Best of Edinburgh Bars & Pubs

Edinburgh has a range of pubs, bars and taverns all at short distance apart. Grassmarket, Royal Mile and Rose Street especilaly has some of the biggets concentrations of drinking holes in Edinburgh. So , when you need to grab a drink to take  break from teh city sightseeing spree you don't have to wander off.

Here is our list of bars and pubs in Edinburgh, which will give you a fair idea of the drinking scene in the city

The Honeycomb

Much-vaunted attempt to house an Edinburgh superclub, formerly known as 'The Vaults' allegedly £100 mn has been spent on its refurbishment and it hosts 'Sublime' the long running trance/house night, 'It' which is the premises own funky house night and the popular gay friendly nights 'Luvley' which runs the 3rd Sat of every month and 'Taste' which runs every Sun and remains the biggest Sun night Club in Edinburgh.

The Jazz Bar

Great selection of  of beers, wines and cocktails, and some interesting spirits. Check out their special drinks deals Mon-Fri, 5-8pm.

The Living Room

Located on the high fashion, George Street, The living room is one of the best known addresses for gourmets. A fashionable piano bar and restaurant that dishes out quality food in a lively milieu.

The Pleasance

The Pleasance Bar offers a divers bar menu and grubs alongside an extensive drinks list.

The Royal Oak

The royal oak is a real Scottish pub that is as famous for its live music options as its impressive winelist. Only a few blocks away from the nerve centre of Royal Mile.

The Venue

Situated at the east side of the city centre, recently refurbished and under new management it hosts nights such as 'Up' and 'Cerotonin'.

Traverse Bar Café

The Traverse Bar Café is a chic hang-out in Edinburgh that serves a bevy of dining options and drinks. Open early till late; offers a diverse range of regular free events:


Villager has been a popular name in the Edinburgh bar and restaurant scene for the last fifteen years.