Any list of Edinburgh's best bars and clubs is always going to be subjective and controversial, but we have tried our best to put together a list based on feedback and general internet reviews of some of the most popular.
Cosy family run café bar in the historic port of Leith. Opened in 2007 this bar serves the standard crisps, pints and real ales as well as loose leaf teas, coffee and wholesome bunches and lunches, with Sunday Roasts too. Combination of café, bar and gastro pub.
The interior of this bar has remained the same since 1906 and is grade B listed building. The main bar was and still is a favourite haunt for actors and actresses from the King’s Theatre for Pre and Post theatre drinks.
Unusual pub serving generous portions of vegetarian and vegan dishes with a Mexican theme. This Auld Hoose is famed for it large portions of nachos and real ales. For those who have them, this pub is child and dog friendly although this may not be good news to everyone.
The Melville Bar re-opened in February 2013 following a major refurbishment to change it from a traditional pub to a more modern eatery. It now boasts a wide menu with roasts on Sundays as well as still being popular as a drinking establishment.
The Three Sisters is located in the centre of the Old Town in a former hotel in an historic stone building with a large courtyard. Very popular with students, the interior has themed rooms including an Irish and American room as well as disco on the floor above. The pub is popular for viewing sporting events such as football and rugby as well as live bands on Saturday night and can get quite rowdy.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
(Wed 19th Jul, 2017)
For ten days every summer, the sounds of the Jazz & Blues Festival resonate through the parks, churches, clubs, bars, concert halls and streets of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Art Festival
(Mon 31st Jul, 2017)
Established in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival works in partnership with the city’s artists, galleries, museums and visual art spaces to present the best and most exciting in modern visual art.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
(Tue 01st Aug, 2017)
The world's biggest and best festival is an arts showcase for everyone from the biggest names in showbiz to the performers in the street. Takes place over the whole city from 1 to 25 August.