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. Hebrides Bar

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Hebrides Bar

  2. La Petite Mort

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh's newest restaurant serving gastronomic delights and small batch cocktails? Guaranteed to leave you begging for more

  3. Gradings

    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Edinburgh

    The Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar has earned the reputation as the place to eat authentic Italian home cooking.

  4. Hadrian's Brasserie

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

  5. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Society is opening its doors to all, with an invitation to discover their rare single casks from over 132 different distilleries in a series of specialist events and experiences. Visit their exclusive venues for an ever-changing sensory adventure

  6. Bread Street Brasserie

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Enjoy City Centre dining in sophisticated surroundings, with a warm, welcoming service. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bread Street Brasserie showcases the finest of Scotland's larder.

  7. Mash Tun

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Mash Tun

  8. New Royal Bar

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Bathgate

    Welcome to New Royal Bar

  9. The Crafters Barn

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Belgian "beer infused" Brasserie. Small sharing plates. Lava steak stones. Mussels & frites. Gourmet Neapolitan pizzas. Belgian & Scottish craft beers.

  10. The Allan Ramsay Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh & The Lothians

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