Best pubs and bars in Leith and the Shore

Best bars in Leith and the Shore

The Roseleaf

From craft beer specialists to great gastro-pubs Leith has some excellent boozers


There's sunshine on Leith's shore-side scene these days: craft beer as standard, bistro dining with a jazz soundtrack, boozers with board games, cocktails in tea cups and, on a summer's day, al fresco drinking to rival anywhere in Europe.

Dreadnought Leith
72 North Forth Street, EH6 4HL
With ten constantly-changing keg and cask lines and 30 international bottles and cans, this craft beer free house will keep you coming back. | read our review of Dreadnought Leith

The Lioness of Leith
21–25 Duke Street, EH6 8HH
This Leith favourite could be lifted up and plonked down in hipster-filled Brooklyn and not look out of place. | read our review of The Lioness of Leith

Malt & Hops
45 The Shore, EH6 6QU
The quintessential local, with a warm welcome, reasonable prices and CAMRA approval. | read our review of Malt & Hops

The Roseleaf
23–24 Sandport Place, EH6 6EW
The lovechild of an old school boozer and an old ladies tea room, full of chintzy clutter, board games, beer, comfort food and cocktails. | read our review of The Roseleaf

The Shore Bar
3 The Shore, EH6 6QW
A classic destination with great gastro-pub food and a steady crew at the helm. | read our review of The Shore Bar

65 Henderson Street, EH6 6ED
A laid-back, chummy livingroom/pub with plenty of festivities on offer. | read our review of Sofi's

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.