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.
Andrew Usher & Co
32b West Nicolson Street, Old Town, EH8 9DD
This basement bar in the heart of studentland is heaven for beer lovers, with its own microbrewery and lots of guest lines.
ushersofedinburgh.co.uk/ | read our review of Andrew Usher & Co
The Guildford Arms
1–5 West Register Street, New Town, EH2 2AA
One of Edinburgh's most beautiful old bars which quietly takes the quality of its beer very seriously.
guildfordarms.com | read our review of The Guildford Arms
The Hanging Bat
133 Lothian Road, West End, EH3 9AB
This craft beer pioneer with its own onsite microbrewery still leads the way – smaller measures allow wider sampling.
thehangingbat.com | read our review of The Hanging Bat
Salt Horse Beer Shop & Bar
57–61 Blackfriars Street, Old Town, EH1 1NB
A beer bar-cum-bottle shop that holds its own as a cask ale heavyweight in the city.
salthorse.beer | read our review of Salt Horse Beer Shop & Bar