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The Vaults, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ

Please note the changes to The Vaults opening hours through December/January.

Christmas opening hours

Monday 24th December - 11:30am-5pm. (last orders at the bar 4pm)

Tuesday 25th December - CLOSED.

Wednesday 26th December - CLOSED

Thursday 27th December (return to normal) 11:30am-midnight

New Year opening hours

Saturday 31st December - 11:30am-4pm (ticketed entry only in the evening, last order at the bar 3:30pm)

Sunday 1st January - CLOSED

Monday 2nd January - CLOSED

Tuesday 3rd January (return to normal opening hours) - 11:30am-midnight

**The Vaults will also be open every Monday throughout December, please see in venue for details

***Please note that The Vaults will be closing early on Sunday 13th January (times to follow)

Our very first home, The Vaults are located in the historic Leith area of Edinburgh. Dating back to the 18th Century, the building is one of Scotland’s oldest commercial premises, originally used as a wine warehouse. For many members, The Vaults, with its leather sofas, roaring fires and friendly ambience, remains the heart and soul of the Society.

Planning a celebration? Non-members and members alike can book a private room for a special meal and whisky tasting.

87 Giles Street
EdinburghEH6 6BZ
0131 554 3451

General Opening Hours

Normal Opening Hours Members' Room

The VaultsMonday: CLOSEDTuesday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pmWednesday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pmThursday: 11:30 am - 12:00 amFriday: 11:30 am - 12:00 amSaturday: 11:30 am - 12:00 amSunday: 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
87 Giles Street
EdinburghEH6 6BZ
0131 554 3451

Bar Menu

The VaultsMonday: CLOSEDTuesday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pmWednesday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pmFriday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pmSaturday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pmSunday: 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
87 Giles Street
EdinburghEH6 6BZ
0131 554 3451
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Private Events at the Vaults

The Cask Room celebrates the history and continued role of The Vaults building. Once a storage room for fine casks of wine and spirits, it now welcomes up to 32 guests who can admire the rare collection of cask samples and whisky artefacts as they indulge in this discreet space.

The Tasting Room continues to host the Society's secret Tasting Panel sessions, which approve only the highest quality whiskies for Society Members. The antique mahogany table and chairs cater for up to 14 guests within an authentically Scottish atmosphere, complimented by the original ‘uisge cupboard’ of the 17th century proprietor, Mr J.G. Thomson.

If you’d like to book a private festive tasting or event with us this winter, ask us at the bar or email us at More about private events at


Food offers at the Vaults

Seasonal Menu - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only

  Two courses £13, Three courses £16

 September - Burger and a beer promotion: £14.00

Classic bacon & cheese burger
Venison burger
Southern fried chicken burger


EVENTS AT The Vaults

  1. Friday 21 December 2018 Twas the dram before Christmas... The Vaults Edinburgh Only 1 Left View »
  2. Thursday 10 January 2019 VAULTS: It was a fine year for whisky wasn't it? The Vaults Edinburgh 28 Left View »
  3. Thursday 17 January 2019 VAULTS: Whisky Retox The Vaults Edinburgh Only 7 Left View »