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 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…


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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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…

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…

Beehive Inn

1.3 miles
18 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

The Bellevue

1.3 miles
49–51 London Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6LX

The Bellevue name has returned to its former site on the corner of Broughton Street and London Road after 12 years as Mezz. The decor won't win any originality awards: in contemporary pub style there's some exposed brick here, chunky wooden tables…

The Jazz Bar

0.9 miles
1 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR
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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…

Old Chain Pier

2.7 miles
32 Trinity Crescent, Newhaven, Edinburgh, EH5 3ED

The Old Chain Pier has a strong historic feel, having been the ticket office for pleasure cruises on the Firth of Forth from the former Newhaven Pier from 1821 to 1838. Indeed the original pier anchor resides within. On a seafood-based menu, there's a…

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 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…

Amicus Apple

1.5 miles
17 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EY

For a spot of lunch in between shopping, or (weather permitting) a couple of cocktails on the terrace, Amicus Apple is a great city-centre daytime hangout, as well as a classy and stylish venue for dinner, or evening drinks before hitting the town.

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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…


1.5 miles
110–114 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JF

Element is a Rose Street pub with an ambition to go gastro. A popular spot for drinks in town, the bustling bar to the front has all the usual beers and well-priced house wines. The cocktail menu contains well-constructed classics and the occasional…

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…

Henry's Cellar Bar

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


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…

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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…

The Blue Goose Country Pub

3.7 miles
27 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1TG

Although strictly speaking not in the countryside, the Blue Goose Country Pub, with its large comfy armchairs and roaring stove fireplace, could easily trick diners into thinking their surroundings are more scenic than just off the Lanark Road. However…

Café Royal Circle Bar

1.1 miles
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA

Established in 1863, the Café Royal Circle Bar has decades of history woven into its stylish interior. The inviting leather-cushioned booths and the swarms of punters make it a good spot for people watching over a glass of wine. The room is dominated by…

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.

The Hanging Bat

1.7 miles
133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AB

Not so much a bar for beer drinkers as connoisseurs, the Hanging Bat on Lothian Road boasts a formidable selection of nearly 150 different beers. If navigating your way through such an extensive menu seems a tad daunting, the knowledgeable bar staff…