Student Bars in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is bursting at the seams with student-friendly bars, boasting unbeatable drinks deals, super cheap scran and themed events throughout the week. Welcoming students from Napier, Heriot-Watt and University Of with welcome arms, these places know a thing or two about getting up to some midweek mischief. Whether you're planning a society social, a night out with your sports team or are just looking to enjoy a few drinks without breaking the bank, check out our guide to the best student bars in Edinburgh here.
The ENSA union bar below The Three Sisters is always abuzz with society socials, sports nights and those looking for some bargain booze. Enjoy £1.99 pints, £5 cocktail buckets and £2.35 spirit mixers at this student staple.
The team at BrewDog strongly believe in the saying 'work hard, play harder' and that's why they're offering exclusive mega deals just for students. Enjoy knock off burgers, free birthday treats and £15 bottles of fizz in this contemporary Cowgate spot.
A student bar in Edinburgh with a ball pit? That can only be Ballie Ballerson, the famous spot that's made its way to our city all the way from the streets of Shoreditch, London. Expect £5 cocktails, a go diving among the balls and a live DJ to boot.
Offering some of the cheapest drinks in Edinburgh, Belushi's is a perfect option for students. Whether you're grabbing a few bevvies or hosting a full-blown pres, it's always a lively, fun and cheap hangout. Head here on matchday and enjoy wall-to-wall coverage on the many HD plasma screens throughout.
Become a Soba Student member and you'll get a mammoth 50% off food along with 25% off drinks from Sunday to Thursday. Sit back and let the team of super-skilled mixologists do all the work as you sip on Jangshi Zombies, chocolate orange espresso martinis and Singapore Slings.
If you're looking for a decent spot that won't burn a hole in your wallet, then you've come to the right place. The Grove Street spot has been an Edinburgh institution for over 30 years, serving up stone-baked pizza, over 35 gins and boasting a retro arcade with an Xbox and a trilliards table.
Come summer term The Pear Tree's legendary beer garden is flooded was students keen for an al fresco pint whilst catching up on the latest sporting fixtures on the huge outdoor screen. And if you're looking for some scran? There's 2 for 1 on all mains between Mondays and Thursdays when you flash your uni ID.
A one-stop-shop for all your nightlife needs, Paradise Palms hosts regular speed dating events, bingo games, karaoke sessions and live music. Adorned with neon lights, pink flamingos and quirky knick knacks, it's the perfect drinking den for a night on the tiles that won't see you reaching for your overdraft.
Spread across two floors, city centre bar Revolution knows a thing or two about getting up to some late-night antics. And with mouthwatering cocktails, competitive shuffleboard tournaments and 25% off for all students? Just be prepared to miss those 9am lectures.
Staying open late between Thursday and Sunday nights, a guide to Edinburgh nightlife would be nothing without the vibrant Boteco Do Brasil. Styled as a colourful bar in Rio, the live salsa dancers, discounted tropical cocktails and reggaeton DJ sets create an atmosphere that can't be rivalled.
Located in Old Town, just a short stroll away from the majority of Edinburgh University's buildings, Pilgrim is the perfect spot for a post-lecture pint. Flash your student card here on a Monday and you'll be treated to £2.25 drinks, 50% off all burgers and free Kit Kats, because everyone needs to take a break every now and then.
Garibaldi's sticky floors and dirt-cheap drinks prices has earnt itself quite the reputation amongst Edinburgh's student population over the years. Located on Hanover Street, this place is a wonderland of cheesy tunes and regular drink deals.