Bar Brig

96-98 Leith Walk | Edinburgh EH6 5HB
Phone: 0131 281 1090

It's only been open since 2015, and yet Bar Brig is fast becoming one of the stalwarts on the everchanging face of Edinburgh's Leith Walk. It's also one of the better venues to head to if you're looking for a spot of live music.

The bar has a loveable ramshackle feel, with exposed brick walls, wee wooden booths perfect for squishing into with your pals and beer barrels standing in for tables. The self-proclaimed 'one man cantina kitchen' offers up a steady mix of bar snacks, starting with lighter options like veggie and meat skewers to heartier options like burgers and steaks. There's a distinct Mexican theme running through the dishes, with nachos, fajitas and taco boat salads all making a very welcome appearance.

Of course, you're going to need a cooling drink to soothe the palate after all that jalapeño-infused fun. Thankfully the bar crew are on hand to keep you hydrated. You'll find your classic bevvies on the list of course, but Bar Brig come into their own when recommending wines. Their menu is refreshingly select, with no more than half a dozen whites or reds at any one time, and a handful of carefully chosen roses and sparklings to sample. There's also a nicely crafted cocktail list, which dots between their self-penned Bar Brig Ice Tea, a dashing Espresso Martini and a rather zingy-sounding Cherry Amaretto Sour. Team these with some background music, supplied by local musicians, and you're on to a winning combination.

While the top bar tends to house acoustic open-mic sets, Brig Below is a cosy wee nook just beneath which houses larger gigs and parties. It's the perfect place to hire out for a rammie, or just if you fancy soaking up some of those Indie Leith vibes.

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    Bar Brig
    96-98 Leith Walk
    Edinburgh EH6 5HB

    Bar Brig

    Opening Hours:
    Mon: 15:00 - 01:00
    Tues: 15:00 - 01:00
    Wed: 15:00 - 01:00
    Thur: 15:00 - 01:00
    Fri: 12:00 - 01:00
    Sat: 12:00 - 01:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 00:00

    Phone: 0131 281 1090