The Capital has a dazzling array of unique and interesting bars to choose from. Whether you’re after a glamorous speakeasy experience, live music, or the ultimate Irish bar – here are 11 bars in Edinburgh you should not miss.
Dragonfly was recently ranked in the top 10 cocktail bars in Europe. Just off Grassmarket in West Port, the bar was re-established in 2018 as a 'revival of the original spirit of the Edinburgh cocktail scene'.
10. Rose Street Garden
Snack on some street food and sip a gin cocktail in Rose Street Garden, which can be found just behind the Dome on Rose Street. It's one of the best 'beer gardens' in the Capital - and Line of Duty's Martin Compston enjoyed his birthday here earlier this year.
Photo: Rose Street Garden
11. Dropkick Murphys
Tucked down Merchant's Street in Old Town, Dropkick Murphys is "an Irish bar with a difference, we're actually Irish". If great craic is what you're after, this is the place to be with live music and big screens for sport events.
Photo: Dropkick Murphys