What's hot in Edinburgh right now? Nightlife hotspots are constantly changing, and what was all the rage yesterday is nothing but tumbleweeds and tourists tonight. If you're tired of showing up six months after the party's ended, you need to know the latest bars and clubs in Edinburgh. Find out where the locals are going wild, this very moment.
The posh Voodoo Rooms is a popular bar and venue for diverse and fascinating entertainment events. The exhilarating music adds to the ambiance of the place.
The 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.
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.
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
26 George IV Bridge
A spooky and fantastic theme pub... read more
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
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
A fun tavern with a unwelcome spirit!... read more
A haunted pub in Edinburgh's Grassmarket... read more
Lively old timer pub named after the legend of Maggie Dickson, an alleged witch who survived a hanging!... read more