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Lost Edinburgh pubs/clubs

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was that number 37 the pub :hmmm

another numerically themed easy access boozer was the auld hundred though i was 16 by this point :giggle:
The standing joke with the bouncers was that if you didnt arrive with your own dettol and scrubbing brush they could sell said items to you :wink:

The 37 Bar "Robertsons" was further along towards St Andrews Square. I worked there for a few years in the early 80s, among other things the SNP hierarchy drank there on a Friday night. On a more Hibby related theme so did Jimmy O'Rourke after he had taken training with the youngsters, had many a good chat. Can't remember the name of the guy that came in with him.

The 'pub' mentioned was possibly The Galloping Major. Named after a retired Major chap called Major Skene who was virtually the opposite type of person of the type pub it was. He was very straight laced and posh ... but he did drive a 2.8 Ford Capri in the wonderful black JPS colours.
I'd completely forgotten about that one.
 

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ma mates worked the door, so NEVER paid tae get in . Also " the pub" roond the corner in rose street precinct.
The Pub was great in the 80's - always managed to get a carload together to go through from Stirling, busy even on a Monday, how many places are like that these days ?
 

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Mr Mustard's and Gatsby's...both in South St Andrew's Street
gatsbys i couldnae get passed the bouncers, it was meant tae be hoochin anaw :doh

mustards was another nightmare tae get in but i did manage it one quiet sunday night efter a celtc cup game thru in the weege, 'my generation' on the jukebox if anyone on here can mind :rascal:

the boy that ran the place (known as ahmed but i dinnae ken if that was his real name) infamous mantra was "too many CC no" :laff:

oh aye and sinatras in st james centre can anyone mind that :raisehat:

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The standing joke with the bouncers was that if you didnt arrive with your own dettol and scrubbing brush they could sell said items to you :wink:
funnily enough it was a hertz fan pal of mines who i'd go in there wi and it was full of the gorgie tramps so what you wrote makes sense :laff:
 

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gatsbys i couldnae get passed the bouncers, it was meant tae be hoochin anaw :doh

mustards was another nightmare tae get in but i did manage it one quiet sunday night efter a celtc cup game thru in the weege, 'my generation' on the jukebox if anyone on here can mind :rascal:

the boy that ran the place (known as ahmed but i dinnae ken if that was his real name) infamous mantra was "too many CC no" :laff:

oh aye and sinatras in st james centre can anyone mind that :raisehat:

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I mind Sinatras and also have vague memories of something in Waverley market though I can't remember if that was actually a boozer or some hair dressers or xile or summat pretending to be a club. Either way it was gash iirc.
 

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I mind Sinatras and also have vague memories of something in Waverley market though I can't remember if that was actually a boozer or some hair dressers or xile or summat pretending to be a club. Either way it was gash iirc.
i can mind of a open fronted bar on the ground floor there and aye it was gash but in the heady days of bein barred fae everywhere else there was the mutual acceptance that the place needed punters so we managed tae fill it rapidly
 

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i can mind of a open fronted bar on the ground floor there and aye it was gash but in the heady days of bein barred fae everywhere else there was the mutual acceptance that the place needed punters so we managed tae fill it rapidly
what could beat the ambience of standing amongst shuttered tourist and cheap fashion tat shops under skull piercing neon lighting while listening to someone playing k-klass on a tranny!
 

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what could beat the ambience of standing amongst shuttered tourist and cheap fashion tat shops under skull piercing neon lighting while listening to someone playing k-klass on a tranny!
:laff: indeed, it was the ultimate saturday evening leisure experience
 

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Anyone remember the Engine Room, down a wee lane off Queensferry Street? 1980s. It's now the German Beer Cellar or something like that.

Used to have a reputation for hot and cold running nurses! Barmaids were rather nice too.
 

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I mind Sinatras and also have vague memories of something in Waverley market though I can't remember if that was actually a boozer or some hair dressers or xile or summat pretending to be a club. Either way it was gash iirc.
Cafe Noir? It was rubbish.
 

