Best pubs and bars in the New Town

Best bars in the New Town

Hoot the Redeemer

Top drinking dens in Edinburgh's swanky Georgian New Town


Look a little closer, beyond the New Town's orderly Georgian façade, and in true Edinburgh style you'll discover a come-hither coterie of basement cocktail bars, seductive speakeasies and drinking dens.

16a Queen Street, EH2 1JE
Still one of the best cocktail bars in the city: a snug basement atmosphere and drinks you won't get anywhere else. | read our review of Bramble

Hoot the Redeemer
7 Hanover Street, EH2 2DL
Carnival-themed bar seconds from Princes Street, where the claw machine flavour selector and chilled cocktails bring the fun factor. | read our review of Hoot the Redeemer

The Magnum Restaurant & Bar
1 Albany Street, EH1 3PY
Half bar, half bistro, this long-standing cosy New Town establishment punches well above its weight. | read our review of The Magnum Restaurant & Bar

1–3 York Place, EH1 3EB
Good food, table beers and cocktails in an atmospheric multi-room underground den. | read our review of Nightcap

Bryant and Mack
87–89 Rose Street North Lane, EH2 3DT
It's not easily spotted but once found, it offers creative cocktails in a comfortable setting. | read our review of Bryant and Mack

24 Howe Street, EH2 6TG
Forty beers on tap, a cellar literally full of bottles, cocktails and good food in a relaxed environment. | read our review of six°north

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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