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

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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 […]

Eating

The Shore Bar and Restaurant

The Shore Bar & Restaurant has been going for over 30 years and was one of Edinburgh’s original gastropubs. It’s a buzzy, welcoming place. The wood panelled front bar with its chequered floor and marble-topped […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Eating

Three Birds

Three Birds is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant that always seems to be busy. You definitely need to book at the weekends! It serves up unfussy, contemporary British dining including some great serving plates. It’s to […]

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 […]