Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

384 places within 5 miles

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Traverse Bar Café

1.6 miles
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED

The Traverse Theatre has made a name for itself as Scotland’s hub for new writing over the last 50 years. Meanwhile its basement cafe-bar has become a beloved spot for creative souls and others looking for hearty food and a corner to hang out in. The…

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…

The Regent

0.6 miles
2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL

One of the friendliest bars in the city, the Regent styles itself as ‘Edinburgh’s gay real ale pub’, although calling it ‘straight-friendly’ is another acceptable description. Its L-shaped interior has the high-windowed, comfortably seated air of a…

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…


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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Henry's Cellar Bar

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

The Lioness of Leith

1.5 miles
21–25 Duke Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 8HH

The gentrification of Leith’s bar scene continues apace with this new opening, a foray into the previously little-developed Duke Street. Having been an old-style pub which has spent the last few years boarded over, the space now looks fantastic – a…

The Brass Monkey Leith

1.2 miles
362 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5BR

In many ways, the Leith branch of Brass Monkey has all the ingredients required to be a new-and-improved version of the popular Drummond Street movie bar. Much of the décor is the same: dark wood tables and chairs are interspersed with mismatched…

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 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…

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Thomson's Bar

1.9 miles
182 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EB

Thomson’s Bar is a popular local on Morrison Street, decorated in the classical style of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. The traditional pub specializes in Scottish cask ales and malt whisky, but the walls also drift a drinker’s eye: a curious blend of…

Burlington Bertie’s

1.6 miles
11-13 Tarvit Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LB

Ask anyone behind the bar to name the best feature of Burlington Bertie’s, and they’ll all come back with the line that they’ve got the best jukebox in town. That might be open to debate, but there’s no doubting that its selection of classic and…

The Living Room

1.7 miles
113–115 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN

The large dining room, filled with business people and tourists easing into the cream leather booths, oozes laid-back sophistication. It is all surface shine, with smart, attentive staff and vases of orchids, but the substance, the food, doesn’t quite…


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…

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…

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Spider's Web Cellar Bar

2.1 miles
258 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8DT

This is the longest running Rockabilly club in both Edinburgh and Scotland, it has been putting on bands for 32 years non-stop and has of course been totally ignored by both the mainstream and also the trendy press. The club has links to other…

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…

Sandy Bell's

1.2 miles
25 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QH

The Shack

1.5 miles
119 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2DT

Live comedy venue and 70s/80s theme club.

The Doric Tavern

1.1 miles
15/16 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE

The self-proclaimed oldest gastro pub in Edinburgh is due for a refurbishment in 2011 that will hopefully see the currently rather bland décor raised to the same standard as the really rather good food. The menu mixes pub grub staples with some more…

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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…

The Tolbooth Tavern

0.7 miles
167 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

The Tolbooth Tavern is a traditional Scottish pub on the Royal Mile, serving beers, ales, fine malts, and amazing Scottish food. With live entertainment on Saturday nights.

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.

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 Mash Tun

0.8 miles
154 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RL

Sister pub to the Newington’s long-standing Greenmantle, the Mash Tun keeps the same cosy, neighbourhood vibe, while injecting just a little bit of style into the drinking spots on Easter Road. The ‘pub classics’ section of the menu features pub grub…