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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Captains Bar

Captains Bar
Ranked #19 of 210 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Captain's Bar has Scottish Folk music nightly in this historic and traditional bar in the old town. Close to the Royal Mile but a genuine Scottish bar where people appreciate talented musicians. Some nights are traditional singing - old folk songs and contemporary. Other nights are acoustic fiddle, guitar, flute and bagpipes. There are special folk sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The bar sells coffee and has wifi and a book exchange. Small seated area and the rest is standing area.
Lisbon, Portugal
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

What's not to like about this bar? It serves beer, it has live folk music, the people there are amazingly nice and it's not too crowded. It has books to peek through or to exchange. When we were there we tried pickled eggs for the first time (yumm).

Visited January 2013
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Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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226 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A wonderful spot to enjoy a drink and music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

visited this bar during the edinburgh festival. what a stunning atmospheric place it is. Loved the nostalgic interior, the decorations and the staff. It gives you a really cosy feeling. the music is brilliant as well. I enjoyed Andy Chung and Allan Foster. Go and enjoy thenpeople and the music!

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Cranbrook, Canada
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“for music, atmosphere and a friendly welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We loved our visits to Captains: great music, sweet staff, charming without being cheesey or overdone and it seemed pretty real - like a local - at least to this Canadian. A treat to be among regulars (visitors too) and the owner is fantastic, a real gem. Just sorry we couldn't get there another time or two while we were in Edinburgh.

Visited November 2012
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My favourite Edinburgh pub!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Great music, beer and craic. Friendly staff and interesting regulars. It's a good place to go any night of the week. Class.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What a hidden gem .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Get there for 9 pm on a Sunday it has great music . Be warned it gets busy. What a friendly bunch of people . Don't miss the Sunday night band Rantom Scantum they are fantastic, check out their music on "you tube"

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