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 Dropkick Murphys, Grassmarket, Edinburgh


Dropkick Murphys
7 Merchant St

Tel: 0131 225 2002
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About the Pub
  As you can see from the picture, Drop Kick Murphys was formerly known as Bertie's. For many years this was a late night drinking establishment in the Old Town. Now, as Drop Kick Murphys, this is the latest addition to Edinburghs Irish themed music bars. The bar is open from 8pm until 3am.
Linda - Mar 2004
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Rude staff on night out
While out listening to music in a Grassmarket bar last night, I ran into the staff of Dropkick Murphys on a staff night out. One man, who I was told was the bar owner, tried to get me to dance, and when I wasn't interested, attempted to forcibly pull me up. Then, apparently unable to understand that I didn't want him anywhere near me, he continued to harass us, putting his feet up on our table and sticking his finger in my ear. Meanwhile, one of the other Dropkicks staff was hassling the musician, licking him and sticking his tongue in his ear despite repeated requests to stop – had the singer been female, this would certainly have been seen as sexual assault. In the end, we had to request that this guy be removed from the bar.
To their credit, most of the staff were just drunk and having fun, and several did apologise on behalf of their less pleasant colleagues. Nonetheless, while none of this happened in Dropkick Murphys itself, I'm certainly not going to return to a bar where the owner harasses and manhandles women and allows his staff to intimidate and inappropriately touch staff in another bar.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Rating: No rosettes

Masie White
Best weekend ever!!!
Went here last weekend with the girls and had the most fun I have ever had and will 100% be returning ASAP! relaxed dress code, live music, £3 entry, resonible alcohol prices, friendly staff, and the door staff arent on a constant power trip like most other places, what more could you want from a weekend? Dropkicks is a must!!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Murdo MacSheep
I cant believe I only discovered Dropkick Murphys a few days ago...its round the corner from where I work. The best Cocktails I have had in ages and a really cosy atmosphere.The dress code is relaxed, but don't let that fool you into thinking this bar isn't classy Ill definately be back
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Rating: rosettes

an unbelievable spot
friendly door and bar staff and with the nicest pint of guinness in edinburgh i will definately be back and great drink deals during the week.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Rating: rosettes

a great spot
as per other comments i had heard mixed reviews about this place some love it some hate went on saturday night and i will be a customer for life big q moved fast nice doorstaff pleasant attractive staff and the beau nasties were outstanding
i will be back thank you for a fantastic night
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Friday, February 19, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

I visited dropkicks last week for the first time, and i will never ever be back. How this can be one of the best bars in Edinburgh is beyond me, the place was disgusting! I was met in the door by two rude security guards, then was hit by the overpowering smell of hundreds of sweaty drunks - not the most appealing thing in the world let me assure you. After ten minutes of trying to work my way through a huge scrum of shouting, jumping and in one case - fighting customers, I only just saw the bar and was met by the sight of two stressed barstaff, giving horrific service, some of the worst pints ive ever seen! So i left, and will never go back! People listen! There are much better places to go than this dive!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

brillant pub owner and staff r great have to deal with alot of drunken customers however they always manage to laugh behind the bar
Monday, November 27, 2006
Rating: rosettes

dropkick murphys´fans,do not go here!
Why call a pub Dropkick Murphys if you do not play their music or know who they are?? Really a deception....
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

living in Edinburgh for the past two years, try to get visit at least once a week. One of the best pubs in the city, everyone is real friendly and helpful, love the joint, Long live DKM's
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Rating: rosettes

total fan !!
can't wait to return !!
Just got back from spending time in edinburgh,spent all off my nights in dropkick's. Great bar, loads of great bands,good music great pint!
Door staff were helpful and looked after their customers. Staff behind the bar were totally fab!!Can't wait to get back..
Friday, June 16, 2006
Rating: rosettes

happy customer
craic is superb
best pub in edinburgh .the bar staff and door staff are brill so friendly and helpfull cant wait to vist again
Friday, June 16, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Not happy
bloody awful....
apparently its been bought by a Cork man which would explain why this place is so CRAP! Over-price, over-crowded, the staff are miserable and the doormen are bullys. Dont bother with this place. You may aswell be in Reardens!
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

