Best pubs and bars in the Old Town
Andrew Usher & Co
Our favourite places for beer, wine and cocktails in Edinburgh's historic Old Town
The cobbled streets of Edinburgh's historic Old Town have hosted a whole lot of watering holes since the days of Auld Reekie. The tradition lives on today with a strong selection of wine and cocktail bars, historic hostelries, and a young breed of bars championing cask and craft ales.
Andrew Usher & Co
32b West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD
Epitomises the craft beer revolution. Head down the stairs for a world of ales, ciders and more.
andrewushers.co.uk | read our review of Andrew Usher & Co
The Bow Bar
80 West Bow, Victoria Street, EH1 2HH
What it lacks in fuss it makes up for in quality – simply the best beer and whisky den in the area.
thebowbar.co.uk | read our review of The Bow Bar
19 Cockburn Street, EH1 1BP
Wines by the glass, the bottle and anything else you can imagine in this Cockburn Street staple.
eccovinoedinburgh.com | read our review of Ecco Vino
1 George IV Bridge, EH1 1AD
Mixology meets art at this recently refurbished cocktail hangout.
quorvuscollection.com | read our review of Epicurean
184 Cowgate, EH1 1JJ
Grilled meats (and other things) paired with craft beers in a suitably smoky setting.
ox184.co.uk | read our review of OX184
Salt Horse Beer Shop & Bar
57–61 Blackfriars Street, EH1 1NB
A beer bar turned 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
Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/1824th 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.