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Bars & pubs

The Abbotsford has been a no-nonsense drinking den since 1901: dark wood, bench tables, a fine central island bar, a decorative ceiling, some cask ales and...

3 Rose Street


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

A 2006 arrival in a sub-basement space on Queen Street, Bramble doesn't exactly announce itself to the planet, but over the last few years it has been,...

16a Queen Street

Café Royal Circle Bar

Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

An island bar dominates this attractive and elegant pub, where the walls are decorated with Royal Doulton tiles of famous inventors. You find all sorts...

19 West Register Street
Major venue


Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

In 2004, Victor and Carina Contini, part of the family behind the celebrated Valvona & Crolla café and , decided to set up on their own in this former bank,...

103 George Street

Clark's Bar

Bars & pubs

Sparse and traditional, this old howf opened in 1899 and hasn't changed in years: the decor still features red leather seats, shiny brass table tops and a...

142 Dundas Street


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

The Cumberland is perhaps the most user-friendly of the city's acclaimed cask ale bars (four regular ales on tap, another four guest beers). It feels light...

1-3 Cumberland Street


Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

In the 1840s, the Commercial Bank of Scotland built this grand old pile as its head office. There's a striking classical frontage, and the whole thing is...

14 George Street


Bars & pubs

Although it was renovated in 2009 and is now under new management, Frenchies is the oldest gay hangout in Edinburgh. Despite its central location, the bar...

89 Rose Street North Lane


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

Established in 1898 (the building dates back a further 60 years), the Guildford is one of Edinburgh's most accessible Victorian pubs, just a hop, skip and...

1-5 West Register Street

Indigo Yard

Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

It's perhaps not quite the market leader it used to be in the style-bar stakes, but Indigo Yard's popularity endures, with post-work drinkers during the...

7 Charlotte Lane


Bars & pubs

Drink has been a mainstay here for nearly two centuries: before morphing into a pub in 1976, these premises housed a wine merchant. Now, along with a...

39 Jamaica Street

Living Room

Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

Part of a UK-wide chain, Edinburgh's Living Room has collected a reputation as a somewhat more mature venue in a part of the city where office nights out...

113-115 George Street

Oxford Bar

Bars & pubs

Cramped, dowdy and clannish, the Oxford's bar area offers no space whatsoever; although there's a room adjacent, it's all still pretty basic, and it...

8 Young Street


Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

On busier evenings, the café-bar at Rick's hotel tends to attract girls with a certain look (that blonde hair, that black top) and guys with a certain...

55a Frederick Street
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