Best Beer Gardens In Edinburgh

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means? It's time to make the most of those sprawling outdoor spots. Whether you're watching sports in a courtyard, enjoying a few after-work drinks while soaking up the sunshine or simply looking for a serene way to spend your lazy Sundays, our guide to Edinburgh's beer gardens promises to tick all of your boxes.

Last updated on 2nd May 2023

The Pear Tree

When we think of places to drink outside in Edinburgh, The Pear Tree immediately springs to mind. Located not far from George Square, this huge outdoor terrace always draws in crowds from across the city, with revellers flocking to indulge in great grub, perfectly poured pints and live sports.

Golf Tavern

One of the capital's most famous pubs, with traditional decor and a scrumptious menu of classic grub to boot, Golf Tavern is a total hotspot. That's especially true when the weather warms up, as people flock to its sun-soaked alfresco area where you can sink sloshing pints aplenty.

56 North

56 North is a charming cocktail bar with a secret terrace that deserves a place on your radar. Grab a drink, search through the many doors of the venue and see if you can find the beautiful garden hiding at the back. But if you can't? There's plenty more seating out front.