Välkommen till Akva – a Swedish Bar, Cafe & Party Venue! 

Akva is a social network in real life.  Akva is were people meet, relax, work, eat and drink.

In Akva we want to make peopel feel happy and at home.

Akva is a warm and welcoming party space for birthdays and companies, please email events@bodabar.com to book YOUR special occasion. 


Akva Summer Menu

Akva’s name is inspired by the water along Union canal and to be honest – by Akvavit! This is what is known as the Swedish water of life which we love to drink. Akva has a fabulous beer garden, when the sun is shining in Edinburgh -there really isn’t a better place to be. We host various fun events including Swedish Midsummer, Garden Parties, Lucia plus many more – find out about us here:  Facebook





PSST. we take christmas bookings already – our finalised Christmas menu will be ready by 1st June, we promise equally delicious as last year. DS

Upstairs at Akva hosts 300 people and is a great place for parties of all kinds; Birthday parties, Weddings, Conferences, Rugby events, Wine Fairs, Anniversaries, Leaving parties, Big networking events, etc.

Please pop in and have a look around or email our events manager Cara  events@bodabar.com or call our events team on 07487 55 55 09

If your booking is for the same day, please call us directly on 0131 290 2500. 

Children and Dogs are welcome!

After a nice walk along Union Canal you can pop in with your dog. We have a selection of toys and a full-size ping pong table for children of all ages. Children are allowed the following times.

  • Fri- & Saturdays until 8pm
  • Sun-Thursday until 10pm.

Feedback from our event bookings:

After the brilliant work Christmas party you gave us, how could I not have all my personal parties at Akva too 🙂 see you soon! Amy Champion, Teacher at Edinburgh College
Thanks very much for all your help pulling together the quiz on Thursday night – you really did go above and beyond. We have had absolutely brilliant feedback about the quality of the food, the sound system and the evening generally and will definitely bear it in mind for future events! Caroline Swinton Solicitor Kames Capital


Sunday – 10am – 11pm
Monday – 11am – 11pm
Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 12pm
Friday – 11am – 1am
Saturday – 10am – 1am

Location Map

Akva Bar

129 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
Email: akva@bodabar.com
0131-290 25 00