The Black Cat

The Black Cat, Edinburgh: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Black Cat Reviews: 4.5/5

The Black Cat
4.5
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
About
The Black Cat is an independent business on the lively Rose Street, Edinburgh. It was established two years ago and now in the words of the Financial Times Mag "one of Edinburgh's top five places to hang out" and we agree.... This bar specialises in Scottish Whisky, currently with over 130+ (and ever growing)malts. Staff are well trained for any whiskies questions so make sure you challenge them when you get your dram! Whether your a novice or an expert we have something for you! We do have a small bar menu, basic but sure it's only to munch on with a pint! We are all Scottish (we do have Guinness, but that's a standard!
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The area
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Neighborhood: New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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4.5
391 reviews
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herbertp640
48 contributions
what a find in Rose street and you are spoilt for choice. great for whisky drinkers.
Nov 2021
what a gem, looks small outside but with a big heart inside, beer served in proper jugs with handles, friendly staff, much younger than me, but no age barrier. went before after my gig at the Usher Hall, Marillion. late opening on a monday!
Written November 25, 2021
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Khayes36
10 contributions
Comfortable bar
Nov 2021 • Couples
Cool little bar, good music, good lighting, and friendly staff. We didn’t try the food, but enjoyed the atmopshere for drinks.
Written November 19, 2021
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Robert P
York, UK7 contributions
My favourite pub in Edinburgh
Nov 2021 • Friends
I always come here when visiting Edinburgh and it is great! We came in for a few drinks and bites to eat. Such a welcoming place, got a taster flight of whisky and a few pints, the guy behind the bar was very knowledgeable with the whiskies and made me a flight to my taste, came over to our table and told us about them which was very nice. Never want to leave this place when we visit, my favourite pub in Edinburgh
Written November 11, 2021
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Matthew H
West Bromwich, UK11 contributions
Good time
Oct 2021 • Friends
Great bar/pub staff very friendly the 2 girls serving very nice and the bloke who works there but was off tonight was very helpful and fun.

Best pub on the rose strip
Written October 30, 2021
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Lhg2291
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK61 contributions
Friendly atmosphere, they know their whisky!
Oct 2021
We popped in here to try a whisky flight. The bar tender was so friendly and helpful. Even though the bar was busy, he came outside where we were sitting, and talked through the whiskies he had chosen for us, where they originated, and why he had chosen them. Considering the flight only came to £15, it was almost like having a personal tasting session. Honestly well worth the money, such a friendly atmosphere. Would 100% recommend!
Written October 28, 2021
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Daydream68164512592
1 contribution
Awesome place
Sep 2021 • Friends
The staff are absolutely amazing. The whisky and beer selection are amazing and the music is awesome
Written September 23, 2021
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Andrew M
Crawley, UK2 contributions
Great service
Aug 2021
Dropped in here a couple of weeks ago and my wife left her prescription glasses in the ladies toilet! Phoned the bar afterwards and they located them and posted to our home in Sussex. Amazed they went to the trouble and expense of packaging and posting. They know how to look after their customers. Due to return shortly toEdinburgh and will definitely re-visit the Black Cat.
Written September 13, 2021
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Cartercar1982
Billingham, UK45 contributions
Love this place
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had 2 fantastic evenings in here. VERY LARGE selection on whiskeys on offer. Staff very knowledgeable and happy to spent time to go through whiskey on offer snd taste.
Lovely warm feeling to this place.
Written September 5, 2021
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Aim
Bristol, UK1 contribution
Great little place
Aug 2021 • Friends
Excellent range of whiskey, staff are great and so knowledgeable. They made the evening a memorable experience. The bar has plenty of character and great music too.
Written August 24, 2021
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Jules S
8 contributions
Terrific family pitstop
Aug 2021 • Family
Terrific family pit stop

Nice long benches outside. Calamari was fresh and almost "Italian costal" in quality VERY TASTY! (Not the usual chewy rings you get at most places) Kids were happy with thier scampi / wing & chips combos. we were given 2 jugs of tap water and glasses with ice too. The rock n roll guys serving were rushed off their feet but handled everything with charm. Definately reccomend!!! Thanks.
Written August 4, 2021
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