City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Pubs


Find Edinburgh venues by type (e.g. Cinemas).

Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type
Thistle Street Bar
Thistle Street Bar Central New Town pub down cobbledy New Town backstreet. Popular office workers' watering hole. Pubs
The White Horse Traditional Scottish cafe, bar and bistro on Royal Mile, in Canongate area. Established in 1742, bills itself as the oldest pub on the Royal Mile. Pubs
Beer patio
Three Sisters Pub Popular sports bar with large courtyard down in the Cowgate, off the Royal Mile. Pub grub, live sports, free Fringe shows for all ages. Pubs
Guildford Arms One of Edinburgh's classic old pubs, the Guildford Arms was designed by Robert Macfarlane Cameron, built in 1898, and still has much of its original character in tact. Pubs
The Jazz Bar There's a constant flow of jazz and jazz-orientated music such as acid jazz, funk-rock, and reggae, from local and touring musicians in this purpose-designed jazz venue and basement bar. Pubs
Hanover Tap Just around the corner from George Street and the Assembly Rooms, the Hanover Tap replaced what was the Gothic-themed Jekyll and Hyde bar. Pubs
Southside Social Formally known as the Meadow or "Moo" Bar, the Southside Social became Edinburgh's first social enterprise pub in Edinburgh when it opened its doors in 2015 with the intention of giving its profits aw Pubs
Counting House Although it hosts dances and has a long association with stand-up comedy - the likes of Phil Kay and Fred MacAuly performed here when they were making a name for themselves - the Counting House is Pubs
Madogs Basement bar/club known for cheap drinking promos.  The venue where Ray Wilson, of Genesis fame, was discovered in the late 1990s. Pubs
The Third Door Formerly Medina, the Third Door is a late night venue hosting club nights and gigs in the basement of Cafe/bar Negociants. The venue has a main dance floor and 3 caves. Pubs
The Mercat Bar Contemporary bar/cafe in West End/Haymarket area. Pubs
The Outhouse Just off Broughton Street, Edinburgh's pink triangle, down a lane, this popular bar also has a beer garden open during the summer months. Pubs
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The Phoenix Popular pub and basement venue in Broughton Street area with healthy mix of clientele from Hibee supporters to posh studes. Pubs
Royal Oak Long-established traditional real ale pub with regular live folk music. Pubs
Pear Tree beer garden
The Pear Tree This popular bar near the George Square campus of Edinburgh University has one major attraction - a large beer garden. Pubs
Opal Lounge Plush George Street bar and night club for the smart set. Martinis in a soft-lit, styled setting. Club night sets usually in keeping with the svelte decor - house, Latin, and funky dance classics. Pubs
Lola Lo dance floor
Lola Lo Bustling New Town, late night spot (open til 3am). Formerly known as Po Na Na but rebranded and re-opened with a  Polynesian tiki theme in August 2011. Pubs
Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College of Art's student bar has an artistic bent - for obvious reasons - and is a friendly setting for cheap drinks, live gigs and club nights. Pubs
Jam House front
The Jam House Live music and dining across from Queen Street Gardens, with diners being entertained with an acoustic set followed by a live band from about 10pm. Pubs
El Barrio Latin Bar & Club Long-running bar, restaurant and a night club all in one, El Barrio specialises in Tex-Mex and Latin standards. Pubs