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If you like to do your socialising in a seriously A new addition to Edinburgh’s increasingly sophisticated setting then readers of The List popular George Street bar scene, the Opal suggest you set-off for the Opal Lounge in Lounge is an ultra-stylish hangout poplar with Edinburgh. ' the city’s beautiful people. A stunningly designed combination of basement bar and Style conscious single malt, Glenfiddich, asked restaurant, it features three distinct "drinks", The List readers to nominate their favourite bars areas plus a sunken lounge space used for more in Edinburgh or Glasgow in three categories : formal dining. The overall feel is slightly oriental . Cool Bar Staff with sultry lighting, lots of wood, low-level tables and chocolate upholstery. EffiCient, professmnal 0 Most attractive clientele staff ensure your drink is mixed to perfection and

behind the bar you’ll find a great premium spirit

0 Most st lish surroundin s. y l 9 selection including a few fine single malts.

Hundreds of readers put fingers to keyboards to email their responses and this is the final review in our series of features on the bars that you think are the places to see and be seen.

Opal Lounge general manager David Hall took time-out to explain what makes his bar special

List readers view the Opal Lounge

Glenfiddich Style Bar with the most stylish exceptiona'ly Sty'iSh- HOW did You deCide surroundings . . _ on its look?

1) Opal Lounge’ Edmburgh “Opal Lounge was designed by Malcolm Fraser

2) Beluga - Edinburgh Architects but its inspiration was an eclectic mix of style and functionality. Before beginning to draft the plans we visited a lot of style bars in London and drew inspiration from these. Of critical importance though, was that the design would suit the way we wanted the venue to work. The Opal Lounge looks very different at different points in the day - it changes from a cafe/bar to

3) Saint Judes - Glasgow

31p 3232:2332: tree t bar/restaurant to bar/club and we can create an Edinburgh atmosphere to match by altering the lighting,

music and manipulating the furnishings.”

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