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

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Family Affair

Motown and soul club night.

Sat 11 Apr

£5 / 0131 281 1090

  • 20:00 – 00:30

Louise Rutkowski

The Glasgow vocalist was best known for being a member of 4AD supergroup This Mortal Coil before launching solo career in 2014. Her second album, Home is due for release in 2020.

Fri 17 Apr

£12.50 / 0131 281 1090

Mike Mckenzie, Gus Harrower, Liv Dawn & Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace Scott Wallace is a 21 year-old singer/songwriter from Aberdeen, Scotland. His contemporary-pop meets accomplished blues style sits comfortably between that of John Mayer and Shawn Mendes. He has the enviable talent of being able to write songs which sound classic yet modern. Liv Dawn is an independent…

Sat 25 Apr

£10 / 0131 281 1090

Reviews & features

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…