Mingle with the hip, slick and cool in Edinburgh's trendy bars. No run-of-the-mill cocktails and drab décor here. It's all about the latest, greatest and oh-so stylish at these cool bars. Get a potent taste of what contemporary Edinburgh is all about.
The Theatre Royal Bar is located just a few blocks from the Edinburgh Playhouse, is a favorite hangout spot for after-work crowds and theatergoers. So if you are in town during the Edinburgh Festival in August, take advantage of the bar's abundant outdoor seating and stop here for a drink before your next show. In the winter, bask in the glow of the Theatre Royal's French boutique-style décor as you cozy up inside next to one of two real fireplaces.
Dating back to 1826, the Cafe Royal Circle bar is housed in a stylish Parisian building along with its sister restaurant the Café Royal Oyster Bar. Add a touch of class to your night out by ordering some of the best oysters and mussels in Edinburgh while gazing at the bar's stained glass and Victorian plasterwork. The bar also serves high-quality Scottish cask ales, whiskies and international wine.
This 17th century wine warehouse features high-ceilings, colorful tapestries and, of course, a well-stocked bar. The menu boasts a strong seafood selection, such as locally sourced lobster, as well as a delicious French cheese selection.
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
87 Giles Street
Relaxed dining in a 17th century wine warehouse...
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
17 West Register Street
19 West Register Street
Dining on oyster in ornate Victoriana... read more
13 Hope Street
1 West Register Street
Large old fashioned pub serving delicious treats...
10 Cambridge Street
43 Frederick Street
Delicious food and faux-French atmosphere... read more