Best bars in Tollcross and Bruntsfield

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Places to drink in Edinburgh's south west


From classic old boozers to modern bars, Edinburgh's south west has a wealth of great drinking holes, with something for everyone.

129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
Edinburgh's Swedish chain takes on its biggest venture yet, and gets everything right with good food, drink and family friendliness. | read our review of Akva

8 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LG
This modernisation of a beautifully traditional pub gets more or less everything right. | read our review of Bennets

The Blackbird
37–39 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH
Colourful, lively bar popular with students and workers alike for its good craic and great cocktails. | read our review of The Blackbird

The Blue Blazer
2 Spittal Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DX
Grab a pint of cask ale, order some nibbles and learn why the regulars struggle to part with this one. | read our review of The Blue Blazer

105–107 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JG
An epic selection of bottled beers from around the world, plus a few drafts and spirits to keep everyone else happy.
Read our review of Brauhaus

Montpelier's of Bruntsfield
159–161 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG
Contemporary-styled bar and bistro at the heart of its neighbourhood, with lots to shout about from early until late. | read our review of Montpeliers of Bruntsfield

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.