Eastside

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Eastside
51a George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HT
  • Telephone 0131 226 2275
  • Opening times Wed–Sat 5pm–3am; closed Sun–Tue.
  • Seasonal times Closed 25 Dec.
  • Bar open Mon 10pm–3am; Tue–Sun 5pm–3am.
  • Food served Tue–Sun 5pm–3am.
  • Email
  • Website www.eastsideedinburgh.co.uk
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Covid-19 precautions

We have provided all staff with Personal Protective Equipment and training on cleaning and hygiene procedures. We have introduced new cleaning rotas and safety stations for all guests. We have configured our restaurants and bars and will only be providing table service to allow for social distancing. On arrival, all guests will receive a temperature check from a member of staff and we are supporting Test & Protect. Please note, any guest who displays a temperature consistent with a fever will be asked to re-schedule their booking. We are providing scenario-based guidance to all employees on how to work through various COVID-19 related situations.

We will constantly review all processes and procedures in line with any new Scottish Government guidelines or advice to ensure the safety of our staff and guests.
Last updated: 8 September 2020

Eastside

Eastside aims to bring some edginess to George Street, with street food stalls and pool tables as well as DJs, cocktails and craft beers.

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This late-night bar aims to bring some urban edge to George Street, replacing the glitzier vibe of the previous tenant, Opal Lounge. Exposed air conditioning, concrete and street art set the tone, with a beer vending machine, three free pool tables, weekend DJs and street food stalls adding to the looser feel. On a Friday and Saturday night, local foodie favourites man the stalls. A rotating cast includes Chick + Pea, Kebabbar, Haggis Box and Dog n Bon hotdogs, with the latter sometimes catering Wednesday’s quiz night. Tuesday and Thursday it’s Eastside’s own pizza slices and mac and cheese. Monday is student night with a strictly liquid menu (no food). The bar has Camden beers on tap, lots of craft cans and a long list of cocktails, with shots featuring prominently too. Don’t forget the free pool.

The List's rating
6

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Megan Welford visited Eastside on 19 February 2019
  • High point: Free pool and street food stalls
  • Low point: Mac and cheese portions a bit small to be stomach-lining
  • Notable dish: Holy Macaroni
  • Average price: £9 (dinner)

Boozy cocktails, craft beer and ready-to-eat, delicious food. A place you can dance-where-you-stand among the buzz of the crowd, with a drink in one hand and a tasty snack in the other. Enjoy all the top sports, free karaoke, the best live DJs that Edinburgh has to offer all whilst fuelling your night with food, booze and beats until the early hours. Oh, and there’s free pool too!

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  • Private dining: 32/16
  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: House, disco, dance, rock - depends on the crowd
  • Live entertainment: DJs Babes and Gareth Summervilel alternate Fri and Sat nights
  • Capacity: 108
  • Largest group: Whole place (650 standing)
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £20 per bottle
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