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The Pop Up Geeks

Closed Now: 12:00 - 00:00
Open today: 12:00 - 00:00
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A cozy atmosphere and drinks!

I stumbled across this cocktail bar on Instagram, and saw that they do different themes over a... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Faversham, United Kingdom
Fun Adventure to Middle Earth

This bar is very small hence why you need to book in advance. It looks great from the outside but I... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Edinburgh's rotating themed cocktail experience. We are a small independent team using our passion for all things geeky to create unique and immersive drinking experiences inspired by some of our favourite works of entertainment. We have a permanent...more
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27 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, Scotland
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+44 131 557 1224
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

I stumbled across this cocktail bar on Instagram, and saw that they do different themes over a certain period, such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. This time it was the Lord of the Rings, and it was great! The venue had a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MudMonkey89
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This bar is very small hence why you need to book in advance. It looks great from the outside but I think slightly more effort could have been made making the inside more hobbity. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The riddles were great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank erinc866
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend attend the bar as it was LOTR theme and we are big fans of the movie. The place was small and cosy, but we were disappointed when we found out they didn’t serve food when both of us were hungry. Also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claire W
lindenw19, General Manager at The Pop Up Geeks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi Claire, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are a little confused by some of the comments. We don't serve food as we are a cocktail bar and don't have the facilities or a kitchen to provide a food menu....More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Me and my wife went to this place during Lord of the Rings month. As the big fans we were impressed by the atmosphere. The place is small but very cosy and cool decorated. The stuff was very nice and friendly, the coctails were great.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vitaliy B
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Good beer, friendly staff, just not what you want in a hobbit themed pub. A few swords on the wall and a mural and that's about it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank _chrismorgan2
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited pop up geeks to experience the hobbit themed event. The space is located under arches so it's a small unit space. The space isn't a bad thing and could be used to its advantage to match the theme and be made into a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sherpa673465
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A quick couple if drinks prior to a show at the fringe. Both wife and I love books and films. Staff in character as is decor and menu. Wife loved the riddles to enable you to sample the unusual cocktails. I'm a tad boring so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We did our booking and waited for the confirmation email, as the confirmation email didn't arrive we called to make sure our booking was correct and one member of the staff assured us everything was fine with it. We arrived to the bar and... Surprise!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Luna T
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Traveled through from Dundee especially to visit during the 'There and Back Again' Tolkien theme and we were really happy with our visit. As a long time fan of Tolkien seeing the level of detail that had gone into the decor and design of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lafconnor
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been attending the Pop Up Geeks bars since the very first round of Blood and Wine and it’s been a joy to watch the team grow as a company. They tapped into a brilliant gap in Edinburgh’s market and we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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