This inner city pub is a bit of a diamond in the rough
Walking past the Edinburgh Castle after 5pm, you might not initially be inspired to push through the throngs of city workers loosening their light blue collars and making short work of that first, cold beer. But as packed as the downstairs area can get after knock-off, it's worth forging ahead and making for the back stairs that lead to the first floor. There's a little more room to move up here and a bar of its own. And before you start painting all well-tailored people with the same corporate brush, there's an eclectic mix of pods repping the non-profit sector and the digital empires in addition to those adept with spread sheets. At the end of the day, everyone likes a parmigiana – it's the great leveller.
|Venue name:||Edinburgh Castle Hotel|
294 Pitt St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 10am-12am; Thu-Sat 10am-2am; Sun 12pm-10pm|