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Bars & pubs

Despite bearing the name of a village in County Wicklow, this is no Oirish theme bar. Instead, it's a compact, modern pub in one of the city's most...

4-6 Dean Street


Bars & pubs

This old-style pub somehow combines New Town money with Stockbridge bohemia. Food is typical pub grub with a few more ambitious dishes. The old regulars...

2 St Stephen Street


Bars & pubs

A marvel of Victorian design. A long wooden bar occupies one side of the room, with alcoves along the top of the gantry accommodating a huge selection of...

8 Leven Street
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Blue Blazer

Bars & pubs

Sandwiched between the lads-night-out chaos of Lothian Road and the lap-dancing bars at the top of the West Port, the Blue Blazer is a cosy place to hide...

2 Spittal Street

Canny Man's

Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

It's been around since 1871. It looks as if it was decorated by a mad maiden aunt from the Victorian era. It has a good wine list, a tiny beer garden and a...

237 Morningside Road


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

The decor at Cloisters, housed in a former manse, is nice enough, but it's the rare cask ales that are the selling point: a selection of Scottish ales is...

26 Brougham Street


Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

A hangout for the beautiful people since 2004, Dragonfly is still one of Edinburgh's best cocktails bars. With a serious approach to drink, and reimagined...

52 West Port


Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

Formerly a pioneering designer restaurant, Hector's is now a less ostentatious style bar, good for cosy chats by candlelight or nestling by the fire. The...

47-49 Deanhaugh Street

Pear Tree House

Bars & pubs

Just over the road from Edinburgh University's George Square campus, the Pear Tree's cobbled beer garden has played host to generations of thirsty students....

36 West Nicolson Street


Bars & pubs, Restaurants & cafés

The Saint, owned by the people behind Bramble, arrived in early 2009, a basement café-bar with wooden floor and furniture, white walls and straightforward...

44 St Stephen Street

Sheep Heid Inn

Critics' choice
Bars & pubs

Legend has it that this place got its name from the motif on a snuff box presented by King James VI some years before he legged it to London to become James...

43-45 The Causeway