By Anne MacPherson, No. 8 Lister Square
Sophisticated elegance mixed with a comfortable quirky vibe, No. 8 Lister Square provides the perfect blend of music, liquor and food for the residents of Quartermile and for anyone visiting Edinburgh. I mean if Carlsberg did Gastrobars…
Except, it was P1 Edinburgh that produced this hidden diamond. Why diamond, you say? Well the walls of No. 8 are sheer glass, which creates a fabulous and inviting exterior. The masterminds behind this have already brought us the renowned Edinburgh restaurants Steak and Steak on Stones as well as the vibrant sports bar Beer and Skittles and luxurious boutique hotel Twelve Picardy Place.
Show me music
No. 8 offers live music on most evenings, ranging from chilled acoustic sets, to foot tapping Sunday jazz and even weekend DJ sets. No.8 provides you with the best excuse for avoiding the Friday and Saturday night mayhem of the city centre.
Show me liquor
No. 8 Lister Square certainly delivers on the liquor front and you won’t find your run of the mill drink options. With over thirteen gins and fourteen cocktails to choose from, as well as four house reds and the same number of house whites, you will be spoilt for choice.
Show me food
Those of you in search of comfort food won’t be able to refuse the fantastic classic British flavours that are produced in the kitchen of No. 8 Lister Square. Sit back in the vintage furniture and enjoy a taste of Britain, with your canine friend on your lap if you so wish.
Oozing character and charm, this is a venue that wants to take you back to the days when everyone had a friendly ‘local’. Enjoy a free game of pool to accompany your craft beer, before moving upstairs to relax on one of the comfy chesterfields with a sumptuous cocktails in hand. Here, you can admire the stunning views over Edinburgh’s old and new architecture, as well as engage in a spot of people watching, which as you well know is everyone’s favourite pastime.
Not a bad place to call your local…
For more information about No.8 Lister Square visit the website or call 0131 229 4634. You can also follow it on Twitter @No8ListerSquare.