Best new bars in Edinburgh
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.
Barrelhouse Bar & Grill
35 Jocks Lodge, Meadowbank, EH8 7AA
The external décor certainly got everyone talking, but now it's the cool North American vibes that are creating a buzz.
facebook.com/Barrelhouse-bar-grill | read our review of Barrelhouse Bar & Grill
Bryant and Mack
87–89 Rose Street North Lane, City, EH2 3DT
Cracking cocktails in a pseudo-detective agency hidden down a seedy Rose Street lane – bonus points for finding it in the first place.
facebook.com/bryantandmack | read our review of Bryant and Mack
72 North Forth Street, Leith, EH6 4HL
The craft beer revolution creeps beyond the city centre. This is a great, dog-friendly local bar.
dreadnoughtleith.com | read our review of Dreadnought Leith
Good Brothers Wine Bar
4–6 Dean Street, Stockbridge, EH4 1LW
Excellent and unusual wines, exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable service at this Stockbridge newbie.
goodbrothers.co.uk | read our review of Good Brothers Wine Bar
28 Queen Street, City, EH2 1JX
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's reboot and refurb of their public bar has put whisky back on the Queen Street map.
smws.com/kaleidoscope | read our review of Kaleidoscope
The Voyage of Buck
29–31 William Street, West End, EH3 7NF
This West End bar brings a creative, cohesive cocktail menu and innovative food choices to the cobbles of William Street.
thevoyageofbuckedinburgh.co.uk | read our review of The Voyage of Buck