The Outhouse

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The Outhouse
12a Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY
  • Telephone 0131 557 6668
  • Opening times Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served No food apart from bar snacks and occasional BBQs in summer.
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Under new ownership, expect a few tweaks over the coming months, but the glorious beer garden remains one of Edinburgh's best.

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Tucked away down a lane in the centre of town, the Outhouse is a bar that may well divide the drinking public into two camps: those who have never stumbled across it, and those who fondly remember its former glories. However, new owners, an easy-going vibe and well-priced drinks means it’s now well worth seeking out or renewing an acquaintance. The new owners have created a menu of beers and wines that cater for most drinkers, but may leave connoisseurs wanting a bit more of a selection. Cocktails cover most tastes and occasions, with several non-alcoholic options too. Two fantastic social spaces remain the Outhouse’s real advantage though. The back hosts one of central Edinburgh’s hidden and surprisingly room beer gardens where in the summer months BBQs (with vegan options) will be regularly fired up, while upstairs is a free to hire function room that can hold up to 60 people.

  • High point: One of Edinburgh's best hidden beer gardens
  • Low point: It's still a work in progress

Nestled away off the beaten track in the centre of Edinburgh. Friendly bar with great drinks, large measures, free function room with private bar and one of the best enclosed beer gardens in the city. We can cater to any requests from booking tables in either the bar or garden or we can host your party upto 60 people.

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  • Private dining: Up to 60 covers
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled rock classics
  • Live entertainment: Live music, DJs and comedy nights
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 1998
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Reviews & features

Beer Gardens in Edinburgh

1 Jun 2009

Gardens and beer, two words we like for themselves - but we like them even more when they are put together. So, in honour of summer, here’s our guide to Edinburgh’s top beer gardens.