Sofi's

Sofi's
65 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ED
  • Telephone 0131 555 7019
  • Seasonal times Hogmanay: open later
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 2pm–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun 1pm–1am.
  • Food served No food
  • Email
  • Website www.bodabar.com/sofis/
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Sofi's

A laid-back local with plenty of festivities on offer.

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Sofi’s bills itself as a warm hug, and that’s a fairly accurate description. The décor is a cross between your nan’s living room and a hipster hangout, but somehow Sofi’s is neither. Instead it’s a comfy den for locals where strangers are welcome too (especially if they have a dog); where there are often £5 cocktails and the French Bulldog has a kick; where Caesar Augustus flows from the tap and the modest wine list soothes your soul. Throw in open-mic Sundays, a knitting club and book club, and the odd clothes swap and you have the perfect village bar: a home from home with more going on and better, more interesting guests. There’s no food though, so fill up before.

  • High point: Cosy, quirky feel
  • Low point: Can be quite a lot of dogs in a small space
  • Notable dish: French Bulldog
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Depends who's in/who's working
  • Live entertainment: Open mic on a Sunday, ad hoc film screenings, knitting clubs, clothes swaps and lots more.
  • Capacity: 60 (8 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Reviews & features

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21 May 2018

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