About The Whistle Stop Barber Shop
Really nice food, great service and a free cocktail. What's not to like!
Quirky place, good food and service
We had a great meal, the pizza was particularly tasty!
US-style bar and eatery in central Edinburgh
Don’t look for a haircut at the Whistle Stop Barber Shop on South Bridge, but kick-ass cocktails, classic American cuisine and playful banter are all on offer 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 appealing American classics, with a wide selection of chunky burgers, hipster hot dogs, salads, pizza and, on the grill section, a variety of steaks and ribs. Chicken wings, nachos and sides such as Cajun corn and buffalo chicken tenders will plug any remaining gaps in the appetite. Naturally, you can order your fries straight up or load them with toppings such as poutine or a beer, cheese and bacon combo.
Available from noon to 5pm, Monday to Friday, the Feed Me For A Fiver lunch is always a big hit.
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. 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.