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The Captains Bar, Edinburgh

4 South College Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9AA
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Jon B left this review about The Captains Bar

another simple side street bar just off South bridge with folk musicians on. Some of who were performing a capella quite beautifully. Three real ales were on of which I tried the Jarl and Captains Ale. This is a lovely homely bar a world away from the soulless tourist nonsense up the road, where you feel amongst friends immediately upon entering.

On 7th December 2019 - rating: 10
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hondo . left this review about The Captains Bar

Tucked away off the main south bridge/nicholson street drag. Long narrow bar with original bar fittings retained. 2 real ales served and regular live music.

On 13th August 2018 - no rating submitted
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David Ross left this review about The Captains Bar

The acoustic guitars and violins decorating the interior walls and shelves and the posters advertising musical events reveal that this is a Mecca for folk music fans and musicians. It has live music every night until 1.00 a.m. and an impromptu session was underway when I called in on a Friday night. It's presumably a well known venue on the Edinburgh folk circuit, as T-shirts and mugs promoting the pub are on sale behind the bar. Two real ales were available in addition to the usual staples. There's a friendly and cosy atmosphere, but it's rather a pity it's so small. Seating was in short supply, with the musicians taking up a substantial share of the available space.

On 30th January 2012 - rating: 9
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Latest updates View all updates for The Captains Bar, Edinburgh
7th Dec 2019, 18:36
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12th Sep 2019, 10:03
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 13 August 2018 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 August 2018 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 August 2018 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 August 2017 by ROB Camra
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