Secret Edinburgh: Tim FitzHigham and the smallest bar in town
Andrew Mickel18 August 2012
You can count on an explorer to hunt out a bar we've never even heard of...
My favourite place in Edinburgh is a tiny not very well advertised members club on Dublin Street called the Dublin Street Irregulars. It’s in a cellar which only seems to have two seats and a large rack of wine. The wine is free which is better than the other clubs who seem to charge.
I believe the membership list was fixed at six people some time in the reign of the old Queen and has never expanded which means there’s always a very good chance of getting a seat: one in three (six members, two seats).
If not the Irregulars…the Ensign Ewart has always been a favourite for a pint or if the festival has got thoroughly too hectic then I love to head down to Leith. Leith has so many happy mammaries, stunning fish restaurants and incredible pubs (Compass, Carriers, Port, Malt and Hops, Roseleaf to name a few). A single by the shore after a hectic day at the festival is the greatest way to finish a day (that, and bugling in the sunrise from the top of Arthur’s Seat, of course).
Tim FitzHigham is in Stop The Pigeon at the Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 August, 19:30. More info at the Ed Fringe site here.
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