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. Black Bitch

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    Welcome to the Black Bitch

  2. 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

  3. Shackleton's Bar & Brasserie

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Shackleton's Bar & Brasserie

  4. The Mercat Bar & Restaurant

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The nationally acclaimed Mercat Bar and restaurant is situated in the centre of Haymarket, a bustling hub in the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh, which boasts an electric atmosphere.

  5. Forth Floor Brasserie

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

  6. Longniddry Inn

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Longniddry

    Welcome to Longniddry Inn

  7. Scotsman Lounge

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Scotsman Lounge

  8. The Prestoungrange Gothenburg

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • 3 Historic Attraction
    3 Historic Attraction

    Prestonpans

    The Prestoungrange Gothenburg is perhaps the greatest social destination in Prestonpans and ranks high amongst the very best in East Lothian.

  9. The Allan Ramsay Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh & The Lothians

  10. Pivo

    Type

    Contemporary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Pivo

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