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.

Live Music

Club Nights

Recent Posts

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 […]

Shopping

Lupe Pintos Deli

Do not be fooled by this unassuming storefront, as inside lies a veritable cornucopia of Mexican and American food and drink delights. Lupe Pintos first opened its doors in 1991, after the owners had spent […]

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 […]

Art & Exhibitions

The Scotsman Steps: Work no. 1059

The Scotsman Steps: Work no. 1059 Jointly commissioned by the nearby Fruitmarket Gallery and Edinburgh World Heritage and first opened in 2011 as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, the Scotsman Steps are a permanent […]

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!!!) […]

Image of many bicycles
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 […]

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 […]

Drinking

Eteaket

Edinburgh has its fair share of awesome coffee shops, so how about an awesome tea room? Eteaket have been blending and serving up fresh pots of lovely, loose leaf tea since 2008. All ethically sourced […]

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 […]