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InformationVisitor Information:
73 Cockburn St, EH1 1BU.
Tel: 0131 225 7726.
Scotsman's Lounge
Scotsman's Lounge

The Scotsman's Lounge is found at the upper end of Cockburn Street not far from the junction with the High Street section of the Royal Mile and near the top of Fleshmarket Close.

Looking Towards the Front Door
Looking Towards the Front Door
The Bar
The Bar

The exterior is relatively plain. The interior is still more so: bare wood floors, sparse dark wood furnishings, and panels part way up the walls. The pub is popular with locals and tourists alike: and it has attracted a particular following among shift workers through opening at 6am every day except Sunday.

Pub Sign
Pub Sign

This simple description may not sound altogether appealing, but the Scotsman's Lounge sells itself not on looks but on atmosphere. There are many who have found their way into the pub only to emerge rather later than planned after an evening taking in the chat with locals and regulars. Live music takes place each evening, and the Scotsman's Lounge is very popular with lovers of bagpipe music: you might find a piper here at any time of day, though what one sounds like just after the 6am opening is anyone's guess. At weekends you might even find a bagpiper and a stag or hen party in residence...

The Bar
The Bar
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