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New Town Bar - CLOSED

26B Dublin Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NN, Scotland
+44 131 538 7775
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Was dead for years but now officially the coffin is closed... So where to go now.... Abroad... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2014
London & Edinburgh
via mobile
Quite awful

Definitely tacky. Pleasant bar staff ruined by manager's attitude problem. Despite the sign... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2014
John D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 Jul 2014
31 May 2014
“Quite awful”
26B Dublin Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NN, Scotland
New Town
+44 131 538 7775
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Was dead for years but now officially the coffin is closed... So where to go now.... Abroad ;-). Nothing great for larger fellas and their friends.

11  Thank ScottyBoy1973
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Definitely tacky. Pleasant bar staff ruined by manager's attitude problem. Despite the sign outside, it does NOT serve food

Thank John D
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This bar used to be a real haven on the gay scene, tastefully decorated and inviting. Now, for some bizarre reason it's had an interior overhaul leaving it incredibly stark, cheap, and tacky…sack the interior designer! Regrettably, one huge backward step.

4  Thank Drinker123
Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

What a difference! This is now a great bar with friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Have had a few excellent nights here recently. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Redxjs
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Attended a event here. The staff were polite and enthusiastic even though rushed off their feet. The atmosphere was great. Down fall was it was roasting hot in there. Guess with so many people in the zircon struggled to keep up.. Price wise it was...More

Thank bizey
Reviewed 14 October 2013

over the years i have been coming to Scotland for a short break and always pop in for a drink or two .the decor is warm and seating comfortable as is the bar staff.i had the pleasure of eating a two coarse meal ,i had...More

Thank nikon17105353
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Have been in and out of this bar over the years and seen it change ownership several times. To be honest its struggled to find its identity, at the moment its attracting an older gay clientele, but as other reviewers have pointed out the music...More

1  Thank bang20002004
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Nothing great really!! The Vodka was weak just tasted like diet coke!! Staff not very enthusiastic!! No atmosphere and music I think it was more what the staff wanted to listen too not for the general clientele!! I think this could be a good bar...More

2  Thank Liverp
Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

As per my title new town bar is wonderful and one of the best pubs anywhere... So relaxing and excellent fringe entertainment! Prices are steep and not sure whether they increase them for fringe in addition 50p a drink added on Sunday afternoons during festival...More

Thank highlandreturn
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Stopped by this week to check out the new food menu - well-impressed!! Recommend the haggis balls - super tasty. Compliments to chef Lindsay - he's a star! Also super to see the NTB is a fully-fledged Fringe venue this year. Defo planning on hanging...More

Thank Rtb_Rossco_1234
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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