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Reopened on 29th July. Hours - 4 -11pm Weds - Sun. No reservations required (but no standing room) but can book in advance (esp weekends) via No time limit! Table service only. No cash. Note - there are two areas that can hold a max of 8 persons each.

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Joker & the Thief

(formerly Brunswick Lounge)

71 Elm Row

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Opening Times

Monday3.00 pm - 1.00 am
Tuesday3.00 pm - 1.00 am
Wednesday3.00 pm - 1.00 am
Thursday3.00 pm - 1.00 am
Friday3.00 pm - 1.00 am
Saturday3.00 pm - 1.00 am
Sunday3.00 pm - 1.00 am

Meal Times

5 - 10



About the Pub

Comfortable, unpretentious, cosy wood-panelled bar with numerous pictures decorating the walls. The front area looks on to Leith Walk, the rear is divided into several smaller seating areas. The Real Ales are usually from smaller Scottish breweries. Student deals are available. Pizzas from Origano can be ordered from 5pm to 10pm and are brought to the pub. A quiz is held on Wednesday evenings, chess and dominoes are available at other times. Children are not admitted.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cromarty --varies--
  • Cross Borders --varies--

From smaller Scottish breweries.

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Joker & the Thief, Edinburgh


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement tables.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz on Wednesdays at 7pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Chess, dominoes, draughts.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Joker & the Thief

71 Elm Row

Sat Nav Reference

55.960618, -3.181291


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0.9m SE of centre

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