Help me watch Eurovision in public in Edinburgh
May 25, 2012 9:03 AM   Subscribe

ScotlandFilter: Help me watch Eurovision tomorrow. I'm in Edinburgh for the weekend for a friend's wedding. I have Saturday night free, and I'd love to be able to find a pub where I can watch Eurovision in all its bizarre glory. I know almost nothing about the town, though--can anyone suggest a place to me?
posted by Mr. Bad Example to Travel & Transportation around Edinburgh, Scotland (6 answers total)
While I am sure you will find a place somewhere, I think the vast majority of pubs will be showing the England vs Norway football friendly tomorrow night (with most of the customers supporting Norway naturally!)

Have a look at some of the places on George St. They tend to be a bit more hipster-y and more likely to be showing Eurovision than the football.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 12:09 PM on May 25, 2012

oh and the places close to the University along Nicolson Street might show it too.

Good luck!
posted by TheOtherGuy at 12:12 PM on May 25, 2012

A few of my mates mentioned on facebook they're going to watch it on the big screen at Festival Square. Not entirely sure you're legally allowed to drink there, but I certainly got the impression carry-outs were being prepared.
posted by IanMorr at 12:53 PM on May 25, 2012

The Boda Bar on Leith Walk - one of several Swedish-run pubs in the area - is having a Eurovision party tomorrow night. Nearby is the Victoria, a sister pub to the Boda, I think, which will also be showing the final. These would be great places to go - Swedes love a bit of Eurovision.
posted by cincinnatus c at 3:01 PM on May 25, 2012

Just noticed that the Eurovision party the Boda is showing on the website there is actually at the Victoria, so head there.
posted by cincinnatus c at 3:12 PM on May 25, 2012

The top of Leith Walk is probably your best bet, lots of both gay and Swedish bars so you should be able to find somewhere showing Eurovision.
posted by pickingupsticks at 5:44 PM on May 25, 2012

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