The Southsider

The Southsider
3–7 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9EF
  • Box office 0131 667 2003
  • General enquiries 0131 667 2003
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9pm.
  • Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
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  • Website www.thesouthsiderpub.co.uk/southsider/…
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The Southsider
Eating & Drinking Guide

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Recently reopened after a comprehensive makeover, the Southsider has quickly re-established itself as a reliable and keenly priced neighbourhood boozer. The new look is a game of two halves with traditional warm tones in the main bar alongside a comfy room of dining booths and banquettes, with a timber panelled curtained-off snug for hire. There are good value deals on selected spirits, house wine and familiar beers, with a few craft draughts and cask ales appearing alongside a fistful of whiskies. The menu has perked up a touch with buckets of wings, stuffed jalapenos and haggis bites alongside an appealing list of burgers, hot dogs and pizzas. TV screens hover above the bar capturing the majority of available live sport, with a Thursday quiz and Saturday night live music keeping it interesting for a loyal band of returning regulars.

  • High point: Drinks deals can make for a cheap and cheerful night out
  • Low point: Are the fruit machines absolutely necessary?
  • Notable dish: Burgers and hotdogs
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: Sixties sing-a-longs
  • Live entertainment: Thursday night quiz; Saturday night live music
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £15.75 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 15 events at this location

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AA-AA The Adventures of Rich and Morty (The 'A's Are Silent)

Richy Sheehy and Morty Farahat / PBH's Free Fringe Coming from dimension AA-AA are Irish Rich and Egyptian Morty, stand-ups in Amsterdam with similar chips on their shoulders. Rich is a musical comedian/anus. Morty is a satirical comedian/sphincter… butt they're both kinda funny. Dark, racially inclusive and…

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 8 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 26 Aug

Chumbags

An hour showcase of brilliant stand-up with Morgan Rees (Chortle Student -Finalist), Jeremy Flynn (So You Think You're Funny Semi - Finalist) and Lulu Popplewell (Leicester Square Comedian of the Year - Finalist). ‘Excellent’ – The Scotsman.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:45 – 18:35

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:45 – 18:35

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:45 – 18:35
…and 17 more dates until 26 Aug

David McIver: Stop It, David, We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver / PBH's Free Fringe David McIver is one of the most fun guys around these days. Come and have a look at this comedic humour experience about mindfulness. Marvel at the things David has thought of using his imagination. Expect DIY props, silly characters and stupid nonsense from this nice idiot. 'Charming…

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 26 Aug

Edinburgh Spanish/English Language Exchange

This Spanish-English exchange group has been running for over 15 years and is for anyone who wants to practise and improve their Spanish or English. Spanish and English speakers speak both languages in an informal setting. There is no minimum level required. Meetings are held every Wednesday from 8pm, although people…

Wed 26 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 667 2003

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 667 2003

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 9 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 667 2003

  • 20:00 – 23:00
…and 5 more dates until 13 Sep

Galpals: Because at the End of the Day, That's What We'd Like to be Known as

Galpals / PBH's Free Fringe Colour coordinated galpals Emma Moran and Sarah King, explore the meaning of friendship through the mediums of poorly made hats and sketch comedy. Emma and Sarah draw from the strength of their deep kind-of-liking of each other to bash through a frantic hour of absurd characters and witty…

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 26 Aug

Jestlife

Award winning Irish comedian Danny Ryan's entire life has been one big joke and as a result he doesn't have any lessons to teach you or messages to carry, just a big bag of laughs to dish out. You won't learn a thing but you're guaranteed to leave smiling.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:00 – 19:50

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:00 – 19:50

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:00 – 19:50
…and 18 more dates until 26 Aug

Killing It

Australian Comedian Mick Neven is killing his darlings, killing his bad ideas and killing the little voice in his head that says 'don't say that'. So now he's back at Fringe and Killing It.

Tue 8 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:05 – 14:55

Tue 15 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:05 – 14:55

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:05 – 14:55

Laugh Begins At Forty

Original comedy candy from grown-up comedians. A pick and mix bag of deliciously hilarious comedians with one thing in common: they're all over forty. Allergy information: skinny jeans free, no hipster beards guaranteed, traces of grey, may contain life experience

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:05 – 13:55

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:05 – 13:55

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:05 – 13:55
…and 16 more dates until 26 Aug

Mick Neven: Killing It

Mick Neven / PBH's Free Fringe Top Australian comedian, Mick Neven, returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of world class stand-up comedy. Kill your fears, kill your dumb ideas, kill the little voice in your head that says, 'don't say that'. Neven has, and now… he’s Killing It. ‘Neven's stand-up is so slick… he's…

Tue 8 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 15 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Rory O'Keeffe: Rorytelling

Rory O'Keefe / PBH's Free Fringe Affable young funnyman Rory O’Keeffe returns with a show about losing his faith and his bag (but mainly his bag). Join the ‘intelligent youngster’ (Time Out) for his second hour of jokes and stories. Or, as he narcissistically calls them, ‘rories’. ‘Thoughtful and self-aware, some of…

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Ships

Ever made a huge mistake? Audrey did! Having realised her childhood ambition to be a doctor, Audrey makes a fatal error… quite literally. Stripped of her pride (and medical license), she is plunged into a search for a new identity, a new life purpose. Michelle Fahrenheim, 'tremendously charismatic' (Stage), and Cathy…

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0131 667 2003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 26 Aug

Ships: Dr Audrey's Fatal Mistake

Debut show from Michelle Fahrenheim, “tremendously charismatic” (The Stage) and Cathy Young, “outstanding” (Independent). Audrey makes a hilarious but fatal error and is stripped of her pride, job, and identity! What will she do next?! Join SHIPS on this hilarious musical journey of self-discovery, silly characters and…

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:05 – 14:50

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:05 – 14:50

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:05 – 14:50
…and 16 more dates until 26 Aug

Small Town Fools

Are you from a small town? Have you ever been to a small town? Then this show is for you. Three comics, Cressida Wetton (thoughtful and witty), Dylan Dodds (whimsical jokes) and Calum Ross (cynical) present a show about provincial life and what comes after.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:25

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:25

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 21:30 – 22:25
…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Traditional Tea Arts And Tasting Ceremony

TeaWon specialises in traditional tea promotion in Edinburgh. Weiyu, the owner presents traditional tea arts from Taiwan and tea tasting. During this relaxing session, Weiyu takes you on a journey through Asia with the history of Chinese tea, tea arts and traditional methods of brewing.

Tue 8 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:05 – 13:50

Tue 15 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:05 – 13:50

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:05 – 13:50

Vivienne Westnorwood's Punk Rock Menopause.

Found objects fashionista and biscuit replacement therapist brings you pant wetting, punk based mini ballads from a different post code. Bring your Tena bondage trousers and strap in for a slightly magical, slightly painful ride down mayhem street. Over 15's only.

Mon 14 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:45 – 18:30

Tue 15 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 667 2003

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:45 – 18:30