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

99 Hanover Street

Plush settings and mood lighting craete an air of elegance and grandeur.With DJs playing records on most nights of the week, it makes a classy place to spend your evening. Not many choices for evening meals.

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.


A trendy modern Bar with happy hours and DJ music.

Boda Bar

Edinburgh’s original Swedish bar, Boda bar offers a truly creative cocktail list. Warm and friendly milieu. Regular art exhibitions and events add up to its character.


By offering perfectly made drinks that will stimulate your appetite and senses, Bramble has become a socilaizing hub in Edinburgh. It is the first Scottish bar to be featured in the top 20 list of Bartender magazine.

Caledonian Ale House

Upstairs bistro offering genuine Scottish cuisine at decent prices. Set lunch is excellent value.

Circus Wine Bar & Grill

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Circus offers a diverse dine and drink options. Set over two floors, Circus has a relaxed wine bar where customers can simply unwind and enjoy their drinks. It offers something special for everyone.


An old school bar in Edinburgh with an impressive wine list featuring blended malts and hops.

Athletic Arms

Popularly called the Diggers for the cemetery across the street, Athletic Arm dates back to 1897. Though it need not be a real ale drinker's final choice, it still offers superb beer.

Biddy Mulligan's

Based in the heart of Edinburgh's old town, this no nonsense Irish bar will keep you well entertained all through.

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!

Bongo Club

The place has an impressive combination of music, art and clubing. With a peppy ambinace this club offers some fiery club nights full of noise and energy. The loud music and sizzling performers adds more spice to the place. Ideal for having a rocking evening in style.

Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey is a delightful bar that offers the best of everything . From the finest drinks to iconic posters and a tastefully done up back room, it is the right place to chill out.

Cask & Barrel

A welcoming pub with a friendly and entertaining staff. Tasty home cooked meals and lively milieu.

City Café

The City Café has been serving Edinburgh and its visitors since the 1980’s. Situated in the heart of the city; providing excellent service, good value and great atmosphere. With a wide selection of food and drinks available, we are open everyday from 9am-1am. With a Private Function suite to hire, and DJs in the main bar at the weekend