Under the Stairs

Gastropub and Pub££££
Cowgate, Edinburgh
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  • Halsted B.
    "The cocktails are terrific, and the atmosphere is cosy and warm."(6 Tips)
    Ben
    "table service gives this bar"(2 Tips)
    Paola M.
    "Cozy place, great food (try the lamb shank), good beers and drinks!"(5 Tips)
    Artem B.
    "Cosy fireplace and homely couches."(2 Tips)
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    Best BarsAugust 14, 2014
    Dead cosy with kooky yet simple cocktails. Try the Beetroot and Wasabi Margarita, feels healthy with a subtle spicy kick. Perfect place for a casual catch up with nibbles served til midnight. Read more
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    Best BarsMarch 25, 2014
    Dead cosy and kooky yet simple cocktails. Try the Beetroot and Wasabi Margarita, feels healthy with a subtle spicy kick. Perfect place for a casual catch up with nibbles served til midnight.
  • Halsted B.
    Halsted BernardNovember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The first time I came here, I didn't expect the menu here to be so varied and interesting, but it always is. The cocktails are terrific, and the atmosphere is cosy and warm.
  • Vanio C.
    Vanio ChSeptember 21, 2015
    The decoration is really good and the coctails are amazing,if you order mary stairs just take it as less spicy as you can,it will be enough spicy already!!!
  • Angel A.
    Angel AndersonJanuary 3, 2013
    This is a cozy spot where locals hang out. Comfy chairs, relaxed service, good range of drinks, and reasonably priced food. If you like Bloody Mary's, try the Beetlejuice!
  • Jimmy G.
    Jimmy GaleApril 15, 2013
    Really great sweet potato fries. The service was a little slow but not outrageous, if kind of went with the ambience of the place. Really enjoyed both the food and venue itself.
  • Rose C.
    Rose ChalmersJanuary 13, 2016
    Love it, fabulous range of cocktails. However waitress was a little rude when explaining we weren't allowed by the manufacture to have lime with our tequila and presented orange instead.
  • Karli S.
    Karli ScottApril 24, 2012
    The risotto cake is the best! You have to have it when you go for trivia night. Try their rendition of a white russian after dinner too!
  • Chryssa O.
    Chryssa OikonomidouDecember 20, 2015
    Nice cozy place, we loved everything we tasted but not the desserts - I would stay away from them. Loved their lamb (the starter)
  • Diana L.
    Diana Lopes2 weeks ago
    Lovely place! Had the coffee-marinated steak and a game burger - both delicious! The dessert was a letdown though, skip it.
  • Filia
    FiliaJune 7, 2014
    A hidden bar under the stairs with great music and pleasant environment will make you love it from the first moment!
  • Ben
    BenSeptember 16, 2012
    Cosiest of cosy. Great selection of drinks, very reasonable and tasty food, and the table service gives this bar an intimate, unhurried atmosphere.
  • Illegal Jack
    Illegal JackSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Decent table service bar, great ambience, limited draft beer range, and grouchy management. I'm here a lot, I should know :)
  • Hilary S.
    Hilary SwaimOctober 30, 2015
    Brilliant, creative cocktails. Trust anything listed on the Favourites list!
  • Hamilton P.
    Hamilton PereiraSeptember 16, 2014
    Very cosy with a nice atmosphere. They serve Asahi beer in draft.
  • Paola M.
    Paola MelloDecember 30, 2015
    Cozy place, great food (try the lamb shank), good beers and drinks!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SuárezMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try any of their cocktails. They are in two words: a mazing!
  • Artem B.
    Artem BjorkFebruary 14, 2015
    Ridiculously rich cocktail selection. Cosy fireplace and homely couches.
  • Wian H.
    Wian HattinghOctober 4, 2014
    Cosy and warm in winter. Nice atmosphere for dinner and wine.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KellyFebruary 4, 2016
    Fantastic options for vegetarians. Sadly, the fireplace is gone.
  • Olivia V.
    Olivia VindenSeptember 25, 2013
    Really good food, cheap and great music. No tourists.
  • Brian
    BrianMarch 22, 2015
    Very varied an interesting menu. Popular, so often busy.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BatesSeptember 8, 2014
    Funky hipster layout, fish tank, fire, beer and wine
  • Doni B.
    Doni BlagojevicNovember 21, 2015
    Very cosy place. Nice to hang out in the afternoons
  • Gary B.
    Gary BowmanMarch 12, 2011
    Serves the excellent Barcelona brewed Estrella Damn on tap. Great atmosphere. Good music.
  • Tim W.
    Tim WhitworthDecember 28, 2014
    Fantastic cosy underground bar
  • Conrad D.
    Conrad DoucetteFebruary 29, 2012
    Amazing food, amazing, casual atmosphere!
  • Julia D.
    Julia DaviesMarch 21, 2014
    Fantastic cocktails. And lovely food!
  • Alec M.
    Alec McDowallOctober 1, 2014
    Nice relaxed atmosphere and good music background!
  • Alexander L.
    Alexander LeeJanuary 29, 2014
    Great steak. Portions are generous.
  • Alicia R.
    Alicia RomoAugust 11, 2011
    Make a reservation for dinner, especially during the Fringe.
  • Rose S.
    Rose StottMay 26, 2013
    Try the cheesecake - it's AMAZING!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PalcuieAugust 29, 2016
    Nice atmosphere and good vegetarian food.
  • Alison P.
    Alison PaulMay 5, 2010
    Great new bar in Edinburgh - really relaxed place to meet friends!
  • Richard F.
    Richard FalconerJune 10, 2010
    Ask for Ginger Prince Macleod at the bar and receive a free drink!
  • Gerard C.
    Gerard CApril 6, 2010
    Excellent selection of bottled beers. Also, try the Falafel burger.
  • Alan C.
    Alan ConnellyFebruary 6, 2012
    Be prepared to be asked to move seats if only in for a drink!
  • R N.
    R NalinJuly 12, 2013
    Great place to escape Jocktoberfest
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmithAugust 19, 2011
    Weird table policy, no drinks at the bar, and expensive-sounding tea! Hipster staff too :(
  • Calum S.
    Calum ScoullerJune 11, 2010
    Serves Pacifico beer so it has to be good... Read more
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