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muldoon74

Going to Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon with the wife for my birthday..

 

Usually do Rose St, West end and then along to haymarket. 

 

Anyone know if pubs along this route require bookings on Thursday afternoons? 

 

On the one hand don't want a wasted trip, on the other don't really want to be time pressured in one place and have to move to make time booking for next one.. 

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Sooperstar

You'll be absolutely fine on Thursday afternoon.

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The Real Maroonblood
3 minutes ago, Sooperstar said:

You'll be absolutely fine on Thursday afternoon.

This.

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muldoon74

Cheers guys, exactly the reply I was hoping for. 👍🍻

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The Real Maroonblood
2 hours ago, muldoon74 said:

Cheers guys, exactly the reply I was hoping for. 👍🍻

Let us know how you got on.

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muldoon74
44 minutes ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

Let us know how you got on.

Will do.. Either Thursday night or Saturday depending on how things go! 🍻🍷

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The Real Maroonblood
41 minutes ago, muldoon74 said:

Will do.. Either Thursday night or Saturday depending on how things go! 🍻🍷

👍🍺

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ri Alban

Happy Birthday! The morra. 

 

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Zico
12 hours ago, muldoon74 said:

Will do.. Either Thursday night or Saturday depending on how things go! 🍻🍷

Depending on where you plan on going, you’ll probably need bookings for Saturday. Thursday will be fine tho. 

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The Frenchman Returns

I went for a quick pint before our meal last night just off Lothian Road, Footlights. Bar was empty. 

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the general

Loads of tourists in city centre just now so you might find that some places are full so book if there is a particular pub you want to visit

 

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the general

Looks like Mathers East End is now closed and up for lease

Think its last guise was Countess of Broughton Street or something

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Locky
33 minutes ago, the general said:

Looks like Mathers East End is now closed and up for lease

Think its last guise was Countess of Broughton Street or something

Again? Aye it was the Empress of Broughton for a couple of years. Never stepped foot in it mind. Mathers was a cracking place.

 

When I worked just off Broughton Street (2012-2018) Mathers was the pub of choice for post-work pints, followed by The Phoenix when Mathers closed. Sadly even The Phoenix is away now, although it became a bit wanky and pretentious in it's final years anyway.

 

Cask and Barrel is still alright, never been to The Barony. Once a great wee street for pubs, now for pretentious twats. Sad stuff.

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the general
1 hour ago, Locky said:

Again? Aye it was the Empress of Broughton for a couple of years. Never stepped foot in it mind. Mathers was a cracking place.

 

When I worked just off Broughton Street (2012-2018) Mathers was the pub of choice for post-work pints, followed by The Phoenix when Mathers closed. Sadly even The Phoenix is away now, although it became a bit wanky and pretentious in it's final years anyway.

 

Cask and Barrel is still alright, never been to The Barony. Once a great wee street for pubs, now for pretentious twats. Sad stuff.

 

I do like the new incarnation of The Pheonix ... the Broughton especially if you get a window seat

Treacle has not reopened but The Basement has.

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the general

oh and Henricks at Tollcross is up for lease and Apartment next door is also closed for good

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Fxxx the SPFL
2 hours ago, the general said:

Looks like Mathers East End is now closed and up for lease

Think its last guise was Countess of Broughton Street or something

hopefully the West End :laugh2: one doesn't Kenny.

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Locky
50 minutes ago, the general said:

 

I do like the new incarnation of The Pheonix ... the Broughton especially if you get a window seat

Treacle has not reopened but The Basement has.

Being honest, I'm not really down that way anymore. It was just when I worked down that way. There was usually a group of us (guys) off somewhere on a Friday night with the intention of watching football and getting pished, which Mathers and The Phoenix catered for perfectly.

 

Then The Phoenix got taken over and started charging a fiver a pint.

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GinRummy
5 hours ago, **** the SPFL said:

hopefully the West End :laugh2: one doesn't Kenny.

Same people that owned the empress and mathers west end. 

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the general
22 hours ago, **** the SPFL said:

hopefully the West End :laugh2: one doesn't Kenny.

 

Fingers crossed but I think its in a bad way just now. The old regulars have not taken kindly to all the new rules so place is very quiet.

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Fxxx the SPFL
8 minutes ago, the general said:

 

Fingers crossed but I think its in a bad way just now. The old regulars have not taken kindly to all the new rules so place is very quiet.

we were in a couple of weeks ago and yeah a bit quieter

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frankblack

What happened to the Haymarket bar?  Passed it yesterday on the bus, and it looks closed and I thought the name was missing.

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The Real Maroonblood
54 minutes ago, frankblack said:

What happened to the Haymarket bar?  Passed it yesterday on the bus, and it looks closed and I thought the name was missing.

The name is gone.

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the general
7 hours ago, frankblack said:

What happened to the Haymarket bar?  Passed it yesterday on the bus, and it looks closed and I thought the name was missing.

 

Being done up .. started pre covid no rush to finish it

Ryries has been bought over and has gone all classy

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whodanny
40 minutes ago, the general said:

Ryries has been bought over and has gone all classy

Does that mean the already over-priced beer will cost even more ? Ryries have had ideas above their station (ha) for a while now. Looks like I'll have to make somewhere else my first stop after getting off the train on matchdays.

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jonnothejambo
21 minutes ago, whodanny said:

Does that mean the already over-priced beer will cost even more ? Ryries have had ideas above their station (ha) for a while now. Looks like I'll have to make somewhere else my first stop after getting off the train on matchdays.

