Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

384 places within 5 miles

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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…

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…


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…

The King's Wark

1.9 miles
36 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QU

The Shore area abounds with good bars these days, but none can quite match the King’s Wark both for its classic ambience, with stripped-back stone walls and old-fashioned wooden furniture giving it something approaching the air of a rustic country pub…

The Jazz Bar

0.9 miles
1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR
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1.6 miles
34a North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3BN

Tonic is a mecca for the cocktail drinker in Edinburgh. This low-lit, funk-infused basement bar has no food to distract from the main event: a drinks menu that provides for the seriously classic and the deliriously frivolous cocktail lover. A wide…

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…

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…

The Southern

0.9 miles
22 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PR

When next on the hunt for a succulent burger and quenching craft beer, pop into The Southern on your Southside travels. As a sister bar of the Holyrood 9A and Red Squirrel, rest assured you are in for a treat with their meaty feasts. Quirky and…

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…

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Bar Soba

1.4 miles
104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR

Enter the bright and slightly industrial feel of Bar Soba, geared to the young or certainly those with great hearing. Drinks are plentiful and good deals abound so the bar is the draw. Dining is a pick and mix of Asian dishes, offering something of…

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…

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.

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 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…

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Edinburgh Folk Club

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

Whighams Wine Cellars

1.8 miles
13 Hope Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4EL

Down well-worn stone steps to one of Edinburgh’s best places to uncork a bottle, Whighams layers decades of tradition with a relaxed, modern feel. Reconditioned bin areas provide cosy candlelit caves for intimate discussion or private gatherings, while…

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…


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…

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…

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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…

Nobles Bar

1.8 miles
44a Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6RS

It’s not hard to see why this big Victorian bar draws in locals and tourists for its real ales, music and food. From the colourful stained-glass windows and large wood panelled bar to the maritime décor, the look is impressive and the atmosphere lively.

The Old Bell

1.2 miles
233 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH

The Causewayside stalwart is a popular spot with Southside drinkers who know their stuff. This is a place with character in abundance, with walls sporting original wood-carved panels and a carillon of bells hanging from the ceiling. Low-lit lamps and…


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

Formerly a slightly eccentric bohemian hangout renowned for its so-so vegetarian menu and diminutive pool cues, this Old Town stalwart has been reincarnated: half-pub, half-bistro, all proper Bo. Genuinely local, genuinely seasonal and genuinely cooked…

Ghillie Dhu

1.7 miles
2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

Occupying a unique position at the apex of Princes Street, Lothian Road and Shandwick Place, Ghillie Dhu (it means ‘dark-haired lad’, a mythic Scots guardian spirit) is a bar and events venue which revels in its position as a tourist-friendly hangout…