Around the corner from the Royal Lyceum, the Traverse is something of a local legend. Beginning in the 1960s as an experimental theater company that doubled as a bohemian social club, it still produces some of Scotland's best contemporary drama - as well as premiering work by the best of the country's young playwrights. The Traverse bar is the place to find some of the hippest dramatists and actors hanging out (as well as their courtiers in tow).