Best Beer Gardens in Edinburgh

When the sun decides to show its face and the temperature rises above freezing, there's nothing quite like spending the day in a beer garden. Whether you're watching sport in a courtyard, enjoying a few after-work drinks during the summer 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 2nd March 2021

Belushi's Edinburgh

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Better-known for its non-stop sports offering and unforgettable drinks deals, Edinburgh's Belushi's also just happens to be home to a stellar beer garden. Decked out with picnic tables, it's the ideal spot to chow down on some American-inspired nosh post-game.

Angels Share

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Another gorgeous Edinburgh bar fronting streetside tables is Angels Share. The luxury hotel, restaurant and drinking den is popular with matchday revellers, elegant diners and tourist to the city alike, offering a modern menu of Scottish cuisine, from Tweed Valley aged beef to haggis fritters with whisky mayonnaise.

Wondering where you can enjoy outdoor dining in Edinburgh? Sleek french-inspired bistro Browns Brasserie & Bar offers a small selection of alfresco tables, designed with sunny brunches and early evening drinks in mind. Open from 9am daily, it's a packed-out spot come the warmer months. 

When we hear the words 'beer garden', we immediately think of The Pear Tree. A stone's throw from George Square, this huge beer garden always draws in crowds from across the entire city, flocking to its giant projector screen and tasty barbecue.

56 North

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56 North is a charming cocktail bar that hides a secret terrace that we reckon everyone deserves to know about. 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. Trust us, you won't forget the experience in a hurry.

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