The Outhouse

The Outhouse
12a Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY
  • Telephone 0131 557 6668
  • Opening times Mon–Thu & Sun 5pm–1am; Fri & Sat 3pm–1am
  • Seasonal times Sun–Thu 5pm–1am (5pm–3am during August); Fri, Sat 3pm–1am (3pm–3am during August)
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 3–11pm
  • Email
  • Website www.outhouse-edinburgh.co.uk
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The St Andrews Brewing Co have recently taken over the Outhouse, so expect a few tweaks to this Edinburgh institution over the coming months.

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The Outhouse’s location is both its plus point and its disadvantage. Hidden away up a cobbled lane off bustling Broughton Street, it’s not the easiest place to find unless you know you’re looking for it, but it’s also got a certain amount of backstreet charm, a feeling you’ve discovered somewhere off the beaten track in the heart of the city. Although the owners have made conscious steps to move away from a pre-club vibe and turn the place into an attraction in its own right, the atmosphere is still young and lively on weekend nights, and Fridays through summer see a DJ playing soul, funk and hip hop tracks. It’s got a great beer garden, and although food isn’t something the Outhouse does on the premises, a link-up with excellent Leith pizza parlour La Favorita allows customers to order in pizza and pasta from a shortened menu for priority delivery. A feature is also made of regularly-changing wall murals created by local artists, with the Too Much Fun Club creating one for 2013’s festival, while the upstairs function room will play host to a selection of good quality jazz and blues acts between 2 and 27 Aug.

  • Private dining: Up to 60 covers
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live music every second Wed; DJs every Fri in Jul and Aug; Fringe events throughout Aug
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 1998
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £11/13 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 12 events at this location

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21st-Century Speakeasy

Andrea Carlson and the Love Police ‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic.com). Dare to be transported to another time and place. Andrea leads her Love Police jazz band with sassy, sultry, silken vocals, witty lyrics and enchanting melodies to a 21st-century…

Tue 7 Aug

The Loft

£12 / 0131 557 6668

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 8 Aug

The Loft

£12 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 9 Aug

The Loft

£12 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 23 Aug

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Rediscover the immortal jazz divas of Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee.

Fri 24 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£7) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today's music via their passionate, dangerous songs.

Fri 17 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£7) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Arturo Tappin

Outhouse Productions Internationally renowned jazz saxophonist, Arturo Tappin, ushers in carnival fever to Edinburgh once again, taking you on a rousing musical trip around the Caribbean Islands. Arturo’s esteemed career includes having performed with Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, Eddy Grant and Maxi Priest to name a…

Mon 20 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 21 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 22 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 26 Aug

The Best of Billie Holiday

Mary May Acclaimed Scottish jazz singer Mary May and her top-drawer musicians are back with their Billie Holiday show after selling out their last three years at the Fringe. 'You're a fool to miss it' (Jim Brooks). 'Simply a great set' (Tom King, SouthsideAdvertiser.biz). 'With unfaltering melodic rendition of these…

Sun 5 Aug

The Loft

£10 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 20 Aug

The Loft

£10 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£7) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cheek to Cheek – A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Pam Lawson Heaven… you'll be in heaven… with Pam and her band: Campbell Normand on piano, Ed Kelly on double bass, David Carnegie on drums and appearances by special guest Colin Steele (see pamlawson-music.com for dates) on trumpet, as they celebrate Irving Berlin's illustrious career. With songs including Alexander's…

Mon 13 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 15 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 19 Aug

Elvis Presley All Shook Up

Sally McGreevy Take well-known Elvis songs, some less known, mix in a boy from Tupelo's story, add a quartet of musicians and gently shake, rattle and roll. The result is a fan's tribute to The King taking you from the early days in Memphis, onto Vegas… with a trip to the movies. Sally and her band gently simmer new…

Fri 3 Aug

The Loft

£6 / 0131 557 6668

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

The Loft

£10 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 9 Aug

The Loft

£10 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

Improvised Improv

Changing Jennifers Australia's best improvisers are here! After great seasons at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Melbourne International Comedy and Adelaide Fringe festivals, Changing Jennifers are excited to bring you an hour of wall-to-wall laughs with their heart-stopping and hilarious improv extravaganza! Changing…

Sun 12 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 13 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Lisa is joined by top-class musicians covering great music from a bygone day to date. This is Lisa's 14th year at the Fringe, she sings with sophistication and humour. Loft space has stairs but assistance available

Sat 18 Aug

The Loft

£9 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Plumbing the Death Star Live

One of Australia's most popular pop culture podcasts which asks the important questions in pop culture and dissects fictional universes

Sun 26 Aug

The Loft

£15 (£11) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

Robin Cairns When Edinburgh’s famous One O’Clock Gun goes missing the city is outraged. When it appears to have been stolen by Glaswegians the ancient rivalry between the two cities threatens to turn ugly. Can Morningside Malcolm, the douce and respectable resident of Edinburgh’s pleasant suburbs, save the day? Of…

Fri 3 Aug

The Loft

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

The Loft

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 6 Aug

The Loft

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 6668

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 25 Aug

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