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Dirty Dick's

159 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland (New Town)
00 44 (0) 131 225 4610
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Ranked #25 of 192 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We only went in for a drink and it was good little pub, barman was a little miserable but that's ok, there were people eating which looked ok. There was a sign that said no children under the age of 5 but understandable when you see what's in the pub

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Have visited on many occasions, great location being on rose street and handy half way house if shopping George street and princes street . Good selection off beers and drinks and good menu offering traditional fare and good value for money Well worth popping in !

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Province of Perugia, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you like the idea to try some Scottish food, you need to visit this place. It's really typical, not so much touristic, that's the thing that I've liked most. You can get some special ale (can't remember if it was home made or not filtered), that is really good. I've been here with my cousin that is a lover... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was the only pub/restaurant/anything I visited twice on my short solo trip to Edinburgh. The food was great, and even for dinner reasonably priced. It was located on Rose Street, with outdoor seating and a cozy interior, so super convenient. The staff was awesome and so friendly. They've got a couple of Scottish craft beers on tap as well.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Came to dirty dicks after previously coming here a few years ago and loved it. Disappointedly, service this time was slow, waited half an hour for good (only people in pub) bar staff were uninterested, weren't pro active at all in welcoming customers, which is unusual in a city with such tourism, or explaining that you need to order at... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Called in here for old times sake with my wife who was still my girlfriend 10 yrs ago when we first had a drink in dicks. Unfortunately the place was jammed to the rafters. .. which is always a good sign so we hadn't a seat to sit on but I have to say the place was looking just as... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If your in a group with children, definitely wouldn't go in this pub... There was 8 people in our party including 4 children all between the age of 7 and 13. On arrival the pub didn't look too busy as there was empty tables, as we went to sit down, myself and my friend were approached by a young waiter... More

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Krakow, Poland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited this pub during our vacation in Edinburgh. We ordered the Cajun chicken dish alongside 2 beers. The service was friendly and fast. The barman was not bothered by the numerous questions we posed regarding the taste and nature of the beer and offered us a taste of each kind even though it was a crowded... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

An excellent pub, good atmosphere, good background music. Food good and at a good price. Well worth a visit if doing Rose Street pubs.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

While strolling around looking for somewhere to eat, we found Dirty Dick's and decided to stop in. It was a good choice - really great atmosphere and good food to boot. The bartender was attentive and helpful, answering my [stupid] questions. Seating is tight - not recommended for anyone with mobility issues or children who won't sit still. I really... More

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