Best new bars in Edinburgh

Best new bars in Edinburgh

Black Ivy

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'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.

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.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. 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.
A Herringbone
2 South Trinity Road, Edinburgh, EH5 3NR
A popular bar and bistro offering good eating and drinking in bright, comfortable surroundings.
B BrewDog Lothian Road
50 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BY
Edinburgh's second BrewDog brings more good beer, good food and good vibes.
C Black Ivy
4 Alvanley Terrace, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1DU
An attractive bar that pleases a varied crowd, offering classics done well.
D Harmonium
60 Henderson Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE
Ground-breaking vegan bar and restaurant from the team behind Glasgow's cult bars Mono and Stereo.
E Steel Coulson Tap
24 Henderson Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6BS
Dawkins Beers make a move across the Border with this Leith taproom and bar.

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