Best Beer Gardens in Edinburgh

When the sun decides to show its face and Scotland's temperature starts to rise, there's nothing quite like spending the day in a sun-soaked alfresco spot. Whether you're watching sport in a courtyard, enjoying a few after-work drinks during the summer months or simply looking for a serene way to spend your lazy Sundays, our guide to the best beer gardens in Edinburgh promises to tick all of your boxes.

Last updated on 24th August 2021

A gorgeous beer garden in Stockbridge, Hector's is one of the swanky suburb's most beloved boozers. Fronting quirky interiors and a mouthwatering menu of comfort food classics, the Deanhaugh Street haunt also offers a sunny terrace; a popular spot on balmy Scottish evenings.

Angels Share

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Another gorgeous spot for outdoor drinking in Edinburgh is Angels Share. The luxury hotel, restaurant and drinking den is popular with elegant diners, savvy locals and tourists to the city alike. Offering a menu of classic Scottish cuisine, dishes include Tweed Valley aged beef and haggis fritters served alongside whisky mayonnaise.

Hanover Tap

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Another great Edinburgh pub with outdoor space, Hanover Tap is a friendly watering hole found just a stone's throw from George Street. Swing by to catch up on all the latest live sports before tucking into the classic menu which includes pizzas, burritos and juicy burgers.

The Three Sisters has to be one of Edinburgh's best beer gardens. Springing into action whenever there's live sport on TV, the huge projector screen and well-stocked bar work together to create a match day atmosphere to rival any. 

56 North

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56 North is a charming cocktail bar with a secret terrace that deserves a place on your radar. Grab a drink at the bar, search through the many doors of the venue and see if you can find the beautiful garden hiding at the back.

When we hear the words 'beer gardens in Edinburgh', we immediately think of The Pear Tree. Located not far from George Square, this huge outdoor terrace always draws in crowds from across the city, with revellers flocking to its giant projector screen and tasty barbecue offering.