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The Chameleon (Abercrombie place)
Valentinos and The Muscular Arms (West Port)
Aquarius* (Grindlay Street)


Happy days.
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Met the missus there though so nothing comes without a price.
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Cafe Noir? It was rubbish.
Thars the one - I would never have remembered that!

Other pubs and clubs randomly springing to mind;

Oblomovs, acanthus, penguin cafe, kangaroo club, odd fellows.

I also remember the stakis steak house weirdly being a venue for underage drinking
 

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Working and quafing daily, after early, back and night shifts, whilst working in Leith Docks 1970-1991, the following were at one point or another all frequented. I'm sure I have missed some.


The Jungle
- now the Kings Wark

The Golden Hind - now the something or other, at Burns statue Bernard street. First boozer to get a bevvy after the night shift.

The Corn Exchange
- gone

Mother Aitken's - gone

The Moray Arms - gone

Billy's Bar - gone

The Coburg Bar - Mentalist Edinburgh Loyalists/UDA. All things King Billy and Huns on the walls. A guy who worked with me was the son in law of the owner Laidlaw. I used to go in with my Hibs top on as I didn't give a fuck in thoses days - gone

The Copper Bowl
(Jimmy Kane, Kano's auld man had it. (now yet another poncey place with food)

Caledonia Bar (Peter Simons) - gone

The Drawbridge (next to the Jungle at the Shore) - gone

The Spiral - gone

The Vintage - gone

The North British Bar
- gone

The New Dock Tevern - gone

The Angel - gone

The Dolphin - gone

The Black Bull
- gone

Coopers Rest - gone

Shades- gone

Bonnington Toll - gone

Mr Smith's - gone

The Trade Winds
- gone

Skivvy's Bar - gone

The demise of many of the above followed in the wake of the demise of the Docks and the industry within it.

BIG G
 

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Tiffanys in St Stephens Street. Never used it as a night club, but did see a few good band there from around 77-80.
 

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Some good ones in here.

I started working in The Black Bull in The Grassmarket as 15 year old pot washer and got to know the staff in the various pubs around there when my confidence improved.Of the ones no longer there, Cas Rock and St Elmos stand out, but I'm sure there's more.

Oblomov and OddFellows...both bring back some really good memories.

The Preservation Halls isn't a pub anymore is it?
 

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Working and quafing daily, after early, back and night shifts, whilst working in Leith Docks 1970-1991, the following were at one point or another all frequented. I'm sure I have missed some.


The Corn Exchange[/B]
Used to drink in there after nightshift in the early 90s, or the Boundary Bar, or the Phoenix. Only the last is still standing. I don't think I've been into the gaffe that the Boundary turned into.
 

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Working and quafing daily, after early, back and night shifts, whilst working in Leith Docks 1970-1991, the following were at one point or another all frequented. I'm sure I have missed some.


The Jungle
- now the Kings Wark

The Golden Hind - now the something or other, at Burns statue Bernard street. First boozer to get a bevvy after the night shift.

The Corn Exchange
- gone

Mother Aitken's - gone

The Moray Arms - gone

Billy's Bar - gone

The Coburg Bar - Mentalist Edinburgh Loyalists/UDA. All things King Billy and Huns on the walls. A guy who worked with me was the son in law of the owner Laidlaw. I used to go in with my Hibs top on as I didn't give a $#@! in thoses days - gone

The Copper Bowl
(Jimmy Kane, Kano's auld man had it. (now yet another poncey place with food)

Caledonia Bar (Peter Simons) - gone

The Drawbridge (next to the Jungle at the Shore) - gone

The Spiral - gone

The Vintage - gone

The North British Bar
- gone

The New Dock Tevern - gone

The Angel - gone

The Dolphin - gone

The Black Bull
- gone

Coopers Rest - gone

Shades- gone

Bonnington Toll - gone

Mr Smith's - gone

The Trade Winds
- gone

Skivvy's Bar - gone

The demise of many of the above followed in the wake of the demise of the Docks and the industry within it.

BIG G
The Laidlaw guy you mention who had the Coburg , well his laddie , Calvin Laidlaw was at school with me , and he had the volley for quite a few years G .
Useless information a ken , but it brings back memories . :rascal:
 

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