Hidden away in the Old Town on Advocates Close you'll find The Devil's Advocate, and if you're lucky today's Edinburgh Barstar will also be on shift. Meet Briar, joining the ranks of our best bar staff at the Fringe.
Name: Briar Russell
Bar: Devil’s Advocate
Background: Born and educated in Queenstown, New Zealand. Went from school straight into barwork at the famous Barbuda Bar. Moved to Auckland and worked at Bedford Soda and Liquor. Travelled around Europe for three years in a Volkswagen T3 which she still has and uses to drive to Austria each year, via a country she hasn't yet seen, before working the winter season in St Anton behind another bar.
Ambition: To own her own cocktail bar back in New Zealand
Favourite Drink: Boulevardier.