Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

377 places within 5 miles

Sorted by popularity / distance


1.0 miles
55 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

The Cambridge Bar

1.7 miles
20 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB

The Cambridge Bar is all about the burgers, and once it had a reputation for the best burgers in town, but is it still true? The menu offers beef, buffalo, chicken breast and veggie bean, either with your own toppings, or in the Cambridge’s own combos.

Ecco Vino

1.1 miles
19 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP

With its understated, well-worn charm undiminished by the appearance of younger, trendier rivals, Ecco Vino remains one of the city’s go-to wine bars. Fading leather seats and dark wood furniture lend comforting warmth to a softly lit narrow room, with…

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…

The Hanging Bat

1.7 miles
133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AB

Not so much a bar for beer drinkers as connoisseurs, the Hanging Bat on Lothian Road boasts a formidable selection of nearly 150 different beers. If navigating your way through such an extensive menu seems a tad daunting, the knowledgeable bar staff…

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Hard Rock Café

1.3 miles
20 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

Some restaurants are all about the expectation game. Launched in London over 40 years ago, the Hard Rock has since exported its rather cookie cutter approach all over the world, but should you go in expecting generous portions of decent, if rather…

Indigo Yard

1.8 miles
7 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 4QZ

Almost 20 years ago a courtyard behind Charlotte Square was glazed over, thus extending a simple conversion, and Indigo Yard was born. While the trendiness pendulum has swung hither and yon, Indigo Yard maintains its place in the ‘where to unwind over…

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde

1.5 miles
112 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR Scotland

The Pear Tree House

1.0 miles
34 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD

The grande dame of the Southside drinking scene has been standing proud on the spot since 1749, and 2012 sees the thirtieth anniversary of its current incarnation. The Pear Tree’s justifiably famed selling point is the large walled beer garden…


1.1 miles
The  Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Whether you drink your whisky for enjoyment or for appreciation, be sure to pay Scotch a visit soon. Even if you don’t know your Scotch from your Bourbon, this could be your educational alcohol lesson for the year. Situated in the shiny emporium of the…

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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…

BrewDog Edinburgh

1.1 miles
143–145 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

Any bar that proclaims 'no live sport, no football, no shots and no Stella' isn’t likely to be a shrinking violet. Urban and edgy in equal measure, BrewDog barks out bags of attitude to an already colourful Cowgate. The narrow bar has half a dozen…


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

Clerk's Bar

0.9 miles
74–78 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PT

Popping up in place of Southside’s Dragon Way, newcomer Clerk’s Bar is off to a flyer. Hitching a ride on the blossoming bandwagon of craft beer and pimped-up bar food, its finger-licking fare with ribs, chicken and pulled pork all smoked low and slow…

The Granary

1.9 miles
32–34 The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6QN
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Henry's Cellar Bar

1.7 miles
8–16 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BJ


1.1 miles
20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AN

In this companion bar to the restaurant at 20 Princes Street, within the refurbished Royal British hotel, new owners Cairn have taken the lead from the top destination venues in the city and thrown their doors (and vista) open to all. Although the…

Lock 25

1.8 miles
85–87 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9PU

Malone's Irish Bar

1.1 miles
14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN

'When Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.' So the famous song goes anyway, and Malones Irish theme bar seems to have stolen the hearts of a good many of Edinburgh's youth. Popular with students, thanks to the location, and…


0.9 miles
18–22 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX
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1.7 miles
167 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LS

Formerly known as the Bad Ass Bistro, this Rose Street pub has a dusky but snug interior, with walls peopled with iconic photos of the twentieth century’s good and great, making for a slightly clichéd yet classic pub vibe. Although 1780 seems to be in…


1.3 miles
265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8PD

A stone’s throw away from its little sister Boda, Victoria attracts a range of clientele, from local drinkers to Leith’s distinctive breed of hipsters. Gin is a real strength of this bar, stocking all of the usual suspects, plus a few more obscure…

Bar Kohl

1.1 miles
54 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EJ

Whisper it quietly to their competitors – Bar Kohl may well lay claim to the best burgers in town. Well-sourced and well-seasoned beef patties underpin an appealing all-day menu with a supporting cast of chicken, lamb and falafel options, sweet potato…

The Bellevue

1.3 miles
49–51 London Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6LX

The Bellevue name has returned to its former site on the corner of Broughton Street and London Road after 12 years as Mezz. The decor won't win any originality awards: in contemporary pub style there's some exposed brick here, chunky wooden tables…

The Bon Vivant Stockbridge

2.0 miles
4–6 Dean Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1LW

One way to sum up the contrast between this Stockbridge version of the Bon Vivant and its Thistle Street sibling is that there are no weekend DJs but instead there is brunch. Such are the priorities beside the Water of Leith. Otherwise it follows a…