The Cavern Bar
The popular Cavern Bar in Leith's Shore has moved up the road to Duke Street, taking over the space formerly known as the Parlour. Expect the same friendly welcome and weekend karaoke-based shenanigans.
By the look of it, not much seems to be going down along this dreary street, and from the outside, The Parlour appears to be not much of an exception. But, oh, how appearances can be misleading. This family- (and dog-) friendly bar is well equipped with magazines, books and colouring books, and even has Connect Four stacked in the fun corner. It's like coming home to find your open-plan living room has morphed into your local. Its neutral, airy walls surround a combination of traditional pub furniture, bright green table tops and comfy sofas, along with some quirky keg tables and an old skool pop-corn machine. The kitchen is out of action but instead you can order from a Papa John’s pizza menu which can be delivered on-site. The pub isn’t all low-key and home-comforts though: there are live acoustic sessions on Mondays, on Wednesdays they hold a quiz night and performers in their open mic night on Thursdays are rewarded with a free drink and cake.
- High point: Monster Munch served behind the bar
- Low point: Can't claim it's a prime location
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: rock, pop
- Live entertainment: Open mic night, acoustic sessions, quiz night
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle