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

Akva’s name is inspired by the water along Union canal and to be honest by Akvavit – the Swedish water of life that we love to drink. We have a great beer garden – when the sun is shining in Edinburgh, there really isn’t a better place to be. We host various fun events incl Swedish Midsummer, After Run Parties, Lucia. Find out about them here:  Facebook

Akva is a unique party venue for Birthdays and Companies. Please email akva@bodabar.com for our events brochure.


Akva’s Menu Spring Summer 2017

(some dishes might change over time since we aim to improve all the time)

Akva’s Event Brochure

Smörgåsbord every day at 12-2pm for a quick and healthy lunch. Weekends we have a Brunch buffet 10-2pm.

BOOK A PARTY! LOOKING FOR A VENUE? Upstairs at Akva hosts 300 people and it is a great place for  party, we have lots of different parties; Birthday parties, Weddings, Conferences, Rugby events, Wine Fairs, Anniversaries, Leaving parties, Big networking events, etc.

Please pop in and have a look around or call Akva on 0131-290 25 00, or email on  akva@bodabar.com

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

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