Daylight Robbery

Daylight Robbery
Daylight Robbery
26B Dublin Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6NN
  • Telephone 0131 556 5967
  • Opening times Mon–Wed & Sun noon–midnight; Thu–Sat noon–2am.
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sat noon–1pm.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–8pm.
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
  • Email
Photo of Daylight Robbery

The former Spit/Fire has an atmospheric, clubby basement, an impressive range of craft ales plus strong menu options for vegans and others.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2017 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Recently taken over by the team behind Safari Lounge, Daylight Robbery is a wee bit hidden in its corner of the New Town. Just off Queen Street and Broughton Street, although not visible from either, the bar (formerly Spit/Fire) is halfway below street level, with another sunken level below that forming an atmospheric, clubby basement used at weekends and for special events. The main room is decorated in an eye-catching combination of bright yellow and shiny white tiles, while the impressive range of craft ales behind the bar is equally modern and pristine. The bar menu mainly focuses on burgers and isn’t particularly extensive, but there are flavours that demand to be sampled, from small plates of Ethiopian-spiced chicken wings and margarita firecracker chillis to mains like pork belly or pea bhaji burritos.

  • High point: Inventive non-meat dishes.
  • Low point: Not quite on the beaten track.
  • Notable dish: Vegan Indian faux fish and chips
  • Private dining: Up to 100 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 50 (100 downstairs)
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Colin J Amis: Phone Ethics

Songs of the smartphone's subjugation of society, from the tinder-est ballad to the ringtone-catchiest chorus. Hopefully I won't run out of selfie-steam.

Fri 11 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:05

Sat 12 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:05

Sun 13 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:05
…and 2 more dates until 15 Aug

Confident Idiots

An Englishman, a Scotsman, and a Welshman walk into a bar, but who are these anonymous and humble geniuses? It’s Patrick Spicer, Steph Browne, and Cam Davies of course! Confident: Yes. Idiots: What? A stand-up comedy show for people who like thinking, but don't want to.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:05 – 20:00

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:05 – 20:00

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:05 – 20:00
…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

The Gang of Names

This is a gang, it is an app and it's very future.

Wed 16 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:15

Thu 17 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:15

Fri 18 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:15
…and 8 more dates until 26 Aug

Last, Jeff Wiseman (Sorry, 'at Last')

With his outlandish tales, Jeff’s comedy keeps one foot in reality whilst the other hops to absurdity, with topics like the threat of spa weekends, falling in a penguin enclosure, and pet issues. (He gave his cat some Go-cat last week, and it went.)

Sat 12 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:15

Sun 13 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:15

Mon 14 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:15
…and 5 more dates until 19 Aug

Ministry Comedy Showcase

With a changing line up of stand up comics every night there is something for everyone at the Ministry Comedy Showcase. Back for our 4th year at the Fringe. Come and see our portfolio of comedy talent for FREE before they all get too famous and start charging!

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:05

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:05

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:15 – 21:05
…and 3 more dates until 10 Aug

Misirlou the Superheroine

Back in Edinburgh after their successful Free Fringe debut last year, Newcastle’s Spontaneous Wrecks are ready to make it all up… again! Using your suggestions, we’ll perform games and scenes made up on the spot, where anything can happen (and usually does)! Classic improv, done right.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:15 – 14:15

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:15 – 14:15

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:15 – 14:15
…and 6 more dates until 13 Aug

Music Hath Power to Soothe the Horrific Beasts

Humorous songs with a horror theme from Adam Cuerden.

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:55 – 18:55

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:55 – 18:55

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:55 – 18:55
…and 4 more dates until 26 Aug

Rach Wheeley & Lee Wilson: Awesome

Two 30 minute sets from comedy's hottest non-couple. Lee is doing his best against a world not out to get him. Rach just wants to get away from it all. "I Wheeley like her" - Bec Hill, "Delivers a torrent of gags" - Chuckle Pit

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:25

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:25

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:25
…and 4 more dates until 11 Aug

Smile Like You Mean It

Manic depressive and standup comedian, James Beazley takes you through a day in his life: from drugs to drink; religion to relationships; and sex to disappointment. You’ve seen the stats, now see what life is really like for 1 of the 1 in 5.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:30 – 23:20

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:30 – 23:20

Fri 11 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:30 – 23:20
…and 7 more dates until 26 Aug

Speaker Bump

House, disco and soul music from Edinburgh DJs Ants Small and Scott Mackenzie. Ideal party vibes or pre-club grooves.

Sat 14 Oct

Free / 07810 565632

  • 20:00 – 01:00

Spontaneous Wrecks Improvised Comedy

Back in Edinburgh after their successful Free Fringe debut last year, Newcastle’s Spontaneous Wrecks are ready to make it all up… again! Using your suggestions, we’ll perform games and scenes made up on the spot, where anything can happen (and usually does)! Classic improv, done right.

Mon 14 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:15 – 14:05

Tue 15 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:15 – 14:05

Wed 16 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:15 – 14:05
…and 10 more dates until 26 Aug

Two Girls And a Lot of Carrots

Fresh from Rose Bruford, Two Girls and a Lot of Carrots take over venue 449. With an afternoon of absurd comedy sketches filled with epic dance routines and musical interludes. 15+

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:20

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:20

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:35 – 16:20
…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Uncomfortable Encounters

A unicorn walks into a bar… Ouch! Get it? We don't. Come to our sketch show and explain it to us afterwards. Our jokes are better than that one anyway. Join us for the latest comedy instalment from Southampton Comedy Society.

Sat 5 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:45 – 17:35

Sun 6 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:45 – 17:35

Mon 7 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 16:45 – 17:35
…and 18 more dates until 26 Aug

The Ventshow

Fun for the whole family! Kids and grown ups will love our characters with the world's worst sniffer dog and a ww2 comedian and grumpy alien!

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:10

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:10

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 5967

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:25 – 15:10
…and 4 more dates until 26 Aug