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The Dog House


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, Pub
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
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All reviews wings finger food the pub mixed crowd quirky decor run of the mill selection of beers last night pint graffiti ales caledonian
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a work night out. The whole place was quite eccentric with strange decorations although the staff were friendly and our drinks were fine.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We came to this bar to try the “true Butterbeer of Edinburgh.” My husband really enjoyed but I found it a bit too beer like (I realize it’s got beer in the name!). But the bar is absolutely stunning. Could spend hours there just looking...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank biancatt77
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I've always really liked the Dog House, it's interesting and awesome decor of the pub is great. It is really hard to describe and something you really need to see for yourself. I went with friends last night and had a great time, the bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KaiHiwatariiv2
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Great music , some reslly interesting locals but not the best selection of beers! Still worth visiting just for the atmosphere and music and next time I will be looking at the wine...if any!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SandyHd
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Picture the scene: it’s a dreich, damp Sunday night & we’re scouring the South Side for a hostelry that will warm our cockles for an hour before our gig at the Queens Hall. We tried three places on the way up to the venue, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q9133AQhelenc
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Good for cocktails and cheap drinks, Quirky decor and sometimes has a DJ on a Saturday night, Wings lots of different sauces if you can handle them hot them this is one place to eat them.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Called in for a drink while in the city. The decor certainly is different,and it's hard to find something you have seen before.Its a breath of fresh air from the run of the mill pub chains,and with a great selection of beers and spirits it's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carolinek447
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was a experience, I can tell you that. Somewhat like a small museum rather than a pub! I went in for the butterbeer but I realized that this was something people have to see, I can't really describe this place!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Eva R
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Visiting this bar was because of the butter beer they serve there. We were told that it is the best butter beer in the town. Whether it is the best I don’t know, as tried only this one, but it was really delicious. Also the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JaraNL
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Crazy place with very bizarre decorations and clientele to match. Beer and drinks plentiful. Weren’t there to eat, although the pub food menu was tantalizing.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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