About The Whistle Stop Barber Shop
Great atmosphere, good food and you get a lovely free cocktail when booking through 5pm.
Brilliant lunch in the capital
We booked for lunch as we were visiting Edinburgh to see the Christmas markets. The waiter was really friendly and there was a live band playing which were excellent. We ordered a selection of food to share including nachos, buffalo chicken and loaded fries and everything was delicious. We wouldn't hesitate to go back in the future.
US-style bar and eatery in central Edinburgh
Don’t look for a haircut at the Whistle Stop Barber Shop, but cocktails and classic American cuisine are served up in style at this inviting bar and diner. Cinematic American touches distinguish the playful décor, with its scissor motifs, barber’s chairs and comfortable retro-style booths and banquettes. It’s the ideal spot for a little daytime laptop surfing or a relaxed post-work cocktail and meal. They even let you bring your hound.
The menu is packed with East Coast American classics, ranging from a wide selection of burgers, pizzas and sandwiches to all those intriguing Stateside dishes you’ve heard about from the movies. This is the place to encounter Philly Cheese Steak, a New England lobster roll, clam chowder and chicken fried in buttermilk batter.
The cocktail list also abounds with American pop culture references, with creations including a Coney Island Coaster and Superfly Mai Tai. Don’t be too surprised if you leave the Whistle Stop with a Brooklyn accent.
Edinburgh transport options around South Bridge
The Whistle Stop Barber Shop is located on South Bridge in central Edinburgh, a five minute stroll from Waverley Station. There are numerous bus routes serving the Bridges, with the tram line on Princes Street about five minutes walk away. There is pay parking nearby at the St. James Centre. The bar is a convenient option for pre-show dining or cocktails. The Festival Theatre is a minute or two away, and the Queen’s Hall about ten minutes walk.