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Her Take: The Brass Monkey Bar in Edinburgh

Kyle and I visited Brass Monkey bar in Edinburgh before we were even dating. This goes way back to March of 2010, when I was living in Nottingham on exchange and our Mutual friend Dan was at the University of Edinburgh. Kyle decided to come visit during March break, and thus began four days of …

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1. Head here on the weekends in the afternoon. They play cult classics in one room such as Amelie and Pulp Fiction.

2. For Edinburgh in general, try and visit during August for the Fringe Festival. The entire town comes alive like you’ve never seen before.

3. Come here for a chill night with friends and relax on the cushioned floor.

Kyle and I visited Brass Monkey bar in Edinburgh before we were even dating. This goes way back to March of 2010, when I was living in Nottingham on exchange and our Mutual friend Dan was at the University of Edinburgh. Kyle decided to come visit during March break, and thus began four days of debauchery leading us to The Brass Monkey.

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We were supposed to head in here for a quick pint before climbing Arthur’s Seat (a great idea before hiking a mountain, I know). However, one beer slowly became extended to over an hour visit. The bar has one room for ordering drinks, and another with the floor completely covered in cushions and low tables for resting your glass. To make matters even better, The Brass Monkey bar shows cult classics every weekend, including Pulp Fiction and while we were there, Amelie. How could you not stay for more than one pint?

I also had the pleasure of revisiting this place during the Edinburgh Fringe festival, as the theater company I was performing with during this time stayed right around the corner. Although the cushions were taken out to allow for more capacity, I enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere just as much as I had five months previous. This place became our go-to, after-show chill out where we would reflect on the day’s events and meet other actors from the festival.

If you’re looking for a chill bar to spend the afternoon (or evening), check out Brass Monkey in Edinburgh for cult classics and cold pints.

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