No sipping martinis and engaging in low-voiced conversations about arts and culture for you. When you're ready to let loose, head to the lively bars of Edinbugh. Loosen your tie, let down your hair and get the night going, Edinburgh style.
Espionage, Edinburgh's Top Nightclub, Bar and Event Venue can be found just off the Grassmarket and in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. It's a thriving labyrinth of clubbing activity spread over five floors, with a superb range of music and drinks on each. We're open every night of the week, 365 days a year.
Check out Cas Rock if you appreciate the hidden talents of more obscure bands. Squeeze into the tight space and slam and mosh to the sounds. Other than hosting some mediocre acts, this is also one of the places to hear some of the area's most exciting new musical efforts. Be prepared for a loud, sticky and dark evening.
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.
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
Gothic theme pub with four separate bars... read more
4 India Buildings
54 George IV Bridge
26 George IV Bridge
A spooky and fantastic theme pub... read more
43B Frederick Street
Udderbelly is a famous Festival Fringe venue in the shape of an upside-down purple cow. It contains 400 seats, a large stage and fully-equipped lighting and sound rigs, and it best known as the site to go for ludicrously funny stand-up comedians playing at the Fringe... read more