Pubs & bars within 5 miles of Edinburgh

395 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…

The Wee Red Bar

1.5 miles
Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

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…

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…

Filmhouse Café Bar

1.7 miles
88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

The Filmhouse Café Bar has a real buzz about it, owing much but not all to the animated highbrow chat spilling from tables of post-screening filmgoers. The cinema’s independent ethos is matched by that of the café whose menu of wholesome, home-made food…

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The Three Sisters

1.1 miles
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

A lively central bar with a large outdoor courtyard with a 200" TV screen, perfect for watching your favourite sports. The venue also has 21 screens indoors and three separate Sky packages, so we can cater to your needs if you want to watch another game…

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 Abbotsford

1.3 miles
3 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

The Abbotsford bar and Above Abbotsford restaurant are like brothers with diverse character traits – same parents but idiosyncratic behaviour. The boozer at street level, dominated by an island bar, is brightly lit, simply decorated and a popular…

The Balmoral Bar

1.1 miles
Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Pull up a pew and make yourself at home in the inviting Balmoral Bar. This elegant nook is a haven out of the heaving Princes Street crowds and echoes comfort and plenty from the threshold onwards. With a bursting back bar, this is a pleasant spot for…

The Blackbird

1.7 miles
37–39 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH

From the same stable as worthwhile neighbourhood diners Treacle and Hamilton’s, the young Blackbird has firmly banished memories of the former Auld Toll on the same site, particularly as its predecessor’s feature beer garden is still there. If anything…

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1.8 miles
Edinburgh Quay, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA

Civerinos Italian Street Food & Pizza Slice Bar

1.0 miles
5 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW

An exciting, creative, cheeky & fresh new Italian street food & pizza slice restaurant & bar in Edinburgh. Serving fresh italian street food, hand made pastas and artisan sour dough pizza like no where else in the city.

Ecco Vino

1.1 miles
19 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP

With its understated, well-worn charm undiminished by the appearance of younger, trendier rivals, Ecco Vino remains one of the city’s go-to wine bars. Fading leather seats and dark wood furniture lend comforting warmth to a softly lit narrow room, with…

Edinburgh Folk Club

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

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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Hard Rock Café

1.3 miles
20 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

Some restaurants are all about the expectation game. Launched in London over 40 years ago, the Hard Rock has since exported its rather cookie cutter approach all over the world, but should you go in expecting generous portions of decent, if rather…

Henry's Cellar Bar

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

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 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…

McCowans Brewhouse

2.2 miles
Unit 1, Fountain Park, Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1AF
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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 Pleasance

0.8 miles
60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

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…


1.3 miles
25 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

Fittingly for a bar and restaurant within George Street’s George Hotel, Tempus opens up, beyond its swanky, shiny bar, into a clubby, grand dining room, adorned with chandeliers, buttoned leather, art deco paintings, and penguin-attired waiters. It…


1.1 miles
49–50 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EJ

One of those versatile bars that often seems like a good idea for its perky cocktail list (a modernised one will be introduced very soon, retaining six old favourites and the same proactive attitude to decent ingredients), comfy sofas, and very…