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Southside Social

Fringe Venue 264 - Click here for map

42 - 44 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LP  / 0131 662 0974

Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
18+ Only

Southside Social, the old Meadows Bar, is the first social enterprise pub in Edinburgh - over the years it's been a favourite hang out for Fringe-goers and performers late into the night, and it's new incarnation feels much the same. There's a big selection of drinks and tasty food, friendly staff and atmosphere, and the venue is close to the Counting House, Udderbelly, Assembly, Gilded Balloon and the Pleasance Dome. The aim of the pub is to help Edinburgh’s young people into sustainable work, by providing them with the skills and experience to pursue a career in the hospitality business.


Shows at Southside Social
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A+ Underachiever COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free (book a FREE ticket to guarantee entry) 
“The comedy surprise discovery of this year’s Fringe” ★★★★ AdelaideNow.com.au “Goes for the jugular... a breath of fresh air from the usual japes” -TODAYonline After a suc...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Arielle Dundas: Moppet of Chaos COMEDY 
AUG 4-26, 28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Have you ever misplaced your copy of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Has your mother ever sent you an email labeled “Dog Genitalia”? Are you always crashing into people, things, and figments of...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

EGG:static COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-23 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Anna and Emily. According to their acting CVs, they're pretty damn qualified to write a flawless sketch show... so they have. In Static, Anna and Emily shamelessly display their many, many top acting ...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Fit COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Don't be too busy for your body. Gym guy or gym shy, let Toby Adams guide you towards a better, buffer self. A low impact, high effect, carb-free, virtually hairless comedy of man, manners and absolut...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

James Cook in Ready Steady James COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning stand-up from Birmingham's 248th most influential tweeter. As heard on the News With Jokes podcast. ****1/2 (ThePublicReviews.com). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC). 'Shows scant regard f...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Jeu Jeu la Foille: Frontal Lobotomy THEATRE 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Bold, witty, and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original poetry with the tormented lullabies and nocturnal emissions of Tom Waits. If you like sipping dreams through a straw, then...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Katie Mulgrew: Saboteur COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Katie Mulgrew: Saboteur It's stand up comedy show from a stand up gal about confidence and self sabotage. But it's really just a girl standing in front of an audience, asking them to love her. "…Come...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 24-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Reality Check COMEDY 
AUG 13-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
BBC New Comedy Award finalist Athena Kugblenu has an opinion on everything. Come listen to her unique and hilarious take on everything from relationships to politics. Whether you agree or disagree, h...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

SHOOT FROM THE HIP: FOR A LAUGH COMEDY 
AUG 4-12 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
SHOOT FROM THE HIP: For a Laugh SHOOT FROM THE HIP are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time ever! With 5 years running weekly residencies at two of London’s hottest comedy club...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Simon Lukacs Shows His Range COMEDY 
AUG 15-23 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Upstairs Downton (Edinburgh Fringe sell-out three years running) and The Petting Zoo ("Improv supergroup" Time Out) star Simon Lukacs creates a "staggering" "array" of "characters" using his mouth, br...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey COMEDY 
AUG 4-13 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
So you like Star Wars and can't find a date? Follow dating Padawan, Aaron Ayjay, as he takes a comedic look at his life, relationship disasters and his passion for all things Star Wars. With special ...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

The Grouchy Club Live - and FREE! - with Kate Copstick & John Fleming CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 15-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Kate Copstick (doyenne of Fringe comedy critics) and comedy blogger John Fleming (“The Boswell of the Alternative Comedy scene” - Chortle) - the Fanny & Johnnie Craddock of comedy - host a daily hour-...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life COMEDY 
AUG 4-14 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
The bloody Portuguese rescue dog with issues has ruined my life but also made it great. Show is about loving a dog, companionship, fear of abandonment, crazy dog owners and chewed credit cards. A stan...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Tom Houghton COMEDY 
AUG 22-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Tom Houghton brings you his work in progress show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Come and watch him ring out the knots, strum away the dodgy chords and trail out a bunch of routines. As 1/5 of Improv comedy...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Trolley Girls COMEDY 
AUG 24-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Attention all shoppers! Make your way down to Southside Social to see best friends in the whole wide world (ever) in this show stopping coming of age story. Who'd have thought you'd bump into Bonnie T...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Twisted Edge Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Twisted Edge Comedy presents the participants of their newly founded stand up workshops. The line up each night will be filled with brand new comedians, showcasing the very best of the Twisted Edge Wo...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

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