The Brass Monkey
- Telephone 0131 556 1961
- Bar open Mon–Sat 11–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am
- Food served Mon–Sat 11–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am
- Average price £3.75 (set lunch); £3.75 (set evening meal)
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
There are plenty of things a pub will put on to help attract the punters: quiz nights, TV sport, DJs, knitting circles. Only the Brass Monkey, tucked along Drummond Street, does films. Which gives it a bit of a cult following, particularly among students, even if they're not necessarily packing out the lounge at the back for the daily 3pm showing of silver screen classics. It's an easy enough pub to like, with its predominance of leather and wood, a gas fire, some cosy nooks, guest ales and a simple food offer of hearty, no-frills soup and 'manwich' (priced at £4, or £6 with a pint). There's also a Leith Walk version of the Monkey with its own big screen, dartboard, quiz and a broader food offer including pizzas and burgers.
- High point: A pub showing movies. A first class honours degree in film studies beckons.
- Low point: Food's limited
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- Private dining: Up to 50 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Outdoor tables, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Indie and dance music to suit the time of day
- Capacity: 50 seated, 230 standing
- Largest group: 50
- House wine: £9 per bottle
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