265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8PD
  • Telephone 0131 555 1638
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 2pm–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun 1pm–midnight.
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Relaxed, eclectic pub with plenty going on.

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Roughly halfway down Leith Walk sits the likeable, unpretentious Victoria bar. The vibe is relaxed during the day, with board games and free books available, and a little more buzzy at night as regulars arrive and the noise level rises. They leave cocktails to their sister bar, Boda, just a block away but there’s a short wine list, teas and coffees, a decent selection of malts and the draft and bottled beer range is refreshed several times a year to keep it interesting. They don’t do food, unless you count free fruit for customers and complimentary biscuits for your four-legged friends, but you can bring in your own. The back area is available for free hire and their Facebook page provides a heads-up for future events, such as the monthly dating night and one-offs like their Dolly Parton-themed evening.

  • High point: Hassle-free environment to enjoy a drink or two
  • Low point: Very dog-friendly which may not be ideal for everyone
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Language cafe every Monday, live music every Thursday, DJs at weekends and singles speed dating every so often
  • Capacity: 90 standing
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £14 per bottle

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