Follow the adventures of this Canadian in Edinburgh as he attempted to visit 365 different pubs in 365 days.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
#356. The Place, 34-38 York Pl, Edinburgh
I was on my way to Cafe Picante for some late-night chippy goodness when I passed this hotel just after Queen Street turns into York Place. A man on the front step notices me peering through the window at the purple lights, and he invites me to come inside for a drink, noting that the bar is open to the public.
Well, I can't exactly say no to that.
The beer selection is great for a hotel bar. I ordered one of my new favourites: a Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven. The staff were friendly, and I bonded with the man from the steps (the night porter, it turns out) over our mutual love of Glasgow.