Category Archives: Polwarth

Marco’s Pool Hall: an Edinburgh favourite returns

All of Marco's pool tables are now in the LED-lit basement
All of Marco’s pool tables are now in the LED-lit basement

Until Edinburgh finally catches up with New York and gets itself a table tennis bar, I will continue to make do with pool. Sadly, these days I am out of practice. Since Mai Thai down at Holyrood shut down, I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve troubled a baize. The odd visit to Diane’s Pool Hall was as much as I’d done until a visit to the recently re-opened Marco’s on Grove Street. Continue reading Marco’s Pool Hall: an Edinburgh favourite returns

The Golden Rule: definitely more hit than miss

Battleships, beer and potato-based snacks: the Golden Rule is perfect for after work
Battleships, beer and potato-based snacks: the Golden Rule is perfect for after work

“F8? Miss. G3? Miss. H6? Miss. I1? Hit! It’s the dreadnought.” And so went much of the conversation I had with a mate recently in the Golden Rule up Polwarth way. The reason of course was a highly competitive game of Battleships in the lower part of this great local Edinburgh pub.
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