Welcome

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. We are Boom. We love our city and want you to love it too so we’re going to share our favourite places with you. These aren’t reviews just recommendations of cool independent businesses that are unique, more importantly totally amazing at what they do!

We’ll also be sharing our favourite hidden spots around Edinburgh to explore and get the best out of our awesome city. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned local, we are sure that you’ll find something new to love.

We’re always on the look-out for new and exciting bars, cafes, restaurants and cool spots. If you own or run a unique business in Edinburgh we would love to hear from you. Just drop us a note on our contact page and we’ll be in touch. The same goes if you would like to get involved as a tipster or in another way.

Recent Posts

Shopping

Cornelius Beer and Wine

Located at the top of Easter Road,Cornelius Beer and Wine is one of Scotland’s best beer independent beer, wine and spirit retailers, who have been at the top of their game since opening in 2004. […]

Eating

Ransacked Black Oven

The Ransacked Black Oven started out as a mobile street food van (or rather, Landrover) and was a regular fixture at festivals, markets and foodie events. It has now found a permanent home, just off […]

Beer Garden

The Pear Tree

Home to one of Edinburgh’s biggest beer gardens, the Pear Tree is a veritable Edinburgh institution. While the recent refurbishment may not be to everyone’s taste, and the loss of the Blind Poet is nothing […]

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Lifestyle

Bike Rental in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is often said to have been, like Rome, built on seven hills and even though it can get pretty steep at some times, it is a surprisingly easy city to cycle around. There is […]

Drinking

Bar Brig

Bar Brig is a cracking neighbourhood bar to be found near the bottom of Leith Walk on the corner of Jane Street, directly across from Rikki’s music shop. It has a real mix of decor, […]

Drinking

The Waverley Bar

The Waverley Bar Owned by the same family since the 1920s, the Waverley bar was closed for over a year after the death of the legendary ‘Captain’ Ian Walker in 2016. There were real fears […]

Drinking

Smoke & Mirrors

One of the newer additions to the Leith bar scene, Smoke & Mirrors can be found on Constitution Street in what used to be the Alan Breck Lounge. There’s no exterior signage, but it is […]

Cafes

The Hideout

Back in the day when I was growing up, we didn’t have a record player at home, but we did have what I liked to think was a ‘ghetto blaster,’ but which was, in reality […]