Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#76. Newtown Bar, 26b Dublin St, Edinburgh

This was the first overtly gay-friendly bar that I have visited. I wondered what that big red ribbon in the window was all about. Since then, I have noticed a few other pubs and bars in the designated pink triangle of Edinburgh defined as the area bounded by Broughton (pronounced braw-TUN and not BROW-ton like we do back home) and Leith Walk.

The pub itself was okay. The layout was similar to many basement New Town pubs. The beer selection was mediocre, but that doesn't seem to dissuade many of Edinburgh's finest bald men from hanging out on the patio. I settled for a McEwans 80/- after it was determined their guest cask was empty.

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