Located on Lawnmarket, this popular Edinburgh pub offers a gorgeous resting place after a day of taking on the city's hills. Home to some truly excellent local ales, you'll be able to sample a selection of the best brews in Scotland, alongside plates of delicious seasonal fare.
Pubs In Edinburgh
Boasting a charming plot of bold boozers, the Scottish capital knows a thing or two about afternoon drinks and top-notch grub. Whether you're looking for a craft beer bar, are ready to dose on Sunday roasts, or just have a hankering for a simple pint, these spots have it all. Check out our recommendations for the best pubs in Edinburgh and give those hearty hops a good seeing-to.
Nestled in the city centre, Amber Rose is undoubtedly one of the best pubs Edinburgh has to offer. Not only does it tote cosy yet quirky decor, with unique artwork and leather booths, but also food and drinks deals, plus plenty of screens for watching the sports fixtures.
Cool, quirky and rustling up a killer selection of grub, Biddy Mulligans should be on your go-to list. It's wonderfully cosy, with dark wood interiors and ambient lighting, while it also showcases Irish fare and breakfast bites, with an exciting array of bevs to tip back.
Frankenstein is a pub like no other, drawing in crowds from all over thanks to its distinctive haunted theme. With the famous film playing on-loop in the background and vats of bubbling liquids, this bar serves kooky creations while the DJ mixes the monster mash.
A little way from Edinburgh Castle, Rose Street Brewery is a New Town classic, with a history that dates back to the 18th century. Serving up classic pub grub and some great local ales, it's a perfect spot to tuck into a plate of stovies or a crofter's pie, washed down with a locally-brewed pint.
Found just outside of Edinburgh, Innis & Gunn is an epic Edinburgh pub treating you to ice-cold pints and delicious burgers for veggies, vegans and meat-eaters alike. Alongside signature sips and local beers, it also stocks unusual international brews.
One of Edinburgh's best-loved pubs, The Three Sisters is more than just a spot for eating and drinking. With a packed-out events schedule, huge beer garden and roster of late-night music, this sprawling spot is a guaranteed good time.
One of the best spots in the city for craft beer drinking, Brewdog is a stylish bar and eatery on Lothian Road. Boasting over 20 different kinds of brew, these guys have built up a reputation for lip-smacking craft creations served alongside tasty burgers to soak up all the goodness.
A traditional boozer in the heart of the city, The Conan Doyle is the perfect roost after a day exploring the city. A short walk from the National Portrait Gallery, the Edinburgh Playhouse and the New Town, you'll find a great selection of classic pub grub to dig into, from haggis, neeps and tatties to Balmoral chicken.
With a history that stretches back to the 17th century, this Grassmarket pub offers a traditional local boozer experience. From its great selection of beers and ales to its comfortable interiors and tasty pub grub, if you pop in for a pit stop you might find it hard to tear yourself away.
Looking for an affordable pub in Edinburgh that promises international grub at pocket friendly prices, with beer and wine to boot? Saunter on down to George Street as the noted Slug and Lettuce churns out contemporary styling alongside cheap plates and classic cocktails.
One of the best pubs in Edinburgh Old Town, Tron is known for its fun atmosphere, live music and sports screenings, while being just a stone's throw from the Royal Mile. To add to the entertainment, expect freshly-poured pints, spirits, gourmet burgers and bottomless pizza brunches.
Situated just a skip and hop away from Edinburgh's iconic (and adorable) Greyfriars Bobby statue, this cosy pub is the perfect place to shield from Edinburgh's bitter wind. Grab yourself a comfy leather armchair and admire the many dog portraits that adorn the walls.
A dashing nook tucked down Advocate's Close in the Old Town, this places oozes rustic charm. Heaving with historic flecks, beer barrel tables, stone walls and dripping candles, The Devil's Advocate pays homage to all things Scottish, from craft brews to whisky.