Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

385 places within 5 miles

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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…

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.

The Safari Lounge

0.6 miles
21 Cadzow Place, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, EH7 5SN

Now this is how you do a local pub. Located out in the wilds of Abbeyhill and probably most familiar by sight to those doing the commute in and out to the east of the city, the Safari Lounge’s distinctive orange frontage hides a gem of the city’s pub…


1.9 miles
26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH

Located in the heart of the West End, a prime location for business-suited rugby aficionados knocking off from work or getting ready for a big weekend match at Murrayfield, Teuchters (and the sister A Room in… restaurant in the basement) strangely…

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…

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The Jazz Bar

0.9 miles
1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

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…


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…

The Famous Spiegeltent

1.2 miles
St Andrew Square Garden, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD

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…


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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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…

La Sal

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

Behind an unassuming frontage on a quiet Newington street, you’ll find La Sal and Alba Flamenca, the flamenco dance school with which it shares premises. The restaurant comes first, tucking in some small tables at the windows before you come to the main…

52 Canoes

1.9 miles
13 Melville Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PR

Take a deep breath, descend the stairs, and enter 52 Canoes Tiki Den. Part surf shack, part underground drinking lair, its low ceiling and deep-red walls are covered with an eclectic and entertaining array of the kitsch and colourful. Essentially a bar…

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…

Café Voltaire

1.0 miles
36–38 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR

Urban, industrial, retro and kitsch – Cafe Voltaire is one of the city’s most convivial late-night music bars. Kicking on until 3am every night, friendly staff influence carefully selected playlists with DJs most evenings pumping out accessible house…

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1.4 miles
52 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LD

West Port’s Dragonfly continues to make good on its promise to make well priced and equally well composed cocktails available to the masses. From an entry level grapefruit vodka and pomegranate mix to the more creative Burntisland Iced Tea with its…

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…

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…

Earl of Marchmont

1.4 miles
22 Marchmont Crescent, Edinburgh, EH9 1HG

Much like its Canongate sister the White Horse, the Earl is a grand mixture of classic Edinburgh local and funked-up eclectic touches. The crowd is a hotch-potch of students, cheery thirty-somethings and a clutch of venerable regulars decorating the…

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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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…

Monboddo Bar

1.7 miles
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF


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…

Edinburgh Folk Club

0.8 miles
Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

The Fountain

2.2 miles
131 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1AX

The Fountain bar has a rustic, vintage feel, with a clientele of mainly young professionals creating a lively atmosphere. Service is friendly, but perhaps not as attentive as it could be. The all-day menu runs from starters including spiced calamari on…