The Auld Reekie Tiki Bar

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The Auld Reekie Tiki Bar
43b Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EY
  • Telephone 0131 226 2224
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 3pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 3pm–midnight; Fri–Sun noon–2am.
  • Average price £15 (evening meal)
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A tropical basement bar, with tiki cocktails, Thai food and a dancefloor to boot.

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A sister to Glasgow's Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn, the Auld Reekie branch brings the same sense of humour and strong cocktails to the east coast. As the name suggests, the theme is proudly Polynesian, although the food takes a turn to Thailand, serving up classic red, green and massaman curries made from scratch. Elsewhere, bamboo and tiki heads abound, from the décor to the crockery. The drinks menu mixes Zombies and Mai Tais with capital tributes like the Salt 'n' Sauce and Choose Life, complete with ginger and Irn Bru syrup.

  • High point: Fun and frivolous
  • Low point: The big space can take a while to warm up
  • Notable dish: Gin & Juice
  • Average price: £15 (dinner)
  • Provides: Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Disco, funk and soul
  • Live entertainment: DJs
  • Open since: March 2017