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Bars and nightlife in Edinburgh

Top bars

Speakeasy
“Not a bar which is frequented by tourists so if you want to avoid the crowds, this has you covered. Thats if you can find it! Inspired by a the prohibition in America it disguises itself as a barbers, before pulling back a book case to reveal a thriving bar.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Bar
“Swanky George Street bar, restaurant and tea room. Famous for its opulent interior and full-throttle approach to Christmas decor. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Good cocktails & music. A happening place tucked out of the way of most tourists.... ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“A hidden gem in the historic old town. Located down a lane from the royal mile it exudes history and atmosphere. A great place to stop off for a quick drink if you have been visiting all the historic attractions.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Bar
“Bare stone and leather sofa decor in style bar-diner known for organic pies, seafood and cocktails. Amazing brunch options and cocktails. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
“The fajitas are well worth the buck. And they do a great lunchtime deal for two £25 with a drink🥂. Doesn’t get better 👌🏾”
  • 67 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lush decor in a 16th-century building creates intimate mood for stylish Scottish fine dining. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“One of Edinburgh's best known pubs. Great traditional decor, drinks & seafood. ”
  • 74 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“Good cocktails & music. A happening place tucked out of the way of most tourists.... ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Bar
“the Street is very central LGBT bar and down stairs turns in to a club. free. popular with almost any one. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Night Club
“Good for a Saturday night out - lively and normally busy bar. Wide selection of cocktails and night club downstairs. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Creative gin cocktails shaken by mixologists in a bar with timber ceilings and smart armchairs. Tranquil & classy. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Smart venue hosting themed club nights in spacious modern setting with beer garden and VIP deals! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
“One of the most beautiful and cheapest pub in Edinburgh! Located in Georges Street, parts of the pub chain Wetherspoons.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“Sounds of the 50s onwards in a cocktail and piano bar with live music nightly and dancing till late.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nightclub
“If you love to salsa, this is definitely the place to be. As with all latino venues, all ages welcome. Over 18 obviously.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Music venues

Bar
“Above the Cafe Royal, stylish cocktail bar with several function rooms that often host happening club nights. Great place to start a night on the town. Check their website for details”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar Restaurant set in a 1843 church. A great selection of Whisky, Gin and Cocktails with a Scottish themed Menu.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“Sounds of the 50s onwards in a cocktail and piano bar with live music nightly and dancing till late.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“A friendly little bar on Rose Street. Has an excellent selection of whiskies on offer and has Scottish folk music sessions several times a week.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Music Venue
“In the heart of the city. Any bus to princes street then 5-10 min walk Queen Street runs parallel to Princes Street/ George Street”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
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