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Bars and nightlife in Edinburgh

Top bars

Jazz Club
“Live jazz, acoustic music and cocktails served up in a bustling basement space. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The hipster student cafe in a deconstructivist space is a stalwart. It's a bit pricey but quality is good and always with vegan options”
  • 65 locals recommend
Pub
“A traditional pub with a cosy, couthie atmosphere and some great music sessions where everyone gets involved singing along. Sometimes hard to squeeze in to get to the bar but a good place for a malt whisky or Edinburgh Pale Ale.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pub
“This tiny pub has live music every day throughout the afternoon and evening, and the bar man has even been known to whip out a fiddle from behind the bar and join in with a tune!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“An amazing venue just minutes away from the flat - a church converted into a music venue, with decent pub food and live music. Some ceilidh dancing might happen! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favourite bars in Edinburgh. Serves a great selection of beers and gin. Serves great food until late (~3am). ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pub
“Bannermans Bar is Edinburgh's premier music venue, located in the heart of the city. Hosting bands and solo artists six nights a week, dedicated to bringing you the very best in up-and-coming local talent, rising national stars and famous acts from around the world. Every genre of music is welcome. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and always happy to help out with any of your requirements or needs, so if you're simply grabbing a quiet pint in the afternoon, having a big night out, playing or putting on your first gig, or even just curious, go and check this place out – you won’t be disappointed!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing sound system, have seen some top class House and Techno DJ's in this venue.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Jazz Club
“Live jazz, acoustic music and cocktails served up in a bustling basement space. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Event Space
“Check out a gig or club night at The Caves - a distinctly Edinburgh venue made up of a substructure of the 18th century South Bridge.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing sound system, have seen some top class House and Techno DJ's in this venue.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

Jazz Club
“Live jazz, acoustic music and cocktails served up in a bustling basement space. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Pub
“A traditional pub with a cosy, couthie atmosphere and some great music sessions where everyone gets involved singing along. Sometimes hard to squeeze in to get to the bar but a good place for a malt whisky or Edinburgh Pale Ale.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pub
“Bannermans Bar is Edinburgh's premier music venue, located in the heart of the city. Hosting bands and solo artists six nights a week, dedicated to bringing you the very best in up-and-coming local talent, rising national stars and famous acts from around the world. Every genre of music is welcome. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and always happy to help out with any of your requirements or needs, so if you're simply grabbing a quiet pint in the afternoon, having a big night out, playing or putting on your first gig, or even just curious, go and check this place out – you won’t be disappointed!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing sound system, have seen some top class House and Techno DJ's in this venue.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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