The food is good. I often eat haggis, neeps & tatties while I'm there. (If you're not familiar with haggis, here's a link to find out more.) And of course, I think the drinks are great too. Whenever I'm in Edinburgh, I spend time in here. I've sat in one of the bar seats next to the window and written. Whenever I'm in Edinburgh with friends and we go our separate ways for a few hours, Deacon Brodie's is my choice of places to meet up. Indeed, sitting in a Scottish pub, sipping Scottish beer and writing Scottish stories is pretty much my version of perfection. (All I'd need is a hot Scotsman to sit with me!)
So, see? This is the PERFECT place for an author to waste time....er, I mean spend time writing. To learn more about one of my favorite places in Edinburgh, visit this website. I'm almost ashamed to say the last time I stayed in Edinburgh on my own, I ate here 5 out of 7 nights. (No, I didn't have haggis every night!) Yes, there are tons of great places to eat in Edinburgh, but this is where I'm most comfortable, as if somehow I belong here. Huh. Maybe I do.