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  • A group of friends relax with a beer outside Fishers Bar and Bistro on The Shore, Edinburgh
    Drinking outside Fishers Bar and Bistro, The Shore, Edinburgh
  • A couple relax at the bar in the Opal Lounge, George Street, Edinburgh
    The Opal Lounge, George Street, Edinburgh
  • People enjoy a drink and a chat outside The White Hart Inn pub on the Grassmarket, Edinburgh
    The White Hart Inn, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
  • Ye Olde Golf Tavern, Edinburgh, said to be the world's oldest golf pub
    Ye Olde Golf Tavern, Edinburgh


Relax and unwind in the bars and pubs of Edinburgh & The Lothians where you’re guaranteed a hearty welcome and great food and drink.

Edinburgh is renowned for its bustling pub culture where you can find somewhere suit all tastes and budgets, from exclusive bars to traditional pubs.

Sip cocktails in the trendy surroundings of the West End and George Street at bars such as Le Monde, or head in to the Old Town to visit  Dragonfly on West Port and pick one of 30 different cocktails.

The city’s Grassmarket is another lively area of the city with a great selection of bars and pubs which are popular with both locals and visitors. Soak up the atmosphere of the historic buildings which surround the area as you enjoy a drink of your choice. Many pubs also feature excellent live bands, so look out for performances at Whistle Binkies, or head for The Royal Oak for traditional tunes. You can also find out more about the area’s historic bars on the Edinburgh’s Literary Pub Tour.

For another slice of history, stop off at The Sheep Heid Inn in Duddingston which is said to be Scotland’s oldest surviving public house. You can even try your hand at skittles in the pub’s traditional bowling alley. Or for one of the world's oldest golf pubs, enjoy a drink at Ye Olde Golf Tavern in the city's Brunstfield area.

Away from the city, there’s also many bars and pubs in the towns and villages of the Lothians, including the historic Prestoungrange Gothenburg in Prestonpans where you can sample beer from its on-site microbrewery.

Browse the listings below for more pubs and bars in Edinburgh & The Lothians, or check out the region's drinks attractions.

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  1. Forth Floor Brasserie

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Edinburgh

    The Forth Floor Brasserie & Bar offer the best in contemporary eating & drinking in Edinburgh's most stunning modern dining room.

  2. Hadrian's Brasserie

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Edinburgh

    Hadrian's is The Balmoral's chic and stylish brasserie.

  3. Bread Street Brasserie

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Refurbished in June 2013, the Bread Street Brasserie at the Point Hotel offers the perfect location and relaxed atmosphere for diners to enjoy a range of dishes with a real emphasis on freshness and flavour using only the finest quality ingredients.

  4. Swanston Brasserie

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh

    Located on the southern edge of Edinburgh, The Swanston restaurant sits in the middle of Swanston Farm (and Regional Park). For a lazy breakfast, quick lunch or a family dinner, you'll find the Swanston Restaurant ready to welcome you.

  5. The Park Bistro

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Linlithgow

    The restaurant is located a mile to the East of the historic burgh of Linlithgow. Situated on the picturesque banks of the union canal, the family owned bistro is a popular dining spot.

  6. Valvona & Crolla

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh

    The style of cooking is derived from recipes handed down to us over the years from our families in central and southern Italy .

  7. 52 Canoes Tiki Den

    Type

    Contemporary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to 52 Canoes Tiki Den

  8. Amber Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Amber is a traditional Scottish restaurant located within The Scotch Whisky Experience on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

  9. Archerfield Walled Garden Cafe

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Dirleton

    A bar-cafe-restaurant on the site of a former Victorian kitchen garden, you can also visit our deli/farm shop - open seven days a week.

  10. Auld Hoose

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    North Berwick

    Welcome to the Auld Hoose

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