19 Bars in Edinburgh

Discover the bars and pubs of Edinburgh

If you enjoy a great night out, you can certainly find it in Edinburgh's bars and pubs. There's such a selection to choose from, with everything from the traditional establishment to the hottest cocktail lounge. The secret, of course, is knowing where to find them. Many visitors to the city head for the famous pubs of Rose Street, which runs for about a mile parallel to Princes Street. This pedestrianised stretch has around 14 pubs along its length, some of them with the most fabulous original interiors to enjoy along with a drink.

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Grand Cru

City Centre
Bar££££
4.9/677
Grand Cru

Maxies Bistro

Old Town
Bar££££
4.3/665
Maxies Bistro

Biblos

Old Town
Bar££££
5.0/638
Biblos
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The Barony Bar

New Town
Bar££££
6.0/64
The Barony Bar

The Lioness of Leith

Leith
Bar££££
4.4/67
The Lioness of Leith

Tolbooth Tavern

City Centre
Bar££££
6.0/62
Tolbooth Tavern

The Mash Tun

City Centre
Bar££££
5.2/65
The Mash Tun

The Orchard

Bonnington
Bar££££
5.8/64
The Orchard

The Melville

Haymarket
Bar££££
5.0/62
The Melville

Telford Arms

Comely Bank
Bar££££
4.3/63
Telford Arms

The Persevere

Leith
Bar££££
3.7/63
The Persevere

The Phoenix Bar & Kitchen

City Centre
Bar££££
3.5/62
The Phoenix Bar & Kitchen

The Newsroom

City Centre
Scottish££££
The Newsroom

Leith Depot

Leith
Bar££££
Leith Depot

Bar Brig

Leith
Bar££££
5.5/610
Bar Brig

Beetroot Bar and Grill

Bonnington
Bar££££
5.5/611
Beetroot Bar and Grill

Yolo

Bathgate
Bar££££
4.5/64
Yolo

Paradise Palms

Old Town
Bar££££
4.0/61
Paradise Palms

Lebowskis Edinburgh

Old Town
Bar££££
3.3/63
Lebowskis Edinburgh
  1. 1.

    Try the stylish bars and pubs of Edinburgh's George Street

    If you are looking to party, then it has to be George Street. It is here you will find the crowds on weekend evenings. In summer the tables spill out onto the pavement, then at festival time in August they take over the whole street. Don't worry if you prefer a quieter drink, however, as there are local bars and pubs in Edinburgh in areas such as Stockbridge, Morningside, Leith and Newington where you can enjoy a more relaxed evening. You can also find local gems in hidden away in the West End and in the lanes of the New Town. Cheers!