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 Phoenix Bar, Broughton Street, Edinburgh


Phoenix Bar
46-48a Broughton St

Tel: 0131 557 0234
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About the Pub
  This large pub halfway down popular Broughton Street features a lot of T.V. sports. Across from the bar and up a level there is a seating area and downstairs there is a lounge bar. There is a range of keg beers and the usual whiskies etc available.
Linda - July 2001
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Cask Marque: EXPIRED
I'd heard the Phoenix had improved a lot lately. The last time I was in, five years ago, there was a guy snorting lighter fuel from a canister down his sleeve, but no-one seemed to mind as he was a regular.

I suppose the Cask Marque expired sign on the front should have been a warning. We went in on a quiet Tuesday night and the barman managed to mishear A pint of gold, please and Oh and another as a request for a pint of Edinburgh Gold and an IPA. Given the taste of the gold, maybe we should have taken the IPA (although it was a *very* short measure), but the IPA was swapped for a second gold with very ill grace. When we sat down, we tookone sip and decided the beer was undrinkably vinegary. The barman - surlier than ever - claimed the beer was just on (unlikely on a quiet Tuesday) tasted it and said it was fine. To confirm, he handed the beer to the other barman who failed to hide the facial pucker as he also claimed the beer was fine.

We left the beer on the table and left the pub. Maybe I'll try it again in another five years.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Tom Fraser
Great Pub
we spent a night in this pub and had a great time.we visited on a monday so it was fairly quite but the locals seemed very friendly.No sign of the man from earlier comments,they must have got rid.top venue,only wish it had been on the weekend.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Jason Redmond
Good Pub Spoiled By Manager
We were visiting Edinburgh for the long Easter weekend. This was near to our B&B. Not a bad choice of beers some cask ones (A new thing according to the very welcoming locals) The choice on the juke box was huge and the locals have great and varied taste in music. Get in early if you want to hear your choices! As the last couple of reviewers said the bald manager is a bit of a sourpuss. Somebody should give him a second facial expression for his birthday. Difficult to tell if he is actually that pissed off as you can't understand a word. In conclusion good pub terrific and very friendly locals What a pity the skin head manager brings the whole atmos down with his scowling. (Lost 2 stars for that)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Rating: rosettes

joan king
good pub
we visited this pub on a weekend break,great atmosphere,amazing jukebox and friendly locals.we thought we had found or base for the trip as it was very close to our B&B.Unfortunately as the last review stated,the bald manager is a right langer.we took our business else where.should score a 5.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Jonathan Tait
Visitor from Glasgow
Good juke box (which the locals helpfully keep primed) Very friendly locals. Got talking with a bunch of them. Very friendly lot. Good craic. Good atmosphere. Spoiled somewhat by the bald android (manager?) behind the bar with his brusque manner. Still, would recommend it.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Fan Bloody Tasticc
I Was In On Sunday And Had A Great Craic With Paul And The Hot Polish Chicken. Beeta I Think Her Name Was. Fantastic. Will Be Comiong Back Every Time Im In Edinburgh.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Rating: rosettes

As I cowgirl from Arizona in love with Edinburgh, I had a hilarious time at the Phoenix Pub, especially when a good ol' saloon fight broke out within minutes of my late night arrival. I was directly responsible for that melee and ya'll made me feel right at home LOL !!! Will definatelt be back soon!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Rating: rosettes

beer drinker
Sexy bar staff, big hair
Good pint, good malt deals, good jukebox, good laugh......
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Rating: rosettes

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Phoenix Bar
46-48a Broughton St

Tel: 0131 557 0234
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