Pubs in Edinburgh

Pubs, can you beat 'em? Edinburgh says no. Boasting a charming plot of proud pubs and bold boozers, these venues know a thing or two about afternoon drinks and gastro hankerings. Whether you're looking for a craft beer bar, ready to dose on some of the best Sunday roasts in Edinburgh, or maybe you're just after a simple pint, these pubs have it all. Check out our recommendations for the best pubs in Edinburgh and give those hearty hops a good seeing to. 

Last updated on 5th September 2018

Frankenstein / Bier Keller

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Based on Edinburgh's famous George IV Bridge, Frankenstein is a pub like no other and draws in crowds from all over thanks to it's distinctive haunted theme. With the famous Frankenstein film playing on loop in the background and with an electric chair of their own, the bar serves all you favourite drinks while the DJs mix together the best party tracks.

Pub grub done proud, The Scran & Sallie are not only known for food curated by two Michelin-starred chefs, their interiors echo the absolute attention to pudding detail. From plush mahogany tables and chairs draped in throws, to exposed brickwork, fireplaces and copper lamps, The Scran & Sallie are one of the most talked about pubs in Edinburgh, and you need only visit to see why.

The Devil's Advocate

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A dashing nook tucked down Advocate's Close in the Old Town of Edinburgh, there's certainly nothing sinister about The Devil's Advocate. Heaving with historic flecks, beer barrel tables, stone walls and dripping candles, The Devil's Advocate is a homage to all things Scottish. Whether you're cracking into their beer, or their selection of over 200 bottles of whiskey, the warmth in your belly is soon to be irresistible. 

While it may be boasting bar status, the beer menu at The Hanging Bat comes on too strong to deny its roaring pub penchant. Toting 6 casks, 14 keg lines and 120+ bottles and cans of beer, not only can you indulge in some of the best bottles in the world, you can hunker down in the cool confines of red leather sofas, quaint picnic tables and a charming service.