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“Authentic Scottish Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kays Bar

Kays Bar
Ranked #26 of 210 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This friendly bar has a large selection of whiskeys.
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Scottish Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Owner, Frazier, friendly and full of stories and Scottish history. Love the handlebar mustache! Worth popping in for a drink.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing bar, even better barman (MR MOUSTACHE)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

whilst on holiday in edinburgh i stumbled across this little hidden gem!
small building filled with loads of personality and histoy (and thats just the staff), great real ales for a reasonable price helped me wash down my lovely homemade chilli.

Can not wait for the festival next year, kays will definately be my first port of call!

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank melziebecky
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Edinburgh
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Bar - pity about staff attitude”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

As a frequent patron of this bar for 30 years I can vouch for its good qualities (a gem! ) as narrated by other reviews but sadly it is let down by a) staff unfriendliness/attitude and b) general cleanliness of the establishment, that diminishes its charm. Given it is charging top end prices it needs to improve its end game

Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Richard F
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012 via mobile

Lovely bar, staff with a fine wit and dry sense of humor! If it was during the festival you'd happily pay to see the banter and retorts between the staff and regulars.. best pint in town by far. clearly the other reviewer has a distinct lack of personality!

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2 Thank beerlover2k1
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Been here many times, each time I think: lovely wee bar but totally ruined by the consistently unfriendly and passive-aggressive”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Sadly, won't be back. Have visited this bar many times and the only problem I have with it is the staff. Aroggant, self-important, no interest in the customer and generally, the staff exhude a very negative cloud on what should be a lovely experience in a lovely little bar. Very very disappointing.

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7 Thank Bawble
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