Nightlife & the Arts in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Name Category Location
 
Abbotsford
A handsome Victorian-era island bar serves an...
Bars New Town
 
The Basement
A longtime favorite with the younger crowd, the...
Bars New Town
 
Black Bo's
One of the coziest places in town, Black Bo's...
Bars Old Town
 
Blue Blazer
This cozy, dark-wood bar has a top-notch...
Bars New Town
 
Bond No 9
This stylish bar with hidden corners...
Bars Leith
 
Bongo Club
The bohemian Bongo Club stagess indie,...
Dance Clubs Old Town
 
Bramble
You could easily miss this basement bar on Queen...
Bars New Town
 
Brunton Theatre
On the eastern outskirts of Edinburgh, the...
Theater Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Cabaret Voltaire
This vaulted ceilings of this subterranean club...
Dance Clubs Old Town
 
Café Royal Circle Bar
Famed for its atmospheric Victorian...
Bars New Town
 
Cameo
The Cameo has one large and two small...
Film Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Cameo Bar
Backing onto the Water of Leith, the bright and...
Bars Leith
 
Canons' Gait
The Canons' Gait has a fine selection of local...
Bars Old Town
 
Cask and Barrel
A spacious, busy pub, the Cask and Barrel lets...
Bars New Town
 
CC Blooms
Modern and colorful, CC Blooms plays a mix of...
Bars New Town
 
Church Hill Theatre
The Church Hill Theatre hosts high-quality...
Theater Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Cloisters
The Cloisters prides itself on the absence of...
Bars South Side
 
Cumberland Bar
Fine ales on tap, classic pub mirrors, handsome...
Bars New Town
 
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
While the world's largest fringe festival is...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Edinburgh International Book Festival
This two-week-long event in August pulls...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Edinburgh International Festival
Running from early August through early...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival
One of Europe's foremost film festivals, the...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Held around Easter each year, the Edinburgh...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
Held in late July, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo may not be art,...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Festival Theatre
Scottish Ballet productions and other dance acts...
Dance Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Festival Theatre
The Festival Theatre hosts performances by the...
Music Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Festival Theatre
This popular venue presents opera and ballet, as...
Theater Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Filmhouse
The excellent three-screen Filmhouse is the best...
Film Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
GHQ
This stylish gay spot has glam contemporary decor...
Bars New Town
 
Guildford Arms
This place is worth a visit just for its...
Bars New Town
 
Hogmanay
Other places in Scotland have raucous New Year's...
Festivals Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Joseph Pearce's
One of four Swedish-owned pubs in Edinburgh,...
Bars New Town
 
Kay's Bar
Housed in a former Georgian coach house, this...
Bars New Town
 
King's
The King's has a program of contemporary and...
Theater Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
The King's Wark
A 15th-century building houses the popular King's...
Bars Leith
 
The Last Drop
There's plenty of atmosphere amid the nooks and...
Bars Old Town
 
Leslie's Bar
Retaining its original mahogany island bar, the...
Bars South Side
 
Liquid Room
Top indie bands and an eclectic mix of club...
Bars New Town
 
Malt and Hops
Having opened its doors in 1749, Malt and Hops...
Bars Leith
 
Milne's Bar
This spot is known as the poets' pub because of...
Bars New Town
 
Opal Lounge
The Opal Lounge is a casual but stylish nightspot...
Dance Clubs New Town
 
Playhouse
The Playhouse leans toward popular artists,...
Music Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Playhouse
Popular concerts and musicals, along with the...
Theater Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Queen's Hall
The intimate Queen's Hall hosts small musical...
Music Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Regent
The Regent has a homey vibe—dogs are...
Bars New Town
 
Robbie's
This classic pub with friendly regulars is a...
Bars Leith
 
Royal Lyceum
Visiting contemporary dance companies perform in...
Dance Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Royal Lyceum
The Royal Lyceum presents traditional plays and...
Theater Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Royal Oak
With a piano in the corner, this cozy bar...
Music Clubs Old Town
 
Stand
Throughout the year you can laugh until your...
Comedy Clubs Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Star Bar
Well worth seeking out, the tucked-away Star Bar...
Bars New Town
 
Teuchters
With more than 80 whiskies, a cozy fire, and...
Bars New Town
 
Thistle King James Hotel
For those who feel a trip to Scotland is not...
Music New Town
 
Tonic
This stylish basement bar has bouncy stools,...
Bars New Town
 
Traverse Theatre
With its specially designed space, the Traverse...
Theater Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Under the Stairs
As you might guess from the name, Under the...
Bars South Side
 
Usher Hall
Edinburgh's grandest venue, Usher Hall hosts...
Music Edinburgh and the Lothians
 
Whiski
With 300-plus malts, this cheerful place is known...
Bars Old Town
 
Whistle Binkies Pub
This friendly basement bar presents rock, blues...
Music Clubs Old Town

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