Cheap Drinks In Edinburgh

Don't be fooled by the Scottish capital's elegant and swanky reputation, there are plenty of pocket-friendly spots for revellers to enjoy budget friendly drinks. From wild party bars to traditional pubs and live music venues, our city promises to cater for all, no matter how tight those purse strings are. To help find the perfect spot for you, we've created a handy guide to the best bars for a cheap night out in Edinburgh.  

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Last updated on 6th February 2024

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All Bar One George St Edinburgh

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Located in the heart of Edinburgh within walking distance of the train station and the main shopping areas, All Bar One on George Street is a guaranteed good time. Boasting contemporary interiors, with charming orginal features, this light and airy cocktail bar transforms into a den of drinking and dancing as night falls. 

Bellfield Brewery & Taproom

You'll be grinning from ear to ear when you discover how cheap the bevvies are at Bellfield Brewery & Taproom, located in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh. The independent craft beer spot is slinging out house brews as well as highlighting some special guests for around £2.50 a half pint, or a fiver for a full. You can sip on guest kegs like a Volcano IPA or a can of Blackcurrant Session Sour for £7.50 in the outside garden, equipped with heated booths, or inside, surrounded by a buzzing atmosphere and fairy lights.

Porty Vault

In the mood for a few budget bevvies? Then venture to Porty Vault on Portobello High Street. This top-notch drinking den has a plethora of drinks deals throughout the week on its epic selection of brews. If you're feeling peckish, there are BBQ bites up for grabs, such as pulled pork.


A venue that needs no introduction, Revolution is a gold mine for anyone partying on a budget. The bar boasts an incredible lineup of vodkas, flavoured shots and quirky cocktails that won't break the bank. And for when those hunger pangs strike? There's also a menu of pocket-friendly scran. 


When it comes to great nights out in Edinburgh on a budget, Pilgrim has to be top of our list. A rustic, industrial-style bar, the venue's range of craft beers and international spirits are all on offer at a fraction of the price you'd normally expect to pay. 

The Hive Nightclub

You'll struggle to find a venue that serves cheaper drinks than Hive, dishing out cocktails for under a fiver alongside house drinks starting from £1 - yes, you heard us right. Based just off the Cowgate and with 3 different rooms of music, the venue is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. 

Sneaky Pete's

An intimate club that's known for its live music, DJ sets and unbeatable drinks prices, Sneaky Pete's is a popular spot amongst locals and students alike. Despite only having a capacity of 100, the bar uses its great line-up of acts and heavily discounted drinks to create an unrivalled fun-loving energy.