Edinburgh Castle

Pub in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Bagpiper murals on the walls, the Trainspotting soundtrack on the jukebox, ale on tap, Tuesday pub quiz and vinegary fish and chips until 9pm provide all the Scottish authenticity you could ask for, short of haggis. This flag-waving bastion of drink comes fully equipped with dartboard, pool tables, DJs on Saturday and the Quiet Lightning reading series on Monday.

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