It may be right by the main University of Edinburgh campus, but 56 North pulls in all manner of clientele, from students to gin connoisseurs. This Southside bar specialises in gin, with three whole chapters dedicated to the spirit on the menu and over 400 on offer from around the world, with recommended mixers and garnishes attached to each. There's also an extensive cocktail, whisky and wine menu for anyone wanting something different and on a sunny day, you can head out to their front terrace or secret garden round the back to enjoy your drink of choice.
Edinburgh may be known for its fine landmarks, points of historical wonder and overwhelming beauty but this city has much to offer food and drink enthusiasts too. With its many pubs and bars scattered all over the city, you could spend a day trying out all manner of recipes and concoctions and still won't have scratched the surface on this burgeoning scene.
Whether it's a fancy date-night hangout or a quirky dive bar you're after, all tastes and sensibilities are sure to be covered and you may even surprise yourself when it comes to your tipple of choice. Buckfast in a cocktail? A vending machine for ingredients? The choice of over 400 gins? Edinburgh has is all. Take our advice and head to one of these boozers and rest assured, you'll have a phenomenal night (or day!) out.
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