Relaxed, eclectic pub with plenty going on.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
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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