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Bar 50

Fringe Venue 151 - Click here for map

Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE  / 0131 524 1989

Food  Accessible  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 08:00 to 01:00
All ages until 10pm, then 18+ only

Located within the five-star Safestay Hostel, Bar 50 serves an eclectic mix of spirits and beers, along with tasty locally sourced food. The menu has dishes for everyone, from stone baked pizza’s to veggie chilli burritos and chicken Caesar salad. There’s pool tables, comfy couches and an outdoor heated smoking area.


Shows at Bar 50
List Shows: By Room and Name | By Start Time
Shows sorted by Venue Room
Marquee 

Eh? COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
From a no holds barred dissection of his own laughable life to a skewed look at the insanity of the everyday, let this thoroughly vexed local lad make you laugh at his expense. “Connor has the potent...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it COMEDY 
AUG 17-25 at 11:45 (35 min) - Free 
Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all), yet for all his life it has lead to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and ...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
‘Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop’ is a multimedia comedy show that incorporates stand up, videos, dance, and fancy dress. The show is a light-hearted and genuine look at overcoming adversities and includes ...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

I'll Be Broken Home For Christmas MUSICALS AND OPERA 
AUG 2-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
"I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas" is a dark comedy musical written and performed by critically acclaimed internationally touring comedy stars, Jeffrey Baldinger and Jessica Michelle Singleton. The M...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Linda: Easy Killing COMEDY 
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
The world is filled to the brim with pain, anger and death. Linda is here to make you laugh at it. Enter the dark and twisted mind of this old crone as she plays with the taboo and tickles you with th...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Loud Blond Bald Kid COMEDY 
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
First kisses, weird hairs, the cool group: navigating adolescence was a challenge for everyone. These painfully hilarious stories of growing up will make you feel thankful you never have to go back – ...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Never Heard Of It COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Never before seen nonsense on stage. Seven Gaulier-trained performers from around the world will try their best to keep you alive, entertained, and hopefully laughing. In this cabaret style clown show...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Passport and Prozac COMEDY 
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Canadian Comedian Byron Bertram talks about performing in 20 countries, dealing with OCD, growing up as an only child to artist parents, and being a token white kid in an all Chinese High School. ...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Raul Kohli: Greatest Hits COMEDY 
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - free 
'Conceptual Art, Dance, Theatre, Somebody sh*tting on stage. At the biggest comedy festival in the World, it can be quite hard to find comedy. Even when you do find a show listed as ''comedy'', well t...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Suren Jayemanne: I'm Here, All Weak (AUS) COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Suren Jayemanne (AUS) has made a splash on the Australian scene, with his debut TV stand up special featured as part of ABC's Comedy Next Gen series. Suren has been praised for his engaging and witty ...
Bar 50 / Marquee 

Tales from the Balkans COMEDY 
AUG 1-16 at 11:45 (30 min) - Free 
A brutally honest show about growing up in the Balkans, then somehow moving to Malta, and finally ending up in London to become a pizza boy. A re-examination of his own life, Vlad’s energetic pace com...
Bar 50 / Marquee 
The Alcove 

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow COMEDY 
AUG 1-24 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Sun, sea and stand-up. A comedy holiday special all about friendship, love and wine from Luisa Omielan tour support, Aaron Twitchen. Never let anyone try to keep you down; they can’t stop a rainbow ...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Comedy Gobbledygook COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
London Bermondsey's beloved local comedy show comes to Edinburgh! If you are looking for a quirky comedy show that caters the needs of radio four audience as well as Hello Magazine readers, then this...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
With politics moving to extremes and into nearly every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental cha...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Huggers CHILDRENS 
AUG 1-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free 
The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘My eight-year-o...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Immoral Maze COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Steve N Allen (BBC2’s The Mash Report), Erich McElroy (Sky News, BBC Breakfast) and guest comedians from the UK stand-up circuit tackle the moral questions of the day. In a time when more and more sub...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Revenge of the New World COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
A motley assortment of North American comedians deliver their polished 7-15 minute sets. Our parents are fine*. No excessive mental trauma*. No vulnerable moments of authenticity, perhaps not even a m...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Scottie Dog & Friends! CHILDRENS 
AUG 1-11, 14-18, 20-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free 
A children and family show for dog lovers and all the best things about growing up with 'mans best friend'. I'll be doing a family friendly stand up show where I talk about my love for dogs and how th...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Stephen Carlin: Pickwickian COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Anecdotal, episodic, lacking an overarching theme, lighthearted tittle tattle - - WAY too many characters…think Charles Dickens but better. Herald ***** Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Stephen Carlin: Post Rational Carlin COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
A greatest hits show with a difference. Stephen is retelling some of his classic routines of the last ten years but with the benefit of hindsight and 20:20 vision. Retelling the routines from the poin...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

The MARS & LEE Show COMEDY 
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
A no-holds-barred comedy show starring Will Mars (FOX's Showtime at The Apollo) and Sarah Lee (Jewish Comedian of the Year finalist 2018). Every show contains hilarious stand-up and chat. No show will...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely COMEDY 
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
The dumbest game show ever to grace a stage on God’s green Earth. There will be snorkels, pirate costumes, drawings of donkeys and a glamorous assistant called Stuart. Stephanie Laing and Paul Duncan ...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 
Upstairs 

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof is an hour of stand up comedy exploring the hilarity and profundity of perception, belief, identity, time, and space. Paradoxes, cognitive dissonance, and the slapstick o...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

Broken Toys COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
A split stand up comedy bill from 3 rising stars from the London comedy circuit. One guy raising a kid that isn't his. One guy becoming an escort to make ends meet. And another guy because we need to...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

Confessions of a Taxi Driver COMEDY 
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
The show follows Andrew as he is awarded custody of his daughter. The judge in court when giving custody tells Andrew "You look like you drank a lot last night and then turns to the mother and says yo...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

My Mother's Shoes THEATRE 
AUG 3-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes. As children, we might have dressed up in them. Later in life, we may follow in our mother’s footsteps intentionally, or because of how we’ve been mou...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

Pandora's Box COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Everybody wants to be somebody else at one point in their life. Well, one day Matt Jones gets his wish to go back in time and choose who he could have been through a wardrobe of unlikely personas. Aft...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

Ross: After The Screaming Stops COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
Calum Ross (Roast Battle London) celebrates the funny side of anxiety. A comedy show about truth, love and to trying live like a normal human. In the words of Luke Goss 'Once bitten, twice shy. Twenty...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

The Oxford Revue Presents. Rogue Two: Burns and Moore COMEDY 
AUG 5-16 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free 
Join two of the Oxford Revue’s brightest talents as they take you through an hour of rogue, wild and laugh-out-loud comedy. Fresh from their sell out shows in Oxford and Durham, Burns and Moore have ...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

Which Princess Are You? COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Do you want much more than this provincial life? Would you love to explore that shore up above? Sunjai arif can show you the world as he shares his memories of nostalgic pop culture all while attemp...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

Wit & Mirth CABARET 
AUG 2-10, 12-17, 19-23 at 22:15 (50 min) - Free 
In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs “Wit & Mirth”. David William Hughes sings some of them, some of his own, and some of yours which he’ll make up for you. Thomas d’Ur...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

Working Class Zero. COMEDY 
AUG 2-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
This stand up show explores whether or not I, Scott Adams, am as working class as I claim to be. ...
Bar 50 / Upstairs 

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