The Regent Bar

The Regent Bar, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, The Regent Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

The Regent Bar
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Gay Bars
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
This week, the Scottish Government confirmed that the whole of Scotland will move to COVID Level Zero from Monday 19th July. The changes that affect The Regent are : All bars, pubs and restaurants will be able to open until midnight (last orders 11.30pm, everyone out by midnight). A maximum of 10 people from a maximum of 4 households can meet indoors as a group, though different households must still maintain a 1-metre distance from others. The 2-hour time limit for bookings has been removed. Face coverings must still be worn when moving around inside. Track & Trace details must still be collected from each person. With the 1-metre distancing rule still in place, our capacity is still very limited and the shower curtains won't be coming down yet! We are still taking bookings but we will try to fit you in if you decide to visit us on the spur of the moment. We are not planning to reopen our kitchen in the foreseeable future so unfortunately it's "Drinks Only". All our love, The Regent
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Trevor G
London, UK509 contributions
Best gay pub in the UK
Sep 2021
Or rather, it is not a gay pub. It's a lovely pub with gay people in it. Great mixed crowd, laid back atmosphere, great choice of drinks.

We're trying very hard to move up from London at the moment, and can't wait until this is our regular drinkery.
Written September 25, 2021
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Jonnyboy2550
Cardiff, UK615 contributions
Great local
Sep 2021 • Couples
Just around the corner from where we were staying and a really great pub. Quite a traditional feel, but very young and fresh at the same time,
Great gay vibe, but more a feeling of inclusivity than trying to put any label on it.
Written September 4, 2021
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pauljorgensen65
London, UK44 contributions
You’ve lost my business
Aug 2021 • Business
Friday 22:30 during The Fringe. “No dogs at the moment”.

I won’t be returning - there are many other more welcoming venues.
Written August 13, 2021
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Zwreviews
Belfast, UK24 contributions
Lovely place
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Regent Bar was a safe place for myself and my girlfriend to visit. It was the first place in the city we were happy to relax and be ourselves. It’s a quirky little pub that has adapted well to covid. The only issue was our pint and cider was flat. This was a bit disappointing but as we felt so comfortable there, we didn’t really care
Written July 13, 2021
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NickCGardner
Edinburgh, UK7 contributions
SAFE, WELCOMING & WELL RUN
Sep 2020 • Friends
Long one of my favourite bars, I visited twice with friends over the weekend

The bar retains its quirky style and atmosphere for the Covid Era, along with good beer and staff with great attitude who were totally on their game.

I miss queuing at the bar, but they have the table service thing nailed.
Written September 21, 2020
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sfuhere
uk655 contributions
Good gay pub
Sep 2020 • Friends
It’s difficult to judge what this place would be like “normally” as Covid changes have really been taken very seriously indeed here. There’s a one way system and shower curtains hung up between the tables(!) Maybe I’m just too relaxed about everything but I found it ever so slightly over the top. Nonetheless, for people worried about catching the virus, this is probably a good choice. Although people like that are probably going to be staying at home anyway.

I did like the fact that this is a gay PUB with real ale, not a bar. There is a distinct lack of traditional pubs on the gay scene and I liked the atmosphere in here, or I would have done if there was anyone else there. Sadly, kept to your own tables it’s impossible to socialise at all, which is of course not the pub’s fault. I will visit again next time I’m in Edinburgh when Covid-19 has been consigned to the history books.
Written September 8, 2020
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Rossco_edin
Edinburgh, UK32 contributions
Wonderful, happy, friendly, chilled.
Aug 2020
A wonderful, happy, chilled, welcoming neighbourhood pub. This is what all pubs should be! I could genuinely stay here all day and night. LOVE!
Written August 30, 2020
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johnmidj
Dunfermline, UK8 contributions
Fabulousness
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great to experience this bar making the most of it during the restrictions and dispite the music ban we still had a nice afternoon with a few beers! Thanks to the pleasant staff for making our visit chilled out! We'll be back x
Written August 26, 2020
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Paul_Fraser
Edinburgh, UK70 contributions
Great place, making de most of it during restrictions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Great place, good staff... a great place to enjoy that I highly recommend. Despite restrictions, it is a good gay pub to attend... became a regular artist as I was hooked by the kindness of Alan, and crew!!! Love you guys!!!
Written August 24, 2020
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Chris d
1 contribution
best bar ever in Edinburgh
Aug 2020 • Friends
the Regent bar is the best bar in Edinburgh.Very nice and friendley staff.
They can listen help you when you have questions or problems real honest staff all the time. I come back always. Crazy stupid people write things i see that is not true. I think that are people and guests ftom other bars because they are empty and have nothing to do. The Regent live all the rulrs in the Covid 19 that is very goed and safe. People who can not understand that everyone off the staff doeing their very best can better stay home. But don't write lies about the Regent bar
Written August 23, 2020
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