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Pubs & Clubs in Edinburgh

A Guide to Some of the Best in the City

After a day of exploring the city’s many visitor attractions, a day of retail therapy, you might find yourself in need of a wee dram, a glass of wine, a cold pint of lager, or a classy cocktail. Well, if the thought of a refreshing beverage has your mouth watering, Edinburgh certainly has you covered, with an astounding array of pubs, bars and nightclubs to be found all over the city, from the vast dance halls, to the intimate pubs of the Grassmarket.

With hundreds of pubs and clubs to choose from, there are some that stand out from the crowd, whether you’re after a traditional public house, gastro pub, glamorous wine bar or whatever else might take your fancy. The likes of the Caley Sample Room, found in the Dalry area of the city, as well as the Sheep Heid Inn, the oldest pub in Edinburgh, are examples of the best in traditional pubs. Both of these have excellent ranges of beers and whiskies, as well as vibrant atmospheres.

For those of you seeking a spot of food with your drink, Holyrood 9A is not a bad place to head, with its décor a mixture of old and new, and a healthy selection of posh burgers. If, after a bite to eat, you’re in the mood for a night of good music, Cabaret Voltaire, Electric Circus and The Caves will all meet your requirements for the evening.

In addition to the tiny proportion of pubs, bars and clubs we’ve mentioned, there are countless more in the city, tucked down narrow alleys, many off the beaten track, all waiting to be discovered by you. A good ‘local’ during your stay in Edinburgh can be the perfect place to spend a quiet evening or potentially a much louder night.

 

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Image of Sheep Heid Inn Courtesy of Andrew Bowden Via Flickr
Image of Sheep Heid Inn Courtesy of Andrew Bowden Via Flickr

The Sheep Heid Inn

The Sheep Heid Inn
Image of The Holyrood 9A Courtesy of Morebyless Via Flickr
Image of The Holyrood 9A Courtesy of Morebyless Via Flickr

5 Best Pubs in Edinburgh

5 Best Pubs in Edinburgh
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Image of the Electric Circus Courtesy of ElfieTakesPictures Via Flickr

5 Best Clubs in Edinburgh

5 Best Clubs in Edinburgh
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Image of Cabaret Voltaire Courtesy of Alberto Garcia Via Flickr

Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire

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