McSorleys might be known for its great live music and love of sport, but it's the great drinks discounts and party atmosphere that makes it into one of Edinburgh's best student bars. Treating every moment as its a Saturday night, the venue is popular with Edinburgh's many societies and sports teams.
Student Bars in Edinburgh
To match the city's huge population of students, Edinburgh is bursting at the seams with loads of great bars to keep them occupied. From quiet and quirky venues to bars that are perfect for starting a huge night out, the sheer diversity and incredible choice makes the Scottish capital one of the best student cities in the UK. To help guide you through the hubbub, we've pulled together a line up of incredible student bars in Edinburgh, all promising unforgettable nights out.
If you're looking for a decent spot that won't break the bank, then you've come to the right place. The Grove Street spot has been an Edinburgh institution for over 30 years, serving up stone-baked pizza, over 35 gins and a retro arcade with an Xbox and Trilliards table.
As one of the first Brewdog venues to open in Britain, this bar constantly shows off the famous beer-makers quirkiest creations. Whether you prefer a smooth stout or would rather drink a crisp pilsner, the team behind this intriguing bar promise to cater for your every need.
Offering a fantastic range of seasonal eats and an eclectic drinks selection, this Bruntsfield bar and restaurant comes in well under the student budget and offers a chilled out spot for grabbing dinner with friends, or a few post-library pints.
Staying open late between Thursday and Sunday nights, every guide has to feature the vibrant Boteco Do Brasil. Styled as a colourful bar in Rio, the live salsa dancers, discounted tropical cocktails and reggaeton DJ sets create an atmosphere that can't be rivalled.
Spread across two floors, the venue showcases all the best things about vodka; think sticks of flavoured shots and vodka-based cocktails, made with fresh fruit and fiery liquors. Best of all, student's can enjoy all of these without crazy prices, thanks to the enticing drinks deals that have come to define this bar chain.