Best bars for live music in Edinburgh
Our favourite bars to see live music in Edinburgh for every genre
From jazz to rock, traditional folk sessions to late-night gigs, turn the enjoyment up to 11 at this eclectic selection of bars for listening to live music while you drink.
55 Niddry Street, Cowgate, EH1 1LG
Rock and whisky in the Old Town – it's a winning formula as its frequently packed-out status shows.
25 Forrest Road, Old Town, EH1 2QH
One of the last bastions of traditional folk music in Edinburgh and as such extremely worthy of your attention.
207 Cowgate, Old Town, EH1 1JQ
This huge, lively pub has an incredibly varied programme of gigs, from songwriter sessions to jazz funk and everything in-between.
Whistle Binkie's Live Music Bar
4–6 South Bridge, City, EH1 1LG
Open seven nights a week with at least four bands every night, Whistle Binkie's commitment to up-and-coming musicians is commendable.