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.

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Check out our What’s On page for our pick of  the best gigs, clubs, exhibitions and other cool happenings that are coming up in Edinburgh.

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Recent Posts

Drinking

Le Di-Vin

Le Di-Vin is one of Edinburgh’s best wine bars, and certainly one or our favourites. Located on Randolph Place, just off Queensferry Street, it’s a stylish and sophisticated place which still retains many of the […]

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 […]

Lifestyle

Dominion Cinema

Located in Morningside, the Dominion Cinema, or the ‘Dom’ as it’s know by locals, is one of Edinburgh’s oldest cinemas. It is also completely independent having been owned and run by the Cameron family since […]

Burger

Lioness of Leith

Located just across from Tesco, The Lioness of Leith is a pretty happening spot tucked away on the otherwise drab Duke Street and it is definitely worth seeking out. The decor tips its hat to […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Finn & Bear

Operated by the same people who run the Pantry in Stockbridge and Colinton, Finn & Bear is a welcome addition to the range of bars and eateries on the Leith Shore. It is situated on […]

Eating

Bells Diner

  Bells Diner is a legendary eating place in Stockbridge that has been serving up tasty nosh since 1972, and remains proudly, ‘untouched by progress’. It’s located on St Stephen street which has no shortage […]

Explore

Turkish Baths @ Portobello Swim Centre

Housed within the splendid Victorian swim centre located on the promenade in Edinburgh’s seaside suburb of Portobello, these are the last remaining publicly open original ‘hot-air’ Turkish baths left in Scotland and are well worth […]

Drinking

Sandy Bell’s

  The legendary Sandy Bell’s pub is probably one of the most well-known places in Scotland to hear, or indeed, take part in, regular folk music sessions. There has been a pub on this site […]

Explore

Aerotone @ Portobello Swim Centre

An Aerotone is a Victorian hydrotherapy treatment method, which was essentially a prototype of the modern-day Jacuzzi bath. There are very few working examples left today, which makes a visit to the one at Portobello Swim […]