An oldie but a goodie (founded in 1958), this Scottish pub has the finest selection of single-malt scotches in the city as well as a number of unusual British ales on tap. Beloved of ex-pats (and Britophiles), the decor is filled with U.K. bric-a-brac, and the bar menu, naturally, features fish and chips, delivered from a nearby restaurant until 9pm. Enjoy a pool table, a smoking room with an old piano, large wooden booths, and a balcony area that’s great for people watching. Friday and Saturday nights, this divey, no-fuss pub hosts DJs and the crowd gets younger and rowdier.
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950 Geary St (btw Polk and Larkin sts)
Our Rating Hours Daily 5pm–2am Phone 415/885-4074 Web site Edinburgh Castle