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Bars and nightlife in Edinburgh

Top bars

Gastropub
“A little bit of a walk from old town. Lunch and dinner. Must book. Famous chef”
  • 198 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing pub and restaurant. It is worth a visit to have a look at its dome.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“A hidden speakeasy style underground bar, this awesome place looks like a barber shop from the outside but is a very quirky and cool bar once you get passed the bookcase door. Great cocktails and music. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Cinema
“Screen 1 is wonderful. Loads of leg room and comfortable. Other screens much less comfortable. It's the local "independent" cinema.”
  • 185 locals recommend
Café
“Cracking local pub with an eclectic mix of patrons and decor. The Sunday roast is a must as is the Bloody mary, made with Buckfast.”
  • 152 locals recommend
Pub
“Shabby chic in style, this popular bar is relaxed and serves a wide variety of drinks as well as food. - Elm Row SPECIAL DIETS Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options MEALS Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks CUISINES Bar, European, Pub FEATURES Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible”
  • 132 locals recommend
Gastropub
“One of our favourite places for a cooked breakfast within walking distance! Booking a table is recommended. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best pizzeria with kids. Friendly authentic Italian staff and they can choose an ice cream for pudding. Online deliveries too”
  • 131 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“Nearby cocktail bar that often serves their cocktails in cute wee tea cups :)”
  • 127 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Go before 8:30 for free entry Try their home made ginger beer + spirit of choice!”
  • 105 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Excellent steak restaurant - very fancy interior and rather pricy, but if you like steak then it's a good one”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“the Street is very central LGBT bar and down stairs turns in to a club. free. popular with almost any one. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Best place in town for live bands and electronic club nights. Small, friendly, sweaty.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Atmospheric basement vault complex for club nights, live music, bar with craft beers and pizza. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Lovely speak easy style underground bar offering a wonderful selection of drinks”
  • 20 locals recommend
Night Club
“Good for a Saturday night out - lively and normally busy bar. Wide selection of cocktails and night club downstairs. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Great venue to see a gig or concert. The Usher Hall is a concert hall, situated on Lothian Road, in the west end of Edinburgh, Scotland. It has hosted concerts and events since its construction in 1914 and can hold approximately 2,200 people in its recently restored auditorium, which is well loved by performers due to its acoustics.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Go before 8:30 for free entry Try their home made ginger beer + spirit of choice!”
  • 105 locals recommend
Pub
“This place is famous for traditional music sessions and you'll find musicians playing here every night.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Bar
“Above the Cafe Royal, stylish cocktail bar with several function rooms that often host happening club nights. Great place to start a night on the town. Check their website for details”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar Restaurant set in a 1843 church. A great selection of Whisky, Gin and Cocktails with a Scottish themed Menu.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Pub
“A good place for a pint and traditional bar food. Right at Haymarket Station”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
“A traditional pub with a cosy, couthie atmosphere and some great music sessions where everyone gets involved singing along. Sometimes hard to squeeze in to get to the bar but a good place for a malt whisky or Edinburgh Pale Ale.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Former chapel, now a 900 capacity venue for classical and jazz concerts and occasional rock gigs.”
  • 26 locals recommend