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A perfect wee bar - traditional, cosy, friendly and just off the main street!

A great find tucked away in a cobbled street just behind the busy Queen Street. This was a perfect... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul G
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
A wee hidden gem

Great bar, always packed when we go, great choice of drinks, friendly staff. A little on the pricey... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
LouMil18
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“A perfect wee bar - traditional, cosy, friendly and just off the main street!”
24 Feb 2018
“A wee hidden gem”
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39 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

A great find tucked away in a cobbled street just behind the busy Queen Street. This was a perfect end to a busy day visiting Edinburgh. Traditional (Georgian?) and cosy with a real fire going and a great selection of whiskies and ales, not to...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Love the place. Great wines per glas or just the whole bottle. Nice beers to choose from and lovely corners to sit around the fireplace. But... really lots of little flies every everywhere in the bar. It probably means things are not clean (enough). For...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Great bar, always packed when we go, great choice of drinks, friendly staff. A little on the pricey side for some of the drinks.

Thank LouMil18
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Cosy bar with tasty grub. Lovely fire and traditional decor with a modern twist. Great ale! Plenty of whiskies to sample too!

Thank Inspire85037
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A nice break from the fresh Edinbourgh cold wind 💨 a gem 💎 in this city been coming here for years first place to drink 🍷 on my visits

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

When we visited it was Monday night so pretty quiet. Apart from the singing lasses The great music And good atmosphere Staff were great Beer was great Apart from that it was Well great

Thank mickeastlake
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

What a great find. This is the type of old fashioned backstreet bar that you can now only find in large cities. Small, cosy, convivial place to get a pint and a wee dram and a chat to the locals.

Thank RayL1892
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Good local Pub. Good beers, and excellent selection of Scottish and American Whiskeys. Don't ask for Jameson's...they don't carry it. TV perpetually playing football and rugby, as it should be.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I am really not one for moaning, but I had to put a review out there for my experience at a pub I have drank at many times over the years. As mentioned I have been drinking in the Thistle Street Bar on and off...More

3  Thank McGordon77
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were looking for a quiet place to have a drink, and this place absolutely fit the bill! It's on a side street, and seemed to be filled mostly with locals. Great atmosphere and friendly service!

Thank Kate T
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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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