Monday, July 28, 2008

Best Pubs in Edinburgh, Part 5

Just so we are clear, this not a "top 5" list, but it is a list of Dr Whisky's picks for best pubs in Edinburgh; places you really ought to drop a few pounds, slide back a few pints, and spend a few hours if and when in Scotland's capital city. In no particular order.

The Waverley Tavern
3-5 St. Mary's St.
Edinburgh, Scotland


First thing is first: like many whiskies enjoyed on this malt mission, this pub is not going to appeal to everyone. It kind of smells, has a very limited selection of drinks, and the bathrooms are pretty minging. But it is an old school classic in a stretch of touristy hell holes on the high street with, I think, a really gorgeous front facade and it is a place that I remember fondly... even the night that the whole red carpet was soaked and squishy under your feet from a bout of heavy rain and a structural leak.

McEwans Export is served in classic glass beer mugs and the drams of Teachers, Black Label, Laphroaig and Macallan come in at £2 or less. Match that with a well-dressed proprietor and the few attractive young ladies he hires to work around him and you have a pretty excellent drinking experience.

They also have an extra space upstairs if you are a larger group or just want a little privacy away from the bar.

For more of Dr. Whisky's picks of the best pubs in Edinburgh, click HERE.


Grottoman said...

How many "parts" will follow?

Best regards

Dr. Whisky said...

Unknown. Until my nostalgia for a city I called home for 4 years is all spent up, I imagine.
Why? You miss the mission? It'll be back soon enough.