These are the 15 best pubs in Edinburgh according to 2019 Google reviews

With the Festival and Fringe done and dusted for another year, why not check out the best pubs in Edinburgh? You might even be able to get a seat.

By Rhona Shennan
Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 4:10 pm
How many of these pubs have you been to?
How many of these pubs have you been to?

This is what the reviews on Google had to say about the city’s top bars.

"Great wee Irish pub with good music and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back. Quality pint of Guinness." 4.3/5 star rating. 9b Victoria Street, EH1 2HE
"This bar is excellent fun. Always full of characters creating a great atmosphere, the selection of beer and spirits is first class. Stop if on your way from The Grassmarket." 4.6/5 star rating. 80 W Bow, EH1 2HH

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"Great pub right near the Castle and Royal Mile. Fantastic beer and Scotch selection in a fun, casual, and lively atmosphere. It's off the beaten path which makes it a great find." 4.5/5 star rating. 9 Advocates Cl, EH1 1ND
"Great little pub tucked away in an alley. The staff are friendly. Note that there is limited outdoor seating but plenty of space inside (downstairs)." 4.5/5 star rating. 7 James Court, 493 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PB
"What a great pub. We dropped in for a few drinks. Super friendly and welcoming service and the highland whisky flight was a winner. Id recommend dropping in." 4.6/5 star rating. 1c Dock Place, EH6 6LU
"The themed cinema nights are great. Whether you want a chill night, a crazy techno night, live music,etc, you can find it here depending on the day. Very special place." 4.5/6 star rating. 29-35 Niddry St, EH1 1LG
"Awesome vibe! People drinking, laughing, dancing. I'd definitely recommend this place if you feel like listening to some good music with a chill environment!" 4.6/5 star rating. 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
"One of Edinburgh classiest boozers. Lovely interior and the staff provide a great selection of drinks. Lovely restaurant too if you fancy a sophisticated dining experience." 4.3/5 star rating. 19 W Register Street, EH2 2AA
"We loved this place. Its not just a pub, its the oldest pub in Scotland. They also serve amazing cocktails and have a great selection of beer and wine." 4.3/5 star rating. 43-45 The Causeway, EH15 3QA
"I love this bar. It has a great atmosphere at all times with superb beer and music. The draft beer menu is carefully curated and constantly updated, which is why everyone comes here." 4.5/6 star rating. 133 Lothian Road, EH3 9AB
"A great pub with some history. Located in the Grassmarket, it would be where people would see public executions. This tavern is where prisoners would get their 'last drink'." 4.3/5 star rating. 74-78 Grassmarket, EH1 2JR
"Great service and a very well run bar. Superb range of real/craft beers and spirits. The decor and ambience is of very good quality." 4.4/5 star rating. 1 W Register Street, EH2 2AA
"Cracking little place. Absolutely fantastic food, every single time. Drinks are great and the guest ales are always interesting. Never had anything I didn't like here." 4.4/5 star rating. 9a Holyrood Rd, EH8 9AE
"Cheap beer. Good variety of beer and cocktails on tap. The live band was absolutely exceptional. Be mindful that the place gets quite packed." 4.4/5 star rating. 2-8 High Street, EH1 1TB
"Right on the royal mile it's one of the best places. The staff are polite and helpful. It has both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant has its own history. All in all good place." 4.3/5 star rating. 435 Lawnmarket, EH1 2NT