Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

370 places within 5 miles

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The Kilderkin

0.6 miles
67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

From its location to its choice of pizza toppings, Kilderkin is slightly odd but pretty great. Initial impressions are of a slightly dodgy boozer, with its dim lighting, basic decor and unprepossessing exterior. Inside, however, you’ll find one of…

Beehive Inn

1.3 miles
18 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

The Mad Hatter

2.0 miles
8 Torphichen Place, Edinburgh, EH3 8DU

The Hanging Bat

1.7 miles
133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AB

The Hanging Bat might sit on Lothian Road, but inside is a frontier of beer and hotdogs, like a trendy, wild but sumptuous cabin, somewhere smoky and spicy in the American south. A gilt-framed blackboard charts 20 innovative, ever-changing British beers…

Henry's Cellar Bar

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

The Vintage

1.8 miles
60 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE

Styling itself almost innocuously as a craft beer bar and kitchen, The Vintage is surely one of the most exciting things to have happened on Edinburgh’s food and drink scene in 2013. Based in premises near the Shore (previously occupied by Café Fish)…

Wee Red Bar

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

The Espy

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

There’s a laidback, Australian vibe to the Esplanade – the ‘Espy’ – bar and bistro on Portobello’s beachfront, with its cheery service, beer, burgers, live music and comedy, and tables overlooking, okay, not the Indian Ocean, but the Firth of Forth to…

The Regent

0.6 miles
2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL

Its unusual shape and slightly offbeat location are matched by The Regent’s leftfield tagline as ‘Edinburgh’s Gay Real Ale Pub’, and it successfully manages to smoothly blend both factors of this vaguely oxymoronic claim. Indeed, it doesn’t take either…

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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…


0.6 miles
75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Meaning ‘home’ in Swedish, Hemma is the latest addition to Mike and Anna Christopherson’s string of Scandinavian style bars. And with its soft furnishings and quirky interiors, it does indeed have a laidback, homely atmosphere, despite the modern feel…

The Jazz Bar

0.9 miles
1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

The City Café

1.0 miles
19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR

Having adopted the theme of a classic American diner, the City Cafe, with its chequered floor, cosy booths and old-fashioned jukebox, makes a definite nod to 1950s USA. With a menu packed with burgers and fries, pancakes and milkshakes, the City Cafe’s…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters

1.1 miles
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS
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La Sal

0.8 miles
6–8 Howden Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HL

Floor-shaking stamping, plaintive strains of Spanish guitar and passionate cries of ‘ole!’ might well accompany your meal at La Sal, thanks to regular performances from Alba Flamenca, the dance school next door to the restaurant. Formerly known as El…

The Tron

1.0 miles
9 Hunter Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW


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

The Cloisters

1.6 miles
26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH

Beer is now the only religion left in Cloisters: a dark sanctum of guest cask ales, and a shrine to craft beer bottles from Alloa to Australia. And lo, all else was sacrificed to the holy trinity of malt, yeast and hops. Once the token, no-nonsense pies…

The Outhouse

1.1 miles
12a Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY

The Outhouse’s location is both its plus point and its disadvantage. Hidden away up a cobbled lane off bustling Broughton Street, it’s not the easiest place to find unless you know you’re looking for it, but it’s also got a certain amount of backstreet…

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1.3 miles
265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8PD

Bigger and with a slightly more sophisticated vibe than Boda, its nearby sister venue, Victoria is able to fill up its extra space with clientele ranging from pushchair-wielding parents in the daytime to a fairly cosmopolitan crowd of an evening, with…


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

Chef Andrew Macdonald is an example of a notable movement in Edinburgh's food and drink scene. With experience in progressive establishments around town including First Coast and Urban Angel, he worked in Australia and returned to a spell as sous chef…

The Brass Monkey

0.9 miles
14 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9TU

There are plenty of things a pub will put on to help attract the punters: quiz nights, TV sport, DJs, knitting circles. Only the Brass Monkey, tucked along Drummond Street, does films. Which gives it a bit of a cult following, particularly among…

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…

Joseph Pearce’s

1.1 miles
23 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA

Hardened patriots might lament this venerable old boozer’s transformation from dingy haven to high-end Swedish ϋber-pub, but only the most misanthropic skinflint can really resent its success. Indeed, JP’s has an uncanny knack of catering to wildly…