calum doyle
Only night is sunday..
great spot. Sundays with the house band are mental, best live band in town.
Fri and sat get a bit crammed...
Bring back taytos
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Ed Austin
But I miss the Berties days. Back in '93 Berties was alive and kicking, and when I went back to work in Edinburgh in 2000 it was still there. I had hoped it would have become an edinburgh landmark. Oh well :(
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Rating: rosettes

new owners
just been bought over by a genunine irish person promises to improve everything or at least try
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Canny beat it!
Love this place! Handy when grassmarket andcowgate pubs shut at 12 or 1. dangerous stairs when under the influence to go to toilet though! Get to talk to loads of gret Irish people all there for a good time
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Rating: rosettes

A bit too irish
Big massive pub well laid out but Irish Pubs arent like it. In saying that good craic for Gaelic Gaes loved the atmosphere last JULY and August
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Cant wait!
my friend lives in edinburgh and is always talkin bout this pub! sounds like the crack is niney.......and bring on the manhandelin from the door staff! goin over in june so cant wait to drink serious amounts of vodka in this bar!!!!
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Micky Creano
Awesome bar
this is a great bar for when most bars close at 1am. Quite expensive but not so bad. 3 for 2 deals are good. Its never really that packed, and its a great place to hang out when you want to keep drinking till 3 and you dont want to bother going to espionage or stereo
Friday, December 16, 2005
Rating: rosettes

disgusted punter
Worst pub in edinburgh...AVOID IT
Most ignorant, undignified door and bar staff ever, thay have no respect for any of their customers, i have seen them manhandle so many people and roughly throw them outside, even saw one of their men hitting a girl. drink is far too expensive anyway, its filthy and everyone is so packed in its so uncomfortable. definitely a place to avoid.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

T. Miller
A great bar,... but,...
Great bar...!! One of the few pubs open to 3.. I really loved it... -But they lost a lot of customers because the staff was quite rude... Sad, but true... :-/
Or what do you say Olly and Arch...?...
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Donal Ryan
Mighty craic
I spent the best 6 months of my life in Edinburgh and most of that was spent in dropkicks. I was there the day we beat england. What a session. Heavy handed door staff even though they are irish. Still, mighty craic.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

Mickey Jo
Great place
This is a great meeting point for Irish people. Needs a new manager as the one just now can't smile
Monday, March 28, 2005
Rating: rosettes

paul walsh
come on offaly
best irish bar in edinburgh had a brill 9 monhs over there even the gone of tayto crisps tated good. best plance in town for to watch a game and to pull a bird
Friday, February 4, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Im from Cork & spent the summer working in Edinburgh.Some might think it sad that I spent my entire time in an Irish bar but believe me lads,this place rocked! Was like a little piece of home! Only place wit Bud on tap and Tayto crisps! Ollie,manager from Tralee was sound - love ya babe! But Mickey, the boss - in Cork we would call him a LANGER!
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Rating: rosettes

fiona kelly
Mental crack.
Its like home away from home. I know people will be saying why, when irish people go away the first thing they look for an irish bar but this place kicks ass. friendly staff, even the bouncers. Big HI! to eoin from clare and the rest of them. I will be back.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Grrreat P.I.N.Ts here
Had a great time here, would deffinatly go there on anther trip in Edinburgh. Great Music and the croud was good as well!!!
Saturday, September 4, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Keith Brock
A welcome change from Berties
It's actually clean now and the drinks taste how they should.They don't do cheap stuff anymore but it's a hundred times better. From an Irish point of view,it kicks Finnegan's ass!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Katie O'Sullivan
Best night I had in Edinburgh
Great Irish boozer. All Irish staff-Olly from Kerry is mental! Very relaxed surroundings. Never seen so many Irish people in one place! If you are in Edinburgh you have to try it.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Christy Pierce
Real Irish atmosphere
Best Guinness outside of Ireland! Friendly staff from all over Ireland who can actually pour a pint properly! They even have Tayto crisps and red lemonade! Loads of Irish tunes were played, even when the band werent on.Move over Biddys and Finnegans!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Serves a delicious pint in a classy environment.
Serves a delicious pint in a classy environment.
Friday, February 20, 2004
Rating: rosettes

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Dropkick Murphys
7 Merchant St

Tel: 0131 225 2002
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