- Telephone 0131 555 4387
- Seasonal times Festival and Hogmanay: open late.
- Bar open Sun-Fri 4pm–1am; Sat 2pm–1am.
Laid-back local boozer with a cycling theme
The Tourmalet (like its sister bar the Ventoux in Tollcross) is named after a strenuous stretch of the Tour de France. The theme extends to yellow-jersey coloured walls and an array of vintage cycling posters and interesting memorabilia. There’s a comfy little back room with a clutter of board games and books for a rainy afternoon, it’s dog-friendly and child-free, and the whole thing adds up to a cosy spot for locals looking to while away an hour or two with a laid-back pint. The breadth of the beer selection is perhaps not what it once was, but there is still an interesting range of bottled Belgian and German beers alongside a selection on tap. There’s no food – apart from the odd pickled egg – but customers are welcome to have a takeaway delivered.
- Private dining: Up to 10 covers
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: 80s hits
- Capacity: 60 standing, 30 seated
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £18 per bottle
Reviews & features
Bar Crawls: Edinburgh - No Sleep Till Leith18 Nov 2011
From central Edinburgh and Leith the best way possible – by the bars
Determining the point at which Leith Walk starts has baffled philosophers, locals and postal workers for decades. Haddington Place and Leith Street have (understandably) become subsumed within this long, iconic thoroughfare that joins Edinburgh with…
Best bars in and around Leith3 Jun 2010
David Pollock suggests the finest locations for a festival beverage, or two