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

Port O’ Leith Bar

The Port O’ Leith Bar has always been one of the ’liveliest’ bars in Leith, if not Edinburgh. When late licences were not that common, a stream of taxis used to descend upon the Constitution […]

Beer Garden

Cumberland Bar

Tucked away at the Drummond Place end of Cumberland Street, the Cumberland bar (or the Cumbie as it’s known to its regulars) is a relaxed and cosy Victorian-style bar. The daily menu combines unpretentious gastropub […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Drinking

The Bailie Bar

The Bailie bar is a cracking and well loved traditional pub located on St Stephen Street in Stockbridge. It’s a cosy, basement space, with a red ceiling and black walls covered with an eclectic mix […]

Eating

Miss Woo’s

Miss Woo’s has probably the most beautifully decorated walls of any pub in Leith, and is up there with some of the best in Edinburgh. It’s a mix of decoupage cut from various Japanese newspapers […]

Burns Monument
Explore

Burns Monument

The monument commemorates the life of Robert Burns (1759-1796), undoubtedly Scotland’s greatest poet. Located on Regent Road at the foot of Calton Hill, it was modelled on the Choragic Monument to Lysicrates in Athens, which […]

Eating

Chop House – Leith

Located on Constitution Street at the bottom of Leith Walk, you can smell The Chop House long before you get there. And what an amazing smell it is – woody, smoky and savoury – which […]