- Telephone 0131 555 1638
- Bar open Mon–Fri 2pm–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun 1pm–midnight
- Website www.bodabar.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Bigger and with a slightly more sophisticated vibe than Boda, its nearby sister venue, Victoria is able to fill up its extra space with clientele ranging from pushchair-wielding parents in the daytime to a fairly cosmopolitan crowd of an evening, with dogs seemingly equally welcome by all comers at all hours. The laidback atmosphere is further reflected by a tolerance of – nay, active encouragement of – bringing in food from the likes of Los Cardos, the Mexican takeaway nearby. With a popular outdoor area in the summer, complete with a faux lawn and an eclectic range of occasional events – from sailor-themed evenings, to dog-and-owner-specific soirees – you never know what, or who, you’re likely to find.
- High point: Friendly, international bar staff
- Low point: The gents' toilets are a bit grim
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- Private dining: Up to 50 covers
- Provides: Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Mellow during the day, funky and soulful at night
- Capacity: 100 standing
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2007
- House wine: £13.30 per bottle
There are 3 events at this location
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Balkan Beats & Swing Grooves
One year after being the greatest night at the Victoria Bar. We want to celebrate our birthday in this wonderful Festival, so be ready for the most hipshaking Balkanic tunes and the best swing styles.
Joseph Pearce's Jogging Club
Weekly running club following the very best kind of route: one with a bar at each end. After meeting at Joseph Pearce's the group jogs down to Sofi's for some refreshing lingonberry juice, before heading back up to JP's, which is a route of 3.5 miles.
Victoria's Language Cafe
A meet-up for people interested in learning languages – just turn up and see if someone's got the lingo you want to pick up, then have a chat.
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