South Edinburgh Bars

South Edinburgh is famous for its pub crawling options.There are many bars in and around the Holyrood Palace and along the narrow side streets of the Old Town. Most bars offer a casual local pub atmosphere with food menus and a great selection of drinks including rum, whisky and beer.

Browse our list of bars in South Edinburgh to know more on the drinking options.


A great place to grab a few premium quality drinks in a Mediterranean milieu,Barcelona is quite popular among the young and the old alike.

Blue Blazer Pub

Perfect place to spend a nice time with friends and enjoy some pints. Serves a variety of drinks in a warm ambiance. Described by one reviewer as comfortable as an old pair of jeans!

Pear Tree

One of the best loved traditional pubs in Edinburgh, Pear Tree has a legacy of over 250 years. Its large cobbled courtyard and beer garden is quite popular among the ale lovers.

Sheep Heid Inn

An 18th- century coaching inn that makes a pleasant stop for a refreshing drink after a walk over Arthur's Seat.

Bennet's Bar

Originally set up in 1875, in Bennets, time seems to have not changed a wee bit all these years. Offers an interesting menu and dining list. The original Victorian fittings of the front bar and the intricate wood work adds up to the retro charm Bennets.


The award winning bar of Dragonfly offers a unique milieu in its themed interiors. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, it is popular for its specially crafted student drinks list, served in tikis or goblets. Weekend resident DJ shows draw a big crowd of youngsters.


Looks like a pub and behaves like a cocktail bar, pub, cafe... you name it!

The Canny Man

A small traditional and eclectic bar, which serves an array of whisky. The tiny rooms filled with keepsakes and cutlery. No mobile phones allowed. An unusual pub in Edinburgh.