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 Outhouse’s location is both its plus point and its disadvantage. Hidden away down 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, while the upstairs function room is used for private parties and some performances during the Fringe Festival.

  • High point: The feeling of discovering a hidden secret
  • Low point: Cobbled alleyways are tough on high heels
  • 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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Arturo Tappin: Don't Stop the Carnival!

Outhouse Productions Arturo Tappin returns to the Fringe bringing the Caribbean sunshine to Edinburgh through his music. His fun and spirited live performances have sold out shows the world over and always demonstrate his skill and stamina featuring saxophones, flute and bass clarinet. He has performed with the…

Fri 18 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 19 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 20 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 27 Aug

Barbara Morrison in When Divas Were Divas

Sharon L Graine Remembering their lives, their way. A musical, dramatic theatrical production that focuses on the lives of Lena Horne, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker and Sarah Vaughan. All of these women fought to control their own personal and professional lives. Some lost more than others… but they all…

Mon 21 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

The Loft

£15 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Billie Holiday – A Celebration in Song

Ali Affleck and Speakeasy Swing Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage blues and jazz’ (OCWeekly.com) offers an intimate homage to the legendary lady in satin. With familiar songs nestled in with Holiday’s more obscure offerings, a passionate and memorable performance awaits. Ali ‘carries you to deep majestic places brimming…

Sun 13 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 21 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Birth of the Blues! – The Divine Divas

Ali Affleck and the Gin Mill Genies "Scotland’s ‘queen of Vintage Blues and Jazz’ (OCWeekly.com) resurrects the work of the vocalists who pioneered today’s music. Award-winning Ali offers up a timeline of passionate and dangerous songs with historical context. Crammed with bold statement and racy sexuality, these are…

Sun 6 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 11 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£8) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 20 Aug

Birth of the Blues! – The Preaching Divas

Ali Affleck and The Gin Mill Genies Award-winning vocalist Ali – ‘stunningly expressive’ (San Diego Union-Tribune) – celebrates the powerful songs of the bold women who laid the ground for today's music. This passionate journey starts with early gospel, spirituals and the very first blues songs ever performed! ‘Ali is…

Mon 7 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 10 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 11 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 13 Aug

Doris Day at the Movies – A Celebration in Song

Pam Lawson It's a Great Feeling! Doris Day introduced such great songs as It's Magic, Secret Love and Pillow Talk during her Hollywood career. Enjoy a Sentimental Journey on the Deadwood Stage. Pam will be supported by Campbell Normand on keyboard, Ed Kelly on double bass and Davide Rinaldi on drums.

Mon 14 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 15 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 16 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 20 Aug

Enchanted Tales

Lizabett Russo and Graeme Stephen Journey through fairy tale lands… A newly constructed film merging classic silent film with fairy tales from the 1920s. Featuring a new score written and performed by creative musician and singer Lizabett Russo and award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen. Be Enchanted.

Tue 15 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£7) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 16 Aug

The Loft

£10 (£7) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Judy Garland: Soundtrack to a Life

Sally McGreevy Judy began performing on stage before other children had started kindergarten. By 16 she was a star of vaudeville, film and radio. Her life had its own epic storyline, taking her from Minnesota to Europe via Oz with the highs and lows being played out for all to see. On stage, delivering stories through…

Sun 6 Aug

The Loft

£9 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 9 Aug

The Loft

£9 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 10 Aug

The Loft

£9 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 13 Aug

The Loft

£9 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Sat 12 Aug

The Loft

£8 / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Natalie Clark

The Scottish singer-songwriter performs honest, catchy indie pop.

Tue 22 Aug

The Loft

£8 (£6) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Playtime

New compositions and superlative playing from the contemporary jazz quartet with Martin Kershaw (saxes), Graeme Stephen (guitar), Mario Caribe (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums).

Thu 27 Jul

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 6668

With Tom Gibbs

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Would You Want Your Daughter to Marry a Weegie?

Robin Cairns Malcolm is from respectable Morningside. Imagine his horror when his daughter announces she is marrying a ned from Glasgow, a naked rapper ned, from a family of fearsome gangsters! What they said last year: 'an absolute gem of a show' (FringeReview.co.uk). Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or…

Fri 4 Aug

The Loft

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

The Loft

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 6668

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

The Loft

£7 (£6) / 0131 557 6668

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 26 Aug

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