Pubs in Edinburgh

Edinburgh boasts an exciting array of theme bars and supposedly haunted pubs that serve a good selection of Scottish whiskeys and ales, guaranteed to make your nights out in Edinburgh all the more memorable. So pop in for a wee dram!

The Tolbooth Tavern offers great food and drink at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is fun and chilled out. But beware...things keep getting knocked over at the Tolbooth and the resident ghost here is often blamed.

Frankenstein 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.

The popular Maggie Dickson's pub, is named after a fishwife from Musselburgh who was accused of being a witch. There is a long thin bar which is packed with a lively bunch of locals and students, especially at weekends. Stick around for quiz night on Mondays! Some days feature live music.

Dimly lit, the Last Drop Tavern is usually packed to the brim with students, locals and tourists alike, which is somewhat surprising considering that a ghost is rumored to haunt its cellar. Legend says that the pub was named the Last Drop because this was where those condemned to die by hanging would have their last drink!

The Malt Shovel is located very close to Waverley Station and offers more than 100 excellent malt whiskeys and six cask real ales. The friendly staff and comfortable, worn leather furniture makes it a great place to eat and drink while you're waiting for your train.

The traditional pub Greyfriars Bobby is named after the Skye Terrier Bobby, who legend has it was so loyal to his master that he stood a vigil at his grave in the nearby Greyfriars Kirkyard for 14 years. Behind the attractive wooden exterior, the pub is decked out in a mock Victorian style and serves a good variety of ales and whiskey. Outside, be sure to take a picture with the statue of the brave canine.

Frankenstein Pub

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26 George IV Bridge

A spooky and fantastic theme pub... read more

The Last Drop tavern

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74-78 Grassmarket

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

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

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

Guildford Arms

1 West Register Street

Large old fashioned pub serving delicious treats...
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Tolbooth Tavern

167 Canongate

A fun tavern with a unwelcome spirit!... read more

Three Sisters (The)

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139 Cowgate

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

Abbotsford (The)

3 Rose Street

Charming 19th century pub... read more

Cafe Royal Circle Bar

19 West Register Street

Dining on oyster in ornate Victoriana... read more

Bennet's Bar

8 Leven Street

A traditional pub popular with Thespians... read more
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