For over twenty years the Southern Bar was a permanent feature of Edinburgh's rock and grunge scene, even playing host to Nirvana before they became famous. However, this Edinburgh institution has had... Read More
For over twenty years the Southern Bar was a permanent feature of Edinburgh's rock and grunge scene, even playing host to Nirvana before they became famous. However, this Edinburgh institution has had a face-lift and now aims for a wider audience with bistro-style cuisine (in particular their huge range of quality burgers) and cocktails nestling alongside the traditional ales and spirits it was always known for. As well as their regular range of real ales from Scottish breweries they also host a series of craft brewers to tempt beer-lovers through the doors. The juke box is eclectic, with enough range to keep those who remember the days when there was a motorbike suspended above the stairs down to the toilets happy while offering something for the new clientele.
22-26 South Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9PR
- Best of Edinburgh's South Side Bars: "The Southern's proximity to the Queen's Hall and Festival Theatre make it an ideal spot to grab an ale and a tasty burger before heading to a show and if you time it right you might catch a live band too!"
- Recommended as Best of Edinburgh's South Side Bars Because: The Southern Bar has long been an Edinburgh Institution and despite its refurbishment retains many original features such as the cozy alcoves and quality ales.