Best pubs and bars in Edinburgh
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 22 May 2019
Top places to grab a beer, gin or cocktail in Scotland's capital city
Edinburgh's bar scene is thriving. Whether you're looking for a cocktail, decent pint, three-course meal, or just the chance to kick back with friends and family, there's a bar to suit your needs. Here we share the best of the new openings, rebrands and updates as well as our coveted Hitlist.
Bar à Vin
Atmospheric central bar focusing on French cheese, charcuterie and wine. La vie est belle.
The Last Word Saloon
Edinburgh isn't short of a cocktail den or two, but the Last Word's cosy atmosphere and welcoming service set it apart.
An unashamedly sentimental mention for a brilliant bar which has fought hard against the ongoing development of Leith Walk. Get yourself down there before it's too late.
A gorgeous makeover of a traditional boozer in a slightly unloved part of Leith, offering creative cocktails based on the best of Scottish booze.
Nobles Café, Bar and Restaurant
This beautiful bar hits the sweet spot between decent pub and dining destination, with brunch a particular highlight.
A welcoming neighbourhood bar with a chintzy clutter of board games, beer, healthy juices, comfort food and cocktails.
Under the Stairs
While quality is high at Under the Stairs, they don't take themselves too seriously – a brilliant bar for brilliant times.
Woodland Creatures' new owners are working hard to freshen things up while keeping the original laid-back, quirky spirit of this Leith Walk bar.