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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Lifestyle

Cameo Cinema

The Cameo Cinema is one of the oldest in Scotland still in operation. Opened in 1914 in Tollcross, it was originally called the King’s Cinema, after the nearby King’s Theatre; it was re-named The Cameo […]

Drinking

The Basement

Located down a short run of steps at the top of Broughton Street, The Basement Bar has been knocking out tasty Mexican-inspired food and tequila by the bucketload for over 20 years.  As the name […]

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 […]

Drinking

Leith Depot

Bar, cafe, restaurant, venue and social hub – the Leith Depot wears a coat of many colours and wears it well. The main bar area is an unpretentious and bright open space, with large picture […]

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 […]