Nightcap

Nightcap
1-3 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EB
  • Telephone 0131 556 5481
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 5pm–1am; Sat/Sun noon–1am.
  • Email
  • Website nightcapbar.co.uk
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Cosy, clubby cocktail bar with a compact menu of burgers and nibbley things.

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Nightcap opened as a festival pop-up in 2016 and decided to keep going. It’s well worth a visit as it’s one of the most architecturally distinctive bars in the city – a sub-street level room with a warren of 10 alcoves and snugs stretching under the pavement. Anyone involved (it’s the same team behind the St Vincent bar) will tell you it’s actually two bars. Nightcap itself is in the higher level, serving cocktails and table beers, while downstairs Feed offers a sit-down menu of meat and vegetarian burgers, ribs and chicken wings. The distinctions aren’t so visible late at night when the whole place opens up into an atmospheric drinking den, with a foosball table if you’re so inclined.

  • High point: A great, atmospheric drinking den
  • Low point: The toilets are a bit cramped.
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Private dining: Up to 35 covers
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Fringe shows.
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £22 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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#AlmostFamous

Kevin McPadden Join local comic Kevin McPadden as he discusses the trials and tribulations of being an up-and-coming comic through hilarious self-deprecating storytelling. After last year's #BiggerThanKanye show, Kevin has lowered his expectations to #AlmostFamous. Pettiness, narcissism and being the centre of…

Thu 3 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 27 Aug

Burning Love to the Ground. (And, Lasagne)

Steve Hili Steve Hili – with 'the energy of a dog that needs to be taken out' (VICE) – takes on the notion of romantic vomit-inducing love and batters it into submission through ridiculous adventures, a bit of ropey science and a real-life page three girl. Afterwards, he gives you free lasagne! A show described as…

Thu 3 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 27 Aug

Donald Alexander and Stuart McPherson

Keep Supporting Live Comedy Productions Following their sold out Glasgow Comedy Festival show, Donald and Stuart make their Edinburgh Fringe debut. Donald is awkward and Stuart is laconic. Stuart: Best Newcomer – Scottish Comedy Awards 2016, So You Think You’re Funny? finalist 2016. ‘The sort of stuff he could sell to…

Thu 3 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 27 Aug

Equality Street

Christopher KC, Kimi Loughton Kimi is known for her exuberant style and her stories of taking on the tribulations of daily life. As unashamedly forthright as she is hilarious, Kimi is a rising star of the Scottish comedy scene (Scottish Comedian of the Year semi-finalist, 2016). Christopher KC is an acerbic, dry comic…

Thu 3 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Gone Clear

Joe McKeown and Joseph Goss Fifty minutes for basic bitches: Joseph Goss and Joe McKeown bring a double-header of stand-up to the Fringe this year. Instead of a sunny holiday, this is how they spend their August. Their girlfriends must be thrilled…

Tue 15 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 16 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 17 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 27 Aug

Scarlet Sohandsome: Recreational Drag Use

Dead Cat Comedy As glorious as God’s vagina and twice as shiny… Adulterous entertainment from UK’s filthiest and funniest drag queen and comedian. Scarlet Sohandsome has worked on tour with the biggest names in drag, including Bianca Del Rio and Michelle Visage. An unmissable hour of razor-sharp satirical stand-up from…

Thu 3 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 27 Aug

Stephanie Laing: Mad About the Boy

Stephanie Laing Stephanie’s love life has been a rollercoaster ride, if rollercoasters involve a lot of awkward sex things, self-sabotage and therapy. Come and hear this lovable little weirdo talk about all the boys she’s done stuff with, including some proper wrong-uns. 'Eye-wateringly honest. Devastating technique…

Thu 3 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 4 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Feed

Free / 0131 556 5481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug