The Mousetrap

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The Mousetrap
180 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5AE
  • Telephone 0131 553 0220
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 2pm–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 2pm–1am.
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Homage to childhood favourites at this Leith Walk bar, with grown-up drinks.

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The Mousetrap is a dive bar with a difference, offering possibly the cheapest cocktails in Edinburgh alongside a good range of beers, including the butter variety, with simple cheese toasties and Haribo for soakage. As the name suggests, games are a big thing. Punters let their inner child run amok in the back room on retro arcade games, while the main space is a larger than life-size tribute to childhood classics. If the nostalgia doesn’t knock you out, live DJs and acoustic open mic nights will have you up past your bedtime.

  • High point: Transportation to a simpler time
  • Low point: Bargain cocktails are too tempting
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Hip hop
  • Live entertainment: DJs, open mic nights
  • Open since: 2016

Reviews & features

Best bars with games in Edinburgh

21 May 2018

Try your hand at Pacman, pinball, darts and other pub games

Ping-pong, Pacman and pool, table football, and even a whole room of retro arcade machines: order a side of fun with your burger and beer at these bars where it's playtime every time. Fancy a shot?