Popular Edinburgh venue voted one of the ‘Best LGBTQ+ Bars in the UK’


An Edinburgh bar has been named one of the best LGBTQ+ places in the UK.

Paradise Palms on Lothian Street was the only venue in the capital to feature in the top 10 as Pride month is in full swing across the country.

Beating places like Brighton, Dublin and Birmingham, the vegan restaurant and bar managed to make it to number eight on the list.

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Rated by thebottleclub.com, the site takes into account a number of factors such as popularity, subscribers and access to rate each of the LGBTQ+ bars.

Edinburgh was also ranked as the third best LGBTQ+ party city in the UK, only beaten by Brighton and London.

Speaking about why the Scottish capital came third, the site said: “Edinburgh came in third place, with a very impressive safety score of 10/10 when it comes to making it comfortable for people to return home.

“From cozy pubs to vibrant nightlife, this place also scored a monumental 9.1/10 for its range of hotel options, as well as a 9.1/10 for its low hate crime score .

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“With all that date taken into consideration, Edinburgh scored 31.8/40.”

“Pride is a fantastic and colorful celebration of love and diversity, it’s something to celebrate, to come together and to raise queer voices. To celebrate Pride month, we scoured the internet to find out the most inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly destinations in Europe and the UK.

“These are the places that are truly committed to safe social spaces, pride events and LGBTQ+ safety.”

The other 12 best LGBTQ+ bars were also named:

1. Mary’s, Cardiff
2. The Viaduct, Leeds
3. At the Bar, Manchester
4. The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London
5. The Old Market Assembly, Bristol
6. The Flying Duck, Glasgow
7. FunnyBoyz, Liverpool
8. Paradise Palms, Edinburgh
9. Rusty’s, Newcastle
10. 66th Street, Dublin
11. Club Revenge, Brighton
12. Eden, Birmingham


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