- Box office 0131 558 7272
- General enquiries 0131 558 7272
- Seasonal times Festival: extended hours and venues, New Year late opening
- Bar open Mon–Wed 7.30pm–1am; Thu 7pm–1am; Fri/Sat 6pm–1am; Sun 12.30–4pm, 7pm–1am.
- Food served Mon 7.30-8.30pm; Thu 7–8.30pm; Fri/Sat 6–8.30pm; Sun 12.30–3.30pm.
- Website www.thestand.co.uk
Cheerful cavern with all the ingredients required for eating, drinking and being merry.
Of course the comedy is the main event at The Stand, but folk still flock to this basement cavern two hours before the show starts to bag a cabaret-style table and load up on big plates of filthy Tex-Mex style food. Log-sized burritos stuffed with juicy pulled beef have just the right hit of spicy heat to leave you reaching for a pint. Pre-seasoned nachos come loaded with super spicy veggie or meat chilli and dripping with melted cheese. The chef doesn’t scrimp on the dollop of fresh, garlicky guacamole, a nod to one of your five a day. Large nachos are delivered in trough-like plates; a challenge for two or even three people, all washed down with bottles of craft beer from the fridge or draft lager. The food may not be the star at The Stand, but it certainly sets you up for the night.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Before the show 40s French café music on day of review.
- Live entertainment: Comedy 7 days a week
- Capacity: 100 seated (plus 60 standing)
- Largest group: 8
- Open since: 1993
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
- House wine: £16.95 per bottle
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