Having opened in the centre of town only a couple of years ago, The Adamson bar and restaurant has rapidly become one of St Andrews’ most frequented fine-dining establishments. The bar is open throughout the day for those who just want to come for drinks and offers an extensive selection of excellent cocktails at affordable prices. The bar’s signature drink is the Smokey Old Fashioned, an overlooked 19th century cocktail, the presentation of which is worth the money in itself. Seating is often limited during the busiest hours, as the bar is situated within the restaurant, but those lucky enough to get a place can witness the skilled mixologists at work. Named after Robert Adamson, a Victorian pioneer of photography who lived and worked in the building, this modern bar has done well to capture the essence of Adamson’s interest in aestheticism.