19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1QR
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14 reviews of Candy Bar in English
I never order drinks from here, far too overpriced and full of ICE!
On a plus side, the staff are always lovely and never been rude!
Candy Bar is one of my favourite places on George St to go for a drink. The cocktails are lovely, the staff are friendly, and on the few occassions when I've gone here for food I've been very impressed with hot fresh and tasty bar snacks. There's also a nice outdoor area for smokers, with potted plants.
I really like the Candy Bar, although Ive never been on a night out Ive only been for dinner and the food was really good and not too badly priced considering the quality.
Good atmosphere and pretty friendly staff, the music did tend to get quite loud though at about 9:00 like so loud you had to yell to the people you are sitting on a table with! But it was a Thursday night so I guess thats probably the same in most places.
One of the better places to go in George Street and I would imagine for lunch during the week it would be lovely.
BEWARE! Although the food is cheap the drink is extortionate. I got charged £4 for a G&T, other half £4.50 for a kopperberg! The food - small portion but ok - penne Carbonara, bacon & garlic Cream sauce - passable for a quick meal/snacky type of thing but a bit watery and small portion. Other half had Gnocchi with tomatoes, olives and mozzarella, v nice but again small portion. we had some chips (that we were bullied into agreeing to) and garlic (or non garlic tasting) ciabatta and cheese. The chips allegedly has spice - they were greasy and no spice was noted. We ended with Chocolate fondue £3.50 per person, promoted as
“Marshmallows, mini cookies, banana, strawberries, white &
dark chocolate dipping sauce” Mini cookies were normal sized digestive biscuits and no white and chocolate dipping sauce just dark chocolate. There are no menus around to check that what you receive is correct. There are also no prices on the beer/spirits menu, so get ready for your shock.
really like this place, great for meeting with friends after work or through the week for drinks. they have offers on every night 5-8 (i think) where its 2 4 1 on pitchers and other drinks which is handy. stylish and contemporary decor, bar staff are all really upbeat and friendly, they also have a tapas style menu, food really good as well….it”s a winner….
Wow, talk about over-hyped by reviewers. An OK bar with decent drinks but definitely nothing out of the ordinary. Actually it’s quite average. Is the standard so low in Edinburgh that this place gets so raved about? Anyway, prices were fair and we liked the outside area when you come down the stairs. Otherwise, that’s about it. Very average crowd with a bunch of out-of-town chicks on hen nights and middle-aged men trying deperately to score with them.
The Candy Bar is pretty special in comparison to its George Street neighbours, great clientele, appropriately priced drinks and loads more character than you expect from what is, essentially, a style bar.
Can get VERY busy on a Friday / Saturday night so get down early to bag the best spot!
When this place gets busy in the summer months, it can turn into a sauna! That aside, it’s a great little venue to meet friends for a drink and Candy Bar plays a good selection of music so you’ll generally see a lot more the crowd dancing than in other Edinburgh bars. The drink selection is as varied as you’d expect of a George Street bar, and prices are fairly typical of central Edinburgh. The bar itself fits around a corner, which can sometimes make it difficult to be seen and/or served when it gets really busy, but otherwise, it’s a popular place for a weekend night out.
The Candy Bar is a basement bar located on Edinburgh’s George Street. Whenever I’m out in Edinburgh, I tend to visit Candy Bar at some point during the night. The décor is nice and the prices are reasonable for George Street standards. I also like the outside area at the bottom of the stairs to the entrance – there is normally some good banter going on there. There are sometimes pretty good drinks promotions going on and the food is always pretty good too. The music is also great. This place is definitely worth a visit, especially on a weekend night.
To enter Candy you descend some stairs and once at the bottom you are met with a lovely little sheltered, outside seated area. Once inside, the décor is lovely, very modern and plush. As with most of George Street, it can be on the pricey side, however they often have 2 for 1 on selected drinks and food. During the week, Candy usually attracts a lot of suits from nearby offices in the evenings. At the weekend, it’s a great place to have lunch in between shopping or to start the night off in.
Candy Bar is one of the most reasonably priced bars on George Street. It not only has amazing promotions such as buy one get one free on various drinks throughout the week, it also has a fab food menu. It is really reasonably priced and the food is always good everytime I'm in there. It gets really busy at the weekends but the atmosphere is always great. It also shows lots of sport but usually plays music over it so both sports and non-sports fans can be happy!
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