Our Guide to Edinburgh's Best Bars

Date: 27 Sep 2018


A quirky establishment that has recently arrived in the Scottish capital.  Under the guidance of award-winning bartender Iain McPherson, this stylish speakeasy fused with a vintage barber shop offers some of the most innovative cocktails in town.

The foundation the bar was built on was to create a place where all people of all ages would feel welcome, whether it would be for one of our deliciously creative cocktails, wide range of craft beers or extensive wine list.



Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, this bar is anything but old-fashioned. Despite the industrial features, exposed brick and stainless steel, Brewdog has an awesome, lively atmosphere where residents and visitors flock to sample the now world-renowned, headline-grabbing beer. Perhaps unsurprisingly the beer offering is vast and not just from the brand itself, which can be sampled in a range of measures. 

Brewdog Lothian Road



Previously known as Bryant & Mack, this almost secret bar isidden away off a busy Rose Street, and looks like a detective agency from the outside. There’s a number of bottled beers available as well as wine and cocktails. Ideal for couples or for folk who want to meet up for a chat and with very knowledgeable staff, they’ll certainly create a knockout version of your favourite mixed tipple.




This hidden Queen Street cocktail bar has now firmly established itself as one of the best in Edinburgh. Its reputation has flourished over the years and the original cocktails are rightly regarded for their quality and creativity. The décor is understated, with white brick and low light, and the subterranean space is peppered with high-backed leather armchairs while the drinks menus are bound inside the covers of old books. Despite its popularity, it's still relatively intimate mid-week - though it can get busy on weekends. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable and the bar is very well stocked, with a particularly large array of gins and whiskeys available.