Lounge have been announced as Scotland's best independent bar at a glittering ceremony for the Scottish Entertainment & Hospitality Awards

Owner, Stephen McDonald said: "I'd like to take a minute to thank all of our loyal customers for putting us forward with their votes. Also the entire team led by David Riley who impressed the independent judges with our unique entertainment, cocktail menu, gin menu, great value and service."

The 6th Scottish Entertainment & Hospitality Awards presented by Molson Coors welcomed 900 guests to a sparkling Gala Final in Merchant Square.

The 2017 competition received more nominations and votes than ever before with over 3,000 venues taking part! In the weeks running up to the event the judging panel toured the country performing secret visits to discover the best of the best. The 120 shortlisted venues, the nation’s favourites, packed out Merchant Square to discover their fate.