Bar Brig

Bar Brig
96-98 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB
  • Telephone 0131 281 1090
  • Seasonal times Festival: open until 3am all week.
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 3pm–1am; Fri 2pm–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun noon-midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 5–10pm; Sat/Sun 3-10pm.
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  • Website www.barbrig.com
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Good food and good tunes galore in this colourful Leith local.

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Bar Brig is part of the wave of new pubs transforming Leith Walk into a hub for local live music. While perhaps not everyone welcomes this new vibe, especially those who have seen their local taken over by the younger generation, colourful places like this feel just as much at the heart of Leith’s ever-changing community. It’s a tight space but they cram a lot in, with booths around the edge and wee tables poking out from the bar. The staff are friendly, with a real welcome extending to new and returning customers. The crowd is mostly thirtysomethings in for the music, a few pints and a bite to eat and the food is a step up from the usual pub grub, riffing on a Mexican theme with tacos, tortillas and fajitas alongside burgers and ribs. Local bands play the Brig Below most nights while ad hoc acoustic sessions keep toes tapping upstairs.

The List's rating
7.6

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Chris Marks visited Bar Brig on 5 July 2018
  • High point: Spontaneous jamming sessions
  • Low point: Tight squeeze for larger groups
  • Notable dish: Taco boat salads with pulled chipotle chicken
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Delivery: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/edinburgh/leith/bar-brig-leith#
  • Private dining: Up to 35 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Laid-back tunes, geared to the night's live band
  • Live entertainment: Acoustic sets upstairs on Tues, impromptu jamming sessions, live music in Brig Below most nights.
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

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Akward Family Portraits + Logans Close

The 'Everything We've Done Up Until Now, Except What We've Done Since' Album Tour 2019 Awkward Family Portraits have been serving up rockin’ roots music to the streets of Glasgow since 2016. With a roguish charm and signature style that elevates them far above the dusty stereotypes of the genre, AFP are a band that…

Fri 4 Oct

£5.98 / 0131 281 1090

Gigglejam Comedy Club: Red Richardson

We're back for another rib-tickling night of comedy in the heart of Leith. First Thursday of the month at Brig Bar. This month: Red Richardson So You Think You're Funny Finalist 2015 'The most exciting comedian of the last few years' ★★★★ - Chortle 'Delightfully Sardonic' ★★★★ - Edfestmag Graham Mackie Four time…

Thu 7 Nov

£6.60–£9.90 To be confirmed / 0131 281 1090

Gigglejam Comedy Club: Tom Little

Tom Little Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 BBC New Comedian Finalist 2014 As heard on Radio 4 'Inventive, unexpected and often very silly' ★★★★ - Chortle 'Gut-wrenchingly funny' - Fringe Review Bryan Ghosh Edinburgh Revue Champion 2017 'Mind blowingly brilliant' - Three Weeks 'a string of strong jokes… with an ease…

Thu 3 Oct

£6.60–£9.90 To be confirmed / 0131 281 1090

Hogmanay 2019 With The Smoking Jeffreys

We’re Celebrating Hogmanay in style at Brig Below with The Fantastic 9 Piece band The Smoking Jeffreys We are a lively upbeat group of musicians that love to turn the crowed from sitting down to jumping around. We love performing and making the most of our time. We are a Alternative rock & pop Reggie ska band with…

Tue 31 Dec

£11.37 / 0131 281 1090

Jess Morgan and Nels Andrews

Blend of songwriting and storytelling with Jess and Nels.

Tue 15 Oct

£9.19 / 0131 281 1090

Lorna Brooks Plus Rosie Bans

A regular night held by the talented singer songwriter Lorna Brooks Music and joined by a special guest each time. The Guest for this Evening is Glasgow based Singer Songwriter Rosie Bans. We Recommend getting tickets in advance for this as these events are always busy with the last one selling out before the show.

Fri 27 Sep

£9.21 / 0131 281 1090

Martha Hill (UK Tour)

Newcastle based Martha Hill writes hard-hitting alt-pop with a social conscience, we have her in Brig below with the full band as part of her UK Tour, Joined by The Fantastic local acoustic trio Nic Tate & The Sharks & Glasgow’s A Maxwell (Northern Central). Full details on bands below. Ticket links here…

Fri 11 Oct

£7.06 / 0131 281 1090

The Marwills

Fresh, young and energetic Canadian rock and blues band.

Wed 2 Oct

Free / 0131 281 1090

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Red Richardson

We're back for another rib-tickling night of comedy in the heart of Leith. First Thursday of the month at Brig Bar. This month: Red Richardson So You Think You're Funny Finalist 2015 'The most exciting comedian of the last few years' ★★★★ - Chortle 'Delightfully Sardonic' ★★★★ - Edfestmag Graham Mackie Four time…

Thu 7 Nov

£6.60 some concessions / 0131 281 1090

Tom Little

Tom Little Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 BBC New Comedian Finalist 2014 As heard on Radio 4 'Inventive, unexpected and often very silly' ★★★★ - Chortle 'Gut-wrenchingly funny' - Fringe Review Bryan Ghosh Edinburgh Revue Champion 2017 'Mind blowingly brilliant' - Three Weeks 'a string of strong jokes… with an ease…

Thu 3 Oct

£6–£7 / 0131 281 1090

A Twisted Cellar:Ska Special

A Twisted Circus inspired lineup but brought to you in a cosy cellar environment with dark visuals,

Fri 1 Nov

£5.98 / 0131 281 1090

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Compare the Market launch new 2 for 1 Meerkat Meals, restaurants in Edinburgh participate

7 Aug 2018

Alongside big chains independent Edinburgh restaurants 11, Zucca, The Rosehip, Bar Brig and more will participate

Thanks to the latest money saving incentive from Compare the Market you can now dine out on 2 for 1 starters, mains and desserts with Meerkat Meals. The deal runs in conjunction with the ever popular 2 for 1 cinema ticket deal Meerkat Movies, and is…