Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

383 places within 5 miles

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1.0 miles
Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

The Kilderkin

0.6 miles
67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

Musical references abound at Kilderkin, with owner James’s album covers and vinyl adorning the walls, a wonderfully eclectic playlist on the stereo and a handful of playful evening menu pizza names. Hoinkytoink Woman marries nearby Oink’s pulled pork…


1.3 miles
56A Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA

Broughton local Jonny Bristow has created something new and perfectly in keeping with the distinctive character of the neighbourhood with Pickles, a basement café which combines the attributes of a Parisian wine bar and an English country pub. Located…

The Brass Monkey

0.9 miles
14 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9TU

The undoubted silverback of Edinburgh’s simian trio, the Drummond Street version is still very much the king of the swingers, drawing a lively and youthful crowd. It is a firm favourite with students who are fond of an above-par pint and a…

Serrano Manchego

1.2 miles
297 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA

A new flavour comes to Leith Walk with this relaxed but elegant pinchos-style bar. A lunchtime or after-work favourite in Spain, pinchos are a less formal variety of tapas usually served across the bar to drinkers to keep them going while the bar tab…

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Joseph Pearce’s

1.1 miles
23 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA

An Elm Row institution, Pearce’s – as it is commonly referred to by its sea of regulars – appeals to a smorgasbord of clientele. On a Friday night you will find it stowed out with local office workers and residents, whereas daytime Monday to Friday is a…

The Espy

2.0 miles
62–64 Bath Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1HF

The Espy is a real neighbourhood favourite, full of coffee-drinking mums by day, families in the early evening and a casual crowd by night. The twinkling fairy lights and old pictures of Portobello create a comfortable place to come for a quiet pint…


1.8 miles
Edinburgh Quay, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA

The Priory Bar & Kitchen

1.9 miles
192–194 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EB

Recently opened at time of going to print and even more recently bought over by new owners, the Priory can be forgiven for having the air of a venue that's just finding its feet. It’s got a certain expectation surrounding it, however, because the…

Ghillie Dhu

1.7 miles
2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

Occupying a unique position at the apex of Princes Street, Lothian Road and Shandwick Place, Ghillie Dhu (it means ‘dark-haired lad’, a mythic Scots guardian spirit) is a bar and events venue which revels in its position as a tourist-friendly hangout…

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Wee Red Bar

1.5 miles
Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

A Room in the West End

1.9 miles
26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH

A Room in the West End’s signature dishes – haggis, neeps and tatties to start and their famous banoffee pie to finish – signal their strengths. This place excels at well cooked, comfortable dinners that will interest but not dominate the conversation.


0.9 miles
57–61 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB

Formerly a slightly eccentric bohemian hangout renowned for its so-so vegetarian menu and diminutive pool cues, this Old Town stalwart has been reincarnated: half-pub, half-bistro, all proper Bo. Genuinely local, genuinely seasonal and genuinely cooked…


1.6 miles
24 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TG

With a bar stocked with over 60 types of gin, from Scotland and around the world, Mother’s certainly seems to know its spirits. A large blackboard chalks up the varieties on offer, and even advises tonic pairings (with Fever Tree or Fentimans) in case…


0.6 miles
75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Holyrood’s Hemma has become one of Edinburgh’s go-to venues for relaxed family time. Although grabbing its share of the nearby after-work crowd, popular kid-friendly weekend brunches are the main event with chilled-out staff ensuring its nice and…

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The Ventoux

1.6 miles
2 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH

The younger sister bar of Leith’s Tourmalet, this relaxed Tollcross hangout features a similarly eccentric modus operandi of plentiful bottled German beers, overt cycling theme (both are named after stages on the Tour de France, which is about the only…

The City Café

1.0 miles
19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR

Checkerboard floors, neon signs, Art Deco lights and booth seating – the City Cafe ticks most of these obligatory American-style diner boxes. An all-day menu covers familiar comfort food staples with mac and cheese, southern fried chicken and club…

The Holyrood 9A

0.8 miles
9a Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE

From the same stable as its Southside cousin The Southern and Lothian Road hangout Red Squirrel, Holyrood 9a has impeccable pedigree when it comes to beer and burgers. With over two dozen draughts on tap including familiar craft beer favourites from…

Valvona & Crolla Vincaffè

1.2 miles
11 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

In 2004 the venerated octogenarian Valvona & Crolla opened its uptown offshoot VinCaffe. A decade on, its downstairs café serving lattes and lunches still draws shoppers, suits and ladies in cashmere. On summer days its terrace is among the city’s…

Electric Circus

1.0 miles
36–39 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

Eclectic dance beats and indie plus private rooms with karaoke for a unique clubbing experience.

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Le Monde

1.3 miles
16 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

If you’re an Edinburgh WAG looking for a bite to eat before a night on the town with your footballer boyfriend, Le Monde will be one of your first choices. The world is your oyster in this boutique hotel with international themed bedrooms, dining areas…

Waverley Bar

0.8 miles
1 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA

The Canons' Gait

0.8 miles
232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ

Situated in the historic Canongate and ideally placed for its fair share of passing visitors, the Canons' Gait is an understated, no-frills watering hole from the same stable as the city centre Abbotsford and Guildford Arms. There’s a good pint on offer…

The Compass Bar

1.7 miles
44 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7EX

While neighbouring restaurants have come and gone, The Compass has remained a popular haunt for locals looking for a good value meal in this quiet corner near Leith Links. Set in a huge room with high ceilings, scarlet walls and exposed brickwork…

The Jazz Bar

0.9 miles
1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR