metal bars clubs, but this really was not like one of those types of bars. Since it’s novelty was the tarot cards, paranormal thing, I felt there should have been more of a gentle/fantasy style music like you’d hear in The Witcher or something a little more creepy; christ even contemporary jazz would have been better than Paramore.. The tarot cards are a fun idea, but I feel the waitress could be a bit more engaging when distributing the cards to us and make it a little more fun and quirky (all that was said was ‘pick the card you feel calls to you most..’ sell that more and make it a bit more fun! Plus we realised that not all the cards are different (we were given approx 8 cards to choose from) as my partners card was actually the same drink as our friend, just a different picture. I only put 1 star down for food as there was no choice to select if you didn’t have any food at all. No idea if they sell food. The bar really is very nice and unique and the cocktails were actually pretty good. The ambience and lack of engagement on the tarot theme was what spoiled it for us. However, if you like Emo Metal music meshed with a small classy looking bar, then this is the place for you!
  26. BS

    BrianS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful bar! Took my partner here for her birthday and we had both been stunned by how brilliant this place is. They have a whole amazing experience on how you get your cocktails and all the staff are so personable and lovely. The music and atmosphere was fantastic, we both had a brilliant time.
  27. JC

    JoshC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a short stop off here and the cocktails were to die for. Lovely staff and atmosphere
  28. CH

    CaroleH

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and service
  29. JO

    JohnO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very comfortable and intimate bar setting. Drinks were all very well made and presented. We were made to feel very welcome. We’ll be back
  30. DM

    DMlc

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing bar great cocktails will definitely be back again!!
  31. K

    Kara

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the look and atmosphere of this bar. It's boujie without being pretentious, opulent and yet still relaxed. The service was second to none. Bar staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The cocktails pack a punch, are well made and the flavour combinations are excellent. You're paying for the quality here and the quality shows. Love this place.
  32. NB

    NatashaB

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The lounge was quiet and we had planned a romantic evening before going out. The tables are very close to others and unfortunately this made our visit short and sweet. The neighbouring table we’re playing loud videos on their phone and FaceTiming. It was very distracting and we struggle to hear ourselves talk over their noise so drank up and headed back to our room to change.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The end to my friends hen party weekend in Edinburgh. Lovely ambience and the drinks were lovely and well presented. At times the service was slow and the waitress admitted when we paid (which we waited long to do) that they are quite short-staffed. Some of the seating arrangements are a bit awkward (big lamps in the middle of small tables). Overall very good and would recommend for a special occasion or chill evening.
  34. D

    Devlin

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bar tender was rude to a member waitress staff whilst we were sat at bar. Very noisy and not the kind of music you would expect for this type of venue. And staff went attentive at all.
  35. RM

    RachaelM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had booked the cocktail bar for 2100 about 2 months prior to going. Got there and the guy wasn’t expecting us then hummed and hawed about where to seat us and made us feel like we were a proper hassle rather than customers. Choice of cocktails isn’t really the best and we just felt very uncomfortable after the initial ‘greeting’ so ended up staying for 5 minutes then taking our drinks up to your room. One other thing they have two iPads mounted on the wall with all their bookings along with names and room numbers. VERY easy for anybody to see that and put drinks on your tab and just put a squiggle next to the signature as they don’t check your ID, room key or signature against anything whcih I found alarming. Could see my full name and room number very clearly anyone could have said they were me! All in all a pretty poor experience and I definitely wouldn’t recommend it.
  36. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Nice bar lovely decor and vibe. Would advise to have music playing that is a bit more suited to this, the generic top 40 playlist didn't really go. The thumping music from the bar directly next door did spoil it a bit. I guess there's not much you can do when sharing a wall
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience2
    Drinks were delicious but the service was the slowest I have ever experienced and the music was awful - Julie minogue from 2000, does not fit the venue and the service/host wasn’t on top of the floor and no water was offered
  38. C

    Catty

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning ambience and great cocktail selection. Perfect way to celebrate my birthday! Cannot recommend enough
  39. IF

    ImproperFraction

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    There is no food here (1 star was minimum I could give!). Opentable suggested this place for dinner for me and a group of friends but they do not serve food. Today OpenTable is suggesting I Dine Again at House of Gods. Service was poor, several advertised drinks were not available and staff were surly about us paying immediately for our drinks. Our booking was spread over several tables despite us requesting a table together. All in all a very disappointing experience
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard about the place, so thought I’d surprise my husband with a visit for a sample of the cocktails at the venue. Neither of us were disappointed. We are booking an overnight stay next month- can’t wait

FAQs

House of Gods Bars is rated 4.6 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for House of Gods Bars

233 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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