Visit the many pubs in Edinburgh and soak up the atmosphere that only the capital city of Scotland can offer.
From the traditional pub with the vast assortment of Scotch Whisky to sample or the new trendy wine bar with the finest champagne, Edinburghpub.co.uk is a guide to what is on offer in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a lively city with neighborhood pubs and restaurants abound, but for the best variety of top clubs, music, and nighlife entertainement, head south of Edinburgh Castle and delve into Old Town and the Cowgate and Grasslake neighborhoods there. The variety of entertainement options are limitless, but here are some top-notch venues rated by locals and tourists.
Edinburgh pubs are everywhere, but some popular locales in Old Town include the famous Last Drop in Grassmarket, so named for the public hangings that once took place nearby. Finnegan\'s Wake on Victoria Street is an Irish-themed pub with a huge, chaotic atmosphere, and Deacon Brodies on the corner of Bank Street is a traditional-style pub that is popular with tourists. Some Edinburgh pubs to check out for more local color include The Canon\'s Gait, which has lunchtime food and sometimes comedy nights, and the White Horse Bar, which features live performances, both on Canongate, and the Royal Oak on Infirmary Street also has live music and is open late.
The redesigned and wildly popular Royal McGregor, features colorful chat, good food, and keg and cask ales. The Waverly on St. Mary\'s is a true pub with a massive horseshoe bar and live music upstairs hosting some of the biggest names in Scottish folk. The Three Sisters is three bars in one, and Belushi\'s is an American chain bar with internet access and food served.
Nighlife options outside the pub scene include clubs like Espionage, a complex on Victoria Street, donning a spy theme across multiple levels. The Caves is a subterranean venue with a cavernous main floor and stage, but it shares its underground theme with Cabaret Voltaire, another club housed in twin caverns beneath Old Town. Opium is a small rock/goth/punk bar on Cowgate with a strong following.
That\'s just the start of entertainment options available in Edinburgh. Aside from the pubs, clubs, and restaurants, be sure to check out the theatres, local shops, and museums available in the city. Once Old Town is explored, be sure to visit the other neighborhoods. There\'s a special new hangout around every corner.