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 drinks on a budget. 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.
Offering creative cocktails with a little Latin American flair, Las Iguanas' fruity tipples start from just £4.50 for a long island iced tea or strawberry caipirinha. And if cocktails aren't your thing? There's also a wide range of beer, wine and bubbles, all at reasonable prices too.
Located in Edinburgh's gorgeous Old Town, BrewDog is a wonderland of all things craft beers, tasty bites and karaoke fun. Welcoming of ale connoisseurs and newbies alike, the team here are always on hand to offer free tasters and expert advice - and the prices won't break the bank either.
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.
Whilst better-known for its mouthwatering selection of Pan-Asian cuisine, Bar Soba also just happens to serve a delightful menu of quirky cocktails, from the tiger lily colada to the Bacardi and banana-infused yellow dragon. Students can even get 25% off all drink orders when they flash their ID.
Bongo is an urban club that prides itself on having a rough-around-the-edges feel. Decorated in a plain manner with wood-panelled floors and exposed brick walls, the club is famous for taking things to the next level, thanks to its talented resident DJs and impressive sound system.
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.
You'll struggle to find a venue that serves cheaper drinks in Edinburgh than Hive. Based just off the Cowgate and with 3 different rooms of music, the venue is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Head here midweek to take advantage of the many student deals, from cheap rainbow-coloured shots to discounted buckets of beer.
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.