Our Blog 
Search Whats On 
Search For Pubs 

------JOIN BESTPUBS------- 

-----SWITCH AREA TO------
East End 
New Town 
Old Town 
West End 
Scottish Borders 
West Lothian 

Search Other Areas 

--------SHORT CUTS--------- 
Contact Bestpubs 
Pub Books 

 Q Bar, Leith Street, Edinburgh


Q Bar
5-11 Leith Street

Tel: 0131 557 5830
See Map

Wine Selection * Bar Food * Town/City Pubs

About the Pub
  If you are lucky you can grab a tall stool in the window of this popular bar and watch the shoppers flocking in and out of the St. James shopping centre across the road. The huge windows slide back to give an outdoor effect. The half circle bar is decorated in tile and studded metal and on the wall behind are two small waterfeatures. Dotted about are a few pillars with lots of plants overhanging them. At the rear of the bar, up three steps, is an area of tables and chairs where you can enjoy a Tapas meal and listen to the Spanish/Cuban music. Downstairs there is a very small nightclub. During the festival it has been known for bellydancing demos and lessons to be given here! The main bar serves a selection of beers and Guinness with a big cocktail list and a decent wine list. Happy hour is 4-7p.m. Mon to Thurs and
4-9p.m. on Friday. This is a good bar for the stag/hen parties and the place is buzzing at weekends.
video clip at happy hour - 2 for 1 drinks
Linda - May 2001

Whats on Guide
How to find us
    At the North East end of Princes Street turn left into Leith Street. The St.James shopping centre is on the left and the Q Bar is directly across the street.  
Views around the bar
See what our visitors say
Click here to add a comment.

Ms Cameron
Not Great!!!!
Started drinking in QBar about 4 years ago when they had brilliant staff and management and the place was actually clean!!!
Now it seems to be a place for jakies and drop outs during the day and at night it is quite scary, and before anyone says anything i drink in some rough pubs but this place is a joke and should implement some rules at least!!! All in all it isnt what it used to be and i would recommend giving it a wide berth and just head to omni centre for decent,clean bars (with nice sorry working toilets) and nice staff both security and bar staff.
Friday, October 6, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

dangerous q bar
been there a couple off times staff very arrogant bouncers think there tough guys wont be going back there agiain in a hurry stay away if you dont want to be hurt close it down a.s.a.p
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Paul Brown
Racist Bar
There is a sort of dictatorship run by door staff (nearly all are fascist) the management seem scared of these bully boys I have been on three separate occasions and watched there tactics seem to be look for old small or people they think wont cause trouble and then victimise them this is truly an awful place and should be closed down
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Drew from ALSO
From Los Angeles band ALSO
We had the pleasure of playing the Q-Bar in May of this year. It was our first time in Edinburgh. Everyone, from staff to audience, was exceedinly kind and appreciative. Definitely recommend.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Live @ Q-Bar
Despite what all this says, Live Music at the Q-Bar is vibrant. Every Wednesday, Open Mic downstairs, Music from the finest local musos. Fridays & Saturdays you can catch the Band Showcace, where 3-4 local & national show their tallent to a celler bar full of happy punters. For more info go to taylormademusic.co.uk
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Setting the record straight.
We at Q-Bar have read the following comments and feel that we should set the record straight concerning our doorstaff situation!! The dorrstaff involved in the Racial incident and all previous incidents are no longer employed at Qbar. The thoughts and actions of the doormen in question DO NOT reflect the policies of the Management team.We can only apologise for their actions and ensure that these incidents will never be repeated. We have new doorstaff employed now to bring the bar back to the fun, lively atmosphere that youi can only find in Q-Bar. Do not let the opinions of one set of men cast a shadow on what is a welcoming Bar to all.
We are proud of the fact that we have one of the largest spectrum of regular clientele in Edinburgh and plan on keeping it that way.Thank you for your time.
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Contact us

Q Bar
5-11 Leith Street

Tel: 0131 557 5830
See Map


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Whats On


Real Ale
Guest Ales
Wine Selection
Bar Food
Country Pubs
Town/City Pubs
Scenic Pubs
Student Pubs
Quiet Pubs
Function Room
Open Fire Pubs
Wooden Beams
Games Room
Beer Garden
Kids Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Pets Welcome
WI-FI Access
SKY Sports TV

View the Comments

Recently Visited Pubs
Q Bar

Copyright © 1999 - 2013 www.bestpubs.co.uk ltd V2.1.19