16 Morrison Street | Edinburgh EH3 8BJ
Phone: 0131 629 4101
This wee music venue is situated just off Lothian Road (aka the best alternative if you're in the mood for drinks and music but are suffering from Cowgate-fatigue). One of the city's few low-cost hire venues, Henry's attracts a diverse and somewhat raggle-taggle bunch of musicians you wouldn’t see in more conventional haunts. Just to be clear, this is definitely a good thing. The stage is a small square wedged into the back corner with two pillars dividing the floor. One pillar stands on the outside corner of the stage, obstructing the view of at least one person in any band with more than three members. Strangely, that's what's good about Henry's. It's also nicely situated beneath Lebowski's, perfect for post-gig White Russians – because that's a thing, right?
Back to Henry's – not only does it offer diverse gigs, clubs and open mic nights, there's also a modest door charge and decent drink prices. It's got that awesome community vibe where you can talk to strangers without feeling creepy or getting your head kicked in. Nice.