 

:spoton:

 

I used to pop in for a slash before getting the train home after the match. I didn't buy a drink. Just went in purely to use their tiny,  gantin bogs.

 

Ideas above it's station. 

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the general
32 minutes ago, whodanny said:

Does that mean the already over-priced beer will cost even more ? Ryries have had ideas above their station (ha) for a while now. Looks like I'll have to make somewhere else my first stop after getting off the train on matchdays.

 

Nah think its slightly cheaper if anything

Lovely staff and they are going to restore the pub as much as possible

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The Frenchman Returns
4 hours ago, the general said:

 

Being done up .. started pre covid no rush to finish it

Ryries has been bought over and has gone all classy


hope their flat roof is water tight, son passed last night after his shift in a local pub and said water was gushing over the gutters. 
 

never been in it since before 190512 when the knocked back my daughter for wearing a Hearts top. 

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the general

They have started work on the Haymarket again

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whodanny
On 20/09/2020 at 20:41, the general said:

 

Nah think its slightly cheaper if anything

Lovely staff and they are going to restore the pub as much as possible

Oh right, sounds Ok then. Usually gagging for a pint by the time I get off the train, so carry on as normal. 

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whodanny
On 20/09/2020 at 20:28, jonnothejambo said:

 

:spoton:

 

I used to pop in for a slash before getting the train home after the match. I didn't buy a drink. Just went in purely to use their tiny,  gantin bogs.

 

Ideas above it's station. 

Sounds like it might actually be improving, and cheaper beer according to @thegeneral . Will reserve judgement till my next visit. I like a pint when I get off the train, Ryrie's was always handy for that.

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the general
4 hours ago, whodanny said:

Oh right, sounds Ok then. Usually gagging for a pint by the time I get off the train, so carry on as normal. 

 

Its the folk that have the Abbotsford and Guildford iirc 

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Malinga the Swinga

Thistle Street Bar in Thistle street, funnily enough, is operating really good system in current circumstances. Well spaced out, details taken and excellent service. Also know they have had Covid inspectors in and met every guideline.

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Stuart Lyon

I was told the Froth & Flame in Morrison St was charging 10% for table service that is mandatory under Covid rules.

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The Real Maroonblood
4 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

I was told the Froth & Flame in Morrison St was charging 10% for table service that is mandatory under Covid rules.

That seems a strange one.

Mind you nothing surprises me these days.

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the general
2 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

I was told the Froth & Flame in Morrison St was charging 10% for table service that is mandatory under Covid rules.

 

Not true pal but Jolly Botanist was

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Stuart Lyon
2 hours ago, the general said:

 

Not true pal but Jolly Botanist was

I stand corrected!

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the general
46 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

I stand corrected!

 

No problem Stuart

6.20 a pint then 10pc on top. Told them we would not be back.

Guys in Froth are trying really hard 

Selected pints for 3 quid Sky Sports and amazing food

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Zico
17 hours ago, the general said:

 

Its the folk that have the Abbotsford and Guildford iirc 

That’s a good sign.

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Samuel Camazzola
5 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

I was told the Froth & Flame in Morrison St was charging 10% for table service that is mandatory under Covid rules.

Its been a while since I've been up that way. Where is this? Foxy Fiddler/ old Cuban themed place? 

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Dr. Sheldon Cooper

Aye Froth & Flame is the old Foxy Fiddler.

 

I'm going to be in Glasgow city centre on Friday afternoon. Anyone based through that way able to tell me if I'll be able to walk into places without booking or if I'd be better off booking certain places?

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Samuel Camazzola
2 minutes ago, Dr. Sheldon Cooper said:

Aye Froth & Flame is the old Foxy Fiddler.

 

I'm going to be in Glasgow city centre on Friday afternoon. Anyone based through that way able to tell me if I'll be able to walk into places without booking or if I'd be better off booking certain places?

👍 Cheers. That place has changed so often in the last 10 years or so. 

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Sooperstar

The Haymarket Bar has been shite for a number of years now.

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Sooperstar
1 hour ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

👍 Cheers. That place has changed so often in the last 10 years or so. 

The Robbo's Bar of Morrison Street.

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Tott
1 hour ago, Dr. Sheldon Cooper said:

 

 

I'm going to be in Glasgow city centre on Friday afternoon. Anyone based through that way able to tell me if I'll be able to walk into places without booking or if I'd be better off booking certain places?

 

Should be fine in the afternoon,city centre  is pretty quiet.

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Dr. Sheldon Cooper
20 minutes ago, Tott said:

 

Should be fine in the afternoon,city centre  is pretty quiet.

 

Top man, cheers 👍

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The Real Maroonblood
1 hour ago, Sooperstar said:

The Haymarket Bar has been shite for a number of years now.

Was in there last year.

First time for years.

Also thought it was shite.

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Weakened Offender
On 22/09/2020 at 21:43, Malinga the Swinga said:

Thistle Street Bar in Thistle street, funnily enough, is operating really good system in current circumstances. Well spaced out, details taken and excellent service. Also know they have had Covid inspectors in and met every guideline.

 

I was in there on Friday, definitely impressed. 👍

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the general
21 hours ago, Sooperstar said:

The Haymarket Bar has been shite for a number of years now.

 

Agreed ...lazy staff and dirty pub

Not been the same since old manager moved to Rose Street Brewery

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