Edinburgh Nightlife

The fun in Edinburgh doesn't stop when the sun goes down. In fact, it just begins! Bars, clubs, lounges and live music venues-it's all reason for us to put our dancing shoes on and raise to toast to Edinburgh. Will you join in?

The Dome is a popular one-stop party center for any night out on the town. Built in 1847 as the headquarters for the Commercial Bank of Scotland, it now functions as a bar, restaurant and nightclub. Its décor adds a touch of class to any social gathering: The exterior was built in the Greco-Roman style, and the interior features sparkling chandeliers, stained-glass windows and an elegant cupola above the central bar. Here you can also enjoy some well-cooked, traditional Scottish food like peppered Haggis or go for something more chic like curried prawns on a red-pepper salad.

Play James Bond at Espionage, a bar and nightclub spread across 5 floors. Featuring music genres like rhythm & blues, hip-hop, electronica, house, chart-toppers, pop and more.

The Three Sisters offers four different bars: A Gothic section, an American bar with pitchers and shooters, an Irish bar with confessional booths and Guinness, and the outdoor courtyard, where barbecues take place in the summer. The dance venue upstairs makes it a popular choice for stag and hen parties. The pub is named after three sisters said to have stayed here and performed at the Tailor's Hall.

Frankenstein's Pub is one of the spookiest and most fun theme pubs in Edinburgh. Down shots from test tubes and watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show or the pub's very own Full Moon show during the Edinburgh Festival.

Voodoo Rooms (The)

19a West Register Street

Sleek and Stylish... read more

Vintner's Rooms (The)

87 Giles Street
The Vaults

Relaxed dining in a 17th century wine warehouse...
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Three Sisters (The)

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139 Cowgate

Gothic theme pub with four separate bars... read more

Espionage Bar & Club

Victoria Street
4 India Buildings

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Frankenstein Pub

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26 George IV Bridge

A spooky and fantastic theme pub... read more

Dome (The)

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14 George Street

Aristocratic fine dining in a Greco-Roman exterior. The Dome is a popular one-stop party center for any night out on the town... read more

The Theatre Royal Bar

25-27 Greenside Place

A hip bar for theatergoers and after work-crowds, located next to the Edinburgh Playhouse. A great place to stop for a drink during the Edinburgh Festival. Abundant outdoor seating and two cozy fireplaces inside. Gay and Lesbian friendly too... read more

The Last Drop tavern

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74-78 Grassmarket

A haunted pub in Edinburgh's Grassmarket... read more

Guildford Arms

1 West Register Street

Large old fashioned pub serving delicious treats...
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Maggie Dickson's

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92 Grassmarket

Lively old timer pub named after the legend of Maggie Dickson, an alleged witch who survived a hanging!... read more

Deep Sea

2 Antigua Street

A great takeaway shop after a boozy night out...
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Living Room (The)

113-115 George Street

Attractive Scottish and European fare... read more

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33 Castle Street

Dining on the rooftop... read more

Kings Theatre (The)

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2 Leven Street

Specialising in dramatic production tours... read more

Valvona & Crolla

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19 Elm Row

Wine bar and café... read more

Antiquary (The)

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72-78 St Stephen Street

Stockbridge Folk Nights... read more

Bar Kohl

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54 George IV Bridge

Heaving hip-hop vodka bar... read more


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8-10 St Giles Street

Gooey Gateaux and Savory Sauces... read more

Stand Comedy Club

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5 York Place

Raw talent and raucous laughter... read more

Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

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30 - 34 Candlemaker Row

A traditional pub near Greyfriars Kirk, named after the famous Skye Terrier... read more
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