Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 6: Leith

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 6: Leith

The sixth pub crawl in our series takes place in Leith. 

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 5: New Town

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 5: New Town

The fifth in our festival pub crawls traverses the New Town.  

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 4: Old Town South

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 4: Old Town South

Unlike its sister crawl, Old Town North, Old Town South traverses more of the South Side’s bars that lie adjacent to many Fringe venues. 

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 3: Old Town North

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 3: Old Town North

The third of our pub crawls, the Old Town North trail has an extensive list of both core and optional bars to choose from. 

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 2: Newington Drinking Trail

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 2: Newington Drinking Trail

The second crawl in our festival pub crawls 2019 takes you through Newington.  

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 1: South By Southwest

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 1: South By Southwest

The first in our series of Fringe Festival pub crawls 2019 takes us from Morningside to the Meadows. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sam Leishman

The final day! Richard's alcohol-fueled quest to find Edinburgh's best bar staff ends up at WestRoom, where he found Sam Leishman, a 20 year old Guinness drinker with a passion for... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Gavin Robertson

Richard didn't stumble far from yesterday's bar, Foundry 39, as just a few yards up Charlotte Lane he fell into Sygn, a trendy retro-style cocktail bar & diner where Edinburgh Bars... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Brown

Tucked on the corner of Queensferry Street and Charlotte Lane you'll find the ultra-hip bar and eatery, Foundry 39. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Nathan Hinze

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Nathan Hinze

Warm and welcoming, and always entertaining, 99 Hanover Street is at the heart of Edinburgh's bar scene. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Dale Welstead

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Dale Welstead

In the heart of the Old Town, Cabaret Voltaire is a legendary live music venue in the vaults beneath North Bridge. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Lainey Corroon

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Lainey Corroon

The Three Sisters – renamed the Free Sisters during the Fringe – has long been a festival hub and a jewel in the crown of the Free Festival. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Erik Stenersen

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Erik Stenersen

Just around the corner from the iconic Greyfriar's Bobby you'll find the Oz Bar, and that's also where Richard found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Erik Stenersen. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Danny Smith

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Danny Smith

Edinburgh is Festival City for good reason, and amongst all the theatre, comedy, books and arts there's even a Scottish Gin Festival. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Denise Garland

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Denise Garland

Formerly a parsonage, Cloisters Bar is a uniquely traditional Edinburgh pub. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Maurice Penny

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Maurice Penny

Just off the Royal Mile and Cowgate you'll find a craft beer shop and bar called the Salt Horse. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Tomas Germanavicius

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Tomas Germanavicius

The Heads & Tales bar is the home of Edinburgh Gin, and it's also where Richard found today's Edinburgh Barstar, Tomas Germanavicius, a Lithuanian who's a dab hand at mixing up a c... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Jay Weeks

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Jay Weeks

Richard's headed over to Leith to the eclectic bar that is The Mousetrap where he finds today's Edinburgh Barstar, Jay Weeks. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Molly McCluskey

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Molly McCluskey

Richard is exploring Edinburgh's East End today to discover the Barstar of the Day at The Newsroom, where Glaswegian Molly McCluskey is making plans on photography while sipping a ... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Montse Pearce

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Montse Pearce

Richard's headed south to Clerk Street where at the unique Dog House bar he's discovered today's Edinburgh Barstar, Montse Pearce, a Spanish-born artist with good taste in whisky. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Kyle Jamieson

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Kyle Jamieson

Richard's in New Town today to meet our Edinburgh Barstar of the Day, the fabulously hirsute Kyle Jamieson who takes care of his punters at Panda and Sons on Queen Street. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Urwin

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Sarah Urwin

Richard takes us just a few steps from Princes Street today for the discovery of Hoot The Redeemer and the wonderful Sarah Urwin serving cocktails. 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Cordelia Toennies

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Cordelia Toennies

Richard ventures over to Broughton Street Lane to the Outhouse where today's EdFringe Barstar is Cordelia Toennies from Germany, who studied drama in Scotland and wants to move to ... 

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Ben Howard

Edinburgh Barstar of the Day: Ben Howard

In a sea of celebrities, we chat to the people who really matter - the people serving us a drink. Today we find out a little more about Ben Howard at the Abattoir Bar. 

Cocktail of the Day: Large Mojito

Cocktail of the Day: Large Mojito

Large Mojito at Pollyanna's... And then bed!  

