#230: The Globe, Niddry Street, Edinburgh

The Globe, Niddry Street, Edinburgh (exterior)

The Globe is a deceptively large sports bar under South Bridge. It’s bigger than it looks below, having two large rooms with vaulted ceilings and a big screen each. The walls are festooned with international flags, rugby and footy tops, photos of sporting heroes, maps and more than a hint of an Aussie bias.

Typical for a Tuesday circa 630pm, it was pretty quiet with only a few guys sitting at the bar. I suspect they were off-duty staff. Skater rock was on the stereo and there was footy on the big screens. Popular with backpackers and students, it can get pretty busy. Last time we were in here it was the end of a heavy Saturday night, and it was much busier. Colin maintains to this day that, as we stood at the bar, some dude rocked up in the nip at the other end of the bar and proceeded to order drinks. Nobody else remembers that though.

It’s a Bruce Group pub, sister pub to the likes of Whistlebinkies next door, Bar Salsa, The Fiddlers Arms and The Royal Mile Tavern.

The Bar

The Globe, Niddry Street, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

All kegs: Carlsberg, Red Stripe, Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best, Peroni, Black Isle Blonde, Coors Light, Carling, Stella, Guinness and Magners.

There’s also a shooters, cocktails and pitchers menu.

The round was £14.70 for 2 Coors, a Best and a Black Isle, so about £3.67 per pint.


Nothing, as far as I remember.


There are regular quiz nights, karaoke and an open mic night. The numerous TVs and two big screens cater for a wide range of sporting tastes, they can show several games at a time.

Castle View



Website: www.globebar.co.uk
Facebook: The Globe
Parent: Bruce Group


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