Our favourite watering holes that have popped up in the capital
A new bar for a new generation of gastros, winos and craft beer bros seems to open every week. Cask, craft and tank beer is here and has hit the mainstream, but there's more to bars than beer: a new wave of gin, wine, whisky and cocktail bars shows no sign of rolling back.
Black Ivy Bruntsfield bling – this crowd-pleasing transformation of the old Links Hotel has been beautifully designed and will come into its own in the summer months.
BrewDog Lothian Road Edinburgh's second establishment for the brewing buffs brings more good beer, good food and good vibes.
The Fat Pony A typically democratic approach to pricing means the Fat Pony is a haven for wine lovers searching for something a little bit different.
Harmonium Harmonium's vegan menu has taken plant-based eating to another level in Edinburgh; no-one will feel short changed no matter what their eating preferences.
Herringbone Trinity isn't blessed with many great bars, so Herringbone's bar and bistro with good food and drink in bright, comfy surroundings has been welcomed with open arms. Steel Coulson Tap A totally unpretentious temple to the art of brewing, this Leith newcomer is the perfect local's local.
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