The Bailie Bar

The Bailie

The Bailie Bar

A traditional old friend, full of character, warm and inviting – like your local should be.

A Stockbridge Institution, the Bailie Bar is a cosy, traditional basement bar and long-established Gastro Pub nestled into the heart of Edinburgh’s bohemian and trendy enclave between the water of Leith, Edinburgh New Town, Inverleith and the Dean Village. Situated on the corner of St Stephens Street, this warm and welcoming public house has been playing host to locals, regulars, visitors and new comers come rain or shine, 364 days of the year for over two decades. Never straying far from its grass roots philosophy ‘like your local should be’, The Bailie is a perfect marriage of delicious food and drink served in a quintessentially local way. It is fair to say, there are few basement bars with the enviable reputation and subtle atmospheric charms of the Bailie with its open fire, scheduled live music, live screened sports and delectable traditional Scottish Food. Couple this with the engaging repartee of our friendly landlord, wide selection of draft taps, rotating cask ales, malt whiskies, wines, premium spirits and a range of teas, coffees and soft drinks available, there is perhaps no better place to hang you hat, pull up a pew, and enjoy a drink and some food in The Bailie Bar, Stockbridge.

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The City Cafe

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Diner by day, cocktails by night. A refreshing modern gem in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Inspired by the original American Diner, The City Café is a real find in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Loved by locals and visitors alike, it has something for everyone with an all-day menu running old Skool American breakfasts, gourmet hotdogs, burgers, milkshakes, sandwiches and salads by day and cosmopolitan cocktails, beers and city vibe music by night, it’s only a matter of time before The City Café tempts you in to sample its wears. Home to the now famous Man Vs Food ‘Burger Challenge’, this inviting establishment is a veritable treasure trove of fun with delicious food and drink at its heart. As well as our main bar and dining booths we also have our function room in City 2 which can provide the ideal space for free private party and event hire. Suitable for all age ranges (see site for more details), tastes and tipples, we look forward to welcoming you to The City Café.

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Bannermans Rock & Whisky Bar

Bannermans

Bannermans Rock & Whisky Bar

Marty DiBergi: Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel Tufnel:
[pause] These go to eleven.

Edinburgh’s self-styled “Rock & Whisky Bar”, Bannermans is all about the music. Tucked away in the old city vaults under George IV Bridge, it’s a suitably gothic (and soundproofed!) location. Attracting some big names for a smaller independent venue they host both free gigs from up and coming bands and ticketed events from more established acts – but given the dedicated band room you’re always free to just wander in and enjoy a pint at the bar or in their “Jagerlouge” at the back with its own dedicated bar.

There’s a pool table for afternoon entertainment, with the occasional informal tournament, and Sunday afternoons are dominated by a chilled acoustic session.

Very reasonably priced snacks and pub grub are available, alongside a bar offering some great cask ales (Fraoch Heather Ale is always on, Bannermans is one of the only pubs in Scotland featuring it on a permanent basis) and there is, as their slogan suggests, a respectable selection of both single malts and stateside whiskey-with-an-e.

If you’re a fan of film trivia, the script for Shallow Grave was conceived and drafted in Bannermans, and if you pop in and soak up the atmosphere you’ll soon understand why!

Those who are about to rock, we salute you.

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The Blind Poet

The Blind Poet

The Blind Poet

All things to all men and women. If you can pluck it, sing it, draw it or play it, then bring it. A real diamond in the rough.

A long established welcoming haunt for all, but as its name suggests and history dictates, this has always been a particular favourite stomping ground of budding thespians, literary folk, musical maestros, sporting aficionados, gaming gatherings and comic gurus. With a spot lit stage occupied every night of the week with anything from comedy, open mic and karaoke to poetry readings and sporting highlights, the Blind Poet has something to offer everyone. All this and a enticing range of gin, rums and brandies, plus rotating ales, draft beers, whiskies and wine to keep your taste buds tantalised for weeks. This is a bar of character, rustic charm and distinction that holds its regulars dear and newcomers captivated.

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Andrew Usher & Co

Andrew Usher & Co

Andrew Usher & Co

Where blended whisky was born. A Bar, a Mirco Brewery, a Gastro Pub and a visitor blending experience all brewing under the one roof. We dine. We blend. They brew.

Some say it’s the heady smell of hops that keeps them coming back to their beer heaven and blended whisky Mecca subterranean bar with on-site brewery?! We think its probably the proper beer, proper food and rustic charm of wood on wood, mismatch furniture and the homely feeling of being a native almost immediately. Do not be lulled into thinking this is a man-cave, they have a superior range of spirits, wines, cocktail and soft options for those ladies or gentlemen not tempted by Andrew Usher & Co House Brews or Bended Whisky tipples. All this and a delicious food menu to compliment those hoppy notes including gourmet hotdogs, burgers, superfood salads, nachos, their signature Mac n Cheese and a range of home-made puddings to make every visit as sweet as the last. ‘Andrew Usher & Co – re-crafting history’: come and see for yourself…

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The Guild of Foresters

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The bar area, where dogs are welcome, boasts 18 taps including four rotational cask ales. The Foresters is dedicated to providing the best of local and international real ale and regularly introduces new breweries and beers to the range. Some of the handpicked suppliers include Inveralmond, Tryst Brewery, Williams Bros., Harviestoun, Isle of Skye Brewing, Orkney Brewery, Alchemy, Broughton Ales, Stewart Brewing and Fyne Ales. The fridges and shelved selection is constantly being updated so that you’re bound to find that tipple that tickles you. With coffees served until late, we cater for everyone’s needs.

The newly added restaurant serves until 8.30pm on Sunday to Thursday, and 9.30pm on Friday and Saturday, and serves a blend of good Scottish home cooking and fine dining cuisine. All meats and fish are freshly sourced from Edinburgh and the local surrounding areas, and the menu is ever evolving seasonally.

Experience a unique alfresco dining experience with the Foresters beach huts. Open all year round, the all weather beach huts means you can dine outside whatever the weather. Our beer garden closes at 10pm, and you can enjoy our real log fire inside over the colder winter months.

Come and experience the bar that everyone in Portobello is talking about.

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Hamilton's Bar & Kitchen, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Hamilton’s Bar and Kitchen

Hamilton's Bar & Kitchen, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Welcome to Hamilton’s Bar and Kitchen

Hamilton’s was opened in 2008 to give the Stockbridge locals a bar where service is relaxed, but informed; great beers, cocktails and a food menu that changes with the food seasons, supporting local suppliers and delivering quality dishes.
Breakfast is available from 9, lunch from 12 and dinner from 6. Hamilton’s serves food seven days a week until 10pm. All  dishes are cooked to order and many dishes can be tailored to suit dietary needs.

Hamilton’s supports local musicians and bands all year round with a weekly Sunday session between 7pm – 9pm.

Live Music at Hamilton’s

23rd October Ewan Simpson from The Winter Tradition
30th October Danny & Steven of The 10:04s
6th November Jon & Jack  of The Holy Ghosts
13th November Jordan Murray
20th November Ewan Simpson from The Winter Tradition
27th November Danny & Steven of The 10:04s
4th December Jon & Jack  of The Holy Ghosts
11th December Jordan Murray
18th December Danny & Steven of The 10:04s

Celebrate Christmas with Hamilton’s

Christmas Lunch £20.95 Available daily from 12pm (Starts 1/12/16)
Christmas Dinner £26.95 Available daily from 6pm (Starts 1/12/16)

To book please contact the Hamilton’s team

christmas@hamiltonsedinburgh.co.uk or call 0131 226 4199

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