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Bars and nightlife in Edinburgh

Top bars

Gastropub
“A modern gastropub opened by Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin offering menus showcasing Scottish Food. We personally have not been there but have heard amazing things about it!”
  • 198 locals recommend
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
“Always guaranteed a great meal, no kids allowed but our regular treat meal out. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
“A great spot for breakfast comfy sofas and a cosy atmosphere. Also a bar busy bar later .”
  • 66 locals recommend
Pub
“Their vibe is welcoming and inviting - its always busy so get in early or book a table. Its dog friendly as well so expect gorgeous furry friends!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pub
“One of my favourite places in Edinburgh just to go and have a walk around and enjoy the scenery of the beach, just beautiful. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pub
“In a nice part of Edinburgh, at Stockbridge area, this Bar has one of the best cellar policy in Scotland. Their beers always in a fresh and top condition! Food avalaible and every Sunday at Stockbridge has a farmer’s market where you can buy fresh fishes, breads, cheeses, games and poultry and before you come home to cook have a good pint at Stockbridge Tap;)”
  • 37 locals recommend
Winery
“Cosy natural wine bar in trendy/fancy Stockbridge area. Good charcuterie and cheeses. ”
  • 57 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“Creative gin cocktails shaken by mixologists in a bar with timber ceilings and smart armchairs. Tranquil & classy. ”
  • 21 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
Tea Room
“Park of the Waldorf hotel-build in the old railway reception-great for afternoon tea or a drink-visit once - stunning room”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“This place is great fun. I challenge you to go there and enjoy their funky atmosphere and cheap drinks.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
“Local, friendly bar with function room at the bottom of our street. Enclosed beer garden to rear. Regular dominoes & darts matches. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

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
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