25 reviews of Jekyll & Hyde in English
This place wasn't really my cup of tea - decor, music etc...although I have to admit that the toilet door 'situation' is pretty funny.
Also, the prices are really good for such a central location.
3 badger stars.
A horror themed pub with a good atmosphere. The food and drinks are reasonably priced, although it doesn't offer the best bar snacks in the world, and the staff are friendly. Well worth a visit if you're in that part of town.
I’m holidaying in the UK from Australia and was refused service by the unfriendly Manager because my 34 year old Asian friend was not carrying any identification. We have visited pubs all over the UK and this is the only place that has been a problem. I wonder why. My complaint was brushed aside. They refused to tell me the last time they’d asked a 34 year old Caucasian for his identification. The company said “Under the current laws the person responsible for running any bar is permitted to refuse service for any number of reasons ... a reason does not have to be given.” Left a very sour taste in our mouths and spoiled our visit to Edinburgh.
A really fun theme bar. It serves bar food and also a range of creepy cocktails! It is quite dark inside the actual bar but this adds to the whole atmosphere of the place. There is lots of sitting space with a range of different sized tables. The food is quite cheap and has the general range of bar food such as burgers and pies, and the cocktails have deals on them if you are buying more than one, and they are available both in glasses and as pitchers!
The staff are friendly and it mostly seems to be the student crowd who goes here, and its a great place to stop off on a night out.
In the Edinburgh Festival, the underground section is used as a venue which draws a good crowd.
Very tourist friendly this bar and worth going to just to experience the bookshelf toilets complete with blood stains and random screaming in the mens. In fact the toilets freak me out so much I usually just hold on till get home! I know that's a bit too much information sorry.
Great window seat and love the huge padded phantom of the opera type seats as well around the front of the bar. It's actually quite huge in here with seating stretching all the way to the back with weird and wonderful displays all the way down.
Very gothic sort of atmosphere in here which i guess you could guess by the name, they also have I think its called the Crypt bar downstairs where they have comedians and goth bands - definetly a goth sort of place this one but definetly a place to take visitor's to Edinburgh its just a bit different even if it is all a bit obvious I like it. I especially love the fire torches on the roof as you walk in - nice touch! Worth a drink if you've never been.
Really liked this pub. Staff were fast and friendly, drinks were fine. Great cocktails. Has pinball machine which my husband loved. Toilets hidden behind book shelves. Brilliant for people watching as you get some great characters. Decor was very atmospheric.
It is a shame that this bar is such a long walk from where I live but I love it. If you're going to go to a themed bar don't go to frankensteins - go here! It's decor is wonderfully gothic in an old style sense with bookcases lining the walls. It's always fun when you're there for the first time, struggling to find the loos (behind a bookcase). They play great music here, the staff are friendly and I love their cocktails. Try the all 7 of the deadly sins - I dunno if they still do but they used to give you a tshirt if you did. I thoroughly recommend this place and look forward to revisiting it during the festive period.
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A fantastic bar, I like the tables and the tolet doors are so unusual but can be confusing!
Their cocktails are great and better value than a lot of places, also their test tube shots are nice, I love the chocolate one.
The food’s also nice here and they had a 2 meals for £8 offer last time we went, I think their nachos are great.
The Jekyll & Hyde is a fantastic locals hang out and right in the city, so inviting to visitors too.
The place is steeped in horror movie artifacts and helps promote its inique character! Regular comedy and open mike nights keep the punters interested and the staff are always chatty and delightful!
A high recommendation from me!
Jekyll and Hyde is a pretty good pub located between George Street and Queen Street in Edinburgh. I’m sure you may read on other reviews that the strangest thing about is trying to find the toilets – take a closer look at the book case! The pub is pretty big in size and is normally quite busy with a good friendly crowd. The food is pretty standard pub grub as you would expect but it’s nice and well priced. If you are in the centre of Edinburgh and you are looking for a pub, I would definitely recommend going to the Jekyll and Hyde.
Jekyll and Hyde is a great pub, its quite a spooky place, and finding the toilets is like a challenge, as the doors to the toilets are actually on the wall, and you cant see that there are doors, they have spooky noises in them also, which is rather creepy if your in there on your own. In the summer they had free comedy which was good. The pub is always packed, and it is a large pub, with different rooms downstairs. The food is nice also, and the prices are very reasonable. It is definitely worth a visit.
The drinks in Jekyll’s aren’t too overpriced when considering the unique atmosphere that has been created in what could very easily have been a cheesy and dodgy locale. There’s lots of fun nooks and crannies round the back of it to get lost in conversation it, and the decor is cleverly done, with a lot of Victorian gothic themes liberally covering the interior in a tongue-in-cheek manner. The staff are friendly and helpful and will happily direct you to the toilets, which amazingly need you to press on a secret bookcase to gain access to! A great place to check out for anyone passing through Edinburgh.
I only went to this pub recently and I just thought that the atmosphere and the decour was just fabulous! All the ornate victorian features and the fact that the toilet door is a pretend bookshelf. As someone who likes to write this place just ignites my imagination. The bar staff are friendly and the drinks are good. It’s a nice place to duck into after finishing shopping on princes street.
A brilliant place to go - while it’s not the cheapest place around (let’s be honest, where is these days?) the atmosphere more than makes up for it. One thing you MUST do at some point is sample all 7 “Deadly Sins” cocktails to get the T-shirt! This place has oodles of character - just try to find the toilets for a start! (Clue - some often refer to the loo as a “Reading Room”!). A good selection of drinks ranging from cocktails to spirits to lagers and even to ales, this is well worth a visit.
This is an alright bar with a decent soundtrack (assuming your into heavy metal, goth rock etc etc). They have now started a B Movie night on Mondays which is excellent. Adam the manager. has the most obscure film library! If there’s a particular film you want to see, just ask as chances are has it or knows where to find it.
I’m usually in for the comedy on a Thursday, and while the Crypt isn’t the warmest room, it’s usually an alright night of local comedy.
Can’t say I think much of the food though…..
This place is fun and where I spent my 21st birthday (not being a clubby type person). I was more than happy here comfy seats and good food with a drinks list that helped the merriment of the night(as well as the nice staff).
I must see for anyone that likes something a little different and a little more than the norm.
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