Five of Edinburgh’s finest bars worth a winter visit

WINTER is the most wonderful time of the year for many, never more so when enjoying a refreshment in one of the Capital’s finest watering holes. Here are some tips on where to get the best drinks in the city this winter...

Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Scotch Malt Whisky Society


No one does a warming whisky better than The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Cosy up in their ground floor bar Kaleidoscope, which offers an exceptional range of the finest single cask whiskies.

28 Queen Street

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    Continuing on the whisky theme, here’s another bar that knows a thing or two about the nation’s favourite tipple.

    Perfect if you find yourself wandering around the Royal Mile, the famous bar/restaurant and shop offers more than 300 varieties of whisky.

    4-7 North Bank Street


    If you really want to feel like you’re escaping the winter conditions, consider settling into the dark and intimate surroundings of this underground bar recently crowned Best bar in the UK and a cocktail haven.

    16A Queen Street


    This cosy, intimate underground bar feels like a local secret. With a wealth of interesting cocktails and spirits, you’ll be spoilt for choice and the friendly staff can guide you to finding your perfect tipple.

    3 York Place

    The Bow Bar

    This iconic bar sits in the heart of the Old Town and is definitely one of the best whisky destinations in town often stocking more than 300 bottles of single malt.

    80 West Bow