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 Royal Mile bar and bistro on Royal Mile, in Canongate area. Pubs
Beer patio
Three Sisters Pub Popular pub with large courtyard down in the Cowgate, off the Royal Mile. Pubs
Guildford Arms Pub designed by Robert Macfarlane Cameron, built in 1898, and it still has much of its original character in tact. Found just off a side road at the East end of Princes Street. 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
Jekyll & Hyde Just around the corner from George Street and the Assembly rooms, the bar is decorated in dark, Gothic style with skeletons and related macabre items hanging on the walls. Pubs
Linsay's Pub Three bars and performance spaces, a garden and courtyard. A short walk from the centre of town, betwen London Road and Leith Walk. Pubs
Meadow Bar Near the Meadows, and a short walk from The Pleasance Dome and the Gilded Balloon. 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 Pub well-known for its 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
Whistlebinkies Large, late-night opening central bar with typical Edinburgh stonewall interior and alcoves. Usually has live music - often local rock or folk rock - played loud. Pubs
Cargo
Cargo Modish, airy bar, with high ceilings and glass-front, on two levels. Pubs
Opal Lounge Plush George Street bar and night club for the smart set. 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