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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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.

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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:
  • 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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Gigglejam Comedy Club: Joe Mcternan

The first Thursday of the month means one thing Gigglejam Comedy Club is here with another choice collection: the cream of the comedy circuit. So come on down to Brig Below in the heart of Leith where just £5 (£3 concessions) will get you all of this: Joe McTernan As seen on BBC's Comedy Underground and Short…

Thu 5 Mar

£5.50 (£3.30) / 0131 281 1090

Gigglejam Comedy Club: Rachel Jackson

Gigglejam Comedy Club is back! Back again, tell a friend Once again we're bringing Scotland's finest comic talents to Brig Below in the heart of Leith for your entertainment. We kick off in February with this superb line-up. Five fantastic acts for just £5 (£3 concessions): Rachel Jackson As seen on BBC's Scot…

Thu 6 Feb

£5.50 (£3.30) / 0131 281 1090

The Marriage, Luke James Williams & Momo (morven Warren-mcardle)

An evening of exceptional acoustic music from 3 fantastic artists: The Marriage Gorgeous harmonies and timeless songs. Americana duo Kirsten Adamson and Dave Burn evoke the great female/male duos of the past: Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry, Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, and more recently Gillian Welch and Dave…

Fri 31 Jan

£4.40 / 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…