Real Ale Pubs in Edinburgh
Rose Street Brewey
Rose Street Brewery 55-57 Rose Street 0131 220 1227
A real ale pub that brews its own beer.
Just outside Edinburgh in Musselburgh Staggs Bar is one of the best real ale pubs anywhere.
Although it is called the Volunteer Arms everyone calls it Staggs.
Staggs bar is frequently Camra’s (Camra is the Campaign for Real Ale) national pub of the year.
In South Queensferry under Forth Bridge is the Hawes Inn which is said to be the inspiration for the Admiral Benbow Inn in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped.
In Leith the Malt and Hops on the Shore, has good beer range and The Kings Wark close by offers real ale competition.
In the South Side of Edinburgh, Leslies Bar, the Old Bell and the Southsider are the best.
In Duddingston, is the Sheep Heid, a medieval building at the foot of Arthurs Seat. It is said that Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie were regular customers.
Behind the east end of Princes Street is the Guildford Arms and the Café Royal. The Guildford is one of Edinburgh’s best real ale pubs and the Café Royal is spectacular the Independent voted it one of UK's top 50 Pubs
Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh
Q bar Leith Street
Edinburgh has a iwde variety of Cocktail Bars
The Dome on George Street. classy and expensive
Frankensteins George the IV Bridge atmospheric and a little spooky
Jekyll and Hyde Bar , 112 Hanover Street 0131 225 2022 made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson
Au Bar, 101 Shandwick Place 0131 228 2648 Small and Intimate at the end of Princess Street very central
Bar Kohl, 54 George IV Bridge 0131 225 6936 Vodka Bar great range of Vodkas from across Europe
Tigerlilly George Street Trendy Bar great atmosphere, comfort and opulence.
Rutland, 3 Rutland Street 0131 229 3402 in the heart of the West End
Bar Oz, 14 Forest Road 0131 220 1816 Australian Bar
Walkabout Omni Centre Edinburgh Australian Bar in Omni Centre