Edinburgh is a festival city and as such an obvious choice for a world-class night out. Be it quirky bars, individual clubs, you will find it here. It’s full of young people that keep things fresh and creative, so it won’t quiet down anytime soon.
The Sheep Heid Inn
You can find this beautifully restored village pub & restaurant in Duddingston, just a few minutes from Edinburgh OId Town. Built around 1360 it's reputed to be Edinburgh's oldest surviving watering hole, exuding charm and character with every nook and cranny. What better way to soak it all up than over a plate of hearty food and your favourite tipple.
This popular bar is part of a family-run chain based in Leith. The Joseph Pearce’s is the buzziest of them all as it’s right on the walk into town. Grab a coffee, something stronger or sample a dish from the madly tasty menu. It’s an upbeat and friendly stop-off and definitely worth a visit.
The Kings Wark
The historic King’s Wark might be slap-bang in the gentrified bit of town but it still attracts loyal locals and clued-up tourists alike. It prides itself on its friendly, comfortable ambience and locally-sourced cuisine, so drop by and see for yourself.
Hector's is a comfy chill-out bar by day and a cosy hang-out with DJs at night. Enjoy its candle-lit, homely atmosphere with a good Sunday roast. If you are more one for liquid food, Hector’s has wine and whisky (you are in Edinburgh after all!) and even some craft cocktails for you. If you are a fan of quiz nights, they do those too.
The Lucky Liquor Co.
This a cool cocktail spot with an ever-changing menu to keeps things fresh. Expect to hear old-school soul and funk while marvelling at the bartenders doing their thing. You should be prepared to spend some time deciding on which cocktails you are going to order, their menu is pretty neat. It has a retro feel to it but that just adds to its amazing overall vibe.
This is where the hippest of hipsters party at the weekend. Cocktails - and there are plenty to choose from - keep the party cranked up a notch. With its 'come as you are' attitude and welcoming atmosphere, Tonic suits most revellers and you certainly won’t have a single dull moment there.