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.

Events

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.

If you have an event that you would like listed for free then send us the details here.

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Recent Posts

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 […]

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 […]

Eating

Casa Amiga – Leith

Casa Amiga is a charming family-run cafe and bakehouse on Leith Walk that has been producing top-quality traditional Portuguese pastries and savouries since 2014. There are fresh soups daily, along with cod fritters, various flavours […]

Explore

The Filmhouse

Located on Lothian Road, the Filmhouse cinema has three screens and shows a wide range of films from the latest crowd-pleasing blockbuster to out-there, odd-ball art-house offerings, family films, and classic re-releases. Operated by a […]

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 […]

Shopping

Vinyl Villains

Located on Elm Row at the top of Leith walk Vinyl Villains is now probably Edinburgh’s longest running independent record shop, having been open since 1983. They mostly sell pre-owned vinyl across a wide range […]

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, […]

Uncategorized

Six by Nico

What an inspired idea! Six by Nico serves up a six course, themed, tasting menu that changes every six weeks. All for the pretty amazing price of £28 (you can add matching wines for £25!!!) […]