Located within the Smart City Hostel is Bar 50. Part of the hostel is permanently rented by the University of Edinburgh and used as student housing. I feel somewhat sorry for the students who live there as the pub -- with its steady stream of young, international, partying back-packers -- must be a huge distraction.
Speaking of students who live there, we met up with a couple of Meghan's new friends from her post-grad programme, who were kind enough to take us on a tour of the hostel and their rooms. The rooms reminded me of a train compartment. The entire building is like a United Nations train.
Anyway, the pub was fun, with a cafeteria meets pool hall kind of vibe. The tap selection was minimal: Guinness, Belhaven, Strongbow, and Stella. We've learned that Stella Artois is considered a trashy drink in this country.
UPDATE: we spent another fun evening at Bar 50 on the opening day of the Six Nations Rugby tournament. Here are some photos.
Here is the most Scottish man in the world.