Best for beer in Edinburgh
Get your beer fix at some of the best pint-pourers in Edinburgh
With a great craft beer selection in the city and a team of beer enthusiasts to go with it, choices for a decent pint in Edinburgh are aplenty. Whether you want to stick to Scotland's eclectic mix of beers or seek out a favourite from overseas, there are a devoted group of bartenders eager to show off their brews.
Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)
Andrew Usher & Co
32b West Nicolson Street, Old Town, EH8 9DD
On a mission to bring beer to Edinburgh's masses, Usher's boasts 20 taps, including 6 showcasing their own micro-brewery lines.
ushersofedinburgh.co.uk/ | read our review of Andrew Usher & Co
The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn
81–83 Lothian Road, West End, EH3 9AW
Innis & Gunn's own brewery bar brings fine food as well as a slew of good beers to Lothian Road.
innisandgunn.com/ | read our review of The Beer Kitchen
Guild of Foresters
40 Portobello High Street, Portobello, EH15 1DA
Convivial pub with generous portions, a great range of Scottish ales, and the best beer garden in Porty.
forestersguild.co.uk/ | read our review of Guild of Foresters
The Guildford Arms
1–5 West Register Street, New Town, EH2 2AA
One of Edinburgh's most beautiful old bars, which quietly delivers a quality pint and a decent plate of pub grub too.
guildfordarms.com | read our review of The Guildford Arms
The Hanging Bat
133 Lothian Road, West End, EH3 9AB
Beer, beer and barbecue (and more beer). You don't have to have a beard to drink there, but it helps.
thehangingbat.com | read our review of The Hanging Bat
The Joker and the Thief
71 Elm Row, Leith, EH7 4AQ
Smart, comfortable bar with great selection of draught beer and Scottish craft beers, with the added bonus of pizza from local Italian, Origano.
read our review of The Joker and the Thief