Category Archives: Pubs

Here in Edinburgh we love to drink, so it’s no surprise that our city is full of bars and pubs. Whether you’re looking for a hip and trendy bar, or just want to while away the evening in an old-man style pub, we’ve got you covered.

Hoot the Redeemer

It may be February now, but I am still writing about all the cool places that I visited during Christmas. Seriously, festive season 2015 was such a busy time for me! Anyway, I met a friend in Hoot the Redeemer on the 23rd December, when most people had broken up from work and everyone was full of the Christmas spirit. We just stopped by for a couple of drinks and a catch up, so our visit was quite short and sweet.

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The Whistle Stop Barber Shop

I feel like there have  been quite a few new openings in Edinburgh recently, but I am particularly excited about this one: The Whistle Stop Barber Shop has popped up on South Bridge and sounds like quite an interesting concept – a bar, American diner and barbershop all rolled into one. Keen to find out what it is all about, I went along with a friend a few days ago for a bite of dinner.

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Copper Blossom

It’s the George Street opening that everyone’s been talking about. Copper Blossom has only been open for about a month, but it seems like everyone and their best pal has stopped off for a cocktail there at least once. I’ve been in a couple of times and it has been packed every single occasion I’ve been there, so if you want to know what the big fuss is about, you better make sure to book a table.

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The Boozy Cow

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, so Mr Bug offered to take me out for a special treat meal. Seen as birthday calories don’t count (because I say so!) I got him to take me to the Boozy Cow – it’s just across the road from my office and had been catching my eye for a while. Plus, their solid fayre of good burgers and drinks had gone down well with a few of my friends and I had heard great things about the place.

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A tour of Glenkinche Distillery

Note from the Edinbug: I know a lot of people come to Edinburgh to get a grips on whisky or scotch, and it’s true that the city is a fantastic gateway to many Scottish distilleries. The thing is, I don’t know the first thing about whisky, so luckily my pal John has offered to write up a tour of Glenkinche Distillery for the site – I  hope you enjoy it!

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