Bars and pubs in Edinburgh & The Lothians

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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. Element

    Type

    Contemporary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to Element

  2. Guildford Arms

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to the Guildford Arms

  3. Hadrian's Brasserie

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

  4. The Tweeddale Arms Hotel

    Type

    Fine Dining

    Gradings

    Gifford

    Welcome to The Tweeddale Arms Hotel

  5. The Edinburgh Larder Bistro

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Larder work closely with local producers to source the best seasonal ingredients our country has to offer.

  6. Craigielaw – Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Aberlady

    All are welcome to enjoy the views, food and ambience on offer at Craigielaw Restaurant Booking is recommended - to book your table please call 01875 870802

  7. The 3 Bridges

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    South Queensferry

    Welcome to The 3 Bridges

  8. Southsider

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A friendly neighbourhood bar - you'll find The Southsider just over North Bridge in the south side of Edinburgh city centre.

  9. The Sheep Heid Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to The Sheep Heid Inn

  10. Phoenix Bar

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Phoenix Bar is a family run traditional bar with a contemporary twist, serving a wide range of largers, bottled beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and malts, with the new addition of three hand pulled ales.

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