City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Pubs


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

Photo Edinburgh Venuesort icon Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
CC Blooms The long-standing gay bar and hi-NRG night club has a late licence and two bars on two floors. Located at the top of Leith Walk, it gets busy at nights as drinkers turn out of Broughton Street bars. Pubs 171
Chalky's Basement lounge bar in pink triangle with two dance floors and a late licence. 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 170
Cuckoo's Nest Burger bar open til 1am. Pubs 106
Dragonfly Cocktail Bar Minimalist cocktail lounge offering free comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Open late, til 3am during the festival in August. Pubs 414
Dropkick Murphy's Long-running irish pub in the old town, with live music, sports (as the name implies especially rugby) on the screens, and a licence to stay open til the wee wee hours. Pubs 289
Edinburgh Gin Distillery Small batch Edinburgh distillery with gin cocktail bar, located beneath the stairs at 1a Rutland Place, just off Princes Street. 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
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Fingers Piano Bar Long-established, late night, New Town bar that as the name suggests often has a chanteuse and fancy cocktails. Pubs 221
Finnegan's Wake Borrowing the title of James Joyce's impenetrable novel, this is an Irish pub for large crowds and live music. Pubs 101
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Frankenstein Pub Mary Shelley may have conjured up the idea of the world's most enduring monster during a dreary Summer in Switzerland a little under two centuries ago, but the brooding gothic tale has a certain reson Pubs 304
George IV Bar A traditional pub to call home… We hope to see you soon! Pubs
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Ghillie Dhu A bar in a converted church with impressive grand interior and own draft ales. Bar staff in rugby shirts and kilts, and a baronial, banquet hall style set-up in the body of the old church. Pubs 410
Greyfriars Bobby's Bar Restaurant Something of a tourist destination being just round the corner from the graveyard where the famous Skye terrier would lay down beside his master's resting place. Pubs 217
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 107
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 259
Henry's Cellar Bar Longstanding music venue located in a basement bar on Morrisson Street ("dive bar supreme" is how its owners describe it) that has branched out from a purely jazz orientated line-up - it was Pubs 218
Jinglin' Geordie Cosy bar nestled down a narrow, Old Town close just part way down the staircase. During the Fringe, location for Pleasance Pop-Up's brand of "immersive theatre". Pubs
Kilderkin Formerly called Jenny Ha's, Kilderkin can be found on the Canongate section of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town. Outdoor seating area. Over 100 rums. Handmade, stonebaked pizzas. Pubs 227
Kiwi Bar @ Walkabout Small function room and bar, dubbed the Kiwi Room, at Walkabout in the Omni Leisure Centre at the top of Leith Walk. Pubs