Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

377 places within 5 miles

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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 down 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…

The Famous Spiegeltent

1.4 miles
54 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR

The Famous Spiegeltent is a mainstay of the Edinburgh Festivals season and is a star in her own right, hosting parties, concerts, clubs and a myriad stunning performances. She has launched the careers of countless artists and travels to the four corners…

Henry's Cellar Bar

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

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…

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…

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Assembly Checkpoint

1.1 miles
3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 1EY


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…

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…

The Jazz Bar

0.9 miles
1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

The Potting Shed

1.0 miles
32 Potterow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

New operations manager Ross Hunter took the reins at The Potting Shed in early 2014, and the former Tom Kitchin employee has brought around a decade’s worth of Michelin-star experience to this popular Newington watering hole. Big changes are planned for…

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The Basement Bar and Restaurant

1.1 miles
10–12a Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RH

Long-acknowledged by regulars in the Broughton Street area and from further afield as being an atmospheric wee hideaway for a late-night drink and a reasonable choice for a Mexican-flavoured bite to eat, the Basement’s recent purchase and refurbishment…

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…


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…

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…

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…

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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…

The Crafters Barn

1.2 miles
9 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP

Fresh-faced and eager, the people behind Crafters Barn have a passion for Belgian beer and they want to share it with you. Taking over this bright spot atop the Mound in April 2014, and decking it out with a combination of industrial fittings and soft…

The Mad Hatter

2.0 miles
8 Torphichen Place, Edinburgh, EH3 8DU

An unusual premises in an odd part of town (although the refurbishment of Haymarket rail station and the coming of the trams might enliven the area), the Mad Hatter has taken a small, low-ceilinged, L-shaped room and turned it into a commendably cosy…


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…

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.

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Beehive Inn

1.3 miles
18 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

Divino Enoteca

1.1 miles
5 Merchant Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2QD

Having begun life as a wine bar with tapas, Divino Enoteca has evolved into a classy restaurant and ‘wine library’. Shelves and racks of wine line the exposed stonework of its chic basement setting in the shadows under George IV Bridge. As you’d expect…

The Shore Bar & Restaurant

2.0 miles
3 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QW

While Leith’s waterfront might have experienced all manner of change since this bar and restaurant opened 30 years ago, The Shore has managed to remain among the area’s most popular haunts. Punters are drawn to the ever-changing but consistently…

The Street

1.1 miles
2 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT

Perched at the top of bustling Broughton Street this LGBT friendly bar has a bit of everything. It delivers fun early evening cocktails (try the raspberry daiquiri) to the crowd heading out as well as a thumping great club scene into the wee small…

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…