Published on November 26th, 2016 | by Flipside0
Flipside’s Ultimate Edinburgh Pub Crawl Route
It’s that time of year again. It’s the end of the semester, and there’s probably only one last opportunity for you and your society pals to go out and get truly messy before exams ruin your life.
But aren’t you sick of the standard route? Teviot – Malones – Maybe Doctors if there’s a maverick amongst you – Pilgrim – Hive.
A classic, we admit, but it’s getting boring.
Variety is the spice of life they say. Well fear not, we at Edinburgh Flipside have scouted out the secret gems that this city has hidden down every magical wynd and close, to provide you with that special night you crave so much.
1. Wetherspoons – The Foot of the Walk
Starting down in Leith? You can’t do that!? Well we just did. This quaint little watering hole is the best start to any night in Edinburgh and the place to have that ‘nice pint’ before things get a little more hedonistic.
2. Wetherspoons – The Omni Centre
Just a short little frolic up the dainty Leith Walk and you’ll be at this classy number. Known for its craft ale selection and ‘no jeans’ policy, this is the last stop before you hit the stronger stuff and the night’s elegance goes south. That being said, you will actually be going mainly west as that’s where the next few pubs are. Haha.
3. Wetherspoons – The Booking Office
It’s not called The Booking Office for nothing. Stop three, don’t forget your student railcard because you’ll be purchasing a one way ticket for the bender train. It’s a diesel at this one – and that’ll be some fuel to get you on to the next stop.
4. Wetherspoons – The Standing Order
The touch-and-go fourth pub. Appropriately named The Standing Order because this’ll be the last point all night that you’ll be standing. Known for their artisan gin selection, we like to annoy the pretentious ‘hipster’ staff here by asking for a single Beefeater with coke.
5. Wetherspoons – The Alexander Graham Bell
You’ll be getting hazy by this point for sure, and that’s why we’ve lined up this one. As many will know, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, which suits this establishment down to the ground, as for the non-hardened part-timers, you’ll be calling a taxi, or worse still, an ambulance. Not before you’ve downed that jagerbomb though.
6. Wetherspoons – Edinburgh Airport
The terminus of our pub crawl. Edinburgh Airport terminal. We can’t quite work out how to make that bit a pun, and neither will you after guzzling your VK at this bruiser of a bar. If you managed to make it here, well done. Why not reward yourself by fucking off to wherever it is you originally come from, instead of sitting your exams? The best part of the year is done, it’s all downhill, so get yourself back down to Tunbridge Wells and get ready for Black Eye Friday.