Now the world is gradually reopening, we can explore what the Capital has to offer.
Throughout lockdown, these local businesses have been forced to close – or open with restrictions which seriously impact their profits.
So let’s do our civic duty and pay them a visit. Sipping cocktails with friends, or enjoying a pint while watching the match, are difficult tasks – but someone has to do it. Here are 11 bars in Edinburgh you should not miss.
Tonic is an intimate independent cocktail bar in North Castle Street. Visit for their unique award winning cocktails - which you can even get delivered to your home.
Stramash is a legendary Edinburgh live music venue, based in a former church in Cowgate, Grassmarket. After lockdown it reopened as a pub with a big screen to show live sports. But, with restrictions easing, it's hoped live music will be back soon.
99 Hanover Street was last year transformed into Superico bar and lounge. If that opulent decor isn't enough to entice you, what about live DJ sets, movie nights, and cocktail menu?
8. Sandy Bell's
Sandy Bell's is a world renowned folk bar in Edinburgh's Forrest Road. Go to enjoy a cosy space with live Scottish music (when Covid restrictions allow), and a wide variety of Scottish whiskies and cask beer.