Cocktail of the Day: Fringe First

Cocktail of the Day: Fringe First

A delicious Fringe First cocktail at Brookes Bar with the super funny and talented Naomi Petersen! Go see her show I Am Telling You I'm Not Going... and tonight she didn't! 

Cocktail of the Day: Lady Garden

Cocktail of the Day: Lady Garden

I'm on a Lady Garden, the fellas are on White Russians... How is this going to end?! Only the staff and clientele of Polyannas will know... 

Cocktail of the Day: Salty Margarita

Cocktail of the Day: Salty Margarita

Salty Margarita at the Abattoir... Definitely not one of my five a day. 

Cocktail of the Day: Backwards Trevor

Cocktail of the Day: Backwards Trevor

Sharing what we can only describe as a Backwards Trevor with Nick Hall at the Pleasance. Go see Nick in Szcrabble - he's super good! Then have a Backwards Trevor. 

Cocktail of the Day: Mojito

Cocktail of the Day: Mojito

Mojitos at The Abattoir with my improv team The 838. Just after this pic we sent the cocktails back as it was essentially just soda water and got a margarita instead. 

Cocktail of the Day: Venetian Spritz

Cocktail of the Day: Venetian Spritz

Sinking a Venetian Spritz with Tom from Tom and Will's Open Swim – Go see them – they are funnnnnnyyyyy. 

Cocktail of the Day: Gancia Manhattan

Cocktail of the Day: Gancia Manhattan

Enjoying a Gancia Manhattan at the Italian Escape Bar, Pleasance. Getting a bit of heart burn. 

Cocktail of the Day: Bellini

Cocktail of the Day: Bellini

Knocking back a Bellini at La Locanda on Cockburn Street. It's 10am. 

Cocktail of the Day: Prosecco Gold Rush

Cocktail of the Day: Prosecco Gold Rush

Keeping it classy with a Prosecco Gold Rush at La Piazza - Prosecco, Archers and Vodka. Nice. 

Cocktail of the Day: Bottega Bellini

Cocktail of the Day: Bottega Bellini

Forcing down a Bottega Bellini at the Pleasance. I'm a picture of health today. 

Cocktail of the Day: Delicious Fizz

Cocktail of the Day: Delicious Fizz

It all started with a Delicious Fizz at Spoon then everything got a bit blurred. I blame Emma Jerrold. Go see her show Broken Fanny and tell her off for me. 

Cocktail of the Day: Jessica Rabbit

Cocktail of the Day: Jessica Rabbit

Having a Jessica Rabbit at The Whistle Stop with my mum. It's her Birthday today. She's 70!! 70!!! Look at her skin!!! She looks younger than me. 

Cocktail of the Day: 80 Days Daiquiri

Cocktail of the Day: 80 Days Daiquiri

Spreading my wings and trying an 80 Days Daiquiri at the IBIS Southbridge. Delish!! 

Cocktail of the Day: Peach Appletini

Cocktail of the Day: Peach Appletini

Sharing a surprisingly refreshing Peach Appletini in the Pleasance with the writers and star of Channel 5's new comedy Borderline. 

Cocktail of the Day: Raspberry Cosmo

Cocktail of the Day: Raspberry Cosmo

Sipping on a sickly sweet Raspberry Cosmo in a jar at the Pleasance Courtyard. I'm sandwiched between two fellow players of the Free Association - go see Jacuzzi - it's HOT improv. 

Cocktail of the Day: Russian Collins

Cocktail of the Day: Russian Collins

Knocking back a Russian Collins in the Loft Bar, Gilded Balloon with all the celebs – including this one – one of my oldest friends in showbiz, Jody Kamali. 

Cocktail of the Day: Mojito

Cocktail of the Day: Mojito

Clare Plested is still smiling as she continues her quest to bring us the Cocktail of the Day. 

Cocktail of the Day: Espresso Martini

Cocktail of the Day: Espresso Martini

It's time once again for Cocktail of the Day with increasingly alcoholic comic Clare Plested. 

Cocktail of the Day: Ciao Roma Special

Cocktail of the Day: Ciao Roma Special

Follow comic Clare Plested on an adventure in alcoholism as this year's she's agreed to bring us Cocktail of the Day. For the debut, it's a specially invented tipple at Ciao Roma.