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All the best Edinburgh bars and pubs, including bar reviews and editors’ picks

11 unbeatable bars in Edinburgh
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11 unbeatable bars in Edinburgh

For nights when only a buzzing bar will do, these spots will see you right

13 excellent cocktail bars in Edinburgh
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13 excellent cocktail bars in Edinburgh

If you don’t leave feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, then you’re probably doing it wrong

The absolute best craft beer bars in Edinburgh
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The absolute best craft beer bars in Edinburgh

From artisan breweries to boozers that know their ale, the craft revolution has taken hold

14 brilliant pubs in Edinburgh
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14 brilliant pubs in Edinburgh

Think Edinburgh, think cheap whisky and pints of Tennent’s? Time to reassess

The whisky bars in Edinburgh you shouldn’t miss
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The whisky bars in Edinburgh you shouldn’t miss

Craving a drop of the hard stuff? We whisk you through the best drams in the city 

Where to drink cocktails in Edinburgh

The Bon Vivant
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The Bon Vivant

A dimly lit cocktail bar off the beaten track. One of the capital’s little-known treasures 

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
The Lucky Liquor Co
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The Lucky Liquor Co

From very good stock, this opening is hip but not achingly so. A keeper

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Tonic
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Tonic

Not far from the try-hard George Street drinking dens, Tonic’s cocktails attract the cool kids

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Panda & Sons
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Panda & Sons

A charming Prohibition-style speakeasy that does just about everything right

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The best Edinburgh pubs

The Sheep Heid Inn
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The Sheep Heid Inn

A firm favourite among climbers of Arthur’s Seat, students keen on Scotland’s oldest skittle alley and hunters of Sunday roasts

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Joseph Pearce’s
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Joseph Pearce’s

Probably the buzziest of the highly regarded stable of Swedish-run bars throughout Leith

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
The King’s Wark
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The King’s Wark

The Shore may have succumbed to some epic gentrification in recent years, but The King’s Wark hasn’t lost its allure

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
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Hector’s
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Hector’s

A great place to flop on a Sunday, with great beers and a mean Bloody Mary

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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